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I ate the same meal at America's three largest sub chains — here's the one that reigned supreme

Business Insider Logo By Irene Jiang of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 48: 
  All sub sandwiches
  are equal in a way, but some are better than others.
  
  The top three sub sandwich chains in America are Subway,
  Jimmy
  John's, and Jersey
  Mikes in term of sales, according to Nation's Restaurant
  News.
  
  I went to all three sandwich chains and ordered the same meal
  at each one in order to see how they compared.
  
  While Jersey Mike's put up a good fight, Jimmy John's
  ultimately won me over with its speedy, friendly service and
  all-around delicious food.
  
  
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  A sub by any other name - hero, hoagie, grinder - is just as
  delicious.

  What makes a sub from Subway different from one from Jimmy
  John's? And what makes those different from a Jersey Mike's sub?
  That's what I want to find out.

  
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  I ate the cheapest cheeseburgers from McDonald's, Wendy's, and
  Burger King. Wendy's was best by a slice.
  

  Since every day is sub day if you want it to be, I decided to
  have three sub days: one at Subway, one at Jimmy John's, and one
  at Jersey Mike's. I ordered the same meal at each place: an
  Italian-style sub sandwich with chips, a cookie, and a drink.

  My goal: to find out how these hoagie hawkers stack up.

  Two feet of bread, meat, cheese, and lettuce later, I had my
  answer.

A sub by any other name - hero, hoagie, grinder - is just as delicious.

What makes a sub from Subway different from one from Jimmy John's? And what makes those different from a Jersey Mike's sub? That's what I want to find out. 

Since every day is sub day if you want it to be, I decided to have three sub days: one at Subway, one at Jimmy John's, and one at Jersey Mike's. I ordered the same meal at each place: an Italian-style sub sandwich with chips, a cookie, and a drink.

My goal: to find out how these hoagie hawkers stack up.

Two feet of bread, meat, cheese, and lettuce later, I had my answer.

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