I’m a good fan of sandwiches. Especially if they are made by someone else. Today I decided to try Jimmy John’s Gourmet subs (#JimmyJohns) because I heard somebody recommend them once. I’m not sure why I had never tried them before. It just wasn’t convenient or something.
I went in and looked at the menu then placed my order. There are only two choices of bread. I ordered “French” which turned out to just be “White bread.” The bread is almost breadless. Its is really just crust with about 1 millimeter of bread on the inside. Breadless bread. Hmmm. Not a good start.
I moved over to where they were assembling the sandwich but my view was blocked by metal covers that hinge up and down over the ingredients. Hmmm. How am I supposed to select my veggies? Bam. They handed me my sandwich. Wait…. What?? You didn’t ask me what I wanted on it. Ok. I’m new here so I took my sandwich and sat down.
I unwrapped it and took a bite. Hmmm. It’s missing…..everything.
I went back to the counter and explained that it was my first time here and asked if they had pickles and Jalapenos and stuff. They gave me some jalapenos but told me that they charge extra for pickles. Hmmmmm.
I put the jalapenos on and ate the rest of my barren sandwich. Filling but boring and not very healthy as it contained only Meat, lettuce and Tomatoes. I would have liked mustard on it rather than mayo but was not given a choice.
As for the “Gourmet” part. I need to look up the definition on Google. Let’s see:
a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
synonyms: gastronome, epicure, epicurean; More
of a kind or standard suitable for a gourmet.modifier noun: gourmet“a gourmet meal”
Nope. Not that either. Not sure if tacking the word, “Gourmet” on stuff makes it better.
Overall I fail to see how Jimmy John’s stays in business. I guess it is regular sandwiches for regular people.
Personally, I shall not return. If you just want a sandwich and don’t give a shit then this might be the place for you. If you care at all, I would recommend Subway (#subway) where you get everything or even Jersey Mike’s (#jerseymikes) where you can get it Mike’s way with peppers and relish and have a blast of flavor.
Sorry Jimmy. Not for me.