I heard a rumor that a Kosher Subway restaurant will be opening in Brooklyn. I do not have any further info. If I hear anything else, I will post on Chowhound
re: Cholent Fresser
The proverbial question - Is this good for the Jews? Maybe, in that the more kosher food is available, the more major corporations recognize the buying power of the kosher consumer, the better it is for the community.
Is this good for dining in general? No, I don't think so. As a former Brooklyn-ite (went to school in Midwood, three guesses and the first two don't count) who now lives in the heavily non-Jewish South, I can honestly say I miss the choices of non-chain restaurants. Chains are mostly what we get here and the sameness and blandness is palate numbing. Treasure the differences and don't aspire to taste assimilation. Besides, Subway is one of the worst tasting chain sandwiches you'll find.
Bring it on! The more choices the better! I have never gone into a Subways, but I think that they are a different animal than Kosher Delight. I think they specialize in hero sandwiches, which is different than the burger/bucket of chicken that KD is known for.
Got this from a Google search "http://www.pr.com/press-release/13250" First Kosher Subway® Restaurant Opens in Cleveland. If Clevland than why not Brooklyn? Five Towns next? After all, despite the fact that the owners of KD live in the Five Towns, they did not open a KD here.
It can only be good for us if major chains open kosher stores. I think that will result in prices of kosher fast foods going down. I for one was very glad when Duncan Donuts opened some kosher stores.
Burger King next?
"Why in the world would a Kosher Subway taste any different than say a Kosher Delite? if that good?"
Because, as noted, one is a sub shop and one is a mishmash of fast food, deli and Chinese, none of which is particularly good. Subway is probably the best and healthiest mass market sub shop on the market.
My point is, there are severe limitations on kosher food, especially kosher fast food, and it usually ends up tasting like garbage, I've eaten at the kosher "chains" in Israel and at the kosher McDonalds in Argentina, it doesn't taste anything different than your average kosher fast food joint, whether you are subways or Moishe's you are still limited to the meat, bread and acceptable (kosher) fixins that citys' Kosher agencies provide and approve, it wont taste any different, it may LOOK different (ala "Subway subs) but it'll taste the same.
I do agree wholeheartedly that if the chains get involved we will get more Kosher and cheaper too that would be a great plus especially for those of us that live in a non central location, we should support that!
BTW, Deis, I've read many of your posts and I have the utmost respect for your opinions and tastebuds, but I aint bad myself and I have eaten the world over, and I stand by my opinion, KD is pretty darn good, I admit I found it hard to believe, but their food was consistently good, I am only referring to the 13th ave location though, their corned beef is great and my children love their chinese, when Im in NY I always go there as well as the other "Better" places, i am pleasantly surprised.
I also go for the Amnon Pizza nearby.
A kosher franchise restaurant has to answer to two authorities; the kosher consumer and the owning franchise. Having a double accountability factor may increase the quality of the served food.