July 2, 2004

Quiznos: A Review

A Quiznos opened up in Dartmouth. Therefore, we had to try it out. Derek was very excited, and since he was the only one of the people in the office who’d ever eaten at Quiznos, we were excited, too.

Quiznos was mentioned earlier on this weblog because of their previous, really weird commercials. But a sub place lives or dies based on the quality of its food, not its commercials. Quiznos assembles its sub in a couple of stages. Initial ingredients and sauces are placed on the sub roll, then the bun is run through the toaster-conveyor contraption. On the other end of the machine, someone else finishes the sub, wraps it, and hands it over.

We went on the grand opening day and I had their Black Angus on Rosemary Parmesan Bread. It was excellent, and the 2 other people who ordered it agreed. Toasting is definitely an idea whose time has come. Better still, they were still getting used to the store and when they ran out of register tape, they sent us on our way without having to pay. (Unfortunately for Derek, he’d already paid). Very friendly staff.

Having gotten our first lunch for free, we went back the next day and I tried the meatball sub. It was also very good, but their Black Angus was definitely better. The meatballs and sauce could have been spicier, but it was definitely a respectable sub.

While we were waiting in line, they let us try some of their cookies. One was a peanut butter cookie with Reese’s Pieces. It was as delicious as it sounds. The other was an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Many will disagree, but I think it would have been better with some raisins. Both cookies were extremely rich. And they ran them through the toaster machine, so they seemed fresh when they came out. I don’t know if they always do that, or if you have to ask.

On our way out yesterday, we waved at the person in a Quiznos fountain drink character outfit who was doing a surreal dance on the side of Faunce Corner Road. When we drove by a second time, the dance was over. That was sad.

The prices are decent, but not cheap. We will definitely be going back.

Posted by James at July 2, 2004 3:54 PM
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A Quizno's (somewhere in RI I guess) was at the center of a hepatitis scare a week or two ago. They are probably now the cleanest sandwich shop in town. :-)

How did their meatball sub compare with D'Angelo's? Because that's the best meatball sub on earth.

Posted by: Julie at July 2, 2004 5:25 PM

TOugh to say exactly. It's been a little while since I had a D'angelo's meatball sub. I agree that D'Angelos makes a killer Meatball sub.

Maybe this calls for a head-to-head?

Posted by: James at July 2, 2004 5:51 PM

Name the time and place! I am there!!

Posted by: Julie at July 2, 2004 6:07 PM

That Quiznos with the hepatitis scare was in Boston at Downtown Crossing. They set up a clinic at the church across from where I used to work on Arch Street.

Ever been to a Blimpy? I'm wondering if Quiznos is anything like that place. Or a Subway.

Posted by: Mike at July 2, 2004 11:57 PM

yeah, it's a good place. there are a few of them here in Vancouver and I love the Black Angus. I loved it when they would serve it with Au Jus so you could dip it. Yum. And I always get the hot pepper.

Glad you found one there. The soups are good, too.


Posted by: Rui Campos at July 3, 2004 4:17 AM

I've never been to a Blimpy, but Quiznos is nothing like a Subway.

(I've been patronizing Subway once a week for something like 6 years now. "Super Tuesday")

Posted by: James at July 3, 2004 11:19 AM

I've been to Blimpie's. I don't know how it compares to Quizno's, but it's slightly better than Subway, IMO. Great tuna sub.

Posted by: Julie at July 4, 2004 1:09 PM

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