subs5Now open in Red Bank’s City Centre Plaza: Jersey Mike’s. Yeah, a chain. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

Does Red Bank need another sub shop?

The folks at the Jersey Mike’s chain clearly think so. They opened a store in City Centre Plaza on Water Street Wednesday, adding to an already deep bench of sub shops in town.

subs1Jean McCabe getting lunch at Elsie’s. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

Sandwich lovers have a lot of loyalty when it comes to the humble sub shop.

Jean McCabe of Middletown was ordering up a half a turkey sub at Elsie’s on Monmouth Street when she told PieHole, “We have a Jersey Mike’s near my house in Middletown, and I drive past it to come Elsie’s because there’s no comparison.”

What do you think, PieHole reader? Are you a fan of Jersey Mike’s, or willing to give it a try? Who’s going to make your next sub?