More and more national chain restaurants are eyeing the Utica-Rome area for expansion.

The latest is the sandwich chain Which Wich. Based in Texas, and rapidly expanding across the country, the chain allows you to build your sandwich by filling out a paper bag of paper with all their meat, cheese and topping selections. I had the chance to experience that process first-hand when I visited the chain's location in Destin, Florida.

According to the Utica Observer-Dispatch, Which Wich

has gradually expanded up the east coast since opening in 2003, and now has more than 300 locations nationally.

Currently there is only one location in New York State listed on their website, and it's tucked away inside the Buffalo Airport.

Another sandwich chain, Firehouse Subs, recently announced their first location in Central New York with plans to open in Syracuse.

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