Sunday, April 28, 2013

Firehouse Subs Woburn

Firehouse Subs in Woburn just opened up near Target and I got a flyer with a buy one get one free sub so I decided to try it today for lunch. I normally don't eat subs for lunch or anytime else really so I don't have much to compare against. Their claim to fame is that the company was started by firemen, they steam their sandwiches and they give back to the community.

Inside was nice enough and the staff calling out a welcome to everyone that enters the door. If you choose table service you get a number that you put into the holder and the staff will deliver when ready. The soda machine can get you 120 different flavors..

To the left, we have the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket.

USDA Choice beef brisket smoked over hickory for 16+ hours, then smothered in melted cheddar and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Brisket was tender enough but had no smoke flavor whatsoever.

And to the right we have the New York Steamer.

Corned beef brisket, pastrami, melted provolone, mustard, mayo, and Italian dressing. This, on the other hand, was really tasty and I liked it a lot. The menu said it's served fully involved, but it wasn't so I guess that you have to order it that way but how would you know? I think I'll stick with my policy of having real food for lunch. Also both my orders were for a medium sub and they were just about 7" long so a foot long they aren't. Also for $6+ each this is just below the price of a nice sit-down lunch in a restaurant. I would go back if I was in a hurry.

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1 comment:

  1. The steamer is NOT served fully involved. In fact the menu indicates it is served only with mayonnaise, mustard and Italian dressing. That said, you can request that it be served fully involved and it is delicious that way.

    Brisket? No smoke flavor? Surely you must be joking. If you have a seasoned palette you can taste the smoke flavor through the Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. If you doubt it, order it without the BBQ...but then again it's Sweet Baby Ray's so why would you?

    As for the price and the can get bigger and lower quality elsewhere but do you really want deli meat that isn't USDA choice and that isn't graded in any way whatsoever.