Mad Subs takes the submarine out of sub sandwich

The "Jesse James" sandwich is farnished with Baja sauce made from ranch and Tapatio hot sauce. (Photo by Jonathan H. Ellyson)

If you’re craving a sandwich that isn’t Subway, but can’t trek all the way to either Mr. Pickles restaurants that are four to five miles from campus, you might want to try out Mad Subs. Located less than a mile from campus, Mad Subs offers sandwiches, homemade chili and barbeque tri-tip on Friday and Saturdays.

On the interior, many elements are still around from the building’s previous occupants, Blimpies. The menu boasts a variety of specialty sandwiches available and the toppings, bread and extras customers can choose to make their sandwich the best.

Mad Subs also offers daily specials, including the “Jesse James.” This sandwich started as a turkey, ham and cheddar, but has been enhanced with Baja sauce, cream cheese and bacon. The cheddar cheese is melted over the bacon and placed on the other meat, lettuce and sauce. The Baja sauce itself is a spicy ranch, made with a bit of hot sauce. That sandwich and a beverage is priced under $10.

The greatest advantage American River College students have at Mad Subs isn’t the proximity to campus; it is the 10 percent student discount.

While mixing together his homemade chili, owner Mark Effrig said Mad Subs weekend barbeque brings in lots of people and wonders if ARC students are getting tired of Subway.

Located on the corner of Madison Ave. and Auburn Blvd., Mad Subs is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The restaurant is closed Sundays.

Near the beverage fountain customers can see pictures of the Effrig family who own Mad Subs.

Near the beverage fountain customers can see pictures of the Effrig family who own Mad Subs.

Mad Subs

5133 Madison Ave


Monday-Friday: 10:00am -6:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: Closed


Four stars out of five


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