Lunchtime Letdown: Culver’s BLT

Lunchtime Letdown: Culver’s BLT

At some point in my adult life, I realized that you can judge the quality of a restaurant by their bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. If I walk away from the table dissatisfied from a BLT, there’s a problem. There’s only like five ingredients and that counts the bread and mayo. Since I love this classic sandwich, utilizing it as a measurement tool is just another excuse to order it.Today while running errands, we stopped by the Culver’s on the other side of town to grab some lunch. We’ve eaten at Culver’s before and I have to say that their portions are normal and the quality of their food is generally good. They are famous for their frozen custard, so their desserts are always delicious.

I wasn’t really in the mood for one of their burger baskets, so I searched the menu for a simple BLT. All I could find was their “Turkey Sourdough BLT” which to me is just a misnomer for Club Sandwich. Tired of searching the menu board, I asked the girl behind the counter “Do you have a BLT on the menu?” She said yes but that it’s not listed. Perfect. I’ll have that.

So when my lunch was delivered, I was quite shocked to find a club sandwich minus the turkey. Not a BLT. What’s the difference? Bacon. A club sandwich typically has bacon as an accent. A BLT has bacon as the main feature. Two very narrow pieces of bacon, one slice of tomato, some lettuce and bread do not equal a BLT. They didn’t even add mayo even though the girl at the counter specifically listed that. And two pieces of bacon? Are you kidding? The contents of the sandwich covered approximately half of the bread.

And the price? I haven’t a clue because the only receipt we got was the one without the pricing detail that was delivered with our food. Based on the total, I’m guessing they made the turkey thing, charged me for it, took the turkey off and failed to replace it with bacon.

Disappointed, I tell you. Totally disappointed. Maybe that’s why it’s not actually listed on the menu.


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One comment on “Lunchtime Letdown: Culver’s BLT

  1. Rachael says:

    I’m obsessed with BLTA (the native Californian in me must have that avocado), so it depresses me when an establishment can’t get one right. I guess that’s the crucial breaking moment with “simple” food – easy to make, easy to mess up! Sorry your sammich was disappointing. Hopefully they read this and make some changes!

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