Date of Review 2008-02-26, 11:25 a.m.
Sandwich name Reuben
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $7.99
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 18 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 13.5x10.5x3.5 cm (496 cm3
Included side items Served with French fries or coleslaw, and two pickle slices
Bulk to cost ratio 62 cm3/dollar 


Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Grindstone Charley's X X X X X on side

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben: Stacked with premium corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, all grilled on marbled rye.

Sandwich presentation:
The sandwich was on grilled rye bread, cut somewhat diagonally and served on a white plate next to the side items and a small cup of Thousand Island dressing. The sandwich was constructed with Swiss cheese against both the top and bottom slices of rye, enclosing slices of corned beef topped with sauerkraut.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Brad Bruno
Ian Dam B B B C B B
Matthew Durkee B B B- B+ B B
Jim Kidd
Carl Klutzke B- B- B+ A- A B
Dan Milligan
Carl Rothenbacher
Chris Rowland B+ A- A- A- B B
Katherine Rowland
Gregg Zion B- B- C+ C+ B B-
Summary

Reuben Ruminations:

: Yep, it's a Reuben. Yep, it's a chain. ()

: It was a fair Reuben. There was nothing wrong with it, but at the same time there was nothing really right about it. I'm not sure what it was. I may need to eat another and ponder its flavors again. ()

: This place has a fun movie motif, with posters decorating the walls. Service was friendly. The place settings include metal flatware and paper napkins. The sandwich was served on a china plate, and the dressing came in a black plastic cup on the side. The fries were fairly typical. The sandwich was tasty, but didn't have much of a rye bread flavor. It also may have been just a bit on the small side: I was still a little hungry afterward. ()

: The Thousand Island on the side was nice and tangy. The bread was tasty, too. I thought the corned beef was above average and the sauerkraut was not bad. When we came here for lunch, it was a pretty good sandwich. However, I came here later the same night with another group of friends to order the Reuben a second time. That time, it came out with no dressing, and with lettuce and tomato on the sandwich. Needless to say, the quality control here is somewhat lax. This second Reuben failed big time. So I am hesitant to give this place good scores--but if they do it right, it was a decent sandwich. ()

: Meat was a little dry, for what there was of it. Tasted and looked a little "heat-lamped." Russian on the side a good move. Conversation was livlier than the sandwich. ()