Kwik Chek has a big reputation in Memphis. I have never heard anyone say anything negative about this place. From what I can tell, it is everyone’s favorite sandwich shop and the mecca of all things awesome and delicious. At least this is the impression I get, which is why I don’t understand how it took me so long to get over there and try them out for myself. I am, in fact, attracted to all things awesome and delicious.
Kwik Chek does not look like much from outside. You would never give it a second glance if you weren’t familiar with it. It doesn’t look like much on the inside either. It’s an open area, with a counter lining the right side, a deli counter in the back, chips and drinks lined on the left, and tables in the middle. It’s the hole-in-the-walls that always surprise you as gems, though.
Scott is a Kwik Check expert, so I let him help guide me to my perfect sandwich. He chose the Hey Zeus wrap, which is a flour tortilla containing turkey, roast beef, feta cheese, bell pepper, onion, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, lemon herb dressing, and spices. Phew. He raves about this sandwich and how awe-inspiring its taste is.
I chose The Turk hoagie sandwich, which has turkey, provolone, bell pepper, onion, lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, lemon herb dressing, and parmesan cheese.
This was a pretty freaking good sandwich. It had a lot to live up to, as my expectations were at an all-time high. However, and I might get stoned for saying this, I don’t think it is the best in Memphis. Top five? Definitely. Fino’s still tops my list as best sandwich. Kwik check has that unique factor. You will not find a sandwich anywhere around like it. They have a great talent of mixing and matching ingredients you wouldn’t typically put together on a sandwich, and coming out on the other end with a fantastic sandwich. I will definitely be back. This is a great grab-and-go kind of place.
They are also open until midnight, so they rock the fourth meal as well. Who doesn’t want a sandwich at midnight, anyway?
Kiwk Chek doesn’t have a website or social media presence. I think it adds to the charm. However, you can view their menu at Marks Menus. You can also find more reviews at Yelp and Urbanspoon. Or you can read one of the many write-ups about them from local sources: Eat Local Memphis, I Love Memphis, Memphis Spork, or Go Memphis.