The Dallas, Texas-based "Which Which Superior Sandwiches" just opened today in Arlington, Virginia located right next to the Ballston Mall and across the street from my office. It is the fourth franchise to open in Virginia.
When I walked into "Which Which" I was greeted by one of the many team members floating around the sandwich shop. The worker was very friendly and answered all of my questions. It's a little confusing how you actually place your order and determine how much your sandwich will cost.
You pick a brown bag (very cute) with the category you want. (Click here to view the bag menu.) For example, you can pick from 12 different categories including Vegetarian, Beef, Ham & Pork and Italian among others. You grab a red sharpie marker and mark up the pre-printed menu on the bag. It's a pretty cool and unique way to order.
There are 40 different sandwich options (not including "the wicked" and the "kidwich"). And there is great variety of "add ons" for your sandwich at no extra charge.
I was pretty excited to try out one of the five different vegetarian sandwiches. I chose a 7" wheat Mediterranean "skinny my which" with additional mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers and hummus. Should be relatively healthy right? Wrong.
I looked at the nutritional info after eating it and discovered it was one of the most fattening (31g of fat) sandwiches on the menu! It must be due to the olive oil.
Regardless of the disappointing nutritional value, the sandwich was plain awful. It was all bread and I got the "skinny" version, so I can only imagine what a full body bread tastes like. I could barely see the miniscule diced tomatoes in the sandwich. I think I counted a total of 3 mushroom slices. There were also maybe 5 black olives in the entire sandwich.
I do give "Which Which" credit for trying to promote healthy sandwiches and offering iceberg lettuce wrapped sandwiches. They also claim to have 30 sandwiches and bowls with less than 400 calories and 6g of fat.
I paid $6 plus tax for a sandwich that was hardly fulfilling and not even that healthy. I can go next store at Chipotle and buy a vegetarian burrito for $6.45 plus tax and walk away very satisfied. Or I could go to one of the food trucks and buy a vegetarian gyro.
Sadly, I will not go back to "Which Which." It was too much bread, not enough taste and too pricey. Today proved to be yet another reason why I tend to "brown bag" it for lunch.