Sandwich Bar Rivalry Is A Touchy Sub-Ject

Dorset Echo:

Just how many sandwiches can one town eat?

That’s the question being asked in Christchurch, which now has at least 16 outlets selling sandwiches at a time when four per cent inflation means home-made lunch boxes are the fashion.

Two new baguette bars have recently opened, offering a wide range of fillings.

Janette Robinson at Baggies, which has been serving up sarnies for 15 years, is unhappy about the arrival of newcomer Subway, a few doors down the High Street.

Subway sent out a warning that it did not like Mrs Robinson’s sign advertising “Baggies’ sub deal – a freshly made sub of your choice and a bag of Walker’s crisps for £1.95”.

“Subway are threatening me with legal action because I’m selling subs and it’s a registered trade mark,” said Mrs Robinson.

“I’ve got to take my sign down. I was here first and I’ve always done subs.”

She and husband Ian have complained to the council about the number of food takeaways setting up shop without A3 planning permission.

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