Hickey’s dream becomes a reality

After 15 years of talking and dreaming about owning a sandwich shop, Quenton and Krystal Hickey’s dream became a reality, when they purchased GETIM Here from Larry and Jan Schell.

Krystal and Quenton Hickey are the new owners of GETIM Here in Baker.

By Lisa Kilsdonk

Posted Sept. 14, 2012

After 15 years of talking and dreaming about owning a sandwich shop, Quenton and Krystal Hickey’s dream became a reality, when they purchased GETIM Here from Larry and Jan Schell.

“We talked and teased about it, but last January we really decided we wanted to do it,” said new co-owner Quenton Hickey.

The Hickeys plan on making the business a family affair with Krystal taking the lead as manager while Quenton keeps his day job with Mitchell’s Oilfield Service. The Hickey’s two teens, Cody (17) and Morgan (16), are also employed at the shop, while 11 year old son Dillon isn’t on the official payroll but wants to help just to be a part of things. “Maybe I’ll let him make me a sandwich, but we won’t be breaking any child labor laws,” said Quenton Hickey with his signature grin. “We’re a close family and this helps us stay close. The five of us click.”

It is daughter Morgan who leads the family in sandwich shop experience as she has been an employee at GETIM Here for the past two years. Krystal has been shadowing Jan Schell for the past two weeks. The two cried and hugged when Quenton arrived early in the afternoon of the 31st ready to help, and Jan announced that she was ready to hand things over. The Hickeys do plan on hiring some part-time, lunch-rush employees.

“We want to keep it as nice and clean as Jan and Larry did. That’s vital, that’s very important,” Krystal Hickey said.

Although the Hickeys aren’t going to change things right away, they do have some dreams and ideas they’d like to incorporate eventually.

“I think we’re going to expand our breakfast menu a bit, maybe bring back pizzas and add a kid’s menu, maybe a PB & J and a grilled cheese,” Quenton Hickey said. “We’re looking for those items nobody else is selling.” Hickey gets excited as he talks about the possibility of adding a huge chili cheese dog to the menu. “I like them smothered with chili, cheese, onions – all that stuff!”

They are also planning on replacing the current tables with booths and rearranging the flow of things. Quenton and Krystal will be continuing the tradition of baking the bread for the shop each morning at 4:00. They will also continue to do special orders for business meetings.

The shop will still rent movies, offer tanning, concoct coffee and smoothie drinks.

The shop’s hours will be Monday 7-5, Tuesday 7-7, Wednesday 7-7, Thursday 7-6:30, Friday 7-7, and Saturday 9-7. The shop will be closed on Sunday. GETIM Here will still be taking phone orders, and their number will stay the same: 406-778-2820.