Wolcott Hill Giant Grinder LLC | 70 Wolcott Hill Rd Wethersfield, CT 06109 | +1.860-436-4880

Wolcott Hill GIant Grinder is a family- owned and operated grinder shop. We’ve been been serving food in the greater Hartford area since 1982. Yet the family history in restaurants goes back much further. We use fine ingredients and traditional methods to produce exceptional artisanal grinders, soup, pizza, and desserts.


History of the GRINDER!

You’re most likely to find one of these in New England, though the more common “sub” has taken over most of the terrain. “Grinder” shares some flimsy nautical roots with the sub–some claim that it was named for “grinders,” Italian-American slang for dockworkers (who were often sanding and grinding rusty hulls to repaint them)–but the more widely attested origin is about the sandiwch itself. Subs, with their Italian bread and piles of fixings, were harder to chew through than your typical ham and cheese on white bread. That toothsomeness got translated into “grinder,” since that’s what your teeth had to do to get through a bite.