According to this article in Apple Valley Patch (as well as a nearly identical one in Eagan), a chain sandwich shop, which opened in Savage several months ago, is expanding to other locations including Apple Valley and Eagan. The shop which prides itself its poorly rated ordering format and ridiculous number of toppings, has received mixed reviews from people all over the local area. However, the most surprising thing is their insistence on expanding to so many South Metro towns so quickly.
From the article:
Eccles, who owns another Which Wich location in Savage, says the restaurant’s variety sets it apart from it’s competitors. Which Wich has 51 sandwiches on its menu, and hundreds of possible combinations that more adventurous sandwich enthusiasts can try.
The most unusual sandwich the restaurant carries on its menu is the “Elvis Wich,” a combination of bananas, bacon, honey and peanut butter, Eccles said.
“We cover the gamut from your basic turkey sandwich to our version of the monte cristo or the French dip,” Eccles said. “We have shrimp, buffalo sauce, you name it. There’s a myriad of stuff you can put on top of your sandwich.”
From reviews seen on the online review site which we will not mention here, many reviewers say their unorthodox ordering method makes for a long wait even when no one is inside the store. One person noted they waited 12 minutes, “fast” by Which Wich standards, and a second left after waiting 30 minutes for their food. Another reviewer noted they can get the same food in less time and for less money at the beloved Blue Ox in Burnsville.
Trying to look at their online meny provides a list of their sandwiches but clicking for more information provides a page where you further customize a sandwich such as “Beef & Whiz” with a lot of ingredients which aren’t enabled by default likely leaving people confused, including me. Most of the sandwiches are plays on the standards and nothing really stood out to me as “wow!” simply because with that many options it’s hard to really zero in on something worthwhile. While I suppose it would be worth a try, this isn’t high up on my list especially that they’re throwing up all over the South Metro and overextending themselves when they should have probably just died off like all chain sandwich shops deserve to do.
Based on what you’ve seen here and elsewhere what do you think about Which Wich? Have you ever had it? If so, what did you think? Did you take a look at the menu? Did you find the format a little too much for you or is that fine? Whatever you have to say about Which Wich in Eagan, Which Wich in Apple Valley or Which Wich in Savage, go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.