Anaheim: Earl of Sandwich, Downtown Disney

This sandwich shop is located in downtown Disneyland right next-door to AMC movie theaters. Majority of their sandwiches are warm, and are served on artisan white or wheat bread. They also have wraps, flatbread pizza and salads.

I had some out-of-town friends who wanted to have dinner. I no longer have a Disney annual pass so they suggested having dinner at the Earl of Sandwich. I met them at 6 o’clock on a Friday night, and fortunately the place was not very crowded.

You first place your order at the first station, for your sandwich, salad, wrap, or pizza bread. And you continue on the line, picking up extra things like cookies, chips, cakes, fruit, dessert, or side salad.  Finally you reach the cashier, where you pay for everything, including your drink, and also get an electronic pager.

On this visit, I was lucky to have a coupon emailed to me from the Earl of Sandwich e-club. With the purchase of a sandwich or wrap, I got a free chips and soda, a $2.99 savings.Even, with the free chips and soda, my total came to eight dollars for the sandwich. It’s not as cheap as other commercial places, like Subway, but the sandwiches are hearty, and have better ingredients .

The sandwiches are served in foil and come out looking like a brick.  Candace had the Hawaiian barbecue chicken, which normally comes with chicken, ham, swiss, pineapple and barbecue sauce. She opted not to have the ham or cheese. Her husband had the Holiday Turkey sandwich, which is turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry, while I got the Italian: Salami, capicola, ham, mortadella, mozzarella, tomatoes, and seasoning on a wheat roll.

Plenty of parking available in a downtown Disney area, but it’s only two hours of free parking. There’s no validation at the quick, convenience food stands,  and the Earl of Sandwich is considered a quick service place. I did go to the ESPN zone, went upstairs and asked the bartender to validate my ticket, giving me an additional two hours of validation.

Overall a decent place for a sandwich, limited inside seating, but a decent size outdoor but covered seating.

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