Date of Review 2004-07-03, 12:00 p.m.
Sandwich name Reuben THE Great
Price Per Reuben (PPR) $5.99
Reuben Delivery Time (RDT) 11 minutes 
Reuben Dimensions 10x9x8 cm (720 cm3
Included side items Potato chips and pickle spear
Bulk to cost ratio 120 cm3/dollar 

Reuben Ingredient Matrix (RIM) Rye bread Corned beef Swiss cheese Sauerkraut 1000 Island
Jason's Deli X X X X X

Description (taken from the menu):
Reuben THE Great: Hot corned beef, melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing grilled on rye bread.

Sandwich presentation:
The Reuben was cut in half, each half pierced by a toothpick, served back-to-back on a white plate. Between the sandwich halves was a pile of potato chips and next to the sandwich was a pickle spear. The sandwich had a mound of corned beef against the bottom slice of rye bread, followed by melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing.

Reuben Eater Rankings
Alix Kubik B C A B A B-
Mike Kubik A- A- A B B+ A-
Summary B+ B A B A- B+

Reuben Ruminations:

: Not enough sauce and WAY too much corned beef. Left half the stuff on the plate and at $5.50 a sandwich this is not acceptable. :) ()

: I was thrilled to submit a Reuben review from the road, so I hope my enthusiasm does not taint my analysis. This sandwich was enormous and I thought it was a great value at $5.99 (you'll have to excuse my wife, she's new at this Reuben thing). For my taste, the sandwich would've been perfect if they had used Thousand Island instead of Russian dressing. I think Chris told me that that Reuben's were orignally made with Russian dressing, but I think whoever started to use Thousand Island deserves a medal. Russian dressing does not quite have the tang and people seem to use less of it. The meat was heaping over the sandwich and was cut in thin slices to not "overwelm" the sandwich. That is my main complaint with Shapiro's, the meat overwhelms the sandwich and almost made me nauseous when I had it last week. The bread was decent, but not memorable. Jason's Deli seems to have the taste of a small town deli, but mass-produces food for suburban Kansas City. I hope they come to Indianapolis so everyone can enjoy them. ()