Our Story

The Uber Sausage Birth - Established 2011

Determined to bring the best sausage sandwich to Denver, friends with a passion for charcuterie and roots in the restaurant business opened The Uber Sausage in a neighborhood fondly referred to as the gourmet ghetto – East Colfax.

With a shoestring budget of just $40,000, we focused on the food. We began by searching for a superior artisan sausage made with naturally raised meats, and never any nitrates or other artificial preservatives. We hunted for the best artisan bakery in the city and prepared house-made condiment recipes and sought out other ingredients that would make a locavore happy. With the right elements in place, we developed a menu that pleased our palate and fulfilled our vision for creating and serving the very best sausage sandwiches in Denver.

With little left over for slick marketing or designer décor, the restaurant took on a spare, urban feel. This made our sausage sandwiches stand out even more than we had planned, which was just fine with us. After months of hard work, we finally opened the doors to The Uber Sausage in July 2011. On our 15-month anniversary we began making our own naturally raised, nitrate and preservative-free artisan sausages. That's when Uber Sausage took on a whole new meaning.

We realized quickly that we had something folks liked -- a lot.

Today, we put a whole lotta love and energy into taking care of each customer that comes through our doors.  As for the future? We have a few ideas up our sleeves... Stay in touch to find out what's next!

The Owner

Alex Gschwend

Alex descends from a long line of restaurateurs – his grandfather was a legend in Denver food circles. That's probably why he considers his seven years in marketing and business development merely training ground for his true calling – the restaurant business. With a sincere, long-held passion for cooking, artisan butchery and making others happy through hospitality, he left corporate America behind when he founded The Uber Sausage.