We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane Jacobs.

“I went to get a sandwich today and found out that Bad As’s closed its Fairbanks location.”


Bad Ass Sandwich (Website) has indeed closed their Winter Park location.

The sandwich restaurant opened in the former Joe’s Pizza building at 1881 W. Fairbanks Avenue [GMap] near Lombardi’s Seafood, 4 Rivers Smokehouse, and Hunger Street Tacos in June 2020.

The original location at 207 Primrose Drive [GMap] is still operational.

John Collazo, the owner, issued the following statement concerning the closure.

“We thank he community of Winter Park for all the love and support for the past 15 months, but we have made the difficult decision to permanently close our Winter Park location in order to focus on new projects that better fit our concept.

As most of you know, we opened our Fairbanks location in the midst of a global pandemic, meanwhile for the past 15 months, we have given it our all to grow a business during these difficult and challenging times and without any government help, making it very difficult to sustain.

We have transitioned all of our staff to our Primrose location where they’ll be expecting you with open arms! Stay tuned for our new projects coming soon to the Central Florida area.”


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  1. To the ignorant writer who commented about the hood and going back to the hood just shows his lack of knowledge and how judgemental a person can be by the way of someone’s form of expression and the writer’s conclusion to it. Shame on you for you racist and brainless comments and obviously having no idea about the reality of the hood!

  2. Actually Joeblow, it is YOU who is archaic and very much full of it as I personally have ordered from Bad As’s via Ubereats. Who calls anyone anymore to order? As for your last comment, well that just shows the kind of person you are. Why do you assume they’re from “the hood”? Even if they were, are you implying they don’t deserve to be in your precious Winter Park, hm? Anyway, I look forward to continue enjoying their awesome subs from the Primrose location. You don’t know what you’re missing out on, you racist fool. Keep eating your subs with Jared; you deserve each other.

  3. They did a shitty job, making local businesses have to drive there and order, and pay for food, versus taking the order over the phone. Literally lost tons of local business due to archaic practices. Good riddance, they need to go back to the hood where they’re from….