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Milio’s Sandwiches

Wisconsin Born and Bread

Big Mike's Super Subs and Big Mike

As a little boy, Mike Liautaud (a.k.a. “Big Mike”) didn’t dream of becoming an astronaut or a firefighter or even a professional athlete. As far back as he can remember, he wanted to be in the restaurant business, and that’s exactly where he’s spent his entire working life.

In March of 1989, Big Mike opened a single sandwich shop called “Big Mike’s Super Subs” in the heart of the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus on West Johnson Street.

Pretty quickly, curious sandwich seekers turned into ravenous fans because of Milio’s signature bread, which is baked fresh every four hours, at every store, every day.

Before we knew it, our one small sandwich shop led to dozens of locations throughout the Midwest. How do we do it you ask? Well, Big Mike took a firm stand on providing the level of quality food and service that would differentiate his sandwich shop from all the rest.

In February of 2004, Big Mike’s Super Subs decided to franchise and that was the birth of Milio’s Sandwiches (somewhat of a combination of “Mike” and “Liautaud”). That’s about it. History was never our favorite class anyway. We’d much rather just go to lunch. Why not join us? We’ll make you a sandwich just the way you like it. Just like we’ve been doing for our customers for 30 years. 

And so, there’s the story of how Mike began making the best-tasting sandwiches in the Midwest.


Our Secret Sauce Isn’t Sauce At All…

Milio’s signature bread is the same recipe as it was in 1989 at our first location in the heart of the UW-Madison campus. Since then, we’ve baked our bread in our ovens, every 4 hours, at every store, every day!

It's the Bread


Not Just On Our Sandwiches

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Milio’s Sandwiches puts the community at the heart of our business. In fact, it’s one of our core values. It’s our roots. We believe that by supporting our local community, we’re creating a more sustainable community. Every store supports non-profits through in-kind food donations, fundraiser nights and providing prizes for fundraising events. Learn more about Milio’s and the community.

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Local Vendors

Milio’s is proud to partner with local companies in our backyard and we prioritize building local vendor relationships whenever possible. Why? Not only does it allow our money to keep circulating in our local communities, but it also helps cut down on transportation time, which in turn cuts down on pollution. It’s a win for us, for our local economies AND the planet! *High Five*

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Green Cars

The iceberg lettuce or spinach on your sandwich isn’t the only thing that is GREEN at Milio’s Sandwiches! In August 2016, Milio’s invested in green technology and introduced electric vehicles (Toyota Prius) into our sandwich delivery fleet. It’s just one way that Milio’s Sandwiches can make our planet a happier and healthier place for generations to come, one sandwich at a time.

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You already know that Milio’s Sandwiches cares a lot about sustainability and we continue to do things each and every day to get even better! Our stores recycle packaging for items that are shipped to us, which includes cardboard, paper, and plastic. We also take care in purchasing sustainable packaging including our napkins, bags, wraps, cups, and bowls.


About Milio’s Sandwiches

Have questions about Milio’s Sandwiches? Here are a few we get asked a lot. Otherwise, you can drop us a note.

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Where can I find a Milio’s menu?

You’re just one click away! Explore our menu and place your order! You can also view a PDF of our menu here

Where can I purchase Milio's gift cards?

At this time, Milio’s gift cards are only available in-store. Find a Milio’s store near you!

Can I check my gift card balance online?

Yes, you can check your gift card balance anytime! Simply enter your gift card number found on the back of your gift card here or you can call 1-800-803-1222. Low balance? Add more funds to your gift card at your favorite Milio’s location!

When was Milio’s Sandwiches founded?

Milio’s Sandwiches was born back in March of 1989 in the heart of the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus (we were Big Mike’s Super Subs back then). Our first restaurant was located on West Johnson Street.

Where is Milio’s Sandwiches headquartered?

Milio’s Sandwiches was born and ‘BREAD’ in Madison, Wisconsin and our headquarters is located at 901 Deming Way, Suite 202, Madison, WI 53717.

Is Milio’s a public or private company?

Milio’s Sandwiches is not a public traded company. Milio’s Sandwiches business is a mixture of corporately owned stores and franchise locations that are locally owned and operated.

Where do I find information about donations, sponsorship and in-restaurant fundraisers?

We are very active in supporting our local communities, it’s in our roots and has been one of our core values since we started in 1989. To learn more about how we support our community and give back, visit our community page, where you can request a donation or submit a fundraiser request for your non-profit organization.

I've been a fan for so long, I still call it Big Mike's Super Subs. Is that cool?

We’re proud of our roots as Big Mike’s Super Subs and we’re thrilled you’ve been a fan of our sandwiches for so long so we’re cool with that.

When did Big Mike’s Super Subs become Milio’s Sandwiches? Why did you change the name?

Good question! We became Milio’s Sandwiches back in 2004 when we started to franchise locations. Turns out that “Big Mike’s Super Subs” was too general for our trademark lawyers.

Fun Fact: Milio’s is somewhat of a combination of “Mike” and “Liautaud”, named after the founder.

Where are Milio’s Sandwiches restaurants located?

All Milio’s Sandwiches locations currently are in the Midwest in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Find a Milio’s store near you!

I’m a vegetarian, what can I eat?

Our #6 Veggie Delite is a vegetarian sandwich, but you can customize any sandwich to be vegetarian by holding the meat!

I’m gluten-free, have anything on the menu for me?

Try any sandwich on one of our delicious, crisp iceberg lettuce wraps!

How can I place a group order for my friends and I?

You can start a group order right on our website or you can view our full menu with a group order document here.

I’m interested in opening a franchise, how do I get started?

That’s awesome! We’d love to have you become part of our Milio’s franchise family! Learn more about our franchise stores and how you can apply on our Own a Milio’s page.


Press Room


Milio’s Sandwiches
8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 40
Madison, WI 53717

(608) 662-3000


Recent Milio’s Headlines

Welcome to our Press Room. Here you’ll find all the latest news about Milio’s Sandwiches!

Milio's March Giveaway
March 1st, 2019 – Milio’s celebrates 30 years in business! To extend the celebration with our customers, Milio’s will be conducting a giveaway during the month of March.
Milio's Donation Dash
December 17, 2018 – Milio’s annual holiday gift drive is coming to a close with an all-day “Donation Dash” event at Milio’s Odana Road location.
Holiday Gift Drive
November 26, 2018 – This holiday season, Milio’s Sandwiches Madison area locations will be collecting gifts for the kids of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.
Milios Back to School Supply Drive
July 23, 2018 – Milio’s Sandwiches locations in the Madison area are collecting back to school supplies for our friends at the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.
Milios 30% Donation
July 20, 2018 – Milio’s is hosting a fundraiser for the Families of
Capt. Cory Barr and Ryan Welch on Thursday, July 26th.
Milios Lee Evans Football Camp
June 26, 2018 – Milio’s is proud to be a part of a three-day youth football camp hosted by Badger alum Lee Evans and the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.
Milio's Boys and Girls Club Donation Dash
Dec. 19, 2017 – Milio’s Sandwiches and the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County hosted a 9-hour donation dash at Milio’s on Odana Drive.      
Milio's and Boys and Girls Club Holiday Gift Drive
Dec. 8, 2017 – Milio’s and the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County teamed up to make the holidays a little brighter for kids in our community.
Milio's Sauk Prairie Store
Aug. 23, 2017 – After more than six months of waiting, Sauk Prairie residents have been flocking to the new Milio’s Sandwiches location at 410 Philips Blvd. in Sauk City.
Milio's Big Mike and Michael Johnson Boys and Girls Club
Feb. 17, 2017 – A delicious donation: Milio’s gives $100,000 to Dane County’s Boys & Girls Club.
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