[Cheesesteak] Call me crazy. But I actually believed it when Subway said that their Big Philly Cheesesteak was Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard’s “favorite” sandwich. After all, this guy can eat at Pat’s or Gino’s or Jim’s in Philly anytime he chooses, or at least during home stands. So last weekend I dropped by my local Subway to take their Big Philly Cheesesteak out for a spin. Well, what a turkey!
First, I think Subway is stretching the definition of “steak” to the limit. The steak filling seemed awfully similar to the roast beef they serve. Anyway, the steak portion was puny and where was the Whiz? The lack of grilled onions and peppers just contributed to the travesty. But the real bummer was the price: $6.12 with tax for a sandwich that weighed in at about one-third the size and one-tenth the flavor of a real Philly cheesesteak from Pat’s, which only costs 88 cents more. Just say no to Jared. (Ted Scheffler)