Steppin’ Out – Subway, et al

About a week ago I was in Placerville for an appointment with my doctor and following it decided to stop for lunch. Then came the decision, where?

I had first made a stop at Grocery Outlet to check out their wine sale and started driving back towards downtown along Broadway when I recalled it had been some time since I had grabbed a sandwich at Subway.

I like Subway, since you can buy a six or twelve inch sandwich, depending on how hungry you are and you can add all the veggies you want.
Amongst their offerings they have a “Sub of the Day,” a six inch sandwich for only $3.99. Additionally, they have been adding new sandwiches and breads more often than they used to, extending your choices.

I wasn’t wild about that day’s “Sub of the Day,” so I took a long look at their menu boards. I thought about one of their regular sandwiches and then noticed a Chipotle Southwest Steak and Cheese Wrap. That looked and sounded good and since I had never tried one of their wraps, I ordered it.

I told them to put on it what they normally put on it, since somewhere in the kitchens of Subway someone had put a lot of thought into what should be in it and when I add things I usually mess it up.

The young lady making the sandwich did just that. She did stop and ask if I wanted jalapeños and I told her I would like those on the side. I do that so because sometimes they all end up in one place on the sandwich, making for one exciting bite.

It was really good: a tomato basil wrap filled with a double portion of steak, Monterey cheddar, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, green peppers and Chipotle Southwest sauce. The only thing it needed at all was to be a bit warmer.

They cut it in half and I intended to eat one half and take the other half home, but… was too good and, besides, it might not be as good later.

Subway regularly has a couple of dozen different kinds of sandwiches to choose from. They include Black Forest Ham, their BLT, Cold Cut Combo, Italian B.M.T., Meatball marinara, Oven Roasted Chicken, Rotisserie Style Chicken, Roast Beef, Spicy Italian, Turkey Breast, Veggie Delight and more. They also have a number of different breads, that they bake right there.

And, you can choose the dressings and fresh vegetables to add to the sandwich.

In addition to their regular menu, they often add something different in the way of a sandwich or bread. That is how the wraps ended up on the menu.

To give you a little background on Subway, in 1965, 17 year old Fred DeLuca set out to fulfill his dream of becoming a medical doctor. Searching for a way to help pay for his education, a family friend suggested he open a submarine sandwich shop.

DeLuca received a loan from a friend named Dr. Peter Buck and the two became partners, opening their first store, “Pete’s Super Submarines,” in Bridgeport, Connecticut in August, 1965.

It was very successful and they set a goal of having 32 stores opened in 10 years.

By 1974, the duo owned and operated 16 submarine sandwich shops throughout Connecticut, and realizing they would not reach their 32 store goal in one more year, they began franchising.

Today, the Subway brand is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 45,000 locations in more than 100 countries around the world.

Just locally there are Subway locations in Placerville, Diamond Springs, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, El Dorado Hills, Cool and South Lake Tahoe.

Subway can also cater your party or event by providing a six foot long sandwich or any number of sandwich trays.
Take a break from your normal routine and stop by your local Subway for something delicious and full of vegetables.

As an additional note, Wienerschnitzel has their tamales back, Jack in the Box has their ribeye burgers back and Carl’s Jr. just put out a coupon with a by one, get one deal on my favorite fast food burger, the Famous Star.

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