There was a recently revived zombie on if Subway of Jimmy John’s is better. I thought we needed a thread that wasn’t so limited and you tell us what you think is the best and why. I considered making this a poll, but I knew I could never hope to hit all of the options. If we can try to stick to chains or at least one with multiple locations that would be great, because if at all possible I would like to try some of the suggestions.
I’ll start by throwing out a bunch…
Firehouse… they steam the meat which is a nice touch and you can get a huge variety of hot sauces.
Jersey Mike’s… just a good, pure, good quality sub. Just stick to the original Italian done Mike’s way and you won’t be disappointed.
Lenny’s… I’m not sure how wide spread it is, but similar to Jersey Mike’s (but not quite as good)
WaWa… none near us, but we travel out east with my son for Lacrosse and he always insists we go there. I think they are good, but not that special. It is good for the anti-social Dopers since you order it all at a touch screen and don’t have to talk to an actual person if you don’t want. I think WaWa has the same sort of East Coast cult following that In-N-Out does out West. For those who don’t know, it is basically a convenience store/gas station with a good sub shop attached.
Jimmy John’s… They aren’t bad, and they seem to be very convenient. There is one that is a nice easy walk from my work as well as one very close to my home. I’ve never found anything wrong with them, but they don’t get me overly excited… and since Jersey Mike’s is about a block and a half further from my house guess where I go most.
Subway… kind of like McDonald’s. I know I can find one anywhere and it will probably taste exactly like all others so it is a safe bet in a pinch, but not anywhere close to my preferred.
Seems odd, but as a kid my favorite was a sub from K-Mart. I don’t even know if any still exist or if I would dare to go into one, but way back in the 70’s they made a darn good sub (at least in the eyes of a 10 year old).
I know some people wanted someplace that could toast their sub… that isn’t always necessary. I tend to get the toasted ones from pizza places, but not from what I would consider a purely Sub Shop. That said…
Fazoli’s… their Club Submarino is one of my favorite sandwiches in the world.
So have at it… sell me on why your favorite should be my new favorite.