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Costello sandwich - worst ripoff ever!

tom | Jan 7, 200409:06 AM

Yesterday I ate lunch at the Costello Sandwiches in Lincoln Square. I must say it was the biggest ripoff in sandwiches I have ever seen. I ordered the "California Turk", which is supposed to be turkey, muenster, sprouts, cukes, and fresh guacamole on a sub roll. When I got the sandwich to my table, I literally had to lift both halfs of the bun top to see if there was any meat at all. One on side there was one (yes ONE) strip, not slice, of turkey, maybe 1.5 inches by 4 inches, and on the other side, there were two such strips layered. I would very confidently guess there was no more than 1.25 ounces of meat on the whole thing. There was absolutely no turkey flavor or texture to the sandwich. As far as fresh guacomole, there was just a hint of something spreadable on the bread. Oh yeah, and the sandwich costs $5.95. In comparison, the turkey-swiss at Potbellys has a lot more meat, and costs less than $4. And it too is oven baked (as if that should justify the cost difference anyway). I'm all in favor of local-done-good sandiwch shops that serve creative, high quality stuff, but when I feel I'm being ripped off then I have no sympathy for these guys. As a business owner, I would be ashamed to prepare something in my kitchen and present it to a customer that was so skimpy it forces the customer to go on a meat hunt, and then collect $6 for it.

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