The submarine, or simply the sub, is the big brother of the sandwich – it’s larger, longer and filled with more fillings. With the prodigious appetite of Americans, it has become a strong favorite and, thus, restaurants that offer a wide variety of submarines have a popular following. This is true for Planet Sub, a national chain of sub-centric sandwich shops in the United States.
The Planet Sub prices are commensurate to the quality of the submarines offered by the chain – these are slightly more expensive but the submarines are worth it. Many customers even say that the subs come in such generous portions that they can divide it to make two meals!
Below are the latest Planet Sub menu prices.
|Ham and Swiss Sub||$5.71|
|Roast Beef Sub||$5.71|
|Turkey Club Sub||$5.71|
|Ham and Swiss Classic||$5.31|
|Roast Beef Classic||$5.53|
|Turkey Club Classic||$5.53|
|Whole Turkey Club||$9.52|
|Buffalo Chicken Sub||$6.31|
|Chicken BBQ Sub||$6.31|
|Chicken Club Sub||$6.31|
|Chicken Parmesan Sub||$6.31|
|Smoky Southwest Chicken||$6.32|
|Whole Chicken Club||$9.89|
|Creamy Club Sub||$6.31|
|Green Turkey Sub||$6.31|
|Dagwood's Dream Sub||$6.31|
|Tijuana Taxi Sub||$6.31|
|The Planet Sub||$6.32|
|Whole Creamy Club||$9.89|
|Mega Roast Beef||$6.32|
|Bacon Mushroom Melt||$6.32|
|Whole Meatball Grinder||$9.89|
|Meatless Masterpiece Sub||$6.31|
|The Veggie Sub||$6.31|
Veggies & Seafood
|Whole Veggie Grinder||$9.87|
|Whole Tuna Bacon Melt||$9.94|
|Chipotle Chicken Wrap||$6.50|
|Greek Chicken Wrap||$6.50|
|Tuna Bacon Melt||$6.32|
|Tuna & Cheddar Romaine Wrap||$6.62|
|Buffalo Chicken Wrap||$6.47|
|Tuna and Cheddar Wrap||$6.45|
|Turkey & Provolone Romaine Wrap||$6.62|
|Buffalo Chicken Romaine Wrap||$6.58|
|Turkey and Provolone Wrap||$6.47|
|Chicken Caesar Salad||$5.76|
|Chocolate Chunk Cookie||$1.34|
|Peanut Butter Cookie||$1.33|
|Kid's Pizza Boat||$3.05|
|Kid's Grilled Cheese||$3.07|
|Turkey and American||$3.06|
|Ham and American||$3.06|
|Sun Chips Harvest Cheddar||$1.29|
|Nacho Cheese Doritos||$1.34|
|Miss Vickie's Salt & Vinegar Chips||$1.33|
|Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream||$1.33|
|Kettle Brand Sea Salt||$1.33|
|Doritos Cool Ranch||$1.30|
|Lays Baked BBQ||$1.33|
|Miss Vickie's BBQ Chips||$1.34|
|Miss Vickie's Jalapeños||$1.33|
|Bottle Coca Cola||$2.08|
|Large Soft Drink||$2.40|
|Bottle Diet Coke||$2.08|
|Bottle Root Beer||$2.17|
|Regular Soft Drink||$1.92|
Planet Sub traces its roots to Yello Sub, a submarine sandwich shop that opened its doors in Lawrence, Kansas in 1979. Yellow Sub was a typical hole-in-the-wall shop offering just eight sandwiches with the breads baked from scratch every day.
In 1998, Klusman and Kelly opened their first Yello Sub franchised location but renamed it Planet Sub for legal reasons. In 2002, the duo purchased Yello Sub; the original locations retained the Yello Sub name while the Planet Sub brand was applied to new locations.
As of 2016, the Planet Sub chain consisted of 13 company-owned stores and 28 franchised locations in the United States. The corporate headquarters are in Kansas City, Missouri.
What They’re Known For
Planet Sub has established an enviable reputation for its made-from-scratch breads baked in each of its shops. In fact, every location is also a bakery complete with a dough mixer for this reason. The meats, cheeses, and vegetables are also sliced daily on-site, thus, ensuring the fresh quality of the submarines.
The chain is also known for its adoption of an innovative playing card system. In it, the customers are given a unique playing card used in identifying their respective sandwiches when it has been baked.
Why Eat Here
The Planet Sub bread is vegan so it lends itself well to vegan and vegetarian subs. The menu actually includes several vegetarian subs like the Meatless Masterpiece, a flavorful sub with Pepper Jack, cream cheese, Swiss cheese, green peppers, mushrooms, and black olives. There are vegetarian subs, too, with tempeh as the featured ingredient; tempeh is a meatless patty made from soybeans.
The vegetable sandwiches are important for the brand although these aren’t the most popular subs in the menu. The brand, after all, realizes the need for healthy products in the fast casual segment, as well as recognizes the importance of offering something for everyone. Along this line, the chain has also introduced menu boards with calorie information for all the items.
The wide range of submarines can be initially overwhelming but it becomes familiar after a few visits. The most popular arguably is The Planet Sub, a generously-sized, tasty-to-the-last-bite sub with roast beef, smoked ham, roasted turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and Swiss cheese with Dijon mustard and mayonnaise topping. The Super Hero takes a large appetite to finish but it’s easy enough with the delicious combination of pepperoni, salami, spicy capicola, red onions, Provolone, lettuce, oregano, and banana peppers with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.
The Classics have less fillings but these are just as delicious as the superstars of the menu. The Turkey sub for example, has lip-smacking oven-roasted turkey while the Roast Beef sub has juicy premium roast beef at its heart. Go for the Ham & Cheese if you’re hankering for comfort food delivered the quick way.
Other sub varieties include Chicken BBQ (chicken with pickles, lettuce and tomatoes drizzled in BBQ sauce); The Experience (chicken, bacon and jalapenos with chipotle sauce); and Tuna (tuna salad, tomatoes, and lettuce with mayonnaise). The subs are divided into specific categories, such as Classics, Seafood and Originals, so it’s easier to make a choice.
We suggest the seafood subs to add variety to your meat-centric subs. The Creamy Crab will lift your spirits with its combo of bacon, surimi crab, cream cheese, lettuce and tomatoes with a mayonnaise topping. The Tuna Bacon Melt has the perfect balance between creamy and crunchy with its creamy tuna and crisp lettuce.
Look beyond the subs although these are definitely the must-haves. Try the romaine wraps, which come in three varieties – Buffalo Chicken with Planet Sub’s signature chicken, pepper jack, tomatoes and buffalo sauce; Tuna and Cheddar with tuna salad, cheddar, bacon, red onions, and tomatoes with a Dijon dressing; and Turkey & Provolone with turkey, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and provolone. There are also tortilla wraps and salads although these are few in comparison with the subs.
Planet Sub has a mobile rewards app that offer discounts, access to exclusive deals, and a free sub on your birthday.
The chain is known for its friendly and efficient customer service, a must considering that most customers who come to its restaurants are craving for hearty meals to satisfy their hungry stomachs.
To learn more about Planet Sub or to find a location near you, visit their website at planetsub.com.