I was having one of those days so I decided to throw on some faded blue rolled up jeans with a white tee (typical American teenager outfit) with my Ray-Bans and dropped by The Sandwich Factory to experience them American diner vibes.
The Sandwich Factory definitely has captured the essence of it (minus the outfits of the waiters and waitresses). I loved the booths set up for seating and the counter shaped like the front of a Volkswagen Type 2.
While the seating was aesthetically appealing with the plush blue leather seats, they weren’t as comfortable to sit on. Also while many aspects such as the music from the 80s added to the overall TSF experience, I hated the fact that there were too many flies.
If you’re also not in the mood to sit inside, well look no further because through a rather old and dirty plastic curtain lies an outdoor seating area.
Their Chicken Chilli Cheese Fries (Rs. 470) clearly did not impress me with its bland chicken topping, although the fries were crispy and had a bite to them. The dish was not served hot and the chicken itself lacked flavour. While there is much room for improvement, serving the dish hot could be a start.
On the other hand, The Barmy Wrap (Rs. 590 ) was one of the best wraps I’ve had in a while! With its well marinated chunky chicken slices and a generous pouring of a delicious BBQ sauce, it definitely encouraged me to stuff my face further. Besides the wrap not being too doughy, another plus point was the fact that they served some thick fries on the side too.
When I initially saw the ‘Hunter Beef Burger (Rs. 580) on the menu, I was like ‘hell yeah I want to try that!’ since I thought I’d be blessed with a smoked beef patty.
Instead I was served a dish with some beef jerky tossed in mustard sauce, laid in between two big burger buns. It was very dry and while that wasn’t a major concern of mine, I thought that at least the mustard sauce may soften it but it just strayed further and further away from the smokey flavour of the beef.
The Cookie Shake (Rs. 410) at TSF is quite renowned for its crunchy texture and I must admit that the drink delivered. Together with a perfect ratio of crunchiness of the powder to smoothness of the chocolate ice cream, the drink was ideal for carbo-loading or simply just dining like you don’t care about healthy choices anymore.
I'd definitely drop by TSF again for a quick bite and a drink but I'd advise anyone that would like to retain their love for this place, to avoid their Chilli Cheese Fries.
TSF is still on point with their ambience, but in terms of their food they've a lot of room for improvement.
In its new location, The Sandwich Factory continues to serve pricey sandwiches, subs and burgers that aren't exactly value for money.
සිංහල කලින් කිව්වා වගේම, පිටරටවල්වල දැකගන්න තියෙන ඩයිනර් සංස්කෘතියට නෑකම් කියන අවන්හලක් විදියට සැන්විච් ෆැක්ටරිය හඳුන්වන්න පුළුවන්. කෑම, බීම වර්ගවලින් විතරක් නෙවෙයි, ගෘහ අලංකරණය පැත්තෙන් ගත්තත් ඒ අත්දැකීම පාරිභෝගිකයාට ලැබෙන්න ඔවුන් ඉඩකඩ සලස්වලා තියෙනවා.
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