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.
|The Planet Sub||$6.32|
|Greek Chicken Wrap||$6.50|
|Ham and Swiss Sub||$5.71|
|Roast Beef Sub||$5.71|
|Turkey Club Sub||$5.71|
|Buffalo Chicken Sub||$6.31|
|Chicken BBQ Sub||$6.31|
|Chicken Club Sub||$6.31|
|Chicken Parmesan Sub||$6.31|
|The Experience Sub||$6.31|
|Ham and Swiss Classic||$5.31|
|Roast Beef Classic||$5.53|
|Turkey Club Classic||$5.53|
|Half Turkey Club||$5.57|
|Whole Turkey Club||$9.52|
|Creamy Club Sub||$6.31|
|Green Turkey Sub||$6.31|
|Super Hero Sub||$6.31|
|Dagwood's Dream Sub||$6.31|
|Tijuana Taxi Sub||$6.31|
|Pastrami Melt Sub||$6.31|
|Smoky Southwest Chicken||$6.32|
|Half Chicken Club||$6.33|
|Whole Chicken Club||$9.89|
|Meatless Masterpiece Sub||$6.31|
|The Veggie Sub||$6.31|
|Half Creamy Club||$6.33|
|Whole Creamy Club||$9.89|
|Mega Roast Beef||$6.32|
|Bacon Mushroom Melt||$6.32|
|Whole Pastrami Melt||$9.87|
|Half Meatball Grinder||$6.33|
|Whole Meatball Grinder||$9.89|
|Chipotle Chicken Wrap||$6.50|
|Tuna Bacon Melt||$6.32|
|Tuna Bacon Melt Sub||$6.31|
Veggies & Seafood
|Half Veggie Grinder||$6.23|
|Whole Veggie Grinder||$9.87|
|Half Tuna Bacon Melt||$6.27|
|Whole Tuna Bacon Melt||$9.94|
|Tuna and Cheddar Romaine Wrap||$6.41|
|Buffalo Chicken Romaine Wrap||$6.58|
|Buffalo Chicken Wrap||$6.47|
|Tuna and Cheddar Wrap||$6.45|
|Tuna & Cheddar Romaine Wrap||$6.62|
|Turkey and Provolone Romaine Wrap||$6.41|
|Turkey & Provolone Romaine Wrap||$6.62|
|Turkey and Provolone Wrap||$6.47|
|Chicken Caesar Salad||$5.76|
|Whole Dill Pickle||$1.31|
|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|
|Kid's Turkey and American||$3.39|
|Kid's Ham and American||$3.39|
|Miss Vickie's Jalapeños||$1.33|
|Kettle Brand Sea Salt||$1.34|
|Miss Vickie's Salt & Vinegar Chips||$1.33|
|Nacho Cheese Doritos||$1.34|
|Lays Baked BBQ||$1.34|
|Doritos Cool Ranch||$1.30|
|Sun Chips Harvest Cheddar||$1.29|
|Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream||$1.33|
|Miss Vickie's BBQ Chips||$1.33|
|Regular Soft Drink||$1.91|
|Large Soft Drink||$2.39|
|Bottle Coca Cola||$2.10|
|Bottle Diet Coke||$2.08|
|Bottle Root Beer||$2.27|
|Monster Energy Drink||$2.97|
|Bowl of Soup||$4.97|
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.