After much hype and anticipation, Which Wich finally opened its doors to MSU students and staff. This new eatery is located in the Blanton Hall plaza, inside of Outtakes. After seeing things posted around campus about its opening since school started back in September, I was very excited to finally try their sandwiches. Their menu consists of various sandwiches, wraps, bowls, and desserts. The most interesting thing about Which Wich is the ordering process. There is a station set up that has containers full of paper bags. Each separate container has different bags labeled on top based on what kind of sandwich they are designated for. The different sandwiches are turkey, ham and pork, beef, chicken, seafood, vegetarian, Italian, special, classics, and breakfast. So, as you can tell, there are many, many options to choose from.
Once you decide which sandwich you want, the bag acts as a form. It has different sections that you fill out to depict what you want on your sandwich, as well as the size. Sandwiches come in three sizes: small (7″), medium (10.5″), and large (14″). You fill in the bubbles for the various sauces, cheeses, and toppings you want; then you write your name on the bottom and hand your bag to the left-most employee at the counter. Then, the employees work in an assembly line fashion. First, they put on the meat and cheese. Then, hot sandwiches are put through the toaster oven. Finally, other toppings are added, your name is called, and you leave with your sandwich (after paying, of course).
My first sandwich at Which Wich was buffalo chicken with lettuce, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and black pepper. The service was pretty quick and I got my order after a short wait. With my sandwich, I purchased a reusable cup of soda for just $2.
To put it simply, the sandwich was delicious. They cut their chicken deli-style, which is not what I expected but made for a perfect portion. Their buffalo sauce was the perfect level of spicy and paired with the ranch dressing perfectly– both bursting with flavor. And to top it all off: some cool, crisp lettuce. I found the medium sandwich to be just the right size, not too big but not too small. I left full, satisfied, and with a smile on my face.
By: Bryan Sorrentino
Montclair State | New Jersey