Where can you get lunch for less than $7 in 2019? Mr. Sub!
It’s been awhile since I last visited any of the Mr. Submarine locations. I used to live off the 2 Mr. Subs for $5.45 deal at the one on Fullerton back in my Lincoln Park days. There’s a classic Mr. Sub in Beverly on Western. Today, I was in Brookfield to get my oil changed at Don’s 47th Street Garage. Don ends his lunch break at 1:30. I-55 was running clear, so I got out there with 15 minutes to spare. Plenty of time to order & eat at Mr. Sub – a couple blocks from the garage.
I got a regular turkey and a bottle of water. Total cost: $6.48.
Unfortunately I blew my savings just minutes later when I stopped at 7-11 on Ogden for a coffee. The coffee was cheap, but I grabbed a canister of Mentos gum for the car. The sticker said $1.99 but the register rang it up for $4.59. I asked about the discrepancy and the lady explained, “Oh, yeah…that sticker is mislabeled.” Okay. Whatever. I’ve got plenty of car gum now.
Back to my turkey sub, which was a bargain compared to the Mentos gum. And if I scheduled my oil change on Wednesday, the turkey sub would’ve been on special for 3-something. Ham is the Tuesday special and I wasn’t feeling the ham. Noted for 6 months from now, when I’m due back at Don’s. Friendly, honest, quick-service at Don’s, BTW, if you have car trouble.
The bread is fresh and tasty at Mr. Sub. I think it’s really the key.
The subs aren’t fancy, just reliably good and filling. Plus, the menu is far-reaching – with everything from gyros to pizza puffs to a basket of shrimp. Plus, their featured pop is R.C. Cola.
Mr. Sub…always there for an affordable lunch.