Nothing fancy about this sammie drive thru
By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor
I was driving west on NE 16th Ave. just east of Main St. when a Food On The Run thought hit me.
"You want to know where paradise lies, I call it two triple cheese side order of fries."
Of course I was decided to modify that chorus from Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen's tune when I saw the FOTR oasis looming on my right.
It must be synchronicity -- whatever that is -- that before I finished singing that great song there was the Sandwich Inn waiting for my lunch order.
There is nothing complicated about this longtime FOTR drive thru. As you drive in, the Sandwich Inn menu is waiting for you painted right up on the wall. Not a 1000 choices to choose from, but you will find very tasty burgers, double burgers, triple burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, hot ham and cheese, country fried steak, and sub sandwiches plus french fries and onions rings.
I couldn't help myself when I drove up to the microphone and placed my order in a catchy 4/4 beat, "Make mine one double cheese, side order of fries please."
"Drive forward,' was all I heard from the voice in the box, apparently unimpressed with my order delivery.
My Sandwich Inn expectation was a 'utilitarian' type of lunch. Nothing fancy, just a tasty belly bomb and some crispy shoe string french fries. This double cheese, fry and & drink cost me $7.00. It was the best $7.00 I have spent in a long time.
The two burger patties, cheese, mayo, onions, and lettuce packaged in a medium size hamburger roll brought back memories of some of the best burgers I've ever had. This hamburger did what it was supposed to do.
The order of french fries sitting in a large pile next to my burger made me think of the classic Grant Wood's "American Gothic" painting. Picture the hamburger as the man with the pitch fork, and the fries as his wife. Now how is that for abstract art symbolism? Americana stylized in today's FOTR lunch of hamburger and fries.
When I'm cruisn' in my cadillac I gotta have it bad
I pull on over 'cause I know I'll be glad
out comes the waitress with the gorgeous big teeth
right in her hand is my favorite treat
two triple cheese side order of fries
- Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
The Pluses and Minuses of the Sandwich Inn:
Sandwich Inn (+) indicators: French fries, speedy service, one double cheese, side order of fries.
Sandwich Inn (-) indicators: No minuses here.
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- Phone Number: 376-0924
- Address: 110 NE 16th Ave., Gaineville, FL
- Urban GLOB Location: Northeast
- Latitude: 29.666776
- Longitude: -82.323646
Karen Tuesday, 05 March 2013 09:42 Comment Link
I really like the SI breakfast... Egg sandwich and tator tots (hash rounds). They used to be fast and delish... now they're only delish. Which of course is enough. However, because I don't get up early enough, the slow down has me stopping other places. I'm not sure what's going on there, but they've gotten very slow.
June Hall Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:46 Comment Link
Been going there for years! Would pick up the kids after school and go there for something to eat. Best french fries in town, great grilled cheese, and don't forget the fried okra. Everything is good!!!
Brenda Tuesday, 20 September 2011 10:10 Comment Link
I boycotted them years ago when I pulled up 20 minutes before closing time and they said they were closed.
Josh Wednesday, 01 June 2011 13:47 Comment Link
The grilled ham sandwich is my breakfast/lunch on the go.
Judy Skinner Wednesday, 27 October 2010 10:37 Comment Link
Great for a breakfast. I drive by there every morning and see a line of vehicles that just keeps going! They are quick and organized. Good thing with the breakfast business they do! You'll find school busses along with BMW's!
Jon Rose Wednesday, 27 October 2010 09:56 Comment Link
It's always nice to know what the Blog editor eats for lunch but it would be helpful if he also mentioned other items available at these places.