Quiznos has launched, a new toasted sandwich made with the brand’s signature, high-quality and fresh ingredients, “The Big Easy”—a new take on the classic New Orleans Muffuletta. Guests visiting Quiznos locations this spring will also have the chance to “Pay it Forward” in a new initiative established to show appreciation for healthcare workers who have been working at the front lines of the pandemic.

The Big Easy, available for a limited time only, is based on a traditional New Orleans Muffuletta recipe, with an innovative Quiznos twist. The mouthwatering sandwich is loaded with 1/3 pound of high-quality ham, salami and capicola and topped with melted provolone cheese, red onions, Italian olive salad, lettuce, tomatoes and yellow mustard on a toasted round focaccia roll.

“It is always a pleasure to create and launch an innovative new menu item, but especially so when it is inspired by such an iconic sandwich,” says Chef Mike Gieseman, Director of Culinary and Innovation for REGO Restaurant Group, which owns Quiznos.  “With The Big Easy, we pay homage to one of the great culinary cities by adding our own twist to the beloved Muffuletta.”

The Big Easy sub is available beginning April 20, 2021 and will run through July 12, 2021.

The Pay It Forward initiative was created to honor and thank healthcare workers for all the commendable work they have done over the course of the pandemic. Guests can join Quiznos in showing their appreciation by purchasing an 8-inch sub for a healthcare worker for $5.95 in the US and a 9-inch for $6.95 in Canada. Donations will then be distributed on a monthly basis to various healthcare systems across the country.

“While the past year has been an incredibly difficult one, it has also showcased the beating heart of this country and the lengths people will go to help each other—particularly our healthcare workers,” says Sheila Zimmerman, Vice President of Marketing at REGO Restaurant Group, which owns Quiznos. “With vaccine distribution ramping up, Quiznos is proud to give back to the men and women of the healthcare industry who have worked so hard to get us to this point of optimism and hope.”

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