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Schlotzsky's

I got a sandwich here for the first time in quite a while recently and decided I like it now nearly as much as I did at 16, which is untrue for most fast food places. It was a bit too salty, but it is still a very tasty and unique fast food sandwich option. Are their other CHs that are fans?

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  1. I'm a fan - I actually didn't used to like it because of their bread, but now I like the texture. The bbq chicken and jalepeno pizza is a pretty tasty fast food pizza, and their angus beef & provolone is great hangover food! I keep having an issue w/my local location forgetting the horseradish dressing on said sandwich, but I always have some on hand.

    1. Four times a year, I leave the country for a month and the last fast food I eat before leaving is Schlotzsky's. It's also the first I eat when I return. Small original, on sourdough with a pickle. Yum!

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      1. re: sheron

        love their pizza. haven't had it in years but YUM-O.

        1. re: polly parker

          The time I visited our local Schlotzsky's the cheese on the sandwich was processed cheese. I gues I'm a cheese snob and only purchase natural cheese. Processed cheese just doesn't taste the same.

      2. terrible, had a rueben from them once(darn boss paying for lunch so we could toil at our desks for our lunch hour), and it was pretty disgusting(soggy bread, minimal flavorless corned beef). I wont be trying Schlotsky's ever again, too many quality delis near where I work, and in Chicago to try them ever again, they are no better than Subway, or Quiznos, in my humble opinion.

        1. I love their bread. The original sandwich is so good...I haven't tried most of their menu. I wish I had an original right now.

          1. Blessings on you for bringing back a good memory. Or curses for igniting a craving that can't be satisfied. Whichever.

            Haven't had Schlotzky's since leaving Austin in '93, but have fond memories of their sandwich. (Swsidejim: note the use of the singular; sandwiches other than the Schlotzky's Original were consistently disappointing.)

            Wonder how they'd do in Northern California?

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            1. re: alanbarnes

              Good point, however a terrible singular experience can doom a place & make it impossible to give them another shot.

              Thankfully I did not have to pay for that experience in hard earned money, just a wasted lunch, & the suffering my tastebuds had to endure....

              1. re: swsidejim

                Especially when you've got plenty of other, better choices. But if you're ever stuck in fast-food purgatory, consider giving "the Original" a shot. Not the best sandwich you'll ever have, but far from the worst.

                1. re: swsidejim

                  Give an original a try someday if you're forced, but you've brought to the fore an important fast food truth.

                  Never buy a classic food, such as a reuben, from a fast food joint.

                  Corollary: unless that food has historical precedent in the fast food realm, such as a hamburger.

                  1. re: kindofabigdeal

                    I was picking blind off a menu at work, never even heard of Schlotzkys before that day.

                    1. re: swsidejim

                      Oh, man. Order off a menu from a "deli" and get a sandwich from Schlotzky's. Ouch.

                2. re: alanbarnes

                  Well, the one in Oregon seems to be consistently busy. We were thrilled when it came as we are from Austin. Still love the original sandwich.