Our deli “artists” are the proud makers of Premo’s fresh sandwiches. They pile each Premo sandwich with top quality deli meats and cheese on freshly baked breads and buns. Whether you’re enjoying our sandwiches on the go or sitting down for a meal, we’re sure you’ll say “wow” with every bite!
Eastside Deli Supply, the founding company of Premo, was founded in 1989 by Tom Jakovac and his nephew Jeff Jacobs. The idea: sell fresh deli sandwiches to gas stations and convenience stores.
In 1993, Tom closed Jake’s Deli and 100% of Tom and Jeff’s time was devoted to Eastside Deli Supply, Inc. Their top priority was maintaining their reputation for fresh made products. This fueled company growth and attracted many consumers and retailers to their brand. Over nearly 20 years Eastside Deli’s annual sales grew into the millions with the help of family members, friends and many employees who put forth a tremendous effort both early on and today to bring sandwich lovers the “best product on the planet”!
In 2011 Eastside Deli partnered with Lipari Foods distribution in Warren, MI as their primary distributor of Eastside Deli products throughout the Midwest. This partnership allowed Eastside Deli to deliver more delicious fresh sandwiches and products to even more retailers and consumers.
Most recently in July 2012 Eastside Deli merged its sandwich production facility with Lipari’s manufacturing subsidiary, JLM Manufacturing, in Warren MI. Merging these two operations resulted in production efficiencies in order to better serve all our sandwich customers across Lipari’s multi-state distribution footprint. Premo Brand continues with its commitment to providing a high quality product that can be purchased through a variety of retail and wholesale establishments.
Tom and Jeff started off working at Jakes Deli in Lansing, MI. Tom owned the deli, but also put in long days making fresh deli and bakery products. His typical day would start at 5:00am making chocolate chip cookies, one of the first products ever sold by Eastside Deli Supply, Inc. Jeff acquired the company’s first customers by selling and delivering these fresh products during the day and working nights at Jakes Deli.
Features & Benefits
Direct Store Delivery
Our professional drivers deliver right to your back (or front) door
Broad Product Offerings
Subs, wedges, sandwiches, and burgers today and even more coming soon!
Turn Key Solutions
We offer marketing and merchandising materials to give you everything you need to sell more
Ease of Execution
We do all the work for you – no training for store personnel needed
We are proud of our new “state-of-the-art” production facility operating under a comprehensive Food Safety System (HACCP Program*). Premo Brand is registered with the Bio Terrorism ACT and is monitored by the FDA and Michigan Department of Agriculture. Our products all have extended shelf life due to modified atmosphere packaging, allowing for maximum freshness. We have full control of our distribution, so temperature is regulated to ensure the optimal temperature is maintained from the time it is produced in our facility to the time it reaches your store.
*HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system focuses on identifying specific points within the flow of food through the operation that are essential to prevent, eliminate, or reduce a Food Safety Hazard to safe levels.
Lipari Foods, LLC
26661 Bunert Road
Warren, MI 48089