After spending quite some time trying out Quiznos's core menu a few months ago, I'd learned a thing or two about the Denver-based company and how it thinks outside the bun in its attempt to bring the latest sandwich trends to market. So I wasn't at all surprised to spot a bevy of brand-new submarines on the Quiznos menu, ranging from healthy to hearty. Here at Sugar headquarters, we got a chance to try them out. Here's what we thought.
How does a nationwide sandwich chain like Quiznos distinguish itself from competitors such as Subway? Well, one way is to throw a five-course pairing dinner with local beers. Announcing an event of the sort may have sounded far-fetched, but it sure seemed to whet every media outlet's appetite for curiosity and made plenty of headlines in the food world for thinking outside of the box. But it was at the dinner itself that Quiznos was able to shock and awe by demonstrating how much it thinks outside of the bun with its food as well.
What do you call the type of sandwich shown here? Your answer may say something about where you grew up. Alternately called heroes, hoagies, grinders, and more, a submarine-style sandwich served on a long roll has different names depending on where you are in the country. Think you're a hero when it comes to regional sandwich facts? Take my quiz.Take the Quiz
The food world is full of unsung heroes. Take Benedetto Capaldo, the alleged creator of the submarine sandwich. Capaldo, a deli owner in New London, CT, was born this Sunday, March 29, in 1890. According to Saveur, in his heydey at the height of the second World War, Capaldo prepared over 1,000 Italian sandwiches for the Navy submarine base in Groton, a neighboring town. The term "subs" caught on after the deli's best customer, leaving behind the legacy that Americans so enjoy today.
Today's subs go by many different monikers and have dozens of variations, but they all consist of elongated pieces of bread stuffed with various accoutrements. Read on for recipes of six classics.
Jack in the Box really wants your support: The fast-food chain's latest campaign features its fictitious CEO "Jack Box" comatose after being struck by a bus. Last week, it asked fans to "show support for Jack" with a coupon for free curly fries. Now, it's asking diners to do the same with a coupon for two free tacos, good today only. To score two free tacos, simply bring in this coupon.
Possibly piggybacking on the success of Jack in the Box, sandwich chain Quizno's is also offering free fare with its Million Sub Giveaway. To land a free toasted sub, simply register on the company's website. I may very well be headed to Quizno's for lunch. What about you — will you hit up these offers?
I'm surprised how many people share my affinity for pizza topped with Canadian bacon and pineapple. While I will happily devour many, many slices of Hawaiian pizza, it seems like an unlikely popular favorite. But to my delight, the yummy combo endures, so I figured why not turn the pizza toppings into a ridiculously easy sandwich? This Hawaiian pizza sub would be even better with fresh pineapple, but since it's out of season, I bought canned. To make up for it, I made the tomato sauce from scratch, though any premade marinara will do fine. The key is finding a great, soft sub-sandwich roll that will toast nicely without being hard to sink your teeth into. If you like Hawaiian pizza, you will devour these things almost as quickly as it takes to make them — that is, really fast. To get the recipe and step-by-step photos, read more