The Sandwich Scoop
How four different sandwich spots stack up.
Located in a nondescript Shell station at a busy suburban-Chicago intersection, the Hinsdeli is certainly a diamond in the rough. One step inside the convenience store reveals an expansive deli and a huge menu full of breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
Sandwich strategy: “To this day I have people that live in the area and work in the area that come in and say, ‘Wow, I never realized there was this huge deli in here,’ ” says Robin Gabriel, manager of the Hinsdeli. “It’s not like this is a little, tiny deli either. It’s a good-sized deli. … Everything is homemade right here.”