There are many different chain sandwich shops across the country, and even more when you bring in the small mom and pop and specialty type locations. I’m going to focus strictly on chain style places here.
I’ve eaten meals in every corner of this country when I was traveling for work, and because you can only eat the standard fast food so much, the sandwich shop was always a good alternative. I’d like to pass this on so you can try some of these gems out yourself. I’ve based this list mainly off both taste and price, but in some cases there are other factors (Jimmy Johns and Firehouse).
Subway used to have so much appeal when I was a kid but it just seems to have gone downhill since then. I think it was when they started cutting the bread differently. Bring back the old school cut!
Quizno’s has the potential to bring themselves higher up the list, but they got a lot to change. The way they did the meat in that weird liquid stuff ends up making everything taste the same way.
Now this one you don’t see as much except maybe the occasional mall food court on the east coast. It’s very similar to Subway in a lot of ways.
Some people may not agree with me, but to me Jimmy Johns tastes exactly as if you were to go to the fridge and make a hoagie at your house. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but it was just very plain tasting to me. They do have good bread though, but only have their signature roll in white bread, no wheat.
This is one that only people out on the east coast will know about. Basically Wawa is a gas station similar to 7-11 or whatever, but makes fresh sandwiches and other things right in the deli. You order via a touchscreen and then you get a fresh hot or cold sandwich to your exact specifications. This is not the package sandwiches you’re seeing at truck stops. This is real deal hoagie sandwiches.