By Robin Mindt   Published Feb 19, 2002 at 5:48 AM

Pinching pennies 'til payday? Or just looking for something new this lunch hour? Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, presents "The $5 Lunch Challenge."

This week we asked Gred, a Milwaukee Downtown Clean Sweep Ambassador, to find lunch for under $5. Is it possible? And how. Check out this week's challenge winner.

Copper Penny
665 W. Wisconsin Ave.
(414) 276-3830

Service with a smile and a never-ending cup of coffee await you at the Copper Penny, a favorite for quick lunches and informal meetings. Not only that, but you can easily get full for under $5.

Their full selection of burgers, beef and pork sandwiches and other specialties are between $2.50 and $4.75. Add fries for only $1.25 extra.

The melts are big Copper Penny sellers. There's the "Patty Melt" with ground beef, grilled onions and American cheese on rye bread; "Tuna Melt" with grilled tuna salad and American on rye; and the "Penny Melt" with onion, green pepper, roast beef and Swiss on rye. {INSERT_RELATED} Turkey and beef selections are also available.

Subs also sell for under $5. Order ahead to carry-out for only 25¢ more, (414) 276-3830. All in all, the Copper Penny is a great penny-saver.