This week's Bites Nearby is a little out of the ordinary, primarily because I didn't have time this week to enjoy a sit-down meal but also because there is a new sub shop in .
That being said I bring you Lenny's Sub Shop near Walmart off Cobb Parkway. This Lenny's opened on Wednesday and, for those interested, is now hiring.
Lenny's signature dish is the Philly Cheesesteak with grilled onions and swiss American cheese for $6.55. All of their sandwich's are freshly prepared, and this Philly Cheesesteak was no exception. The sandwich was nice and hot. The cheese was completely melted, but not burnt, and blended with the onions, which had a strong kick. The bread was also fresh. Over all this was a good sandwich.
Lenny's has a selection of Lenny's Sub Shop chips for $1.05 a bag. They were chips; what else is there to say. They were flavorful and not stale, which in my book makes a good chip.
Cookies are also available for $1.05. They had chocolate chip when I went. To be honest, I'm a very picky cookie eater. Unless the cookie is homemade or from a really good bakery, I don't really enjoy it. This chocolate chip cookie was firm and big, but I got a head rush from the sugar content.
The service is so friendly that I was confused. When you walk in the door you are greeted with a cheerful, "Hello," and, "How are you?" and when you leave you are thanked for coming.
The service is top notch with employees regularly asking if you need anything or have any questions.
The Marietta sub shop joins 140 plus Lenny's Sub Shop locations. In the Metro Atlanta area there are two Alpharetta locations as well as establishments in Austell, Cumming, Kennesaw, Morrow and Norcross.
While there are a lot of restaurants around the new Marietta establishment, it appears to be in a good location. It is visible from the road, has plenty of parking and is surrounded by businesses.
Franchisees Sonia and AJ Singh spent about a year looking for this location. This is the second Lenny's that AJ and Sonia have taken on, and they intend to work until they have 10 Lenny's locations around the Atlanta area.
"There isn't another organization that serves its customers as well as Lenny's," AJ said. "I've eaten at others, and no one is consistently as attentive and welcoming as Lenny's."
Lenny's also does catering. The Hot Catering is prepared fresh to order and serves 10 people. Box Lunches are also available, conveniently packaged and great for catering an event. There is a minimum order of six box lunches. Box lunches come with a sandwich, drink and side.
Lenny's Party Platters of subs serve eight to 10 people.
The Marietta Lenny's delivers with a minimum $25 order and over a 10 mile radius.
"We are very much into customer service," Sonia said. "I mean obviously we love food and good food is important, but for me the biggest thing is service."
"We already know that we have quality food," AJ said, "and if we are giving good customer service to people then we know they are going to come back."
Sonia also said she is very concerned with having everything "immaculate." A clean restaurant is one of her top priorities when selecting a place to eat, and she holds her restaurants to the same standards.
Location: 270 Cobb Pkwy S. Unit 15