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Why I Hate Jimmy Johns Now

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    Let me first say that I do like Jimmy Johns subs. But I find their advertising very deceptive and it just annoys the crap out of me so I just cannot go back there ever.

    This is why. They have 8" Sub Sandwiches at $4.50 advertised as:

    "8" Sub Sandwiches - All of my tasty sub sandwiches are a full 8 inches of homemade French bread, fresh veggies and the finest meats & cheese I can buy! And if it matters to you , we slice everything fresh everyday in this store, right here where you can see it. (No mystery meat here!)"

    Then they have their Giant Club Sandwiches at $5.50 advertised as:

    "Giant Club Sandwiches - My club sandwiches have twice the meat or cheese, try it on my fresh baked thick sliced 7 grain bread or my famous homemade french bread!"

    Jimmy John's Menu

    So looking at these two choices would you assume that the Giant Club Sandwiches are bigger than the 8" Sub Sandwiches? But guess what, the only difference between the two sandwiches is that you get 2 slices of cheese on the Giant Club instead of one on the 8" Sub Sandwiches. So did you get ripped off? Read the description of the Giant Club Sandwiches again.

    "My club sandwiches have twice the meat or cheese, try it on my fresh baked thick sliced 7 grain bread or my famous homemade french bread!"

    Look at the difference in the Tuna sandwiches:

    #3 TOTALLY TUNA®
    Fresh housemade tuna, mixed with celery, onions, and our tasty sauce, then topped with alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, lettuce, and tomato. (My tuna rocks!)

    #15 CLUB TUNA®
    The same as our #3 Totally Tuna except this one has a lot more. Homemade tuna salad, provolone, sprouts, cucumber, lettuce, & tomato.

    Guess what the alot more is? Yep, the provolone.

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    So why do I care? Well it's because I do count my protein intake and therefore I ask questions and read things carefully. So when I began to ask the Jimmy John employees questions, it just annoyed me. I mean they are basically charging $1 for a slice of cheese.
     
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    Can you get twice the meat instead of the cheese? And I'm assuming you pick the cheese?
     
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    No you can't. I don't think that is meant to be an option. If I ever go back I may try that though.
     
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    Been facing similar issue many times. My solutions:

    1. Making my own food - cheapest and best - but too often not enough time

    2. Eating at proper restaurants - may sound a bit more expensive, but compared to what you get it isn't really.

    3. Good old McDonald's. No lies there, and yeah, I'm lovin' it.
     
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    I feel your pain Bio. It's what has made me stop buying lots of `popular' brands. Though the sad truth is that they word is specifically deceptive in-order to reel us in. In my honest opinion: companies should be forced to write out exactly what they mean when they give us advertising!

    ie:

    "... now with a lot more!" should be changed to "... now with a lot more cheese and a little bit extra salsa!"

    I'm all in favor of creative advertising, though there is a difference between creative and deceptive.

    Sad thing is, I see restaurants as having some of the largest creativity potential and they all simply go towards deceptive practices.

    "It's a mad world."