What’s Your Favorite National Sub Chain?

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What’s your favorite national sub chain?

  1. Jimmy John’s

    5.4%
  2. Penn Station

    4.2%
  3. Jersey Mike’s

    49.2%
  4. Subway

    1.3%
  5. Firehouse Subs

    20.8%
  6. Potbelly’s

    6.7%
  7. Blimpie

    0.8%
  8. Quiznos

    3.3%
  9. Which Wich

    5.4%
  10. Other

    2.9%
  1. Sir Phobos

    Sir Phobos Knight of Mars, Beater of Ass.
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    I'm not talking about shocking your system, I said normal people with healthy diets. healthy diets include days where you eat shitty foods and normal people eat fast food. if you guys are getting diarrhea and it's not related to an actual illness it is literally because there isn't enough soluble fiber in your diet.
     
  2. LeonardWashington

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    if you serve deli subs and don’t have deli mustard on any sandwich.... you suck. Jimmy John’s sucks
     
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  3. Gunners

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    Healthy diets don’t contain fast food on a normal basis
     
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  4. wes tegg

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    Y’all are sleeping on Which Wich.
     
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  5. wes tegg

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    Lenny’s shits on Jersey Mike’s. Not sure if it counts as national, but it’s the best on this list.
     
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  6. BrickTamland

    BrickTamland You're not Ron...
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    I do not recognize the terms set forth in OP and, instead, say that [my local sub shop] is literally the best sub in the history of gluten.
     
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  7. Joe Withabee

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    If Subway makes you shit yourself, you aren’t a healthy person
     
  8. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    Hahaha
     
  9. Goose

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    Except....they do have a deli mustard

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  10. Goose

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    Jimmy John’s isn’t the best but they’re easily the most convenient if you live or work near one. Much better to order online and customize the h*ck out of your sandwich

    Their delivery/service/operations game is chick-fil-a tier without the fake manners and I think they deserve a little credit for that. There are always exceptions but they seem to mostly be very well run and efficient.
     
  11. Doc Louis

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    Jimmy John's is ok if one is in a hurry, or if the only other option is Subway. But really, just take an extra five minutes and find someplace better.
     
  12. Goose

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    We had a Goodcents in the Cincinnati suburbs for about a year around 2015 or so. I ate there for lunch at work at least once a week and it would’ve been my vote. It was in a terrible location that turned over a lot of restaurants and they just couldn’t get the foot traffic. Also blew my mind when I’d go into the BP across the street and the subway inside the gas station line would be out the door
     
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  13. Vinegar Strokes

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    Anyone try Bellacinos?
     
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  14. hudson

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    Had one in zona, loved it.
     
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  15. hudson

    hudson Oh, you know...stuff.
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    We have one in nebraksa now. Ive had it several times in the past 6 months, but I just swore it off last time, so damn salty.
     
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  16. hudson

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    How so?
     
  17. Jake Scott

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    I'm not here to argue about whether or not JJ's is the best/worst, but from my experience this all comes back to who makes your sandwich.
     
  18. Jake Scott

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    I'd like to say the best non-chain sub place on earth is Angie's subs in Jax beach.

    Firehouse, Jimmy John's and Mike's are all about the same to me.
     
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  19. El Tiburon

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    I, too, am now intrigued by this mystery and demand answers. Or, rather, demand someone else find the answer for me and post it here.
     
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  20. Marbles

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    Wich wich is the best out of all of them and everyone sandwich place should be shut down. The wich wich in Auburn is the best restaurant in the entire country.
     
  21. El Tiburon

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    Laspada’s has locations in Coral Springs, Davie and Boca Raton, so as far as I’m concerned that’s national. Best sandwich chain ever.

    Also, Primanti Brothers has a South Florida location in addition to its flagship Pittsburgh store so that’s National in my book.
     
  22. Goose

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    Primanti brothers is yinzer trash
     
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  23. electronic

    electronic It’s satire!
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    Not a fan of Potbelly’s at all. The ingredients might be fantastic, but they stick it between two slabs of concrete.
     
  24. El Tiburon

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    You’re trash!

    j/k I’ve never even bothered to eat there.
     
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  25. TC

    TC It’s a lawless nation for the flamingo
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    I’m surprised JM ran away with this. It was my pick but normally tmb coalesces around something more off the beaten path. Where’s the edge lord take
     
  26. AIP

    AIP Team bush
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    If your in the Philly area PrimoHoagies
    Is pretty damn good
     
  27. Fusiontegra

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    Angie's is the fucking tits. Also, Blue Boy.
     
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  28. poor paul

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    I ate Quiznos probably 4 times a week in college (2004-2007) and can’t tell you the last time I’ve even seen a location.

    I’d lean Jersey Mike’s and Which Wich on this list.

    Also I’ve never heard of Penn Station, not sure that’s National.

    Lastly, I have a former co-worker who got irrationally angry when people said or typed “Potbelly’s” like the OP instead of Potbelly.
     
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  29. nexus

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    It’s over rated for sure but if you can’t enjoy a rather generic pastrami sandwich you’ve got some soul searching to do, friend.
     
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  30. Ray McKigney

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    There was one in downtown Greenville, SC that I used to frequent consistently. Was absolutely delicious.
     
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  31. ashy larry

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    touched on it in another post but corporate bought supplies (food, paper products) from vendors then sold them to franchisees for a markup. food cost in particular were astronomical so the margins very slim. you had to sell mad sandwiches compared to a subway to even break even and Quiznos isn’t really a high volume place like that

    corporate would also do shit like run promotions without the franchisees being on board so they just wouldn’t honor them. that created more issues. i remember them running a bogo coupon in our local paper and the owner of the store knew nothing of it until people starting bringing these coupons in. it was a mess.
     
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  32. petey23

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    We are getting one of these in Fargo this spring.
     
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  33. LeonardWashington

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    Wow that must be a new development. Used to always have to ask for yellow mustard in a packet. Do those come on the sandwiches or do you have to ask?
     
  34. electronic

    electronic It’s satire!
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    Quiznos yesterday was awesome. Sandwich was exactly the same as remembered, but the nostalgia factor and getting one after believing they were extinct made it a 9.5/10 lunch.
     
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  35. 40wwttamgib

    40wwttamgib Fah Q

    have never heard of them. a quick google search says i have one 7.7 miles from me. will be trying.
     
  36. The Banks

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    It’s not, it’s only in 15 states.
     
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  37. Goose

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    They’ve had it for years. They apply it to the sandwich if you ask for it
     
  38. construxboy

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    Tier 1: Jersey Mike's
    Tier 2: Penn Station, Potbelly, Fire House
    Tier 3: Quiznos, Jimmy Johns, Which Wich
    Tier 4: Blimpies

    Tier 99: Subway
     
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  39. JGator1

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    To add to this prices were significantly higher than similar places like Subway, it seemed like once a day someone would complain about the price of their sub. IIRC for the premium subs plus chips and a drink it was around $12 and similar ones from Subway with chips and a drink were like $8 (this was in 2007).
     
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  40. Redav

    Redav My favorite meat is hotdog
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    Yeah Quiznos was expensive as hell
     
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  41. racer

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    Which wich reminds me of the Quiznos I used to get in college.
     
  42. TimJimothy

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    I used to work at a Quiznos back in the early 2000s AMA
     
  43. Bruce Bowen

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    They had some value subs when Subway started their $5 campaign. Turkey cheddar add peppercorn sauce with some jalepenos. :lick:
     
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  44. teel

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    When I think of Quiznos

     
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  45. racer

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    Quiznos was the first place I had rosemary bread.
     
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  46. ashy larry

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    this was around the time subway added the $5 footlong too. RIP Quiznos
     
  47. The Banks

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    Might go get Quiznos for lunch thanks to this thread.
     
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  48. 40wwttamgib

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    there's a quiznos in the dayton international airport. talk about your last legs.
     
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  49. poor paul

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    I just ate a sandwich.
     
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