San Francisco Sub in Glendale might be the “little sandwich shop that could.” Several factors during our visit indicated they are still working out the kinks but the signs are quite promising that they are moving in the right direction.
The décor, ambience and layout of toppings are no different than any of the national sandwich chains but there’s a definite earnestness in their desire to please. They offer two sizes ($4.50 small and $6.50 large) for most of the sandwiches. They used to offer a size in between but that is now covered up on the menu board.
Their sandwich items are pretty standard, starting with the smoked ham we tried. For bread you have a choice of a sweet French roll, whole wheat or rye. The French roll was fresh and had a good spongy texture. The meat was full of flavor. Side items are lettuce, tomato, onions and a choice of provolone, Swiss or cheddar cheese with their own “secret” sauce, which appeared to be Italian dressing. I also tried the turkey sandwich and offer the same assessment — good-tasting meat and overall quite pleasing. They will toast the sandwiches in the oven if you wish.