When K-mart sold sub's

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Midwestgirl
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When K-mart sold sub's - Tue, 08/7/07 6:02 PM
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I am looking for the recipe and or combination they used. I think they used a deli water ham, thinly sliced onion and maybe some shredded lettuce. They just tasted so different. Any other ideas.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Tue, 08/7/07 6:33 PM
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The ones I remember from Kresge's, then K-Mart had the ham and bologna and american cheese. I remember a miracle whip type dressing with yellow mustard on a soft bun. You could get round ones for $.39, a long hoagie type one for $.49.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Tue, 08/7/07 8:42 PM
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Originally posted by Midwestgirl

I am looking for the recipe and or combination they used. I think they used a deli water ham, thinly sliced onion and maybe some shredded lettuce. They just tasted so different. Any other ideas.
Sounds like what i remember. Very thinly sliced onion right? For some reason i used to always get those things. Guess i liked them!

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Tue, 08/7/07 9:09 PM
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I remember the boiled ham, fer sure. Tasty... San Juan, PR circa '67. Indeed a while back... As I remember they freshly sliced per order back then.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 08/9/07 12:28 AM
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I remember back in the Mid 70s,My Mom would bring those home. They were SO GOOD!

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 08/10/07 12:13 PM
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My mother worked for the cafeteria that K-mart had and would always bring home those ham sandwiches, a strawberry pie, or they had warm apple dumplings I used to like.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 08/10/07 6:23 PM
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And of course a cherry slurpee to wash it all down.

I almost forgot the Kmart had cafeterias. I mostly remember the food kisoks in the center of the store.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 08/10/07 6:29 PM

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 08/10/07 8:14 PM
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http://www.techievampire.net/roberta/?p=10%20-%2028k

Just add pickles!


Thankx 'fer the link!

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 08/10/07 8:20 PM
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The Kresge subs ... 49 cents in 1968 ... I once had eight of them. They were great although now most people wouldn't agree. Wrapped in plastic in a big bin ...

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Sat, 08/11/07 10:05 PM
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Here in West Michigan at the Local K-Marts they had a basic sub ($.39ea or 3 for a buck) that cosisted of sesame seed bun, 2 1/2 slices of bologna and one 1/2 slice of salami. 2 strips of American cheese 2 paper thin slices of onion and green peppers. I distinctly remember the green pepper because I always took it off and gave it to my GF. A bag of 3 and a couple of Cokes (still in glass bottles back then) and life was good in 1970.

The also used to sell these when they operated Kresgees in downtown Grand Rapids and had them there when we road the bus downtown to hit a double feature at the Savoy Theater around the corner.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Sat, 08/11/07 10:15 PM
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Oh Yes,
I forgot to mention that they also included some shredded lettuce and later on they dropped the green pepper slices and substituted a couple of dill pickle chips. Most everyone added a little packet of mustard to comple the sandwich.

After thes subs sat a day or two in the refrigerated glass case the flavors all blended into a unique flavor that is sure to bring memories of the 60's 70's

I remember

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 08/16/07 11:31 PM
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They used that faked baked ham with the Jelly coating on it. I remember it well, my mom used to buy it by the pound and I remember peeling off the jelly (I don't really know what the coating was, I hate to even think about) before I ate it.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Mon, 08/27/07 1:02 AM
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Originally posted by rare i

They used that faked baked ham with the Jelly coating on it. I remember it well, my mom used to buy it by the pound and I remember peeling off the jelly (I don't really know what the coating was, I hate to even think about) before I ate it.


same stuff used on spam?


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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Wed, 08/29/07 10:10 AM
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anyone remember going to Woolworths for a counter lunch? I can't seem to remember the main menu, but i do recall the balloons you popped and inside was the price you paid for a banana split. My mom and I (i was 5-6yrs old) would walk to the post office north side of chicago and stop in for a treat.truly a retro experience.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 08/31/07 12:43 AM
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The K-Mart by my house in Denver (84th & Huron-ish, IIRC) when I was growing up had the best deli ham in town. Always a treat when Mom brought that home. The wife and I were talking about it the other day, she said the K-mart over by her Grandma's house (over by Lakeside) had it as well and that was her dad's favorite too.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 04/3/08 1:44 PM
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I used to love these when I was a kid...I have been trying to remember what was on them for years. Thanks a million!!

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quote]Originally posted by ShenB

Here in West Michigan at the Local K-Marts they had a basic sub ($.39ea or 3 for a buck) that cosisted of sesame seed bun, 2 1/2 slices of bologna and one 1/2 slice of salami. 2 strips of American cheese 2 paper thin slices of onion and green peppers. I distinctly remember the green pepper because I always took it off and gave it to my GF. A bag of 3 and a couple of Cokes (still in glass bottles back then) and life was good in 1970.

The also used to sell these when they operated Kresgees in downtown Grand Rapids and had them there when we road the bus downtown to hit a double feature at the Savoy Theater around the corner.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 04/3/08 1:59 PM
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I remember them fondly as well.
Me and my 5 brothers,sisters and parents could eat an entire bag of them. With real Frozen Cokes. And you are right I remember the huge squares of ham with gelatin. Didnt they call it chopped ham?...Russ

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 04/3/08 2:23 PM
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Here in Louisville, they still have them...

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 04/3/08 2:25 PM
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OMG.....imagine that. Now thats a time warp.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 04/3/08 3:02 PM
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Originally posted by IansMom

Here in Louisville, they still have them...



Are they still good?...Russ

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 04/4/08 1:54 AM
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The glaze was a sweet gelatin and I loved it. My Mom would buy it by the lb too, It was the first sweet ham I ever had. In those days it was pullmans in the meat counter. The sandwiches mustar, thin onion and pickle made the deal/
At the end of the day, the blue light special wuld do the ham on a bun at 6 for a buck and subs 3 for a buc
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britt

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 04/4/08 3:36 AM
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I think our K-Mart might still have them --- they have a dining area. They also have a pretty good hot dog and fries.

Andrea

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Mon, 04/14/08 10:33 AM
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I remember the sandwhiches. We used to shopping at K-marts after chuch as a little gril. Then go sit in the car and have a K-Mart sub with a shared bottle of pepsi.

Mom used to work for k-mart and she made subs. She was also the one who was responsible for how you saw the subs displayed in the case.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Tue, 04/15/08 6:28 AM
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Our Kmart has a fast food stand. I remember when they all had sit down diners with booths and a counter complete with a full menu9wed was all you could eat chicken. Awesome as there were no buffets back in the early 60's Denver area). It reminded me of the old woolworts diner.
Now its dogs, nachos and slurpee's
britt

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Tue, 04/15/08 7:21 AM
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I don't recall the subs per se, but I sure do miss the lunch counters at Kresge, Woolworth, and McCrory's.

Did G.C. Murphy and Kress Stores have lunch counters?

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Wed, 04/30/08 11:18 AM
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I had my first BLT at a woolworth counter.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Wed, 04/30/08 11:41 AM
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I have never eaten in a K-Mart. I do remember going to Eckerd's in FLA. for 2 eggs, bacon, grits, and toast or biscuit for .99

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Wed, 04/30/08 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by MellowRoast

I don't recall the subs per se, but I sure do miss the lunch counters at Kresge, Woolworth, and McCrory's.

Did G.C. Murphy and Kress Stores have lunch counters?


The G.C. Murphy near me in Havertown, PA had a lunch counter up untill the mid 80s.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Wed, 04/30/08 11:16 PM
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Baltimore had a G.C. Murphy at the Eastpoint Mall. I'm pretty sure they had a lunch counter.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Sun, 09/21/08 2:47 PM
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Recipe is as follows, mayo on one side of bun mustard on the other. 1 slice of ham, bologna, and salami, 2 slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and banana peppers. Place in plastic bag and marinate in refrig for 2 or 3 days.....lol

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Sun, 09/21/08 3:25 PM
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Yup, that describes the taste I remember. Meat cut so thin it had one side, with a smathering of wilted,shreadded lettuce,overrripe and impossibly thin slices of tomato stuck together with processed, American cheese slices that had melted slightly at room temperature to a goo. All marinating together in a condensation filled plastic bag at room temperature. Once the marinading process was complete by the evening, they turned on the blue(Goo?) light and sold them 3 for a dollar to get rid of them. "Hello Shoppers..."

Geesh,I could hardly wait to find one waiting for me in the morning for my lunch. Down here, they must have been shorting us. Ours only had pickles. Anyone remember the equally disgusting thing they called a ham sandwich also packed in bags using a small,sweaty,round roll with the same ingredients except the tomato? Those went 5/$1 in the late evening. They used to have these clips like you typically see holding potato chip bags that they clipped these cloudy bags of mush to. Maybe it was different during the day, but when our family went there in the evening, this is what was there and they sold them out in the latter evening.

If you're reading this Tara, then you have to remember this from the K-mart at Bird and Galloway behind and accross the isle from the service desk where they sold the Icee's and Popcorn.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Sun, 09/21/08 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by pommomky

Recipe is as follows, mayo on one side of bun mustard on the other. 1 slice of ham, bologna, and salami, 2 slices of American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and banana peppers. Place in plastic bag and marinate in refrig for 2 or 3 days.....lol


Welcome to the forum pommomky.

Is that your own recipe, or kmart's???


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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Sun, 09/21/08 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by zataar

The ones I remember from Kresge's, then K-Mart had the ham and bologna and american cheese. I remember a miracle whip type dressing with yellow mustard on a soft bun. You could get round ones for $.39, a long hoagie type one for $.49.


3/$1 for the long ones ... long time ago ... man I loved those things.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Sun, 09/21/08 11:35 PM
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Soggy, wilted lettuce, mustard, shaved onion and pickle chips. All melded together to give it that one of a kind taste!. id buy 'em at the end of the nite for a dime each or a sack of ham sandwiches for a quarter!
I loved getiing the baked ham with the thick coat of gelatin on top!
Yum, Yum eat 'em up
britt

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Mon, 09/22/08 1:44 AM
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I used to like those. Now I wouldn't touch them if they were still 39 cents.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Mon, 09/22/08 3:20 AM
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Originally posted by DawnT

Yup, that describes the taste I remember. Meat cut so thin it had one side, with a smathering of wilted,shreadded lettuce,overrripe and impossibly thin slices of tomato stuck together with processed, American cheese slices


That's them, except I remember them as being refrigerated in a self serve cooler along with the round bun ham things! Loved those buggers! (Love the meat so thin analogy)

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 08/18/11 2:38 AM
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Here is a link to the recipe
 
food.com/recipe/kmart-subs-a-blast-from-the-past-301815
 
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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 08/18/11 3:08 AM
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Iu25hoosiers

Here is a link to the recipe
food.com/recipe/kmart-subs-a-blast-from-the-past-301815

A nice recipe but I don't remember the K-Mart Subs having Banana Peppers in them.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 08/18/11 4:01 AM
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They did in my neighborhood K-mart. Maybe it was regional.

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Thu, 08/18/11 4:14 AM
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ann peeples

They did in my neighborhood K-mart. Maybe it was regional.

I grew up in a small town in Western PA.
Banana Peppers would have been a foriegn object that no one had ever seen much less eaten! Heck, we rarely had Bananas!
Maybe that's where Subway got the idea------- from K-Mart!

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RE: When K-mart sold sub's - Fri, 08/23/13 6:50 PM
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I worked at both Kresge and K Mart in Texas...as I remember the meat was Salami, the Ham that was sold in the deli, and Spiced Lunch Loaf.  Shredded Lettuce...The tomato slices I know were on the deluxe sandwiches...We did not have Banana Peppers or Jalapeno's in the Grill or Deli area until Nacho's arrived...
 
 
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