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Kosher Subway Opening in Skokie -

Driving down Dempster in Skokie and saw sign announcing a Kosher Subway is opening at the corner of Dempster and Crawford - anyone know the when they will be open?

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  1. That is the question of the week!

    1. Call CRC Phone:
      (773) 465-3900

      1. I just talked to Subway's headquarters and they are looking at 6 weeks :)

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        1. re: rosey189

          Any updates on when they are going to open? Sign on the door maybe? I am anxiously awaiting this, however it will be somewhat dangerous as I will be prone to spending more money...

          1. re: Pluckyduk8

            Why the fascination with a Kosher Subway? I'll take a sandwich from Srulie's or the Sandwich Club any day over a Subway. Can't we aim a little higher?

            1. re: ferret

              true - but the novelty of it is intriguing - I know my kids are looking forward to it

              1. re: weinstein5

                A sandwich that passes for "okay" in the treif world for $5-6 lacks a compelling sales pitch at a $4 kosher premium. The "novelty" attraction won't last very long.

                1. re: ferret

                  I still enjoy the one in Cedarhurst, especially the footlong pastrami piled high.

              2. re: ferret

                I do indeed like the Sandwich Club sandwiches (try the shnitzel pastrami if you've never had it)...but I used to eat out non-kosher when I was little and one of the things I miss is Subway.

          2. Looks like it is going to be soon - at least I get that from all the opening soon signs in the window -

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            1. re: weinstein5

              I'm told that they are hoping sometime next week.

            2. Opening is expected next week, pending some final approvals by CRC or other certifying authorities - according to a neighbor/friend of mine who is a (or the) owner of the business.

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              1. re: gomexico

                It is today, Nov 11 - at least that is what the sign in the door says -

              2. Hello, Subway did open at 10am I believe.
                No info on pros/cons. If anyone goes, please update.

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                1. re: lenchik

                  I have gone - twice - not by my choice but my sons request for a meatball marinara - for what it is I have to say it is good - my son likes the meatball sub($5.99 - 6") - I had the steak sub (6.99 - 6") - which I liked - the steak sub has about 6 oz of steak which tasted good - and like the subway model you tell the sandwich maker what you want on the sub -

                  definitely has some opening day rough spots - the second trip they had run out of white bread and it was going to be a 20 minute wait - when we left there was a long line - someone pointed out that most of the clientele had never been to a subway so I am sure some the slowness is to people understanding what to do -

                  Overall I would go back - definitely a spot for the kids to be fed realitively economically - and I might even get a sandwich -

                  1. re: lenchik

                    I have finally made the trip to Subway, glad waited until all the lines have died down.
                    The food was pretty decent. Paid $24 for a foot long meatball marinara, a 6 inch chicken teriyaki, 2 drinks, 1 mushroom barley soup, chips and a cookie. Not too horrible, although probably kind of bad compared to non-kosher subways. Felt bad for the non-jewish people walking in and staring at the price board in shock. However, the manager/owner was very nice about letting them know up-front that the restaurant is kosher and therefore more expensive.
                    The interior is definitely better then the non-kosher subways down dempster street (I made it a point to peek in the windows while driving by). I liked the cushy chairs and the nice wood molding along the ceiling. The service was fine as well.
                    On to the food: my meatball marinara tasted good, I wasn't crazy about my husband's chicken teriyaki, but I think it was his own fault as he insisted on not having it toasted. The soup was way too healthy for my taste:) I like a more creamy pureed consistency, but it was still quite good. The cookie was waaay great!
                    Overall, we enjoyed this quick stop and time permitting will stop in again - I really want to try the tuna and the over roasted chicken sandwiches.