To subvert grumpy monarchs, angry medieval youths scrawled condiment graffiti such as, "Fran Tanner Has The Plague," and, "The King Is A Jerk," inside their sandwiches. Dig beneath lettuce to bring history to light with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Philly cheesesteaks, sub sandwiches, and drinks at Lenny's Sub Shop. This Groupon is good for all five Knoxville metro locations.
Lenny's is known in lands near and far for its premium deli meats that are sliced to order, chicken and tuna salad made from scratch, signature hot-pepper relish, and hearty portions. A regular-sized cold sub ($6.35) is 7.5 inches long and has about half a pound of meat and cheese. The large versions ($10.75) are 15 inches long and pack about a pound of protein and veggie vitamins. Check the menu for the full sandwich selection, which includes warm 'wiches liberally loaded with slivers of juicy meat, such as the French dip ($6.35 for a regular) sided with au jus for dipping, and the Philly cheesesteak ($6.35 regular, $8.23 with chips and a drink). Lenny's also offers salads, kiddie meals ($4.50), and cookies baked in-house ($0.75 when added to a combo) to put a sweet finish on any lunchtime hunger cure or lunchtime argument over the philosophical implications of the Tron sequel.
Easily handled, sandwiches are ideal for a quick and filling eat. You get a variety of food groups in every bite without annoying utensil requirements, prep work, or cleanup. Since Lenny's sub varieties come in hot or cold, there is a snaggable meal waiting to be had during the dog days of winter, or the frigid snows of summer. Head into the friendly sandwichery on an empty stomach tank, and, before you know it, the indicator on your belly gauge will be pointing lazily toward full.
Lenny's Sub Shop
At Lenny's Sub Shop, named Best Sandwich Shop in 2010 by CityVoter Knoxville, team members bake fresh loaves of bread every morning and slice deli meat to order for each sandwich. Lenny's Sub Shop has been active in Knoxville for 14 years and it has grown to reach diners in more than 15 southern and midwestern states. Its signature 7.5-inch sandwiches cradle a half-pound of meat and cheese, the 10-inch holds 3/4-pound while its 15-inch Heroic subs hold up to a full pound. On the lighter side, the 5-inch holds 1/3-pound. Hot pepper relish blended from diced cherry peppers is available to add zing to deluxe clubs, roast-beef sandwiches, and veggie subs. New items include the chopped BBQ sub, potato salad, wraps, coleslaw, and a large variety of chips. In addition, the shop also serves kids' meals.