What’s Your Favorite National Sub Chain?

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What’s your favorite national sub chain?

  1. Jimmy John’s

    5.6%
  2. Penn Station

    4.3%
  3. Jersey Mike’s

    48.7%
  4. Subway

    1.3%
  5. Firehouse Subs

    20.9%
  6. Potbelly’s

    6.8%
  7. Blimpie

    0.9%
  8. Quiznos

    3.0%
  9. Which Wich

    5.6%
  10. Other

    3.0%
  1. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    cold cuts - makes no sense to buy at a chain, you can get better quality and any grocery store deli and make your own.

    hot subs - it's usually low quality ingredients. i can get ingredients at the grocery store and make a better hot sub at home. just a few weeks ago i bought thinly sliced ribeye from my grocery store butcher, provolone, an onion, peppers, and fresh bread and made steak and cheeses. had enough to take to work the next day and it heated up nicely at work, toasted the cheese over the bread and everything.

    so, i don't see the point in going to a chain and it gives me the confidence to come into these threads and act like i'm above people
     
  2. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    The one I used to go to here was always seemingly busy and then was just like gone the next day
     
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  3. Goose

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    Agree. I don’t view hot and cold subs as the same thing
     
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  4. Goose

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    There is a Quiznos in the Denver airport and my friend made the same exact comment when we passed it there on Sunday.

    I lived around the corner from one in college but wasn’t a big fan. They always burnt the bread
     
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  5. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    You are paying them so you don't have to do all of that. Fyi.
     
  6. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
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    You know I can probably make a good to great version of most everything I get at a restaurant besides Popeye's spicy chicken. No way I can do something that well. But that's not the point. What do you like when you don't want to cook or aren't able to cook? Subs are way up there for me.
     
  7. zeberdee

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    lol you buy your ingredients at the store? talk about low quality...

    I grow all ingredients on my farm and slaughter a pig when I want a ham sandwich. really gives me the confidence to walk around grocery stores and act like I'm above people.
     
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  8. Sir Phobos

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    so Blimpie's
     
  9. Sir Phobos

    Sir Phobos Knight of Mars, Beater of Ass.
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    Blacksburg has one and it is godly and I miss it all the time. I occasionally am back in the area for business and I always try to snag one.
     
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  10. Daddy Rabbit

    Daddy Rabbit But the second mouse gets the cheese
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  11. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    Lots of people apparently aren't eating fresh
     
  12. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    if i'm not eating something i prepared, i'm usually looking for fried chicken, bbq, or pizza. sometimes i will splurge on some pho at place in town. i only eat out a few times a month at most.
     
  13. Daddy Rabbit

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    One thing I do know is if I was ever constipated, I would go to Subway. I guarantee my pipes will be clean within 30 minutes or less.
     
  14. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Lenny’s is legit. Love me some pepper relish. Chow chow is an underrated sandwich topper as well
     
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  15. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    I occasionally have to eat subway at work. The cold subs are edible but pretty bad. The meatball sub was a guilty pleasure but they closed the one nearest to my house.
     
  16. TC

    TC It’s a lawless nation for the flamingo
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    On the interstate with a couple of friends: “Where do you guys want to stop?”

    HOOSINSC: “Take me by my house, I’ve got cold cuts there”
     
  17. HOOSINSC

    HOOSINSC You're with me leather
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    we can swing by the piggly wiggly deli counter, i can put some subs together on the road.
     
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  18. CloudBerry

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    In my town we have a rip-off. I think it was planned to be a sub station and something fell through but they just kept all the menu items, numbering system and everything else. Best subs in town and a charming passive-aggressive stance towards their customers.
     
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  19. Nandor the Relentless

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    Also Jersey Mike’s gluten free bread is pretty good but a bit on the pricey side compared to sandwich shop competition I have tried.
     
  20. Detlef Schrempf

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    I legitimately enjoy eating firehouse
     
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  21. Nandor the Relentless

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    There’s this local cheese steak place that apparently makes ridiculously good cheese steaks. Owned and operated from a guy that moved here from Philly. Haven’t been yet but will if I can ever remember to call and ask about their bread selection. Taste of Philly is the name if anyone ever happens to be in the Lynchburg area.
     
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  22. El Tiburon

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    I don’t eat subs very often, mostly because I try to avoid the heavy bread that comes with them. I mean, they’re delicious but I just try to eat something lighter when possible. I had heard great things about Firehouse from lots of folks and was excited to try it when I needed a quick meal between depositions. I recall it being just okay and not anything I would go out of my way for.
     
  23. CUAngler

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    I would have voted Quiznos #1 about 20 years ago. Ate there 3-4 years ago and it was borderline disgusting.
     
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  24. JeremyLambsFace

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    I used to love Quiznos but the quality has suffered.

    If I’m choosing one for taste it’s Firehouse right now.

    I eat Subway more often than any of them just because it’s fast and easy and relatively diet-friendly but it’s so mediocre
     
  25. El Tiburon

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    I find that this is true of all kinds of chain restaurants. I think Subway used to be halfway decent 20 years ago. It sucks ass now.
     
  26. Daddy Rabbit

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    The last time I went to Firehouse, they took away all of the hot sauces. I assume it was because of COVID.

    Booooo
     
  27. AIP

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    Wa wa
     
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  28. El Tiburon

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    What happened to that poster here who used to sell his sauces to Firehouse?
     
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  29. NCHusker

    NCHusker We named our yam Pam. It rhymed.
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    the Engineer at Firehouse is a pretty tasty sub
     
  30. NCHusker

    NCHusker We named our yam Pam. It rhymed.
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    You might be thinking of former user sparky. Not sure if he sold it to Firehouse but his sauce has fire fighter branding.
     
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  31. Bruce Bowen

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    https://www.sparkyswingsauce.com/

    I bought a gallon of it years back. Good shit.
     
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  32. 40wwttamgib

    40wwttamgib Fah Q

    they have top notch chili
     
  33. Jimmy the Saint

    Jimmy the Saint It's like the Weimar Republic in that place
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    Jersey Mike's. I used to eat Quizno's all the time in HS but I don't remember the last time I saw a freestanding one.

    Had a sandwich from one at MSP a couple years ago. Was still good enough, especially for being in an airport.
     
  34. Detlef Schrempf

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    Italian sub is my jam. Have never tried their chili
     
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  35. 40wwttamgib

    40wwttamgib Fah Q

    well that's something you're gonna have to rectify.
     
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  36. Toast

    Toast Capo di tutti i capi
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    Subway all the way.
     
  37. DUCKMOUTH

    DUCKMOUTH People don’t you know, don’t you know
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    My go to at firehouse is the NY Steamer. Sounds dirty too.

    I like their wheat bread. Good flavor
     
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  38. JGator1

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    Yeah my first job was at Quiznos, the subs were pretty expensive over a decade ago relative to the competition. Loved to toast the cookies in the oven, those things were delicious. The one I worked at closed like a year after I left (summer 08ish) and it's been a steep decline. I think the last time I ate at one was in 2013.
     
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  39. War Grundle

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    Firehouse but Jersey Mike’s is always good.
     
  40. ashy larry

    ashy larry from ashy to classy
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    this man knows how to Quizno
     
  41. Chocolate Giddyup

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    I picked jersey mike's but I'm a huge fan of the Tony Bolognavich ad campaign for Jimmy's John's. And the Jalapeno Jimmy chips are fire.
     
  42. Arrec Bardwin

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    Top 3, in order.

    Jersey Mikes-Some variation of philly cheesesteak, kahuna/chipotle depending on what I'm feeling

    Firehouse-Smokehouse Beef and Cheddar Brisket

    Which Wich- Hot Pesto Chicken, provolone w/ tomatoes, bacon, garlic, oregano

    Not a big cold sub guy, have not ever had Penn Station because there are non near me.
     
  43. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    their twitter account is suspended

    be curious how a wing sauce company got its twitter suspended
     
  44. Nole96SC

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    Jersey Mikes would be top of the list but the one i go to always seems like the bread is tough as shit. Firehouse would be my 1 and Jersey Mikes a close 2.

    Also for my SC boys, I enjoy Grouchos.
     
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  45. texasraider

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    This is an excellent answer
     
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  46. Lyrtch

    Lyrtch My second favorite meat is hamburger
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    jersey mikes #1
     
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  47. Sir Phobos

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    can I just point out that every time people say they go some place and get diarrhea it just means they have an otherwise poor diet headlined by a severe lack of roughage? no normal person with a healthy diet gets diarrhea from eating fast food, you get diarrhea because you eat poorly everywhere else, too.
     
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  48. Gunners

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    This is really dumb

    you piss out your butthole on fast food bc it’s shit food and completely different than normal diet
     
  49. AptosDuck

    AptosDuck Pedantic Hausfrau
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    Togo's #9 or #24
     
  50. Nole96SC

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    Meh. Take the healthiest eater on planet earth and run them through a Taco Bell and theres a pretty good chance theyre gonna be shitting their brains out in a little bit.