Brian Lancaster Assumes Ownership of Marsha’s Deli

Marsha Lancaster. Submitted photo.
Marsha’s Deli, a sandwich shop, is located at 6 W. 18th Street in Fort Scott.
Brian Lancaster is the new owner of Marsha’s Deli.

Marsha Lancaster can’t be replaced.

But her nephew, Brian Lancaster, purchased her business, Marsha’s Deli, and with the help of long-time employees Carla Hambric and  Lisa Bradley, will continue her legacy.

“Marsha can’t be replaced,” Lancaster said. “Marsha had established a truly wonderful business and we were lucky enough to be a part of it. My wife, Amanda, and I were interested in continuing the legacy.”

Marsha died in September 2021, and Brian and Amanda became the owners on July 1, 2022. Brian is the full-time manager and his wife maintains her job as a partner at Diehl, Banwart and Bolton, CPA.

“It will be the same food,” Lancaster said. “Carla and Lisa have helped with the recipes.”

Carla Hambric worked with Marsha for over 30 years and Lisa Bradley, over 20.

“The recipes weren’t written down,” he said. But he is working with the two long-time employees to learn them and write them down for future reference.

“Having good help is part of it,” Brian said. “It couldn’t have happened without their help.”

There are eight employees currently, including high school and college student employees who work on the weekends .

The hours of operation for Marsha’s Deli is 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The delivery service is 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Marsha’s Deli menu, taken from its Facebook page.


3 thoughts on “Brian Lancaster Assumes Ownership of Marsha’s Deli”

    1. How far will delivery go.i LOVE THE SANDWHICH SHOP I buy alot of food from there…better than subway any day..I live Prescott ks

  1. I’m a homesteader and it’s hard to find food that is equivalent or better than the food I make at home. It’s a long drive for us to get there but so worth it for a day I don’t have to cook and food that never disappoints! We have been visiting the deli for four years now and every time I am just as impressed as the first!

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