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Chock Full o’Nuts To Bring Back Nutted Cheese Sandwiches

New Yorkers love their sandwiches. There are fans of pastrami on rye. There’s the ban minh crowd.  Subs bursting with cold cuts have their partisans, too.


Photo: Chock

But, the best sandwich of all, hands down, is the Chock Full o’ Nuts “nutted” cheese sandwich. Sadly, this little snack disappeared when in the 1970s, the company decided to close down its coffee shops and focus on beverages instead.

But, happy day! Chock Full o’ Nuts has just announced that it will be opening a full service restaurant in the space on 23rd Street recently occupied by the Comfort Diner, according to a report from Crain’s New York Business. Why am I excited? The restaurant chain will be bringing back its divine cream cheese and nut sandwich.

Back in the day, Chock full o’ Nuts was where you’d go for lunch with your mother after a back to school shopping trip.You’d perch on a stool at the counter. And if your mother was like my mother, there was only one thing she’d suggest that you order—that divine nuts and cheese sandwich. It’s two pieces of raisin bread enclosing a mixture of cream cheese and chopped nuts.  Yum!

There’s no announcement yet of when exactly the resurrected eatery will open. When it does, I’ll be first in line.

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1 comment to Chock Full o’Nuts To Bring Back Nutted Cheese Sandwiches

  • Peter Baer

    Thought you should know that the Chock nutted cheese sandwich did not consist of cream cheese.
    It contained Neufchatel Cheese with chopped walnuts mixed in and was served on raison bread, not date nut bread as is commonly thought. That’s why it was called “Nutted Cheese” and not “Nutted Cream Cheese”. The cheese was produced by the Zauzner Cheese Company in PA and shipped to the Chock stores in 5lb containers. The original chain disappeared slowly as its long term leases on prime locations ran out. The final few locations were sold off the the Riese Bros. I wish this new restaurant under the “Chock” logo the best but frankly it will never be the same.

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