Schlotzsky's Bakery & Coffeehouse
218 S. Lamar, 512/476-2867
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7am-10pm, Sat.-Sun., 8am-10pm
This Texas chain has been baking its own bread and cranking out sandwiches for decades. There have been many posers since, but no one has come close to the original.
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