by: Mhe-anne L. Ojeda
While staycationing in Piscataway, New Jersey, USA for a whole month (December 23, 2011 - January 22, 2012), we often passed by this tiny eatery located in 267 Plainfield Avenue Edison, New Jersey (USA) called Tastee Sub Shop.Almost always, I found lots of cars parked outside this nondescript yet renowned sandwich shop which does take - out from 9am to 11pm, although it also has few tables for dine - in customers. Like me, I'm sure you are wondering why this little place is making a big fuss among patrons?
Well, Tastee Sub Shop has been in business since 1963 so that's a track record to boast. But the real crowd drawer according to my prince are its freshest, best tasting, monster cold subs where the most expensive is $9.08 for a whole of beef or turkey. Too bad, I am not a huge sandwich person so that didn't get my attention much! So, why I am even writing about it? Am I just messing around? Definitely not.
Well, if you have clicked on the first link you'll know why. But to cut the chase, I'll spill the beans for you! Tastee Sub Shop is actually the same sub shop where US President Barack Obama made a pit stop to grab lunch and staged a photo-opp with small business owners last July 28, 2010!
That's right, the US commander - in - chief was at the Tastee Sub Shop for about 20 minutes, ordered half a sandwich and chatted with locals about ways Congress can aid small businesses and tax breaks.
But that was two years ago! Do you think it is the "Obama effect" that is causing the rave now? or is it Tastee Sub Shop's exceptional record of customer service and its tastee sandwiches? What say ye?