Marijuana Themed Sub Shop Cheba Hut Rolling into El Paso with Two Planned Locations
Marijuana-themed sandwich chain Cheba Hut Toasted Subs is coming to El Paso to cure cottonmouth and the munchies.
A “coming soon” banner is already up for its west side location on Sunland Park Drive, and another location is in the works on the Far East side on Zaragoza, according to online documents.
What's a Cheba Hut and Do They Sell Weed?
The Colorado-based Cheba Hut chain specializes in submarine sandwiches named after marijuana strains, but sorry potheads, the food and drinks are not infused or spiked with cannabis or THC (unlike those brownies and gummies you keep in your tin.)
“It’s purely just a theme,” the company website notes. Take the “cheba” and “toasted” part of its name, for example. Cheba is one of the many slang terms for marijuana, and toasted is both a way to warm up bread and another way to say someone is stoned.
In the spirit of embracing marijuana culture, the menu is littered with weed references. Acapulco Gold, Chronic, Thai Stick, and White Widow (its best seller) are sandwich names, and “Cottonmouth Cures” is what they refer to their selection of drinks and beers.
But again, no actual weed. I ain't mad at them, though. You can never have too many sandwich options. Sammies are life.
Where Will the El Paso Locations Be?
The west side location is in the same building where the Union Draft House is located, at 730 Sunland Park Drive adjacent to Sunland Park Mall.
The restaurant will have a full bar with beers and booze, including their take on “Gin N Juice”. (Starts singing Snoop Dogg in his head).
The far east location is planned for 3001 N. Zaragoza Road near Pebble Hills, according to permitting information filed with the state.
Plans call for the renovation/alteration of an existing suite in the shopping center Coffee Box calls home. Like the Cheba Hut on the west side, the far east sandwich joint will also have a bar.
There are currently about 55 Cheba Hut restaurants open in 15 states, including Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.