A Vito Italian cold cut sub from Jimmy John's, now open at 14th and L streets NW. (Alex Baldinger)

This is big news if you’re into fast-casual national chains opening their first locations in our sandwich-loving city. University of Maryland alums of a certain age will be familiar with the chain’s black-and-red “JJ” logo from the College Park store; Jimmy John’s also has locations in Annapolis, Baltimore, Columbia, Frederick, Arlington and Alexandria, to name a few.

The main difference between Jimmy John’s and, say, Potbelly’s is that your sandwiches come on either an eight-inch sub roll ($4.95) or thick-sliced seven-grain ($5.95). They aren’t toasted, either. Delivery is available to locations within the boundaries of Q Street NW to the north, H Street NW to the south, 9th Street NW to the east and 16th St. NW to the west.

Personally, I’ll take a Vito (pictured) or Bootlegger Club from Jimmy John’s over a Wreck any day of the week, mainly because of the quality of the bread.

What say you?

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