Quiznos Expands its Menu by Adding Pasta

Panera recently entered the realm of pasta and Quiznos is following suit.  “Quiznos is translating its chef-created recipes, premium ingredients and toasting expertise into unique flavorful creations like Lobster Mac & Cheese and Pesto Chicken, which go beyond at-home pastas but at an affordable price. Each of the six bold new pasta offerings is made with handcrafted Cavatappi pasta, with flavorful sauces and quality ingredients, all toasted to perfection.”

Quiznos Pasta

Quiznos New Pasta

  • Chicken Pesto – Chicken, Italian 3-cheese blend, balsamic tomatoes, basil pesto all served over Cavatappi Pasta.
  • Mac & Cheese – The new pasta lineup is highlighted by three flavors of Mac & Cheese, including Classic Mac & Cheese, Bacon Mac & Cheese and Lobster Mac & Cheese, featuring Cavatappi pasta with Romano Parmesan, Provolone and Fontina cheeses, all topped with Quiznos hand-made breadcrumbs.
  • Spicy Sausage Marinara – The Spicy Sausage Marinara features Illinois-based Fontanini Italian Meats spicy all-pork Italian sausage and all-natural mozzarella, topped off with lightened up basil marinara sauce all served over Cavatappi Pasta.
  • Meatballs Marinara – Featuring Fontanini’s old-fashioned beef and pork-blended meatballs, which are filled with freshly grated Romano and Ricotta cheese and a perfect blend of Italian seasonings. Layered with a double portion of all-natural mozzarella, paired with a new and improved marinara sauce and all served over Cavatappi pasta.

11 comments on “Quiznos Expands its Menu by Adding Pasta

  1. Justin ST says:

    Whoa. Unexpected!

  2. 4x4, Animal Style says:

    Unexpected indeed, though probably a good idea. Doesn’t take too much preparation, and also a rare quick service pasta option. That really hasn’t been done yet, other than Panera, who had some we all easily forgot about because it was overpriced, like everything else they make. Curious on shareholder response (I do work with stocks, forgive me), because I’m really bullish on this idea. Original and affordable; win win.

    Also, I’m wondering why no buffalo chicken mac and cheese. Pretty simple, use the existing chicken, top with buffalo sauce, add some breadcrumbs. To be cost efficient, they could use old bread torn up that would otherwise wouldn’t be used. That would be a huge seller, and easy to make.

  3. Dana B says:

    I’m not sure I would trust seafood mac n cheese from a place that specializes in sandwiches :/

    • thehottoddy23 says:

      Agreed. Another example of a restaurant grasping at straws- doing something that shouldn’t be doing in other words. I’ve always thought Quiznos has some damn good marketing and advertising as their food looks WAY better in pictures than it does in person. Clearly that isn’t unusual but for some reason Quiznos seems to be exceptionally good at it. Doesn’t taste all that great either most of the time. Glorified Subway if you ask me with a higher price tag. I think I’d pass on pasta from them much like I pass on the sandwiches.

      • Mike N. says:

        They’ve already had the “Lobster & Seafood” sub on the menu for a while now. If you notice the only thing that is actually NEW is the Cavatappi pasta (the same pasta is used for each variety of pasta). All the other ingredients are already on hand, so instead of a choice of sub, wrap, or bowl it’s now sub, wrap, bowl or pasta. Pretty smart, really. That being said, I’m otherwise with you on Quiznos; the handful of times I’ve been there it hasn’t impressed so they’re pretty much off my radar.

    • Jonathan Wayne says:

      Why, they have had lobster seafood subs for eons now. Subway has also had seafood subs for decades now also.

  4. CB says:

    There is a place here in MI called Piada who has quick service pasta. It is an “Italian” version of Chipotle. Everything there is very good!

  5. Esther says:

    Judging by how much I love their chicken pesto flatbreads, I bet the pasta version will be enjoyable.

  6. tombones says:

    Had their chicken & pesto pasta today. Not terrible, but not terribly impressive. Particularly when it cost nearly as much as Panera’s pasta. It was overly oiled and stingy on the chicken (ymmv). Good flavor combination & texture on the cavatappi, which was al dente; just wish there was more substance overall. I’ve been spoiled by Noodles & Co, though.

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