Mr Wraps

9/21/2007 Update:

Mr. Wraps continues to confuse the neighborhood. While their food is terrific, I can’t tell whether they’re coming or going, Chicken or Grill, Wraps or whatever. Park Ave. Grill will be closing in a few days (they sold the business- next business TBD), and taking the Mr. Wraps operation back to the old location (where it had just turned into “Mr. Wraps Chicken” for a couple days). No Grilled Chicken, but they’ll have wraps and FRIED chicken… UGH.

Let me try to sum it up:

  1. Mr. Wraps had a nice place on 8th and Garden. Delicious wraps, etc.
  2. They shut that place down, open up “Park Ave. Grill”.
  3. Had identity issues with Park Ave. Grill, then added the “Mr. Wraps” banner to the front railing.
  4. They then covered the Park Ave. Grill logo with the “Mr. Wraps” banner.
  5. They open and begin selling what was great grilled/fried chicken at the NEW Mr. Wraps Chicken Store (See what would have been Mr. Wraps Chicken Menu here – PDF)
  6. Mr. Wraps Chicken now closed. Park Ave. Grill is sold. That will close in a few days.
  7. Mr. Wraps is moving back to 8th & Garden. Will incorporate SOME of the previous Mr. Wraps Chicken in the menu. Will re-open in a few weeks.
  8. Park Ave. Grill location (Mr. Wraps) will have new owners and a new name, etc.

WHAT?

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7/17/2006:
Mr. Wraps combined locations at Park Avenue Grill. I guess he didn’t wrap up good grades in business school? Or finally someone knocked some sense into him.

Still think the sandwiches are good. I heard he’s selling meat slicers and stuff. Get them quick!

See below for hot summer afternoon lunch break review.

Description – Fast food counter – Wraps of all kinds.
Services – Wraps – Hot, Cold, Mexican. Sandwiches, Breakfast wraps, Soups, Salads, Hamburgers, quesadillas, taco Catering
Address – 741 Garden St., 746 Park Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – (201) 386-3200, Fax – 2013863291

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June 2006

This review wasn’t because we were hungry for Mr. Wraps, it was instead because it was the last restaurant left to review before the end of June that paid us bonus miles using the Continental Airlines credit card.

Regardless, it’s one of our favorites.

The interior of Mr. Wraps is pretty typical of a joint like this. Counter. Cooler. Rack of chips. The signs were easy to read, but overwhelming for most Libras. It seemed like 1000 choices.

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We chose to sit outside, where five or six round plastic furniture arrangements with umbrellas awaited us. I think the weight limit of the seating is approximately 250 lbs. So keep that in mind if you’re a massive tub.

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Inquiring within, I wanted to know what the “#1 customer favorite wrap” was. No longer am I going to review only what I’m hungry for.

This time it was: BBQ Chicken with yellow rice and carmelized onions. Each half of the wrap weighed at least 1/2 a pound. Overall, the chicken was well-prepared and juicy. Very gratifying. Way too much to consume in one sitting. The little side of macaroni salad is excellent.

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Dining companion chose a basic roast beef sub. I’ve always sweared by their roast beef (Thumann’s I believe). She wanted it more rare, but she still enjoyed the sandwich very much.

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I’ve eaten at Mr. Wraps many times, and have always had a palatable meal. Although MANY times, they’ve screwed up the order and didn’t deliver as I requested. SO BE SPECIFIC AND REPETITIVE if you really want the items you order to be correct. To say that again, BE SPECIFIC AND REPETITIVE if you really want the items you order to be correct.

All in all, Mr. Wraps is a staple sandwich shop in Hoboken that we’ll eat at regularly.

Stay tuned for further sandwich reviews. Might want to try their mexican selection next time.

46 Responses

  1. boken-a says:

    [quote comment=”73315″]had Mr Wraps’ DELIVERED tonight (and we never do that)… a caribbean pork wrap, quesadilla, and Mac and Cheese for the little one. Very tasty as always… If we had eaten there we WOULD have gotten ice cream and I probably wouldnt have bothered to see if he had gloves on or not.

    uh, do you use purell after you put your change back in your wallet? puhleeez.[/quote]

    It’s a good thing ugly isn’t contagious.

    Oh, c’mon. I keeeeed.

    :mrgreen:

  2. boken-a says:

    [quote comment=”73082″]http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=9155456

    I think you all will enjoy this, very, very much…
    I LOVE MR. WRAPS! In NO WAY am I making fun of it…Just need to laugh sometimes…[/quote]

    Fantastic. Read the blog section. What a hoot! :mrgreen:

  3. frank10 says:

    My spouse and I only recently started to try Mr. Wraps because one night I was doing research to find restaurants other then what we would usually eat at and this place sounded good to us both. I have to say that I like the fact that they have more than just wraps there. We have had delivery from them at least five times and have been happy each time, once recently just yesterday. The food I like most from there is: chicken club wrap, their chicken caesar salad, and more. The delivery is quick, takes 30-40 minutes and they have always gotten our order right. I can’t say what the service is like inside the establishment since we have only had it delivered to us. I would recommend this place to anyone who likes wraps, salads, sandwiches, etc. :)

  4. elainetyger says:

    [quote comment=”73315″]
    uh, do you use purell after you put your change back in your wallet? puhleeez.[/quote]

    Do you know of any case where money was demonstrated to be the cause of illness? Meanwhile, unwashed hands of food preparers are one of the top sources of foodborne illness. It’s not the money that they’re touching that’s the problem, it’s that they, like every other human being, will unconsciously be touching their noses and mouths throughout the day. People tend to be more conscious of that if they’re wearing gloves to prepare food for customers and if they’re educated when to change them.

    I’m not saying the guys are causing disease. However, I won’t buy ready-to-eat food that was just touched by an ungloved employee.

  5. bradykp says:

    [quote comment=”73608″][quote comment=”73315″]
    uh, do you use purell after you put your change back in your wallet? puhleeez.[/quote]

    Do you know of any case where money was demonstrated to be the cause of illness? Meanwhile, unwashed hands of food preparers are one of the top sources of foodborne illness. It’s not the money that they’re touching that’s the problem, it’s that they, like every other human being, will unconsciously be touching their noses and mouths throughout the day. People tend to be more conscious of that if they’re wearing gloves to prepare food for customers and if they’re educated when to change them.

    I’m not saying the guys are causing disease. However, I won’t buy ready-to-eat food that was just touched by an ungloved employee.[/quote]

    you should google what sort of crap (literally) is on money. between the trace amounts of drugs and feces, money, by far, is the dirtiest thing you can handle. i think office computer keyboards are a close second, even if you’re a clean person.

  6. Ms_Hoboken says:

    😕 Pro’s:
    My Meatless wrap was HUGE and tasted delicious.
    Con’s:
    *Staff was arrogant, rude, apathetic, young students who don’t give a SHIT when you walk in (the two that were at the counter were popping bubble wrap even as I was trying to order and they rolled their eyes and continued popping the oh-so-fun bubble wrap instead of paying attention to me)
    *Expensive: I ordered one meatless wrap and an orange juice and it came to $9.50. I found that to be expensive for a wrap joint.
    * Dirty: Bathroom is DISGUSTING. In fact, the whole place is rather filthy.
    Fortunately for me, I could not see the kitchen where my wrap was being built. Guessing it is also filthy.
    *Takes AGES.. I waited 20 minutes for a meatless, cold wrap. Wtf?
    *Music was LOUD and it was crappy Euro-trash disco/techno. Could not hear my friend on the phone because shitty music was so loud.

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