Best sub sandwich comparison: Subway, Jimmy John’s, and Jersey Mike’s


  • All sub sandwiches are equal in a way, but some are better than others.
  • The top three sub chains in term of sales in America are Subway, Jimmy John’s, and Jersey Mikes, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.
  • I went to all three sandwich chains and ordered the same meal at each one to see how they compared.
  • While Jersey Mike’s put up a good fight, Jimmy John’s won me over with its speedy, friendly service and all-around delicious food.
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A sub by any other name — hero, hoagie, grinder — is just as delicious.

But what makes a sub at Subway different from one at Jimmy John’s? And what makes those different from a Jersey Mike’s sub? That’s what I wanted to find out.

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Since every day is sub day if you want it to be, I decided to have three sub days: one at Subway, one at Jimmy John’s, and one at Jersey Mike’s. I ordered the same meal at each place: an Italian-style sub sandwich with chips, a cookie, and a drink.

My goal: to find out how these hoagie hawkers stack up.

Two feet of bread, meat, cheese, and lettuce later, I had my answer.