Review: Chicken Milano Sub from Quiznos
Quiznos recently debuted several new menu items, including grilled flatbreads, salad wraps, and “sub sliders”… but what really drew my attention was that 13 of the new items are under 500 calories, a completely reasonable payload for any meal, let alone one that comes from a quick service eatery where bread and cheese are in abundance. Of the new items, the Chicken Milano Sub looked the tastiest.
Here’s how Quiznos describes the Chicken Milano Sub:
All-natural chicken, all-natural mozzarella, Italian 3-cheese blend, seasonal lettuce blend, tomatoes, smoky sundried tomato and basil pestos served on your choice of Artisan breads (options include whole grain flatbread, white, wheat, rosemary parmesan or garlic focaccia).
It’s quite a mouthful, but I’m going to propose a different way to describe the new sub: the best thing that has happened to Quiznos in years. Yes, it is that good. With the exception of the tomatoes (which were bland, as is usually the case at fast food places), every element of the sandwich was ridiculously tasty.
Cheese plays a starring role in the sandwich: the fresh and squishy bun is flecked with little bits of browned parmesan, and there’s a big scoop of parmesan flakes on top of the juicy, seasoned chicken. Mozzarella is also well represented. Once the sandwich is sent through the toaster, the slices of mozz inside the bun melt into a blanket of creamy goodness, imparting flavor in every bite.
What sent the Chicken Milano Sub over the edge was the two different spreads. The sundried tomato pesto tasted like a very thin marinara, which gave the sandwich some depth, while the herbaceous basil pesto brought a touch of salt, which perked up the other flavors. It’s truly amazing that a sub this tasty, with three cheesy elements, only has 450 calories.
*Discolsure: Quizno’s provided me with swag and a gift card to help sample the menu and review items for GrubGrade. I was not compensated financially for this positive review.
Pros: Exceptionally tasty sub, toppings are well portioned, reasonably good for you, and a good value considering the quality of the ingredients
Cons: Tomatoes were a bit bland, would be a bit messy to eat on the go
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 9.50/10
More Info: Quiznos.com
Chicken Milano Sub
Total Fat: 18 g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 15 mg
Sodium: 1060 mg
Total Carbs: 44 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 5 g
Protein: 28 g