TOLEDO CHRONICLE- "I have always wanted to bring a quality sub to the Tama County area." Mike Dunn said last week in explaining his decision to open Sub City of Toledo on U.S. Highway 30 west.
And bring submarine sandwiches he has since opening the doors on May 20, with more than 30 different sandwiches listed on the menu board. They're billed as "the 100 percent guaranteed, authentic New Jersey submarine sandwich."
Dunn says those sandwiches are made with a combination of meats and salt and pepper, lettuce, tomato, onion, orageno and oil and vinegar.
Mike Dunn (left), Sub City of Toledo, owner, with some of his employees l-r) Jerimiah Fuller, Morgan Skyberg and Holly Dunn. The new restaurant features a big variety of sandwiches. Chronicle/John Speer
There's the familiar boiled ham, roast beef and turkey. Add in pulled chicken, BBQ pork, pastrami and Prosciuttini. There's also chicken salad and seafood salad, pepper jack, American, Swiss and provolone cheeses - you get an idea of some of the varieties served on whole wheat or white sub buns.
The submarines are offered in whole or 1/2 sizes to eat-in or to-go. Delivery service is coming soon, Dunn said.
For orders made with 48-hours notice you can get party subs in four, five and six foot lengths.
209 U.S. Highway 30 West, adjacent to Super 8
Present hours - (expanding soon) Mon-Fri - 11 a.m-9 p.m. , Sat - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun - Closed
The newly-appointed restaurant seats 35. It is located adjacent to the Super 8 Motel at 209 Highway 30 West. Dunn currently has a total of six employees but will be adding more very soon to provide delivery and to expand the present hours, he said.
Dunn attended South Tama High School, and after living in St. Louis for a time, returned and has lived here for the past nine years. He has previous restaurant experience in area restaurants.
Sub City of Toledo is independently owned by Dunn. The brand name originated in Chicago, he said. A grand opening is planned in June.