August 31, 2018 – West Bend, WI – It’s been a long time coming for neighbors in West Bend who have patiently waited for West Bend Sausage Plus to open.
Ben Houle, 31, is the new owner of the local meat market, 1435 W. Washington Street.
“We have the best cuts of meat, a wide variety of homemade salads and dips and desserts and of course we’ll have the best Friday fish fries and ham and rolls on Sunday,” Houle said.
Houle began his career at Karl’s Country Market in Menomonee Falls and then Burbachs Meat Market at 53rd and Hampton in Milwaukee. He also lived in Texas and worked at a small shop that made sausage.
“I’ve been waiting for this opportunity for a long time,” Houle said. “I want to bring this place back to what it was when Ries’s were here and then add some of my own special touches.”
Houle will carry local products including locally-made cheese, Steinke’s Gourmet Popcorn from Mayville, and Meis Breading products from Barton.
“I’ll have a lot of Kewaskum Frozen Foods,” he said. “We’ll have a full deli, full meat counter, a sandwich maker and the deli will have broasted chicken, mashed potatoes, Friday fish fry and Sunday we’ll have hot ham and rolls.”
West Bend Sausage Plus will be open: Mon – Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
West Bend Sausage Plus has an Original Class A Combination liquor license.
It was February 2018 when Ries’ Sausage Plus Spirits Meat & Deli closed.
On a side note: Watch for new signs to go up on the building’s facade in the coming weeks.