Quiznos replaces former coffee shop

Subs, soups and salads are taking precedence in the Southeastern dining circuit this year. Quiznos, the international sandwich chain, is making its grand, local debut at Southeastern.

Located in the Twelve Oaks Complex at the western end of Friendship Circle where the old Roomies was  located, the new restaurant opened its doors to customers on Monday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m.

Boasting such popular submarine sandwiches as the Mesquite Chicken, Double Cheese Cheesesteak, Prime Rib & Peppercorn and Bourbon Grille Steak; Quiznos is offering its full menu to Southeastern students, faculty and staff. In addition to the chain’s mainstay subs, the menu also includes items such as flatbread sandwiches, chopped salads, and several soups. However, although the normal menu is in place, students should note that the campus chain is not serving breakfast as many of the off-campus locations do.

The Quiznos’ hours run from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

As a special, opening-day promotion, students had the chance to text “seludining” to 65374 to receive a coupon to use at the store.

According to Robin Rodrigue, Southeastern’s Director of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives, the Quiznos chain was chosen for the newest addition to Southeastern dining after on-campus polls showed that students found the chain to be highly desirable.

Rodrigue also pointed out that some people might see the chain as redundant as there is already the popular Subway sandwich shop in the Student Union Mall. Maintaining that this is not the case, Rodrigue noted the vastly different menus and the fact that many crossover customers could find the new additions refreshing.

Taylor Arceneaux, a junior majoring in art, was the first customer for the new Quiznos.

“[I’m] very excited about it because of the art department and its classes. It’s very convenient for students who spend all day in the art department,” said Arceneaux.

By all accounts, the chain appears to be a promising addition to Southeastern’s campus dining system. Old Quiznos die-hards and curious patrons alike are finding their way to the new location.

“I’ve never eaten at Quiznos before,” said Jonathon Riccou, a freshman biology major. “I’m excited to try something new and be a part of.”

 For more information on Quiznos, students may visit Southeastern’s campus dining Web site at www.selu.edu/campusdish.