I was completely overcome with emotion when Quizno’s reached out to me a few weeks ago. No, I wasn’t receiving a lifetime achievement award for the hundreds of chicken carbonara subs I’ve consumed since high school. Instead, they wanted to mail me a gift card so I could try out their limited-time-only gyro made with beef and lamb, then let them know what I think.
The location we chose (3554 Garrison Gate SW) unfortunately didn’t carry feta, one of the recommended toppings, but we were still able to choose between a sub, flatbread, wrap or sandwich and stack them up high with fresh veggies and creamy, garlicky tzatziki.
I chose the sub, which didn’t work out too well as those delightful fillings kept trying to slide out from between the toasted buns. Matt’s wrap worked out a lot better as it did a great job of containing all the ingredients.
The gyro meat itself was nicely seasoned, mild and not greasy. It worked well with the mozzarella we both chose to replace the missing feta. I could definitely see myself going back for another gyro soon – maybe even the salad next time (as long as I can convince them to slather it with extra tzatziki).
This of course was not quite the same as picking up a pita wrap slathered in house garlic sauce from your favourite hole-in-the-wall mom and pop shop, but I found that my body was a lot happier with me after I ate this lighter version of one of my go-to faves.
If you like a little Mediterranean flair to your meals on the go, I recommend giving the Quizno’s gyro a try. As part of the celebrations about this brand new sandwich, keep an eye on my Instagram for a special giveaway!