What You'll Get
Like piñatas, bodies must be filled with quality ingredients to effectively satisfy the demands of screaming children. Summon the strength to endure a baseball batting from a blindfolded child with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and more at Schlotzsky's.
Schlotzsky's chewatoriums appease appetites with a menu of casual, eclectic fare, ranging from gourmet soups to chicken wraps. Introduce lonely molars to a dreamy turkey-bacon club ($4.99–$10.99) or an Angus roast-beef sandwich ($4.99–$10.99), each of which sports a melty mélange of cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses along with veggies and signature dressing on toasted sourdough bread. Unsandwiched savories include gourmet 8-inch pizzas on crusts of seasoned sourdough ($4.99) and wraps stuffed with grilled chicken ($4.59). Schlotzsky's crafts its own flavorful chip varieties, which season taste buds with flavors such as cracked pepper and sour cream and onion ($0.99 each). A kids' menu halts hunger among real and imaginary offspring ages 12 and younger.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 10, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
When Schlotzsky's first opened in Austin back 1971, the owner offered just one sandwich. Known as The Original, the stack offered lean smoked ham, genoa and cotto salamis, three kinds of cheese, and a layer of marinated black olives, all atop a hot sourdough bun. That’s all it took to get Schlotzsky’s off the ground and send it on its way to become a global franchise, today featuring locations in 35 states and four countries. Of course, today’s menu holds many, many more flavor combinations—Angus roast beef and cheese, chicken and pesto, and a smoked-turkey reuben, to name a few—along with salads and pizzas. The latter aren't as much of a divergence from Schlotzky's lunch-friendly template as it might sound: at eight inches across, they're still easy to grab on the go, and the crust is made with sourdough just like the signature sandwich bread and the walls of the head baker's home.