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False Advertising[edit]

Does anyone remember a few years ago when Quiznos advertised how they were using "real" meat, despite the fact all of their meat products were sliced from chopped and pressed loaves. Aaronproot

It certainly tastes more real, having the fibrous texture of 'real' meat, though I don't think that's a good thing. It falls apart, unlike Subway's heated-tray-meat.

Possible Origin of Quizno Name[edit]

Quisno's Sub Shop was opened around 1963 just off the Ohio State University Campus, at (I think) 12 Chittenden Avenue near High Street. It sold sub sandwiches and pizzas and various beverages including Stroh's beer. All the subs featured nearby "Cecutti's New World Bakery" Italian bread. Ohio State was on-and-off the nation's highest population university in that period, with around 50,000 students and roughly 80,000 total campus population in the late 60's/ early 70's. There must be a quarter million people who know of the Quisno name connected with that little beatnik-hippie era campus dive.

This size university population, dispersing around the nation, would have put the name into fairly wide circulation. My recollection is that Quisno, the original owner, sold the shop sometime in the 70's or early 80's. There was a Quisno's in the food court of the Lane Avenue Mall just west of campus in the early 80's selling the original menu. I never knew if this was a relocation of the original shop, or an early franchise.

My wife visited a Puget Sound modern Quizno shop in the early 2000's and said there was no resemblance to the original Quisno recipe we knew. We don't have any way to know if today's Quizno chain bought out the original shop or early franchise, or if some completely unrelated sub chain somehow learned of the name and decided to apply it to their company.

Ddaye (talk) 04:31, 8 June 2010 (UTC)[reply]

They had a take out counter and a small dining room. I always ate their sausage patty sub sandwich-it was hot!I have been trying to duplicate the recipe ever since. (talk) 01:43, 29 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Can you please distribute your recipe? I still dream of Quisnos. (talk) 23:33, 18 November 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The story on the back of their soda cups claims they were "born" in Denver, Colorado "20 years ago" or something to that effect, I havent been to Quiznos since last week so my memory might be a bit fuzzy! :)

Cfagan1987 (talk) 20:09, 22 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Actually, the shop near the OSU campus was owned by Charlie and Judy Quisno (different spelling). I worked there for several years in the early '70s. The couple divorced quite a while ago and Charlie died earlier this year. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:01, 9 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I was a student at OSU in the late 60's and I loved the place. No better sub have I ever had. (talk) 01:43, 8 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

BillStuntz (talk) 13:28, 13 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I agree with everything above, except the address - it was actually 9 Chittenden, on the SOUTH side of the street. I think I still have my old blue delivery jacket with the "Peace" sign around somewhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BillStuntz (talkcontribs) 13:24, 13 August 2014 (UTC)[reply]

I lived in Park Hall in the late 60's and we often went to Quisno's for our "study snack". I always got the hot Italian sub and it was really good. We also would have a food truck that stopped near the front of Park Hall - we called it "the barf wagon", and for a while there was late night burger and fries in the Baker Hall commissary. We always got the munchies about 10PM. John Rittenhour (talk) 20:04, 17 August 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Todd Disner founded QUIZNOS in Denver. His girlfriend went to school in Ohio and often ate at Quisnos. Disner changed the "S" to "Z" to try to establish a GENERIC meaning for his high quality sandwich. Tdisner (talk) 18:48, 5 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]


Someone might want to add a section in the article that lists the different menu items offered in a Quizno's shop. Maybe somebody can answer a question for me: What exactly do they use for the lobster salad? It not soft like imitation crab usually is. Its hard like a piece of lobster tail would be. But I wouldnt expect real lobster in the lobster salad of a sandwich chain. So what is it? Personally I like it. If its imitation lobster, the manufacturer does a good job. Marc S., Dania Fl (talk) 17:15, 22 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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Number of locations[edit]

The article currently cites about 500 locations, but a check of indicates they have significantly fewer. I couldn't find any indication of locations outside the US 9including the contact form for that is US-only), and the web scraping report at says they are down to 211 locations in the US. Spot-checking Quiznos' own map matches the reported values, so it appears to be correct and can be manually verified.

I have no idea if web scraping is a high enough quality source to cite on Wikipedia, so I'm hesitant to edit the article.

2601:C2:4100:3468:E97C:9E31:D263:710F (talk) 20:14, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Lawsuits & Controversies[edit]

The way this section of the pages is written reads exactly like the 2007 NY Times Article written about Quiznos. It seems like that article was copy pasted & some synonyms were replaced to give it the illusion of being original. Its almost plagerized verbatim. Thats just wrong. The article can be found at this link, the similarities are astonishing. 2600:8800:2004:8100:99ED:C30B:71C7:52E4 (talk) 05:01, 26 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]