6 Sandwich Chains Where Chefs Actually Eat

Based in Manasquan, Jersey Mike's was launched on the beach in 1956 and now has over 2,000 locations in the US.

Jersey Mike's

Jimmy John Liautaud founded this Illinois franchise in 1983. It has 2,800 sites in 43 states. Stephen Marcaurelle, executive chef and partner of NautilusPier 4 in Boston, loves the sub and wrap chain.

Jimmy John's

As a D.C. and Virginia resident, I found Capo Italian Deli, which competes with the best with classic in-house cured Italian meats on fresh Italian hoagies.

Capo Deli

Chef Pancir likes Firehouse Subs, which has over 1,200 sites in the U.S. and Canada. "Chefs appreciate great meals and quick snacks.

Firehouse Subs

Executive chef at The Quarterdeck Restaurant in Falmouth, Dan Delancey, recommends Rose & Vicki's, a tiny North Shore establishment.

Rose & Vicki's

Philadelphia chef Kiki Aranita, who grew up eating at this Hawaiian chain, raves about it. It has locations on the islands and is expanding shortly in Las Vegas.