The 10 Best Sandwich Chains in America

Jersey Mike's

The New Jersey-based brand, known for its fresh sandwich meats and favored by chefs, received a high loyalty score in the current survey due to its fast service, staff friendliness, restaurant the environment, food quality, and value. 

Jimmy John's

Its hand-sliced sandwich meats and freshly baked bread—the scent of which pulled you in—are among the freshest on the market. 

McAlister's Deli

From its humble beginnings in Oxford, Miss., the brand has grown into one of the nation's top-earning sandwich restaurants. And it continues.

Jason's Deli

Jason's Deli, with 250 outlets in 28 states, is almost charming compared to larger multinationals. However, keeping things small lets the Texas-born firm maintain its quality mindset.

Pret a Manger

This contains some of the freshest sandwich meats and healthiest sandwiches, as well as Pret's "Passion Facts," which describe its sourcing and culinary processes, including fair portion proportions and in-house chicken grilling. 


All fruit and meats are carefully sourced from reliable suppliers and meet food safety standards. With 400 sites countrywide, this sandwich-seller is doing well. 

Panera Bread

The firm sources peppadew peppers from South Africa and publishes extensive animal welfare statements and responsibility reports to maintain its reputation for having some of the healthiest sandwiches in a chain. 


Homegrown sources high-quality vegetables, tofu, and eggs from organic farmers and producers in addition to producing and sourcing its own. Artisanal bakeries provide 100% non-GMO breads. 

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs is another flourishing firm that takes quality and craft seriously, collaborating with Katz's Deli in New York for pickles and Saddler's Smokehouse in Texas for brisket. 

Mendocino Farms

"We source each ingredient with care from growers and food artisans who share our elevated expectations of quality—working locally with our neighbors when possible," says the firm.