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2014-03-14 08:37:30 PM  
3 votes:

optikeye: Jimmy Johns or Subway is better stuff.


Jimmy John's is owned by a sleaze bag big game hunter who compensates for his small dick by shooting big things in Africa.
2014-03-14 08:32:49 PM  
3 votes:
They did the restaurant death spiral thing. I've seen it happen to restaurants run by stupid people. When business gets slow they lower the quality of their food to save money. They get fewer customers and the quality goes down further until the restaurant closes. Idiots.
2014-03-15 03:27:46 AM  
2 votes:
When I was 18 I worked at and then was the 'manager' of a small quizno's owned by a couple who made it their full time jobs (except for some minor contracting for the husband).

It was a good product at the time, their vents were intentionally placed to blow into the mini-mall's parking lot and the smell was very attractive. They had what they told me was one of the 'old' ovens which allowed for more of a variance in speed and a slower and better toast (their specialty).

The idea was to be premium. I sliced more actual pieces of meat and blocks of cheese than I can count and freshness was integral.

We had some corporate prepared products, guac, the chicken, 'mesquite powder' and 'au jus', the bread was sent frozen and parbaked. But as someone who works in restaurants I feel comfortable calling it real food.

The owners had a 7% royalty and no choices on purchasing except for veggies. Quizno's wanted them to change their oven and sent out straight up 2-for-1 coupons in our area. (Average sub was 8 inch for 7ish bucks or the NEW 12 inch sub's for 10)

They got into legal issues with the company and after I moved back home they tried to take the idea and go independent. I heard from my ex they went under before they could under a huge legal cloud.

This was a profitable (barely) business that, though I was not made privy to all of the details, was run into the ground by corporate.

In another continent a couple years later I dropped off a resume at what turned out to be the first franchised location in the country. The next day I was the manager and watched the store while the owners (cousins, male) spent a month and a half in The States). Business was lackluster, didn't catch on, and the product seemed a touch lower grade than I recalled. My visa ran out a bit after and they dropped me off at the airport and gave me a few hundred dollar bonus. They went under less than two !months later.

I've eaten at Quizno's a handful of times since then. The focus shifted to bargain-hunting and quality has suffered significantly.

Of the four I remember eating at in Toronto in the last 8 years none are standing.

There probably are some, but I don't see them and don't care to look. Actually, last I remember, a fifth is still open, but so what.

Pity, I used to eat there five or six days a week at work and loved it.
2014-03-15 07:34:08 PM  
1 votes:
What, nobody wants to pay 8 bucks for half a sub.....shocker!!
2014-03-15 12:03:52 PM  
1 votes:
The sauces are all sickeningly sweet. Yuck.
2014-03-15 10:23:48 AM  
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Speaker2Animals: optikeye: Jimmy Johns or Subway is better stuff.

Jimmy John's is owned by a sleaze bag big game hunter who compensates for his small dick by shooting big things in Africa.

That makes me want to order them them more.  Thanks


So, you've got size problems, too. My sympathies.
2014-03-15 06:36:01 AM  
1 votes:

jigger: They did the restaurant death spiral thing. I've seen it happen to restaurants run by stupid people. When business gets slow they lower the quality of their food to save money. They get fewer customers and the quality goes down further until the restaurant closes. Idiots.


Another excellent reason to lower the quality of the food is to give the owner(s) more money to buy drugs.
2014-03-15 03:12:01 AM  
1 votes:

optikeye: Jimmy Johns or Subway is better stuff.


I had a co-worker pick Jimmy Johns a few times for a lunch run, and I asked him to bring me back a sandwich.   Each time, I got a shredded lettuce sandwich that may or may not have had meat somewhere in it.  I won't ever eat at one again.

I liked Quizno's, but I recalled it seemed pretty expensive for a sub shop.  The local places are better, and the same price or cheaper.
2014-03-15 12:10:39 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-03-14 11:53:56 PM  
1 votes:
Not surprised. Used to love Quiznos... but then they started cutting back. They got rid of the clam chowder I liked... but worse, the sandwich contents shrank. Eventually, they had the nerve to put out a sandwich where the bun was basically a breadstick (Torpedo!).

Seriously... WTF?

Then the corporation started putting the squeeze on franchise owners. Our local franchise dropped them and is packed everyday putting together loaded subs with two or three times the selection of any Quiznos - and they probably charge more than Quiznos, but people care about taste and value (yes, the non-Quiznos charges more, but delivers a LOT more on the sandwich)
2014-03-14 09:04:29 PM  
1 votes:
Quiznos CEO Stuart Mathis said the company will take action to help increase sales and profits for its franchise owners going forward. It will look to reduce food costs, invest in local advertising and, in some circumstances, make loans available for restaurant improvements.

The food was fine the way it was.  Maybe they could give them a break on franchise fees and the food costs wouldn't be a problem.  Or, you know, sell shiattier food.  That's a sure-fire recipe for success.

And Subway isn't great, but it's remarkably consistent as long as a cheap family isn't running the franchise.  I should not have to argue that four pickles on a foot long is not "plenty."  I keep a running tally of cheapskate Subways and do not honor them.

But in my heart I'm a Jersey Mike's guy, but there aren't nearly as many of those as there are Subways.
2014-03-14 08:53:14 PM  
1 votes:
Never should have gotten rid of the Spoogmonkeys.  Just like Dominos should not have killed the Noid.
2014-03-14 08:51:09 PM  
1 votes:
The one and only time I've been to Quiznos I ordered an 8 inch sub. They took a 12 inch sub and cut 8 inches off and threw the extra away. They'd rather throw bread away than give it to customers.
2014-03-14 08:24:28 PM  
1 votes:

optikeye: Jimmy Johns or Subway is better stuff.


Quiznos sandwiches are tastier and not as healthy as Subway. They put better, and more, ingredients on them.
 
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