Friday, January 24, 2014

Turkey Club Club: Cheeseboy

I need something to do while I wait for the job offers to roll in, so I thought I would pass the time by reviewing one of my favorite things: turkey club sandwiches.

It's what I like to get when I go out for lunch and I've tried many of them around the Boston area. So, I thought I would start reviewing them.

Today we review Cheeseboy's Turkey Clubhouse.

Cheeseboy is a northeast franchise that specializes in "quick service grilled cheese sandwiches." I've seen a lot of their posters around Boston, so I thought I would give it a try. Being from the midwest, I love my cheese, so of course I'd love to try a restaurant named Cheeseboy.
I went to their store located in the Prudential Center food court. I joined my girlfriend Mal during her lunch break (she didn't get a sandwich.) The food court is usually busy, so I got my sandwich before she got there.

I'm usually not a big hot sandwich guy. I find they are hit or miss if I don't make them myself. However, I'm willing to try anything with melted cheese on it. I ordered the Turkey Clubhouse which came with Italian bread, muenster cheese, all-natural turkey, hickory bacon, and dill pickles.

The first thing I noticed is that it wasn't exactly quick service. I waited about ten minutes (which usually I don't complain about, but when they say quick service, they should mean it) and it was not exceptionally busy. The person who looked like the manager apologized to me for the wait.

Everything kinda mushed together. I suppose that happens when you grill a sandwich, but it made everything into a salty, chewy, compressed mess. The pickles added another level of sodium to it that was not needed. (I'm a pickle on the side kinda guy.) 

The other thing I did not like was that I could hardly see or taste the cheese. You would think that with a name like Cheeseboy, there would be cheese just oozing out. That was not the case here. I had to look to find the cheese. And the bacon didn't add much flavor. The menu said it was "hickory" bacon, but I really doubt that. 

The bread wasn't too bad, but a little greasy. I was pretty full afterward. It cost me $6.94.

I did like that they gave me an Andes mint with it. I needed it to get the salty taste out of my mouth. However, Mal and I got a chocolate chip cookie from Paradise Bakery after. Now that was an amazing cookie.

Overall I would give it two stars out of five. Super greasy and salty, not a whole lot of flavor. And if your name is Cheeseboy, USE SOME CHEESE.

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