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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/04 13:45:22 (permalink)
Why would one go out for a tuna fish sandwich, unless it was real fresh tuna? And even then that seems a waste. I want something hot when I go out.
Cranky old man talk. :)
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/04 15:29:01 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby kozel 2017/02/28 11:32:27
We don't have a few of those around here, so of the ones I've tried, I would say:
 
1) DiBella's (but they are a little pricy)
2) Penn Station (although they're not as good as they used to be)
3) Firehouse (I admit I have a fondness for the brisket, and yes, I know it's as cheap of brisket as you can get)
4) Jimmy John's
5) Mr. Sub
6) Jersey Mike's
388) Voluntary starvation
389) Subway
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/04 18:23:04 (permalink)
The only 'chain' sub I crave on occasion is Jimmy John's "Vito".
 
That said, being yelled at upon entering and having to endure the loud music is more than just a  bit off-putting.
 
Fortunately, their new location in Allen, TX has a drive-thru.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/05 02:50:45 (permalink)
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Looks like McAlister's was left off the original list as well as Penn Station.

Never heard of either of them.
When I made the list I just used NATIONAL, recognizable chains.
Are they regional chains? 
EDIT:
I just googled both of them only to learn there are two McAlister's in North Phoenix
post edited by Foodbme - 2017/02/05 03:25:29
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/05 03:04:20 (permalink)
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Hey!  I can be trashy once in awhile.
Guess I'll have to give Jersy Mike's another try.  So what should I order?



I had a Salmon BLT last Friday but I think it was a "Special". Not on their regular menu.
An ordering tip - They put a lot of lettuce on their subs. If you don't want a lot of lettuce tell them you want "Light Lettuce"  
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/05 05:03:39 (permalink)
Jersey Mike's has the best roast beef I ever had. Made fresh daily. Very pink.
 
My number one would be Tastee Subs (2 or 3 locations) or it's clones (ex-employees who used to work there and know the secrets).. Just Subs (like 7 or 8 locations), Classic Sub Shop in Hamilton, NJ (only location).
 
Jimmy John's wouldn't be on any list I ever created. When they first came to New Jersey I wrote corporate that they had nothing interesting or unique, their sandwich was dry as was the meat, and I wanted them to leave the state. That location had closed maybe within 6 months or something.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/05 09:51:18 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Scorereader 2017/03/09 10:57:21
We forgot Potbelly Sandwich Works on the list as well...
 
As for myself, I prefer Izzy's Delicatessen here in Cincy.  I usually end up getting either the 'Jeff Ruby' (Top-to-bottom: rye bread with cole slaw, roast beef, rye bread, Izzy’s oven roasted turkey breast, chopped liver and Izzy’s special dressing, rye bread) or the 'Peko' (Goetta, Corned Beef, Provolone Cheese, and Special Sauce on a telera roll).  Almost any other cold sandwich I make at home.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/05 11:37:55 (permalink)
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Most of them don't service my area. We have Subways everywhere




Jersey Mikes is moving in to the area.  There is one that opened up recently in Northboro on Route 20. I tried it once and it was good though I have not been back.
 
There was one in Milford a few years ago but it closed up.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/05 12:22:58 (permalink)
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When I made the list I just used NATIONAL, recognizable chains.

I'm not sure how Cousins made the list as every location except for 2 in Arizona is in Wisconsin.  But for a chain the sandwiches are pretty good.
 
Maybe that's a trend.  No matter how local, regional, or national a chain is it needs to have at least 1 outpost in the Phoenix area.  There are 11 Silver Mine Subs in Colorado, 2 in Wyoming, 1 in Wisconsin(?)...and 2 in Arizona.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/06 00:16:23 (permalink)
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Foodbme
When I made the list I just used NATIONAL, recognizable chains.

I'm not sure how Cousins made the list as every location except for 2 in Arizona is in Wisconsin.  But for a chain the sandwiches are pretty good.
 Maybe that's a trend.  No matter how local, regional, or national a chain is it needs to have at least 1 outpost in the Phoenix area.  There are 11 Silver Mine Subs in Colorado, 2 in Wyoming, 1 in Wisconsin(?)...and 2 in Arizona.



My Bad! I was under the impression they were more wide spread than that. They have expansion plans but ain't there yet. Erase Erase!
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/06 09:41:35 (permalink)
Cousins HAD expansion plans. They scrapped them.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/06 12:54:32 (permalink)
I've had a few subs at Jersey Mikes in Longview that I enjoyed. I can't recall the name but they were good. McAllisters are good. I've tried Jimmy Johns and didn't care for it. Subway my kids like but not me.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/07 20:41:34 (permalink)
I forgot about McAlister's. Only went there once but I definitely enjoyed it. A friend is the GM of several in the Louisville area.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/07 20:51:24 (permalink)
McAlisters is is doing well in southern Indiana and Louisville. We enjoy them.
 
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/27 19:55:28 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how Cousins made the list as every location except for 2 in Arizona is in Wisconsin.  But for a chain the sandwiches are pretty good.

 
The first time I ate at a Cousins Subs was in 2000 in Indianapolis.  It was at 7### Michigan Road (former US 421; inside I-465 on the northwest side of town).  I had seen the place before while in Wisconsin but never ate there (I was with others and had no say in places to eat), and this time I finally got to try one.  I asked someone there about expansion plans, and he said they were looking at opening like ten sites in Indy; they never came.  It was good enough to cause me to go back to another one another year (Hudson, Wisconsin--I bought a Cousins shirt from there!).
 
I used to follow the chain for some reason, and other states in which they used to market include California (Victorville), Illinois (Fulton, north of the Quad Cities, and probably some places near Chicago), Michigan (somewhere in the Upper Peninsula near the Wisconsin state line, perhaps Menominee), Florida (Orlando), Missouri (outside St. Louis), Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.  I think they also opened another location in Indiana in the part of the state not far from the Ohio River off of I-65 (Scottsburg?).
 
post edited by 45013 - 2017/02/27 20:03:33
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/28 09:30:22 (permalink)
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Oh!  I like McAlister's.  We just don't have them here.



You probably ate there on one of your many trips to Collin County.  We love the one here in McKinney.
 
I checked McAllister's website and they have many more locations than I had imagined.  So, it's just a matter of time for you folk 'out west'.
 
That said, I wouldn't categorize them as a "chain sub-shop"; they are more of a fast casual restaurant without a wait staff.  I'd compare them to Panera's, Jason's Deli, or an old favorite of mine from my NoVa days, Jerry's Subs & Pizza (subs good, pizza not).
 
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/28 13:49:27 (permalink)
You probably ate there on one of your many trips to Collin County.

 
Grayson County on 75 to be exact.
 
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/28 15:33:06 (permalink)
I saw a report on AOL that DNA testing has found that Subway's chicken is only 50% chicken.  The rest is mostly soy
post edited by ChrisOC - 2017/02/28 15:40:29
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/28 15:36:21 (permalink)
But that 50% of Soy is Fat Free! 
post edited by Wintahaba - 2017/02/28 15:37:32
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/28 17:28:59 (permalink)
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Looks like McAlister's was left off the original list as well as Penn Station.


I just looked up McAlister's. I didn't see any subs on their menu.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/28 17:31:00 (permalink)
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I saw a report on AOL that DNA testing has found that Subway's chicken is only 50% chicken.  The rest is mostly soy

What's truly shocking about this is that AOL apparently still exists.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/02/28 19:32:09 (permalink)
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I'm not sure how Cousins made the list as every location except for 2 in Arizona is in Wisconsin.  But for a chain the sandwiches are pretty good.

 
The first time I ate at a Cousins Subs was in 2000 in Indianapolis.  It was at 7### Michigan Road (former US 421; inside I-465 on the northwest side of town).  I had seen the place before while in Wisconsin but never ate there (I was with others and had no say in places to eat), and this time I finally got to try one.  I asked someone there about expansion plans, and he said they were looking at opening like ten sites in Indy; they never came.  It was good enough to cause me to go back to another one another year (Hudson, Wisconsin--I bought a Cousins shirt from there!).
 
I used to follow the chain for some reason, and other states in which they used to market include California (Victorville), Illinois (Fulton, north of the Quad Cities, and probably some places near Chicago), Michigan (somewhere in the Upper Peninsula near the Wisconsin state line, perhaps Menominee), Florida (Orlando), Missouri (outside St. Louis), Iowa, Minnesota, and North Dakota.  I think they also opened another location in Indiana in the part of the state not far from the Ohio River off of I-65 (Scottsburg?).
 


There apparently is still one in Indy, about a mile from where I live at 56th & Lafayette Rd, although I've successfully ignored it.  Searching for others has been pretty fruitless, although there may be one in Scottsburg, except that Cousins Corporate doesn't know it.  I'm befuddled as usual, but I'll give it a try.
And I'm equally startled that AOL is still among us, the b*st*rds.
post edited by IndianaPete - 2017/02/28 19:33:35
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/04 18:34:08 (permalink)
I stand corrected.  The Cousins that may or may not have been there is now gone.  The internet <gasp> is WRONG.  To my knowledge there are none in Indy.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/04 22:24:35 (permalink)
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The only 'chain' sub I crave on occasion is Jimmy John's "Vito".
 
That said, being yelled at upon entering and having to endure the loud music is more than just a  bit off-putting.
 
Fortunately, their new location in Allen, TX has a drive-thru.




Now I'm envisioning a Jimmy John's employee walking up to your car and screaming "WELCOME TO JIMMY JOHN'S!!!" through your closed window. And following you along the drive-thru, holding up an iPod that's blaring music.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/04 22:33:34 (permalink)
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I saw a report on AOL that DNA testing has found that Subway's chicken is only 50% chicken.  The rest is mostly soy


Wait a minute... You're telling me processed chicken lunch meat isn't pure chicken? My goodness, the horror!
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/04 23:17:55 (permalink)
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I saw a report on AOL that DNA testing has found that Subway's chicken is only 50% chicken.  The rest is mostly soy


Wait a minute... You're telling me processed chicken lunch meat isn't pure chicken? My goodness, the horror!


No, what I think he's saying is Subway's cold cuts are garbage!!!
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/06 10:16:13 (permalink)
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The only 'chain' sub I crave on occasion is Jimmy John's "Vito".
 
That said, being yelled at upon entering and having to endure the loud music is more than just a  bit off-putting.
 
Fortunately, their new location in Allen, TX has a drive-thru.




Now I'm envisioning a Jimmy John's employee walking up to your car and screaming "WELCOME TO JIMMY JOHN'S!!!" through your closed window. And following you along the drive-thru, holding up an iPod that's blaring music.





 
Hasn't happened yet, but if it does I'll just max out the volume on my radio; Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin will send them running back inside!
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/06 14:56:06 (permalink)
Well Jimmy John's bread is kind of chewy not bad but I like my bread  more like Subway. I like McAlisters in Live Oak. San Antonio has Witch Wich and The Earl of Sandwich chains.
Still haven't tried the Firehouse Subs in the Olympia Forum, nor the new  Pot Belly Sandwich shop either. I did see in the San Antonio Express News coupons for Jersey Mike, but don't know where in San Antonio they are.
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/06 16:26:13 (permalink)
Waring HollyDolly,Jersey Mikes uses real Italian bread, not white bread loaves like subway!
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Re: Let's Rank The Chain Sub Shops 2017/03/06 20:14:02 (permalink)
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I saw a report on AOL that DNA testing has found that Subway's chicken is only 50% chicken.  The rest is mostly soy


Wait a minute... You're telling me processed chicken lunch meat isn't pure chicken? My goodness, the horror!


No, what I think he's saying is Subway's cold cuts are garbage!!!


As is about 90% of lunch meat in the world. If you want real, 100% whatever meat, it's probably best to avoid processed lunch meat altogether.
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