Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich.

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2017/03/12 17:28:49 (permalink)

Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich.

I was looking for stuff to do on a trip I was taking. I don't totally remember.. but I found this chain that either hollowed out bread and shoved a sandwich inside (that's what I remember), or maybe it was like a calzone (I don't think so).
 
They had a special name to them. I thought I had bookmarked it, but can't find it. I did mention it to my friend once, but I wouldn't expect him to remember it since I mention so many things.
 
I think it was a mid-west chain, because the trip I was planning was probably around Ohio or Illinois, but I do know I was thinking of a trip to Colorado also. They definitely had multiple locations.
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    1bbqboy
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 10:28:06 (permalink)
    Mario's in KC called those grinders
    Meatballs stuffed in a hollowed out roll. I think he's retired or retiring soon
    so that doesn't do you much good.
    post edited by 1bbqboy - 2017/03/13 10:31:06
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:15:49 (permalink)
    Hmm. Jimmy John's does exactly what you're describing.
     

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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:28:51 (permalink)
    Erbert's and Gerbert's also does that...wraps the extra bread in with the sandwich also.
    https://www.erbertandgerberts.com/
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:31:38 (permalink)
    Ketteract
    Hmm. Jimmy John's does exactly what you're describing.
     




    Jimmy John's? LOL! No. They're just normal sub sandwiches. Everyone makes them. The picture you show is bread open on one side. The one I am describing is more like the bread remains closed, just they use something to dig a hole in the middle. Of course I am going from memory.
     
    I've actually had this same idea for like 20 or 30 years now. My Mom worked in a deli most of her life and I had the idea to make sub sandwiches you could eat while walking around without making a mess.
     
    PS - Jimmy John's meat is nowhere near as good as Jersey Mike's. When Jimmy John's came to New Jersey many years ago I emailed them they they offer nothing of interesting.. no sauces, no flavored bread, which I can look past if the sandwich was good, but I didn't even like the sandwich. I told them I hope they never come back to New Jersey. I believe that location closed within 6 months or so.
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:33:34 (permalink)
    Wintahaba
    Erbert's and Gerbert's also does that...wraps the extra bread in with the sandwich also.
    https://www.erbertandgerberts.com/




    The picture on their website shows one side of the bread open. Everyone does that. The one I am describing is more like taking a whole french baguette kind of, slicing it down the middle and then digging a hole down the center and stuffing it with sandwich toppings.
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:41:40 (permalink)
    Subway did it that way a long, long time ago. Maybe that's what you're thinking.
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:48:43 (permalink)
    So, more like this?  ("Yakisoba-pan" from Japan.)
     

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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:56:55 (permalink)
    Maybe I am wrong, but that's how I remember it in my head. Maybe they weren't bread and more like strombolis, but I don't think so. I'll keep doing some searches. When I get some time I'll go one by one through my bookmarks (I have hundreds). I did a brief search yesterday of stuff like sandwich, food, etc. No luck.
    Far as I remember the name was unique.. grinders, subs, submarines, all common terms.
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 11:59:24 (permalink)
    Runza's?
     

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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 12:17:51 (permalink)
    Ding ding ding.. you got it. Runza's was it.
     
    I'm definitely making it a point to go where there's one. I'll bookmark it now.
     
    Thanks!
     
    post edited by yuppicide - 2017/03/13 13:45:40
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 12:24:34 (permalink)
    If you go to the KC wingding, you can experience the cabage wonderfulness.
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/13 15:46:08 (permalink)
    Dugg Burgers here in TX hollows out the top bun and fills it with the "toppings."
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/16 15:47:40 (permalink)
    Do any sub chains offer crusty chewy baguettes?
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/16 16:48:21 (permalink)
    Which 'Wich has an option for a 'skinny' where they will hollow out the bread in your sandwich.
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    Re: Looking for a sandwich fast food chain that hollows out bread and stuffs the sandwich. 2017/03/16 17:17:27 (permalink)
    Well, here at Hoffman House much of the crumb is always removed at the start of building the sub, just before the olive oil is applied.
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