Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bowie Restaurant Project: (4) Subway (Free State Mall)

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For a collection of all the Bowie Restaurant Project entries, look here.

Subway, 15480 Annapolis Rd
Most Recent Foursquare Check-in: 5/14/2011
Total Foursquare Check-ins: 4
Pre-Foursquare Visits: Several
Rating: 1 1/2 out of 5 stars

It's a Subway. One of 7 in Bowie. This particular specimen of the breed is located in an building in the parking lot of the Free State "Mall". Although it was an actual mall when I was growing up in Crofton in the 70s and 80s, now it's essentially a collection of buildings awkwardly placed around some parking spaces. There's a really nice Giant Food there, a good cleaners, and a few other places of note.

But enough about the mall, I hear you say, what distinguishes this Subway from the 6 others in Bowie? Well, I'd have to say the parking. In particular, it's terrible -- there aren't enough spaces on the Subway side of the building to serve the Subway, the liquor store, the Popeye's, and whatever else is there. So you're better off parking on the other side of the building and walking around. Other than that, it's your basic, generic Subway restaurant.

I would give this place 2 stars (the parking's not worth a deduction) like the Wendy's -- it's a reasonable example of a decent chain restaurant. Subway gives you the opportunity to have a relatively healthy meal. But as one of seven Subways in Bowie, it just doesn't merit that kind of respect, so I'll drop it to 1 1/2.

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