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OT - The Death of Quiznos - OT

BotchBotch Posts: 8,575
When I moved here 24 years ago (!!) I stumbled into a sub shop called Quizno's, ordered their toasted Italian sub, and it became my favorite sammich.  Every time I was in Salt Lake City, I made sure to eat there.  Soon, they opened a couple more places locally, and I was happy.  
More recently, they've mostly gone out of business.  I couldn't figure that out, the sammiches were SO much better than, say, Subway.  Just this morning this video appeared on EweTube, and it filled out the story; a combination of corporate greed and some really bad advertising (I remember those "sponge thingies", hadn't seen the others, ick!)  
 

 
We now have locally a couple "Firehouse Subs", and "Jersey Mike's", which are both much better than Subway, but they still don't match the Quizno's toasted Italian Sub.  Bother.  
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,981
    Capriotti's is where its at......cant wait until I'm in vegas in a few weeks for a Capastrami!  They have a few locations in the midwest, but none within 4-5 hours of STL.
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,547
    I guess kept and gluten free did them in.
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 1,171
    Capriotti's is where its at......cant wait until I'm in vegas in a few weeks for a Capastrami!  They have a few locations in the midwest, but none within 4-5 hours of STL.
    Capriotti's is the best! The Bobby is my go to.  Enjoy your time in town @stlcharcoal
    Las Vegas, NV
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  • YnoYno Posts: 244
    About the only thing I liked there was the horseradish sauce. Put enough on and you couldn't taste the lousy sandwich. I only went there a couple times when a group of coworkers went out for lunch and I couldn't persuade them to go someplace decent.
    XL BGE in San Jose, CA. Also a Pit Barrel Cooker, a Cal Flame P4 gasser, and lots of toys including the first ever Flame Boss 300 in the wild. And a new Flame Boss 500.
  • LvnthedrmLvnthedrm Posts: 147
    Love a good italian sub. Tried quiznos once. I just prefer mine fresh...not toasted. Am a big fan of Jersey Mikes and if your ever near baltimore check out John's deli. Their italian sub is crazy good.
  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 6,636
    Was never a big fan of quizno's. Barely a step above Chubway IMO.
    Jersey Mike's is where it's at.  Fresh and delicious!!
    Steve 
    XL, Mini Max, and a 22" Blackstone in Cincinnati, Ohio

  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 962
    edited January 5
    We had 2 Quiznos here (1 by college, 1 by interstate).  Both made the best sandwiches I ever had!  College kids preferred cheap tacos, so that Quizno closed 8 years ago. We got a Jimmy Johns and 2 Subways, so last Quizno closed. Sad you can’t get a decent sub here now. The nearest Quizno is now 100 miles west of me.

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  • nlovoldnlovold Posts: 181
    I love DiBellas and Jersey Mikes.  There is a Capriottis here in Indy right by my office that I’ve tried a couple times but I didn’t like as much. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,981
    nlovold said:
    I love DiBellas and Jersey Mikes.  There is a Capriottis here in Indy right by my office that I’ve tried a couple times but I didn’t like as much. 
    I always stop there when I'm passing through Indy.  I've talked several times to the brothers that own that place.  My other place in Indy to go to is Papa Roux.

    Capriotti's is where its at......cant wait until I'm in vegas in a few weeks for a Capastrami!  They have a few locations in the midwest, but none within 4-5 hours of STL.
    Capriotti's is the best! The Bobby is my go to.  Enjoy your time in town @stlcharcoal ;

    The Italian and Philly is good too......can't think of any of them I don't like.  I'll just be in town about 36 hrs for SHOT Show.  Not sure where else we will eat yet--so many choices.
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,546
    Most sub shops are having a hard time, in Austin the nasty sholtzky's are finally closing.  I actually like Jersey Mike's and not had much Quiznos.  I prefer local for subs.. in Austin we have Tucci's Southside, and I thought I'd hear Amato's from @fishlessman
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,488
    We had a Quiznos, it was always busy, yet for some reason went out of business, maybe I now know why, thanks for posting. Tim Horton’s tried the same heavy handed corporate crap and the franchisees revolted, seeking public, the customer, help. 
    Locally we have a couple of private donair shops which have branched into subs. We support the local guys. 

    Our local Safeway has a deli counter. They used to make sandwiches which cost less than the deli meat they put on the sandwich. once Sobey’s bought Safeway, that ended. Sobey’s greed is probably why we discovered the local donair/sub shop. 
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 8,575
    Hmm, there are a couple Capriotti's in SLC, may have to visit one soon.  
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    "There are pre-grated cheeses, and there are great cheeses, but there are no great grated cheeses."    - Chef John 
     
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  • JohnEggGioJohnEggGio Posts: 798
    Lvnthedrm said:
    Love a good italian sub. Tried quiznos once. I just prefer mine fresh...not toasted. Am a big fan of Jersey Mikes and if your ever near baltimore check out John's deli. Their italian sub is crazy good.
    Only a few miles from my office - will make a point of trying their Italian sub.
    Maryland, 1 LBGE
  • RockyTopDWRockyTopDW Posts: 265
    It was like eating a crouton sandwich.  Terrible
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    Gotta admit, local places here are good and in the older neighborhoods still pretty active. The quality is almost always better. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. Suizies Subs/Pizza is a typical walk-in. No tables. But they do a 16” Italian that is unreal. Not the safest neighborhood after dark. But for lunch it is the go-to.
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  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,882
    Publix Boars Head double meat, done.
    Jacksonville FL
  • deadlyfrogdeadlyfrog Posts: 92
    Subway will soon be following Quiznos, at least in my area. Jersey Mikes kicks butt with some delicious hoagies. Always fresh and have Swiss cheese as Subway still does not!
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 2,444
    Botch said:
    Hmm, there are a couple Capriotti's in SLC, may have to visit one soon.  
    I live near the one here in west valley. It’s good. 

    John - SLC, UT

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  • HubHub Posts: 863
    Dobie said:
    Publix Boars Head double meat, done.
    Every Publix sub I have ever gotten came on hard bread.  I've yet to be able to get one of their subs on soft bread.  Same in your area or no?
    Beautiful and lovely Villa Rica, Georgia
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,882
    Hub said:
    Dobie said:
    Publix Boars Head double meat, done.
    Every Publix sub I have ever gotten came on hard bread.  I've yet to be able to get one of their subs on soft bread.  Same in your area or no?
    It has a crust to it but not hard
    Jacksonville FL
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,653
    Hub said:
    Dobie said:
    Publix Boars Head double meat, done.
    Every Publix sub I have ever gotten came on hard bread.  I've yet to be able to get one of their subs on soft bread.  Same in your area or no?
    Get the wheat bread 
  • LitLit Posts: 7,540
    Publix chicken tender sub is hard to beat 
  • StillH2OEggerStillH2OEgger Posts: 2,455
    Not sure if it's a chain found outside of Vegas, but we've also liked "Earl of Sandwich" when we visit.
    Stillwater, MN
  • YnoYno Posts: 244
    There is a California chain called Togo's that started in San Jose in the 70's. It has always been my favorite place for subs. I went to Jersey Mike's once and spent too much time on the toilet afterwards. Never been back.
    XL BGE in San Jose, CA. Also a Pit Barrel Cooker, a Cal Flame P4 gasser, and lots of toys including the first ever Flame Boss 300 in the wild. And a new Flame Boss 500.
  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 9,145
    JJs is great!

    Toasting an Italian sub should be a capital offense.  
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,547
    Locally the best is Poboy Express. My favorite is their Steak Bomb with grilled steak and fried shrimp. But their shrimp, crab cake, pepper steak are great also.
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,882
    Here is the local favorite  =)


    Jacksonville FL
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 2,547
    A poboy with crab cakes, Mayo, lettuce, and cheese is known locally as a Vancleve Special.
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,653
    Dobie said:
    Here is the local favorite  =)


    Soon it will be fish and chips 
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