Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quizno's - Italian Torpedo ($4.40) Rating: 6

Mark Lim - All hands on deck! Here comes a Torpedo! Yes, Quizno's has a new sandwich that rivals Subway's $5 Foot Long and it only costs $4.

It's like those people who make 6 minute Ab workouts to combat the people who make the 7 minute Abs.

The TV commercials for the Torpedo with the smooth talking Oven trying to seduce a sandwich maker is a little too sexual for me but the subs are pretty good. I ordered two Torpedos. This one is the Tuna:

Quiznos, Oh So Fat
Quiznos has a fixin's bar that has different sauces and toppings which is nice
mark lim, oh so fat

Here's the Italian Sub:
torpedo, quiznos, oh so fat
The problem with the Torpedos isn't their taste but in their construction. The bread isn't one piece but built more like a regular sandwich with two pieces of bread that aren't connected. They do this so it's easier to put them through the conveyor toaster but it becomes a huge problem when you try to eat it because it simply falls apart.
torpedo, quiznos, sandwich, oh so fat
If we're talking value then Subway's $5 Foot Long destroys the $4 Torpedo. Why? Because most Subway doesn't charge tax on their $5 Foot Longs but Quiznos does which makes their $4 Torpedoes $4.33.
Quiznos - Italian Torpedo + Tuna Torpedo
Taste ------------ (7) These are good subs
Presentation -----(4) It's messy and falls apart
Price ------------- (5) It's ok but Subway's prices are better
Quantity --------- (6) It's a good amount of food
Satisfaction ----- (6) I was full but I ate two of them

Rating: 6 out of 10
If we're talking taste then I would give Quiznos a slight edge because their ingredients seem a little better but the Subway Subs are much much bigger than the Quizno Torpedos which means they give you more bang for the buck.
The Quiznos Torpedo is a good sub but if there was a Subway next door I'd go there instead because I'm cheap like that.
Be Fat! Be Happy!


SnapandPrint said...

I have alwasy prefered Subway...tastewise.

Unknown said...

Dude, did you know that Subway does charge tax if you ask them to toast your sub? At least the ones around me do, and I only noticed because they put up home-printed signs letting people know. Which is kinda bs if you ask me, but whatever, I still prefer Subway to Quizzles anyway.