Taylor Gourmet receives funding from KarpReilly

Taylor Gourmet receives funding from KarpReilly

Ten-unit hoagie chain now says it’s ready to expand

Casey Patten and David Mazza opened Taylor Gourmet in 2008 because the Philadelphia natives simply wanted a good hoagie in Washington D.C. So, shortly after opening a second unit in 2010, the business owners were surprised when they got a call from a private-equity firm looking to invest and help grow the chain quickly.

“I didn’t know how to take it,” Patten said. “We just opened the first store because we wanted something from home with fresh quality bread, premium meat, nothin

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