Free Foods Pulls Terrible Duck Reuben Bait and Switch!
A few months ago FreeFoods NYC made the exciting announcement that their Midtown Lunch Sandwich Challenge Entry, the amazing duck reuben, was going to be permanently added to the menu (in addition to a few more Midtown Lunch’ish sounding sandwiches.) However, they neglected to mention one incredibly important thing: the Duck Reuben is now $12. How dare they serve up a $10 sandwich, get us all addicted to it, and then raise the price out of Midtown Lunching range. It’s a travesty. Duck reuben, you are dead to me.
Thankfully, there is an under $10 brisket sandwich replacement that is already getting raves.
From lunch’er Elle:
I actually had the pleasure of trying the beef brisket. Total mouthgasm. At one point “this is the best sandwich ever invented” crossed my mind. The brisket itself is better than 90% of the briskets at bbq joints I’ve been to.
And from Tanman:
Don’t know if you’ve been to Freefoods recently, but I went to the 45th St location yesterday. First note, they’ve increased the price on the duck sandwich to $12, which automatically disqualified it from consideration for lunch. I had the Sloppy Leo’s Brisket Melt ($9.75 + tax) and it was delicious! The meat is tender and juicy (and they pile it up pretty well) and the bbq sauce had a tangy kick to it. Only small complaint would be the smoked gouda cheese was a little overpowering and didn’t go all that well with the sandwich (maybe provolone would have been a better choice?). Either way, its a very good sandwich, maybe even better than the duck sandwich. I’d have to try the duck again to compare definitively, but I will take a moral stand and not get it unless they lower the price again (or I stay late for dinner and order seamless on the company’s dime).
Yes. A moral stand! I like it. That brisket melt does sound good though. It’s under $10, so the moral stand doesn’t have to apply to that, right? I would like to try one of those.
FreeFoods NYC (multiple locations)
- 150 E. 52nd St. (btw. Lex+3rd), 212-371-1945
- 18 W. 45th St. (btw. 5+6th), 212-302-7195