I ate at Jersey Mike's for the first time and saw why it's America's favorite sandwich chain
- Jersey Mike's was rated America's favorite sandwich chain in Market Force's consumer loyalty survey for 2019.
- Jersey Mike's beat out reigning champ Wawa as well as notable competitors Subway, Panera, and Arby's in the sandwich chain category.
- I went to a Jersey Mike's location in Hoboken, New Jersey, to experience it for myself, and I was impressed by the fresh food, speedy service, and highly organized kitchen.
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Jersey Mike's was named America's favorite sandwich chain in a recent Market Force survey, beating out last year's champion, the convenience store Wawa.
The survey, which included responses from more than 7,600 people, found that respondents also preferred Jersey Mike's to Subway, Arby's, Panera, Jimmy John's, and Firehouse Subs. Jersey Mike's ranked especially high for food quality, staff friendliness, and value for money spent.I've never eaten at a Jersey Mike's, although I've eaten many times at competing restaurants. Subway was my go-to for a cheap, quick, and reasonably healthy meal throughout college, and Panera was my splurge version of that. So where does Jersey Mike fit in?
I decided to see what all the hubbub was for myself. With my trusty camera and a handful of lactose pills, I took the PATH train to Hoboken, New Jersey, and trekked to the nearest Jersey Mike's.
I was not prepared for what I was about to experience.