Founded by two firefighter brothers, Firehouse Subs got its start in the early 1990s and grew quickly during the 2000s

1.Firehouse Subs

But as popular as Firehouse Subs has become, there's no shortage of complaints about the chain's prices

Famous for its menu of no-frills clubs, cubanos, and melts—and its flagship "Gargantuan" sandwich

2. Jimmy John's

Jimmy John's has its fair share of critics that say the chain's sandwiches just aren't worth the price

Jersey Mike's was launched in 1956 in Point Pleasant, N.J. Beloved for its fresh subs (the chain uses fresh-baked bread and cooks and trims the meat in store) and charismatic CEO

3. Jersey Mike's Subs 

A regular-sized Original Italian currently goes for $9.25—about $3 more than an All-American Club at Subway

Chicago-based Potbelly has been around since the 1970s, beloved by fans for its toasted sandwiches, diverse sides, and indulgent milkshakes

4. Potbelly

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