This is Jimmy Johns first time on the blog, although I have had it quite bit. You will hear their ads on the radio that they are really fast, and I would agree with that. By the time that you are done paying, your sub is ready. Great for the lunch crowd, but I will admit that I liked the meat sliced in front of me…it just seems fresher to me. Also, they should learn a lesson from Dominos thirty minute delivery. It is great that you can do it quickly, but the food has to be good as well.
You can amend your sub how you want, but this is not the Subway format where you walk down the line. Every JJ’s that I have been in the music is pretty loud…loud enough you can’t hear the person at the table next to you. Most of the time the soundtrack is pretty solid, so I never mind…they do a good job at this actually.
What I Ate: The Italian Night Club Combo. Salami, Capicola, ham, provolone, lettuce, tomato, vinaigrette, and mayo (I had them hold the mayo) around $8.00 for a combo with chips and a drink.
Served on a french baguette, this is a good sized sub. Everything tasted ok, but my issue is the ratios. Any given bite will give you about 60% bread, 20% lettuce, and 10% meat and cheese. I really can’t comment on the taste/quality of the meat, because I didn’t taste a lot of it. I liked the baguette and I like finely shredded lettuce on a sub, but that is just not enough for me. I didn’t taste a lot of tomato, so I took a look under the hood:
Ah ha! Now, I know it is November, but those are some nasty looking tomatoes and they could easily fit two more slices on the sub.
Would I Buy It Again? This is a trick question. Yes and No.
No: It is not that good. On the menu, JJ’s admits that they are not gourmet sandwiches, just taste a little better. Well, they taste better than Subway, but that is about it. It didn’t offend me and I felt full after the meal. I didn’t hate it.
Yes: The only other sub place by my work is Subway, and you know how I feel about them. It is the best of the worse.
Supermarkets are missing the boat here. I worked right next to a Publix in Nashville and they had Boars Head subs out of their deli department for around $7. The subs were awesome and there was a line everyday for them. Some Kroger’s have a sub option, but they are pretty bad.
Subs are really easy to make…I just wish that someone would get it right.