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They’re on a roll! Roll-N-Roaster has new curbside sandwich hut

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Iconic Sheepshead Bay eatery Roll-N-Roaster has debuted a curb-side stand selling hot dogs and roast beef panini. The Emmons Avenue joint has been serving Brooklynites its classic roast beef sandwiches for 45 years, but the money-maker decision to flatten the famous sandwich was pure serendipity, said manager Eric Rodriguez.

“We tried one time putting roast beef in the panini and, oh it was very good,” he said. “It came out delicious, and we decide to put it over there on the menu.”

In addition to the hot dogs and roast beef, food-lovers can also beat the heat with fresh-squeezed lemonade, iced tea, and shakes from the hut outside — meant to be a quick and easy alternative from the inside sit-down restaurant, said Rodriguez.

“We always wanted to do hot dogs for people to walk by, grab something quick, make it easy for them,” he said. “It’s been fantastic with a lot of people coming by, bringing more food traffic to the area.”

Roll-N-Roaster’s newest offering — 8-inch franks that are a buck cheaper than Nathan’s — may even give the century-old wiener slingers a run for their money, said Jay Achrak, who has been ordering at the eatery for 30 years.

“Amazing, better than Nathan’s, I’m not exaggerati­ng,” he said. “One hundred times better. It’s fast, it’s nice and big, it’s humongous, it’s long, tasty.”

Roll-N-Roaster [2901 Emmons Ave. between Nostrand Avenue at E. 29th Street in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 769–6000, www.rollnroaster.com].

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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