Sandwich Name: Reubenwich ($10.95)
Menu Description: Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss & 1000 Island
Included Side Items: none
Presentation: The sandwich was wrapped in paper and generally tube shaped. The sandwich was on a loaf of sub style bread and was assembled as an open faced sandwich that was later folded over before being wrapped. This meant that ultimately the cheese, sauerkraut and dressing were embedded within the corned beef, which was against the bread.
Dimensions: 1039.5 cm3 (27 cm x 7 cm x 5.5 cm)
Bulk-to-Cost Ratio: 95 cm3/dollar
Review - Chris Rowland
Review Date: Aug 5, 2022, 11:25 AM
Liked: Sauerkraut and 1000 Island
Disliked: Too much bread taste
I had seen signs for Which Wich before when I was traveling, but I had never stopped in to see what it was about. The first impression when entering was that it was clean, crisp and modern. They have signs promoting their “vibeology” and try hard to make their brand distinctive. The dining room was neat, and I was pleasantly surprised that their bathrooms were, also. When you enter, there are kiosks where you can place and pay for your order. We entered our order on one kiosk, but when it was time to pay, it said that it couldn't communicate with the card reader, so we had to cancel that order and enter our order again at the other kiosk. This one went through just fine.
An important thing to know about Which Wich is that they specialize in “sub” style sandwiches—so you aren’t going to get your typical rye bread for a Reuben. You can order white or wheat, and I ordered white bread for my Reuben. You can also order it hot or cold, and I chose hot. There are also three sizes: regular, large and super; I went with the “large” size, and the pricing and size listed above reflect that selection.
After waiting about 10 minutes, they called my name to pick up my order. It was rolled in paper, which I unwrapped to examine how the sandwich was constructed. As mentioned above in the presentation section, the corned beef was against the bread, and everything else tucked in the very middle of the sandwich.
The corned beef was thinly sliced, and had a good flavor. The Swiss cheese was not super noticeable on the sandwich, but the dressing and the sauerkraut both came through in a good balance to the amount of corned beef on the sandwich. I would describe the sauerkraut and dressing to have a tangy and somewhat sweet taste that gave the sandwich a welcome little kick of flavor.
The only downside to the sandwich was the bread. It was good bread. But since it was a sub-style sandwich, the taste of the bread really dominated the overall flavor of the sandwich. So if you don't mind an appreciable quantity of white or wheat bread in your Reuben, it’s a good sandwich overall.