Quizno’s Tries to Make a Comeback with New Fast Casual Concept That Serves Alcohol
When Quizno’s declared bankruptcy in 2013, everyone thought they were toast. But last year, the sandwich chain emerged from the ashes of financial despair like a toasted hoagie just out of the oven, and began a company re-brand. The newest method of getting Quizno’s back on top is hopping on the fast casual bandwagon. Quizno’s just announced Quizno’s Grill with made-to-order sandwiches, a beer and wine menu, and a sleek interior design.
Quizno’s Grill opened this week in Denver, offering house-made potato chips and runners to deliver sandwiches to tables. The kitchen also has a grill-top and fryer, as opposed to the traditional conveyor ovens usually seen at Quizno’s, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.
Some of the menu options include a Chicken Parmigiana sandwich with a crispy chicken breast, spicy Calabrian tomato sauce, melted provolone, aged parmigiana-reggiano and basil-pesto mayo on a hearth-baked roll; a hardwood-smoked Maple BBQ Brisket with sharp Cheddar, house pickles and crispy onion straws on a toasted brioche; or Grill’d Korean Cheesesteak featuring bulgogi-marinated Angus beef, Monterey Jack cheese, grilled red onion and jalapeños, marinated cucumbers, kimchi, and mayo on a hearth-baked roll.
Quizno’s only has 1,265 units internationally, down from 5,000 in its heyday a decade ago.
There’s no word yet on when more Quizno’s Grill locations will open.