You have to appreciate the humor behind the slogan on the door of their stores: "No shirtzsky, no shoezsky, no Schlotzsky." Schlotzsky's makes one of the most unique sandwiches anywhere - The Original® (yes, it's a registered trademark). What began in a small store on South Congress Street in Austin, Texas in 1971, grew to more than 350 stores, primarily in the southern and southeastern US.
We have visited our local Schlotzsky's at least fifty times over the past ten years, and they have always come through. The location in what used to be the Albertson's plaza, now Gold's Gym on the West Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, has certainly seen many different managers and employees over that span. However, the level of customer service and care remained constant and excellent. The Schlotzsky's people are unfailingly friendly in this store.
The food quality is equally excellent. Every order from this store has been correct, with perfect sandwiches and pizza made with fresh ingredients. Even the best fast food stores occasionally have lapses in food quality – not at this Schlotzsky's. We have never had cause to complain about their food; it has been consistently excellent for a decade.
If you've never been to Schlotzsky's, do yourself a favor. The Original® is probably their most popular offering, but the menu has a variety of sandwiches, pizzas, soups, and salads that should satisfy any hungry diner.
We appreciate having such a go-to place. When you know the food will be great and the staff will be friendly, why go anywhere else? Of course, we always wear our shirtzskys and our shoezskys, so we can get our Schlotzsky's.
Larry Manch is an author, teacher, guitar player, freelance writer, and columnist. His books include: 'Twisted Logic: 50 Edgy Flash Fiction Stories', 'The Toughest Hundred Dollars & Other Rock & Roll Stories', 'A Sports Junkie', 'The Avery Appointment', 'Between the Fuzzy Parts'. His books are available in paperback and e-book.
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