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.