I felt like Subway earlier today.. except, I didn’t want Subway.. Thankfully though, I got an alternative! Charley’s Grilled Subs. I have seen them a couple of times around malls and have tried their samples but don’t think I ate there more than once. So, I gave them a go!
I am an affiliate of 24h.ae (An online portal to order all your food delivery with absolute ease) and they offered me a all expense paid meal from Charley’s. Worth a try then! I passed by their website and ordered off their Sub’s menu.
There’s roughly 12 types of Subs, and side orders.
The food came in these white plastic packs. The only problem I ever had with these packs is they collect water on the top, and with experience, I get water drops everywhere… Yeah… same thing happened here!
I had ordered two Subs for this review, and the first one was their Philly Cheese Steak
While ordering, I did not know if I should go with the extra options, such as “Double Meat” and “Extra Cheese” or not. Naturally… I did.
The Philly Cheese was nice. The Double Meat was a little over in quantity. It tasted pretty nice, the Steak was cut up in little slices all stuck together with the melted Extra Cheese and the Vegetables tasted fresh. I mean its nice, but not special in terms of taste or anything. It did taste freshly made which was the whole point, so that was accomplished. Even the bread was soft, fresh seems to be an evident factor.
For the Second Sub, I wanted to try something different. I went with their Chicken Teriyaki, but instead of an ordinary 6 inch sub, I went with a wrap! This ought to be interesting I thought
I ordered this as a meal, so it came with Fries (more on that below) and a canned drink.
At first look, it didn’t look so appetizing, neither was managing it. Being that it was a wrap, it kind of seemed like it would fall apart at any moment.
Again, I went with Double Meat and Extra Cheese. This time though, it didn’t seem as useless as before! Same fresh vegetables, but the taste of the Chicken Teriyaki was awesome! The Double Meat really was A LOT of Chicken, I mean it was just munching on Chicken more than 5:1 of anything else. Flavor-wise though, it was lovely! The Chicken Teriyaki had nice flavor, and the Cheese kept things together as before. I really do need to say, that 1 Sub, specifically this one is more than filling enough (if got as a meal as well) for 1 person. The wrap was nice, the bread was a little thin and with the Sauce, a little soggy but it was overall pretty nice. I do expect that on a less perfect day, it might fall apart but for me, the Cheese held everything together. I certainly liked this a lot more than the Pilly Cheese Steak.
As for the Fries…
Here I fell for a little uninformed trap. While ordering the Chicken Teriyaki meal, it stated that it came with Fries. While going through the menu, I saw a side order called “Gourmet Fries” and I was intrigued.
Yeah… about that….
The Fries that came with the meal was the one pictured above. Would anyone like to take a guess what the “Gourmet Fries” looked like?
Exactly the same.
A Meal actually comes with Gourmet Fries which is Salted French Fries with Cheese poured on top.
I would assume that fresh at the restaurant these might be awesome, but when delivered, was close to a disaster. The Fries were a little cold, and the Cheese had hardened up a bit which meant that some Fries were soggy, and there was water droplets around the packaging. The taste was not bad, but did not work with delivery.. Especially since I ended up with two of these packs.
Trying to decipher the bill was complicated, so all in all, all I ordered came to 73 Dhs including delivery (Fully paid for by 24h.ae). Gourmet Fries is 9 Dhs, The two Subs were 17 Dhs each and a plenty of extras here and there for my additional Meat and Cheese orders. I did order food enough for 2 hungry people, so I’d say the value is decent but certainly a little over costs of Fast Food, who these people actually compete with.
The Packaging: 6 / 10
The Food: 6 / 10
Overall: 6 / 10
I’d recommend this place as they are a good alternative to fast food and they do make good Subs, but worth experimenting with a few to pick a favorite!
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