Meet Khanh Van, Owner of Annie’s Sandwiches!
Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Welcome to Annie’s Sandwiches!
Annie’s is known for their delicious and affordable Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches near Santa Clara University. It has been around for about a decade, but is now owned by Khanh Van.
Khanh bought the business 3 years ago, looking for a career change. She worked in the lab before, but says she “brought the lab into the kitchen!” She wanted to be able to spend more time with her family and be
a part of the nearby SCU community.
When COVID hit, she says that all of the businesses in the area were heavily affected. Without their main source of customers, the university students, they relied on the help of friends, family, and the surrounding community to survive. She says for about the past 2 years, her and her family have been working for FREE just to keep the business alive. With the students coming back this year, she has hope for a brighter future.
You’ll know the iconic little shop down the road from SCU by its wall full of punch cards. They offer a “buy 10 sandwiches, get one free” deal, on which they post each punch card with the person’s signature onto their wall. Students come in to recognize their friends’ names and feel the sense of community around them. Stop by to get their best selling product, the #6 Grilled Pork Banh Mi, and enjoy the cute shop full of friendly staff and great food!