Well, color us delighted!
Thanks to the food-finding prowess of an alert co-worker, the Buds have found a new place to order lunch that is quick, tasty and notably affordable! The Hanover Fuel Stop in Martins Ferry isn't fancy and doesn't offer sit-down seating, but it is a made to order hoagie shop that could give any local sub/burger joint a run for its money.
Open weekdays from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., the Hanover Fuel Stop offers patrons a wide selection of "hoggies" -- which are their oversized hoagies -- breakfast sandwiches, burgers, fried appetizers and salads. The best part is that the most expensive thing on the menu rings in at just $7.50, that being for some of the whole subs. The Buds haven't had one of those yet but since the half subs we did eat were ginormous, we suspect they are much more than a Bud could handle.
The variety of Hoggies at Hanover Fuel includes all of today's favorites such as ham and cheese, roast beef, Philly steak, turkey, Italian and veggie. Chicken hoagies also make an appearance on the menu including the chicken patty, chicken salad (yum!) and the chicken Parmesan. Half hoggies range from $3.25 to $4 and whole subs from $6 to $7.50.
For salad fans out there, Hanover Fuel offers garden, turkey and chef salads in small ($3 to $3.99) and large ($4 to $5.50) sizes. Other sandwiches available are BLT, burgers, fish, and breakfast sandwiches with egg.
Ready to put the Hoggies to the test, the Buds gathered a group of hungry co-workers and called in an order. Bud Em decided to try the turkey. (Big surprise, right? Hey -- ya like what ya like!) Thin deli turkey was stacked sky high and topped with provolone on the toasted half sub. Bud Em chose to dress the sub with plenty of lettuce, tomato, onion, green olives and a swipe of tangy honey mustard. Delish! The hoggie was fresh, tasty and filling.
Bud Shaunna ordered a half Italian hoggie. The sandwich was served warm and topped with ham, salami, spicy pepperoni and provolone cheese. Bud Shaunna added tomato, onions, green peppers and the house Italian sauce -- we should mention that these extra fixin's were at no extra charge -- and found this yummy sandwich to be more than enough for a quick lunchtime meal.
Another co-worker ordered a half roast beef hoggie that was piled high with plenty of roast beef and provolone cheese. The other co-worker ordered a small turkey salad, but there was nothing small about it! Filled with turkey, lettuce, tomato, green pepper, onion, banana peppers, green and black olives, a hard boiled egg and shredded cheese, there was enough here for two lunches. Both co-workers were very satisfied with their choices.
When all was said and done, the lunch crew came to the consensus that they should and will be ordering lunch from the Hanover Fuel Stop more often. Good food, great value -- what's not to like?