Smiles At and For the Hillsborough Subway

129 North Scotswood Boulevard (Churton Grove Center)
Hillsborough, North Carolina

By Patricia B. Mitchell, 2006.

Subway chicken breast

A 12-inch chicken breast sandwich.

Subway meatball

A 6-inch meatball sandwich.

Master sandwich-maker Chris did a fine job when my husband, daughter, and I recently visited the Subway eatery at the Churton Grove Center in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Sarah had a 6-inch meatball on Monterey Cheddar. (They were out of her first choice of bread, Italian Parmesan.) The sandwich was not as messy as some Subway meatball sandwiches because the server (personable Chris again, in this case) asks how much additional sauce you want on the sandwich. Also, he put the Provolone cheese on top of the meat and sauce, rather than underneath. The melted cheese helped to keep the sauce from dripping out so much.

Henry and I ordered a 12-inch chicken breast on wheat. I was pleased that this Subway still offers spicy brown mustard. A lot of the Subway locations no longer offer this choice. But the Churton Grove store did not offer shredded carrots, which most do nowadays.

It is fun to see what different fixings each Subway features. If you are really lucky, you'll find one offering mushrooms. One Subway store we came across in our travels even had fresh sliced mushrooms, rather than the canned. For awhile chopped hard-cooked egg and bacon bits were possibilities, but we haven't seen those ingredients in a long time…. I suppose that in different parts of the country the fixings vary. — We live in and travel in the South, so that is my realm of experience.

Anyway, back to the Hillsborough Subway: The sandwiches were excellent, the place clean, the service pleasant. In my book, that equals a happy meal.