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S3 Deli will serve soups, sandwiches and salads when it opens in downtown Hartland, possibly by mid-June.

Seeing a need for a quick-service option for a meal in Hartland, Matt Ballantyne and Ylli Berisha decided to partner up and open S3 Deli.

Named after the three main items the deli will offer (soups, sandwiches and salads), S3 will be located on Capitol Drive in downtown Hartland. Berisha already owns Sweet Dreams, 540 Hartbrook Drive in Hartland, which is known for its ice cream and casual food fare. Ballantyne, who has been in the restaurant industry for about 20 years, said he was wanting to find an opportunity to "open up something for myself."

The hope is for S3 Deli to welcome its first diners around June 15.

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The goal is to source a lot of the ingredients locally, including bread. In addition to Coca-Cola and Pepsi products, there will be sodas by Dang! out of Milwaukee.

"We are trying to keep it as local as possible," Ballantyne said.

While not local, Ballantyne said the chips that they will carry made by Deep River Snacks are some of the best he has ever had.

"We are filling a gap that Hartland does not have; Hartland does not have any quick-service lunch options," Ballantyne said, adding that ideally it will take about five to seven minutes from ordering to when a person is eating their food.

Sandwiches will be served hot or cold and soups will be homemade. There also will be cold sandwiches and premade salads ready to grab and go. There will be indoor and outdoor seating and S3 Deli will work with DoorDash for home delivery.

When it came to selecting downtown Hartland as the location of their deli, Ballantyne said the decision was based on the need for a fast-service restaurant in the area, as well as the amount of foot traffic that will pass in front of S3 Deli鈥檚 doors, especially in summer during the parades and street dance. They were also eligible for a small business loan with a low interest rate if they were to open in downtown Hartland.

Food will also be available at a competitive price at S3 Deli with Ballantyne adding he doesn鈥檛 want a sandwich and chips to cost almost $20 like it does at some other area chain sub and sandwich shops. S3 Deli will be open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, as well as offer catering for events.

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