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Title: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on November 01, 2011, 12:06:48 pm
Any ideas where in downtown this will be?

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JIMMY JOHNS GOURMET SUB SHOP IS OPENING IN DOWNTOWN TULSA. WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FULL TIME MANAGER CANDIDATE. MUST BE HIGHLY ENERGETIC AND AVAILABLE TO WORK FLEXIBLE HOURS. WE OFFER A DYNAMITE BONUS INCENTIVE PROGRAM, HUGE OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT, PAID TRAINING AND A CLEAN AND FUN ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE EMAIL INFORMATION.
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/fbh/2642186160.html


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: carltonplace on November 01, 2011, 12:19:15 pm
Any ideas where in downtown this will be?
http://tulsa.craigslist.org/fbh/2642186160.html

They should recruit for this job over in the OWS tent city at 6th and Main.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 01, 2011, 12:34:32 pm
Gourmet sub shop??  Are they changing it here from the way they do it in St. Louis?? 





Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on November 01, 2011, 01:56:24 pm
Gourmet sub shop??  Are they changing it here from the way they do it in St. Louis?? 

See previous deli threads on here. JJ's bakes their own bread and slices their own meat. As compared to most sub shops in these parts, that's gourmet.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on November 01, 2011, 02:09:20 pm
See previous deli threads on here. JJ's bakes their own bread and slices their own meat. As compared to most sub shops in these parts, that's gourmet.

Yeah, but far as I know their meat product is loaded with crap.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 01, 2011, 02:13:55 pm
See previous deli threads on here. JJ's bakes their own bread and slices their own meat. As compared to most sub shops in these parts, that's gourmet.

Have a grandkid that works at one in St. Louis area.  Says it's ok, but likes Subway, too.  Haven't had the chance to try it yet, so now will get to check them out.
Do they start with Boar's Head meats?


(Subway bakes bread and Arby's slices their own meat....)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on November 01, 2011, 02:20:01 pm
I love a good sandwich. But this isn't sandwich country (the northeast). Where there's a good sandwich shop on every corner and every bodega makes sandwiches (with boar's head meats) that blow away just about anything in Tulsa. You gotta take what you can get, and what's open when you're ready to eat.

Most Jimmy John's are open until 10pm-ish 7 days a week. Some, in nightlife districts, are open much later. If they're actually open late, they won't have much competition.

I just hope it's not one of those 10-5 M-F locations that they have in some city central business districts.

Plus maybe some chain will spur current businesses to be open more hours or just be better. There are so many businesses that don't seem to want to capitalize on downtown revitalization and just want to operate the same few hours a day they have been open for 20 years.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on November 01, 2011, 02:21:52 pm
I just hope it's not one of those 10-5 M-F locations that they have in some city central business districts.
That would be sad. The one on Yale closes at 9 or so. The one in Fayetteville is open until four in the morning. Maybe we'll get lucky and this new one will have those hours.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 01, 2011, 03:17:42 pm
I love a good sandwich. But this isn't sandwich country (the northeast). Where there's a good sandwich shop on every corner and every bodega makes sandwiches (with boar's head meats) that blow away just about anything in Tulsa. You gotta take what you can get, and what's open when you're ready to eat.

Most Jimmy John's are open until 10pm-ish 7 days a week. Some, in nightlife districts, are open much later. If they're actually open late, they won't have much competition.

I just hope it's not one of those 10-5 M-F locations that they have in some city central business districts.

Plus maybe some chain will spur current businesses to be open more hours or just be better. There are so many businesses that don't seem to want to capitalize on downtown revitalization and just want to operate the same few hours a day they have been open for 20 years.

There are some incredible places in the northeast all right - and in Hamtramck, MI!

Amazingly, I got the best meatloaf sandwich in the world in a tiny little hole in the wall place in Tracy, CA one time.  Also experienced my first earthquake walking across the parking lot to get to it.  Early 1980's.






Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: SXSW on November 01, 2011, 03:33:45 pm
That would be sad. The one on Yale closes at 9 or so. The one in Fayetteville is open until four in the morning. Maybe we'll get lucky and this new one will have those hours.

All JJ'a in college towns are open until 4 am.  Too bad TU is so small but we may get lucky.  Not sure if the one in downtown OKC is open til 4 am but the one in Campus Corner is in Norman.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: zstyles on November 01, 2011, 03:39:39 pm
So to get off topic, there is a sandwich place in Owasso that makes amazing sandwich, its a place just about big enough for three people to stand in, uses boars head meats, shredded(thin) lettuce and amazing fresh bread...

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/58/630601/restaurant/Tulsa/Giant-Subs-Deli-Owasso


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on November 01, 2011, 04:02:15 pm
All JJ'a in college towns are open until 4 am.  Too bad TU is so small but we may get lucky.  Not sure if the one in downtown OKC is open til 4 am but the one in Campus Corner is in Norman.

Given how full of drunk kids all the IHOP/Denny's type places are at two or three in the morning, no matter what day of the week, it's hard for me to imagine that JJ's couldn't do a lot of business after midnight.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on November 01, 2011, 04:04:04 pm
Given how full of drunk kids all the IHOP/Denny's type places are at two or three in the morning, no matter what day of the week, it's hard for me to imagine that JJ's couldn't do a lot of business after midnight.

Depending on this DT location it could make sense to stay open late for them then.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AngieB on November 05, 2011, 01:19:23 pm
I love a good sandwich. But this isn't sandwich country (the northeast). Where there's a good sandwich shop on every corner and every bodega makes sandwiches (with boar's head meats) that blow away just about anything in Tulsa. You gotta take what you can get, and what's open when you're ready to eat.

Lambrusco'z uses Boar's Head meats.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: cannon_fodder on November 05, 2011, 01:47:09 pm
I noticed someone doing work on a storefront in the Philtower.    Wouldn't be a bad location for a sammich shop.  But I have no real idea.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: jacobi on November 06, 2011, 09:50:35 am
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I noticed someone doing work on a storefront in the Philtower.    Wouldn't be a bad location for a sammich shop.  But I have no real idea.

That may be Edward Delk's (a new art deco themed bar).  I'm curious about this as well.  I'm going to be on the look out from now on.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: BKDotCom on November 06, 2011, 03:28:14 pm
I've walked around trying to figure out where this might be going, but have no clue.
My only guess is maybe the old Schlotzsky's spot, or in one or two of the vacant Main Park Plaza spots on Boulder
There are spots in Brady, but I'd be surprised to see it go in there.
Would they be considering someplace near downtown as "downtown"


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on November 06, 2011, 10:32:37 pm
I too am wondering if it's actually near downtown, maybe Cherry Street or something. Somewhere in the main mall area would be disappointing, as it'd probably mean limited days/hours.

Downtown is so very much in need of fast service/takeout type places that are open at least 10-12 consecutive hours 6 or 7 days a week. I thought the Dilly Deli would fill that niche, but they aren't that fast and are closed for private parties way too much to be considered a legitimate takeout option.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheArtist on November 07, 2011, 10:29:39 am
That may be Edward Delk's (a new art deco themed bar).  I'm curious about this as well.  I'm going to be on the look out from now on.

It's going to be Art Deco themed?  Kewl ;D


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: carltonplace on November 07, 2011, 11:39:48 am
That may be Edward Delk's (a new art deco themed bar).  I'm curious about this as well.  I'm going to be on the look out from now on.

Yep, they are on FB and update their construction progress often...its going to be a cool space.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: BKDotCom on November 07, 2011, 12:48:19 pm
It's be cool (and not too out of character) if JJ's were going in the Pearl district...
Grab a sandwich and have a picnic in Centennial park.
Is Blake opening a sammich franchise?? 


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on November 14, 2011, 07:51:27 pm
Posting deleted by its author. Hmm.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: ZYX on November 14, 2011, 10:20:57 pm
Posting deleted by its author. Hmm.

They found their manager....???


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: eblanchard32 on November 15, 2011, 05:14:10 pm
Jimmy Johns makes one hell of a sandwhich!

http://www.ironhorsesolutions.com


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on November 15, 2011, 05:20:40 pm
Jimmy Johns makes one hell of a sandwhich!

http://www.ironhorsesolutions.com

I bet the best ones are those tasty spam sammiches!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on January 09, 2012, 04:14:00 pm
The next two stores will be in Broken Arrow at Aspen & Kenosha and on Brookside at 36th & Peoria. Both leases are signed and I wanted to wait until I knew for a fact to post that. The store in Broken Arrow is from the same owners of the current Yale location and should be open in late March/early April. It will be where the old Blockbuster location is with a drive thru. The location on Brookside is from another franchisee that owned the right to the midtown area. I believe he was looking at downtown but had some trouble signing a lease there. It will be at the end of the the old Blockbuster location where Bank of the West currently is with no drive thru obviously. Expansion should happen fast for the brand in Tulsa over the next 2-3 years, if any of you want your business sampled then drop me a PM and I'll try to make that happen for you.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on January 09, 2012, 04:16:06 pm
DEinstein! Glad to see you are back on TNF.  Don't be a stranger!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on January 09, 2012, 07:48:29 pm
Posting deleted by its author. Hmm.

?? 

How does that happen?  (I've tried and it wasn't allowed.)



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: we vs us on January 09, 2012, 09:53:33 pm
The next two stores will be in Broken Arrow at Aspen & Kenosha and on Brookside at 36th & Peoria. Both leases are signed and I wanted to wait until I knew for a fact to post that. The store in Broken Arrow is from the same owners of the current Yale location and should be open in late March/early April. It will be where the old Blockbuster location is with a drive thru. The location on Brookside is from another franchisee that owned the right to the midtown area. I believe he was looking at downtown but had some trouble signing a lease there. It will be at the end of the the old Blockbuster location where Bank of the West currently is with no drive thru obviously. Expansion should happen fast for the brand in Tulsa over the next 2-3 years, if any of you want your business sampled then drop me a PM and I'll try to make that happen for you.

That's as good a use as any for the old Blockbuster space on Brookside, and Broken Arrow is Broken Arrow.  I'm sad JJ won't make it DT, though.  It would've been a nice -- even crucial addition.  My theory is that the more that visible national brands take chances on downtown the more a certain tier of (south)Tulsan will trust it. 


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on January 10, 2012, 12:17:07 am
That's as good a use as any for the old Blockbuster space on Brookside, and Broken Arrow is Broken Arrow.  I'm sad JJ won't make it DT, though.  It would've been a nice -- even crucial addition.  My theory is that the more that visible national brands take chances on downtown the more a certain tier of (south)Tulsan will trust it. 

Take an Effexor, maybe you won't be as sad.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on January 10, 2012, 12:47:29 am
Take an Effexor, maybe you won't be as sad.

Free Effexor online...wait, what?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on January 10, 2012, 11:07:40 am
Take an Effexor, maybe you won't be as sad.

In the interest of medical accuracy, Effexor doesn't work like that. It's not a benzodiazapene like Xanax or Ativan. Always take your Effexor at the same time every day. I wouldn't wish brain zaps on anyone. ;)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on January 10, 2012, 12:28:01 pm
In the interest of medical accuracy, Effexor doesn't work like that. It's not a benzodiazapene like Xanax or Ativan. Always take your Effexor at the same time every day. I wouldn't wish brain zaps on anyone. ;)

And if you take too much it will turn you into a raving lunatic who requires Xanax.

And in the interest of street lingo, Effexor is indeed a happy pill.  Xanax is a nappy pill.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AquaMan on January 10, 2012, 01:04:03 pm
I liked Effexor till I realized I couldn't remember having conversations with people and when those conversations were revealed to me I was stunned. Impressed really.
It seems I was pretty relaxed and intelligent using the stuff. However, I had a sense that the real world was passing me by. I had lost my edge, my sense of self. Whole chunks of time just disappeared. (kind of like Tequila in that sense).

Then when I tried to pull away from it too quickly I got really sick. All in all, a little Prozac would have sufficed.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on January 10, 2012, 02:05:42 pm
Whole chunks of time just disappeared. (kind of like Tequila in that sense).


We refer to that as "time travel".


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: we vs us on January 10, 2012, 02:32:34 pm
We refer to that as "time travel".

If tequila's involved, I refer to it as "el blotto." 


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on January 10, 2012, 03:31:33 pm
We refer to that as "time travel".

Was a hot tub involved?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AquaMan on January 10, 2012, 06:05:39 pm
Oh, yeah. Not to be too personal, but it messed with your libido as well. ;)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on January 10, 2012, 07:13:32 pm
Oh, yeah. Not to be too personal, but it messed with your libido as well. ;)

As long as you don't tell us you were screaming out stuff like 'Shia LaBeouf' and things of that nature....


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on January 10, 2012, 10:33:57 pm
As long as you don't tell us you were screaming out stuff like 'Shia LaBeouf' and things of that nature....

Oh. My. God...so dreamy


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AquaMan on January 11, 2012, 10:10:31 am
As long as you don't tell us you were screaming out stuff like 'Shia LaBeouf' and things of that nature....

I assure you, no Shia 'gasms.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on January 11, 2012, 10:56:50 am
That Brookside location better be open until at least midnight daily, preferrably later.

If it closes at 10pm, I'm going to go out of my way to not dine there.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: zstyles on January 11, 2012, 11:41:12 am
That Brookside location better be open until at least midnight daily, preferrably later.

If it closes at 10pm, I'm going to go out of my way to not dine there.

Keep in mind this is Tulsa, most stores seem to think people stop shopping at 6:00pm and stop eating at 8:00pm...its mind blowing...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on March 18, 2012, 08:45:20 pm
The Broken Arrow location opens on Thursday and the Broadside location should be open sometime next month I believe. The owner of that location just got back from his training recently. There are no plans for any other midtown locations in the near future. There will be a slew of south Tulsa locations coming soon though.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on April 21, 2012, 09:04:58 pm
Haven't been yet to verify, but this Brookside location is now listed on the Jimmy Johns website.

The guy answering the phone says they're open 'til 3am! Tulsa's decent late-night dining options have now increased by 33%!!!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Jeff P on April 23, 2012, 08:37:17 am
So what's the deal with the downtown location?

Does anyone know if that's still happening?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on April 23, 2012, 12:05:04 pm
So what's the deal with the downtown location?

Does anyone know if that's still happening?
Some posts earlier in the thread say Brookside is the closest to downtown we're getting, for now at least.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: dbacks fan on April 25, 2012, 03:39:55 am
JMO, I tried Jimmy John's when I lived in a Phoenix suburb, and it was alright, I just did not care for walking in, ordering and paying for my food, and not being given the chance to say what I wanted on it. I walked in, picked my sandwich, was told the price, and when I said what I wanted on it, it was too late, it was already made for me by the time I was paying for it. From the time that I started my order to the time it was ready was about a minute and a half, and it was not what I wanted.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on April 25, 2012, 11:20:53 am
There a a bunch of Jersey Mike's in OKC, Norman area - not sure why they don't come up here.  But the one I have been to (a couple of times) was very good. 



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DolfanBob on May 01, 2012, 08:49:43 am
I was told that Jimmy John's is now in the old Quizno's location at 71st & 145th E Av in B.A. next to the Wal Mart. I avoid that area as much as I do Woodland Hills.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: dsjeffries on May 01, 2012, 09:28:10 am
JMO, I tried Jimmy John's when I lived in a Phoenix suburb, and it was alright, I just did not care for walking in, ordering and paying for my food, and not being given the chance to say what I wanted on it. I walked in, picked my sandwich, was told the price, and when I said what I wanted on it, it was too late, it was already made for me by the time I was paying for it. From the time that I started my order to the time it was ready was about a minute and a half, and it was not what I wanted.

That's my biggest complaint, too. I need time to look at the menu of a place I've never been, and as soon as you walk in, they expect you to already know what you want.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on May 01, 2012, 11:51:36 am
But once you go there a few times, that 'rush factor' is awesome. It's the reason I love QuikTrip and Jimmy John's, they both know that an efficient operation that doesn't waste the customer's time is a big plus.

As for that Brookside location, the JJ's website lists hours as 10-10 daily. But when I called the other day, they said they were open 'til 3am weekends. So hopefully they're at least giving the late hours enough of a test run to make a determination, and not just closing early because they were slow one day. That seems to be the modus operandi here.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DowntownDan on May 01, 2012, 12:04:17 pm
But once you go there a few times, that 'rush factor' is awesome. It's the reason I love QuikTrip and Jimmy John's, they both know that an efficient operation that doesn't waste the customer's time is a big plus.

As for that Brookside location, the JJ's website lists hours as 10-10 daily. But when I called the other day, they said they were open 'til 3am weekends. So hopefully they're at least giving the late hours enough of a test run to make a determination, and not just closing early because they were slow one day. That seems to be the modus operandi here.

This.  If you need time, just let them know you need a few minutes and stand back to peruse until you're ready.  It's not like they're going to hound you every five seconds to choose.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on May 01, 2012, 12:11:46 pm
just let them know you need a few minutes and stand back to peruse until you're ready.  It's not like they're going to hound you every five seconds to choose.

No kidding! Has everyone gotten assertiveness issues?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on May 01, 2012, 12:38:25 pm
No kidding! Has everyone gotten assertiveness issues?

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Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 20, 2012, 10:06:00 pm
A lease was signed for a JJ in the 71st and Memorial area this past week. It will be next to the Radio Shack in the shopping center where DSW shoes is. No downtown site is in the works.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 20, 2012, 10:11:35 pm
But once you go there a few times, that 'rush factor' is awesome. It's the reason I love QuikTrip and Jimmy John's, they both know that an efficient operation that doesn't waste the customer's time is a big plus.

As for that Brookside location, the JJ's website lists hours as 10-10 daily. But when I called the other day, they said they were open 'til 3am weekends. So hopefully they're at least giving the late hours enough of a test run to make a determination, and not just closing early because they were slow one day. That seems to be the modus operandi here.

Corporate determined the hours for that location, and it isn't a test run. I do know that the volume at the BA and Yale stores is still higher but that has more to do with a drive thru than hours. In my opinion, late night stores are a pain. It's harder to manage labor, you exhaust your staff and other issues arise with late night crowds.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on May 21, 2012, 12:25:28 pm
Corporate determined the hours for that location, and it isn't a test run. I do know that the volume at the BA and Yale stores is still higher but that has more to do with a drive thru than hours. In my opinion, late night stores are a pain. It's harder to manage labor, you exhaust your staff and other issues arise with late night crowds.

So are you saying the Brookside location is open late? Every time I visit, there are no posted hours. The website says 10-10 daily.

I'm just tired of every chain business that's open late elsewhere not doing so here.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: PonderInc on May 21, 2012, 04:13:11 pm
The best thing about downtown Tulsa: how local it is; how the best places are unique and locally owned; how every local restaurant/store is different from anything else in town; how a group of bold dreamers/entrepreneurs have transformed downtown by doing what they love, instead of listening to the stodgy old folks who said it was impossible; and best of all...how few national chains are located downtown.

My fear for downtown is that it will become so cool that the stupid national chains will finally take notice and jump all over themselves to ruin it.  After all the hard work that the young, creative, bold, daring folks have done to revitalize downtown.

I was recently in downtown Denver, which is certainly a success story.  But check out the 16th Street Mall.  Great idea with the train running up and down, but how sad it's just a bunch of chains.  It's like they had a checklist of national chains and said "Give us one of everything."  Every store is something you can find in Topeka, KS right next to the interstate.  Ugh.

Keep the chains down south in Generica where they belong.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DowntownDan on May 22, 2012, 09:41:28 am
I'm fine with some chains moving in downtown.  It's a sign that the market is on solid ground.  As long as they don't take over.  I don't think that is really much of a problem. 


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 22, 2012, 09:49:50 am
So are you saying the Brookside location is open late? Every time I visit, there are no posted hours. The website says 10-10 daily.

I'm just tired of every chain business that's open late elsewhere not doing so here.

They are open until late night on the weekends. Very few Jimmy John's outside of college towns are open late night.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 22, 2012, 09:55:56 am
The best thing about downtown Tulsa: how local it is; how the best places are unique and locally owned; how every local restaurant/store is different from anything else in town; how a group of bold dreamers/entrepreneurs have transformed downtown by doing what they love, instead of listening to the stodgy old folks who said it was impossible; and best of all...how few national chains are located downtown.

My fear for downtown is that it will become so cool that the stupid national chains will finally take notice and jump all over themselves to ruin it.  After all the hard work that the young, creative, bold, daring folks have done to revitalize downtown.

I was recently in downtown Denver, which is certainly a success story.  But check out the 16th Street Mall.  Great idea with the train running up and down, but how sad it's just a bunch of chains.  It's like they had a checklist of national chains and said "Give us one of everything."  Every store is something you can find in Topeka, KS right next to the interstate.  Ugh.

Keep the chains down south in Generica where they belong.


For starters, the chains in downtown were there well before the buildup on the East End. Arby's, Dominos, Subway, Billy Sims...all were there before most of the East End built up.

Jimmy Johns will be in downtown, and it will provide a good chain for the area. Those do exist.



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DowntownDan on May 22, 2012, 11:10:01 am
For starters, the chains in downtown were there well before the buildup on the East End. Arby's, Dominos, Subway, Billy Sims...all were there before most of the East End built up.

Jimmy Johns will be in downtown, and it will provide a good chain for the area. Those do exist.



I thought it was said earlier that there would not be a downtown location.  Has that changed?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Sutton on May 22, 2012, 02:00:38 pm
For starters, the chains in downtown were there well before the buildup on the East End. Arby's, Dominos, Subway, Billy Sims...all were there before most of the East End built up.

Jimmy Johns will be in downtown, and it will provide a good chain for the area. Those do exist.


There is a Billy Sims downtown?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 22, 2012, 02:34:02 pm
I was told that Jimmy John's is now in the old Quizno's location at 71st & 145th E Av in B.A. next to the Wal Mart. I avoid that area as much as I do Woodland Hills.

Yeah, it's there.  Tried it two weeks ago.  Not that great.  Certainly not up to the hype.  It's ok, just not great.  Subway lets me choose....



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on May 22, 2012, 02:53:34 pm
Yeah, it's there.  Tried it two weeks ago.  Not that great.  Certainly not up to the hype.  It's ok, just not great.  Subway lets me choose....



How often do you find a great sandwich shop in Oklahoma? 

Not being argumentative.  I'm starting to come to terms with vittles mediocrity.  If I didn't, I'd complain too much.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 22, 2012, 03:05:51 pm
How often do you find a great sandwich shop in Oklahoma? 

Not being argumentative.  I'm starting to come to terms with vittles mediocrity.  If I didn't, I'd complain too much.

Subway is edible.  Ok value.

Jersey Mike's in OKC area is actually pretty good, I think.  Decent value for the money.

Hamlet used to be great - I haven't been there in probably 7 or 8 years, but they probably are still good...I'm guessing.



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DowntownDan on May 22, 2012, 03:40:40 pm
I recall Jimmy Johns using cucumbers in their sandwiches.  Maybe that's why there are some Oklahoma opinions that JJ's is not that good.  I'm not sure Oklahomans recognize cucumbers if their not pickled, deep fried, and smothered in ranch dressing.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on May 22, 2012, 03:42:25 pm
I'm not sure Oklahomans recognize cucumbers if their not pickled, deep fried, and smothered in ranch dressing.

Breaded...and you had me at "deep fried".


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on May 22, 2012, 05:57:37 pm
How often do you find a great sandwich shop in Oklahoma? 

Not being argumentative.  I'm starting to come to terms with vittles mediocrity.  If I didn't, I'd complain too much.

I like "Jay's Original Hoagies" at 91st and Sheridan. (Where Siegi's used to be.)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: rdj on May 22, 2012, 07:02:01 pm
I like "Jay's Original Hoagies" at 91st and Sheridan. (Where Siegi's used to be.)

Lenny's is great.

Hamlet is still good stuff.  They are remodeling the 91st & Sheridan store currently.  Adding a bar area.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on May 22, 2012, 08:18:03 pm
They are open until late night on the weekends. Very few Jimmy John's outside of college towns are open late night.

But most Jimmy John's located in bar districts in cities are open late. There are some in bar areas in Kansas City and St. Louis open until 4am.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on May 22, 2012, 09:34:56 pm
But most Jimmy John's located in bar districts in cities are open late. There are some in bar areas in Kansas City and St. Louis open until 4am.

Ted, join AA you will no longer have to worry about looking for food after youíve been drinking.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 23, 2012, 12:37:40 am
I thought it was said earlier that there would not be a downtown location.  Has that changed?

Eventually there will be. If I had any say on it I would already have one there.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 23, 2012, 12:40:48 am
Yeah, it's there.  Tried it two weeks ago.  Not that great.  Certainly not up to the hype.  It's ok, just not great.  Subway lets me choose....




You can chose. You just modify the sandwich.

Any other details for your experience there? Any type of feedback is welcome.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: dbacks fan on May 23, 2012, 01:40:50 am
Subway is edible.  Ok value.

Jersey Mike's in OKC area is actually pretty good, I think.  Decent value for the money.

Hamlet used to be great - I haven't been there in probably 7 or 8 years, but they probably are still good...I'm guessing.



Jersey Mike's was really good when I had eaten there. My thing was in the Phoenix area there are so many good sandwich shops that are locally owned that just plain beat the hell out of the national chain stores.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 23, 2012, 10:15:29 am


You can chose. You just modify the sandwich.

Any other details for your experience there? Any type of feedback is welcome.


Not sure how to describe.  I do know that I will have to try again.  The food was ok, just not great.  The employee enthusiasm was a little (lot) overdone.  Just overall was not that impressed.  One thing REALLY pissed off SWMBO - they had no small plastic containers (2 oz or so) to allow dressing on the side.  Maybe her attitude affected mine, too.

Have a grandkid who used to work at JJ in another state, who was always very positive about it, so maybe I just had excessive expectations??



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: brunoflipper on May 23, 2012, 02:42:52 pm
FAIL on the delivery... won't cross 21st Street. I know of a business at 18th and Boston that gets delivery 5-6 x's a week. Hell, the joint wanted to post the menu for all of their customers to order from. Alas, can't get JJs...
Now sitting at 61st and Yale, no delivery here either...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 23, 2012, 05:53:17 pm


You can chose. You just modify the sandwich.

Any other details for your experience there? Any type of feedback is welcome.


Are you associated with them?

If so, then next time I will keep track better and try to give you more accurate feedback.  Actually, I guess I will do that either way and post it here.....



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: YoungTulsan on May 26, 2012, 08:56:11 pm
And they've already given up on late night.   Saw it on the door today, closing at 10PM now.  What was that, 3 or 4 weeks?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 26, 2012, 09:42:55 pm
And they've already given up on late night.   Saw it on the door today, closing at 10PM now.  What was that, 3 or 4 weeks?

Just a random note?

That store should be open late night Thursday through Saturday. There is no question in my mind. That is a different franchisee than our group at the other stores in town. He has that store and our guys the rights to the Yale store and 10 stores in BA, South Tulsa and the Promenade area.

That is where the downtown location issue comes from. I would be hawking every piece of real estate in the IDL if I had any influence on it. A store there and in the South Yale corridor are the best markets due to the daytime populations.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 26, 2012, 09:44:15 pm

Are you associated with them?

If so, then next time I will keep track better and try to give you more accurate feedback.  Actually, I guess I will do that either way and post it here.....



Yes.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 26, 2012, 09:50:34 pm
FAIL on the delivery... won't cross 21st Street. I know of a business at 18th and Boston that gets delivery 5-6 x's a week. Hell, the joint wanted to post the menu for all of their customers to order from. Alas, can't get JJs...
Now sitting at 61st and Yale, no delivery here either...
 

Any suggestions on a location good for a Jimmy John's near 61st and Yale?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on May 27, 2012, 12:08:38 am
Just a random note?

That store should be open late night Thursday through Saturday. There is no question in my mind. That is a different franchisee than our group at the other stores in town. He has that store and our guys the rights to the Yale store and 10 stores in BA, South Tulsa and the Promenade area.

That is where the downtown location issue comes from. I would be hawking every piece of real estate in the IDL if I had any influence on it. A store there and in the South Yale corridor are the best markets due to the daytime populations.

I just went by there. There's a note on the door "No longer open until 3am"  Close behind me was another car apparently also stymied by their early closure.

The note says something about hoping to be open until 3am again in the future. Then it lists their regular(?) hours.

But there's still no regular hours sign on the door (just the hours listed on the MS Word "no longer open til 3" note). I would think a franchise would require that. Don't they usually have 1,001 extremely anal-retentive rules and regulations about everything?

I've been there four or five times since they opened. But that's gonna have to change, unless this is an extremely short-term move to close early.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 27, 2012, 03:43:03 am
I just went by there. There's a note on the door "No longer open until 3am"  Close behind me was another car apparently also stymied by their early closure.

The note says something about hoping to be open until 3am again in the future. Then it lists their regular(?) hours.

But there's still no regular hours sign on the door (just the hours listed on the MS Word "no longer open til 3" note). I would think a franchise would require that. Don't they usually have 1,001 extremely anal-retentive rules and regulations about everything?

I've been there four or five times since they opened. But that's gonna have to change, unless this is an extremely short-term move to close early.

I'll look into this and get an answer for you.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: brunoflipper on May 28, 2012, 09:57:49 am
 

Any suggestions on a location good for a Jimmy John's near 61st and Yale?
Kingspointe always seems to have some availability...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Teatownclown on May 28, 2012, 02:31:15 pm
Conflict with a Subway there....also, Cumeals.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on October 31, 2012, 09:53:42 am
Just called them and they are still planning a (in or near) downtown location


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on October 31, 2012, 11:10:01 am
Awesome. Hope they're open late.

Anyone know if the Brookside location ever went back to later hours? I've been avoiding them for pulling the classic Tulsa business trick of 'open late, but only for the first three weeks.'


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on October 31, 2012, 11:21:16 am
Awesome. Hope they're open late.

Anyone know if the Brookside location ever went back to later hours? I've been avoiding them for pulling the classic Tulsa business trick of 'open late, but only for the first three weeks.'

Cant be as bad as CVS: (as told by their signage)

-Open 24 hours
-Front of store open 24 hours
-Front of store open late
-Hey, we have a photo section!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on November 10, 2012, 02:57:10 pm
Just called them and they are still planning a (in or near) downtown location

What location told you this?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on November 10, 2012, 08:42:36 pm
What location told you this?

Brookside. Each location has a delivery area and I asked which one delivered downtown and they said it isn't covered by one of the existing stores because it's going to be covered by the future location.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on November 10, 2012, 11:16:54 pm
That Brookside location has no posted hours. So they may or may not be open late.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 11, 2012, 08:39:19 am
I just wonder why the pictures of the sandwiches look so different from the real thing?


(Not really...I understand...)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: carltonplace on November 15, 2012, 11:46:23 am
One reason why I never used to get the chocolate sprinkles on my donuts.

Hahaha and Eww.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on November 16, 2012, 12:42:24 am
The same health department that stops mouse droppings (our corporate standards are what does that actually)...requires us to have two hand sinks in the front kitchen for no reason and two prep sinks for no reason. I realize regulations are needed and I made a blanket statement on regulation. But it can be overzealous at times.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on November 18, 2012, 09:22:07 am
Remind me which ones you own, I won't be eating there, because profit over consumer safety sounds more important to you.

Not at all. I am pretty confident we have some of the cleanest and safest places to eat around. If not I surely wound not gripe about over regulation on here. Also, I am not the owner.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 18, 2012, 09:28:26 am
I love Jimmy John's sandwiches but I have to admit I rarely go inside. Their drive-through is amazingly fast.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on November 18, 2012, 09:34:54 am
I love Jimmy John's sandwiches but I have to admit I rarely go inside. Their drive-through is amazingly fast.

Averages about 35 seconds a customer at the store I run right now. I honestly prefer people to come in, see the store and what not. I am more of a local lean but JJ's is a great company. I think they will fit in with downtown well.



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: lalumna on November 18, 2012, 11:05:03 am
I'm very sorry to report that while my family was eating at the JJ's restaurant at 21st and Yale, we saw a roach that was at least two inches long crawling around the floor in broad daylight. We were not able to finish our meals and obviously have not been back.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Breadburner on November 18, 2012, 11:15:57 am
You need to grow some thicker skin and get a grip....!!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: lalumna on November 18, 2012, 11:46:46 am
Maybe so. Roaches are one of the things that give me an instant guttural reaction of disgust. Even though that incident was at least a year ago, I can still picture that gross thing rooting around for food. I swear that it looked at me from across the room and mocked me.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on November 18, 2012, 12:44:24 pm
Maybe so. Roaches are one of the things that give me an instant guttural reaction of disgust. Even though that incident was at least a year ago, I can still picture that gross thing rooting around for food. I swear that it looked at me from across the room and mocked me.

Watch "Men in Black" a few too many times?


Title: Re: Re: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on November 18, 2012, 01:27:18 pm
Those type of roaches I've seen walking down the street. Could've had nothing to do with the store.

Bigger roaches are usually tree roaches. The smaller roaches typically associated with filthy conditions are German roaches.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on November 18, 2012, 02:36:22 pm
BTW I'm a direct descendant of William Wallace.

He would not be proud of you.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 18, 2012, 02:39:02 pm
I swear that it looked at me from across the room and mocked me.
He was just upset that you had just eaten his brother.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on November 18, 2012, 02:58:01 pm
He would not be proud of you.

Do you know him?

Oh, wait..I forgot.  You know everything.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on November 18, 2012, 06:09:02 pm
Do you know him?

Oh, wait..I forgot.  You know everything.

Hey Wait ... What,

He's been dead a L O N G time.  You don't know him either, unless.... you are referring to a different William Wallace that no one knows/knew or cares about.

You must be confused too.  It's another TNF Poster that knows everything, not me.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on November 18, 2012, 06:36:08 pm
That's weird. My nose started itching but I don't see my name anywhere!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on November 18, 2012, 08:45:45 pm
I know what Marcellus Wallace looks like...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on November 18, 2012, 10:39:16 pm
I know what Marcellus Wallace looks like...

...with a gag ball.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on November 18, 2012, 10:57:03 pm
I know what Marcellus Wallace looks like...

Does he look like a b!tch?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: swake on November 19, 2012, 08:43:01 am
Does he look like a b!tch?

What?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on November 19, 2012, 10:23:31 am
What?

What country are you from?!?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on November 19, 2012, 10:30:23 am
What country are you from?!?

Someone's going to get mid-evil.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on November 19, 2012, 11:43:21 am
This is my favorite sandwich at Jimmy John's...

#9 THE ITALIAN NIGHT CLUB
Real genoa salami, Italian capicola, smoked ham, and provolone cheese all topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and our homemade Italian vinaigrette. I get mine on the 7grain bread with extra mayo.

It sells for $5.75


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on November 19, 2012, 11:55:29 am
This is my favorite sandwich at Jimmy John's...

#9 THE ITALIAN NIGHT CLUB
Real genoa salami, Italian capicola, smoked ham, and provolone cheese all topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and our homemade Italian vinaigrette. I get mine on the 7grain bread with extra mayo.

It sells for $5.75

That was mine but I stopped going after the last 2.  Not much in the roll and the roll was dry and tasteless.  It was disappointing that even at $6 I felt like the sandwich wasn't worth it.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on November 19, 2012, 12:11:11 pm
That was mine but I stopped going after the last 2.  Not much in the roll and the roll was dry and tasteless.  It was disappointing that even at $6 I felt like the sandwich wasn't worth it.

Try Jay's Original Hoagies, 91st and Sheridan NW corner, where Siegi's used to be.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on November 19, 2012, 12:22:22 pm
That was mine but I stopped going after the last 2.  Not much in the roll and the roll was dry and tasteless.  It was disappointing that even at $6 I felt like the sandwich wasn't worth it.

It would please me if the sprouts would come back.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on November 19, 2012, 12:29:48 pm
Try Jay's Original Hoagies, 91st and Sheridan NW corner, where Siegi's used to be.

Thanks for the rec.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on November 19, 2012, 08:04:35 pm
It would please me if the sprouts would come back.

They will be back in a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on November 19, 2012, 10:03:28 pm
They will be back in a couple of weeks.

Excellent news!  ;D


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheArtist on November 21, 2012, 08:38:15 am
  I'll give ya two regulations right off that I am working on with my gift shop downtown.  1.  I am told I have to have two water fountains, a "high-low".  Water cooler or bottled water won't work.  Thats over a thousand dollars out of my pocket to have it bought and installed.  Could have cost much more but I found a place to put it where it wouldn't cost too much but could still be public and ADA accessible.  Basically, when you walk into the store, the first thing you see, isn't something wonderful and fancy but... an ugly water fountain lol.  Oh, well.  2.  Have to have a mop sink.  Never mind that I don't have a mop, still have to have the mop sink.  It can't be one of the ones on legs but has to be on/in the ground.  So bring out the jackhammers and tearing out sheetrock etc. to lay the water pipes, venting, etc. Could be another $1,500 or so  Am working on this second issue right now trying to get it taken care of so that I can open the gift shop in time for the other Deco District shops grand openings.  May have to cut off the second bathroom and turn it into a "mop closet".  Anyway, these and others have cost a pretty dime for me trying to start and open a small business.  Just those two things with labor and parts and permits and inspections could cost around $3,000 (not to mention all the time it's taken me to mess with these issues).  That's $3000 I now don't have to purchase products to sell in order to make money (which is the point of the exercise lol).  What's frustrating too is that I hear from many of the contractors over and over the refrain "We don't have to mess with this or that in Bixby or Jenks", etc.  Tulsa has adopted these added rules which make it more expensive, for the little guy especially, to start a new business.     


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on November 21, 2012, 10:25:48 am
  I'll give ya two regulations right off that I am working on with my gift shop downtown.  1.  I am told I have to have two water fountains, a "high-low".  Water cooler or bottled water won't work.  Thats over a thousand dollars out of my pocket to have it bought and installed.  Could have cost much more but I found a place to put it where it wouldn't cost too much but could still be public and ADA accessible.  Basically, when you walk into the store, the first thing you see, isn't something wonderful and fancy but... an ugly water fountain lol.  Oh, well.  2.  Have to have a mop sink.  Never mind that I don't have a mop, still have to have the mop sink.  It can't be one of the ones on legs but has to be on/in the ground.  So bring out the jackhammers and tearing out sheetrock etc. to lay the water pipes, venting, etc. Could be another $1,500 or so  Am working on this second issue right now trying to get it taken care of so that I can open the gift shop in time for the other Deco District shops grand openings.  May have to cut off the second bathroom and turn it into a "mop closet".  Anyway, these and others have cost a pretty dime for me trying to start and open a small business.  Just those two things with labor and parts and permits and inspections could cost around $3,000 (not to mention all the time it's taken me to mess with these issues).  That's $3000 I now don't have to purchase products to sell in order to make money (which is the point of the exercise lol).  What's frustrating too is that I hear from many of the contractors over and over the refrain "We don't have to mess with this or that in Bixby or Jenks", etc.  Tulsa has adopted these added rules which make it more expensive, for the little guy especially, to start a new business.     

All those rules and regulations are what make Tulsa such a much better place than Bixby, Jenks, etc. to shop and do business.  :D

Actually, I expect Bixby, Jenks, etc to have some weird regulations of their own making.



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DolfanBob on November 21, 2012, 11:17:20 am
We now know a place to get a quick in and out drink of cold water.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on November 21, 2012, 12:10:25 pm
We now know a place to get a quick in and out drink of cold water.

And pee


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Townsend on November 21, 2012, 12:17:45 pm
And pee

I thought you stopped using fountains for that.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: tulsa_fan on November 21, 2012, 01:47:25 pm
I'll give you an example as well, my in laws owned an extremely successful construction business that did mostly government work.  They had done work for Tulsa for years.  In the last couple of years a new requirement was put in for those that bid, you had to utilize Minority Owned subs or you wouldn't be considered to bid.  It didn't matter that he didn't use subs at all, or that his company was full of minorities . . . if he didn't give part of his bid to a minority owned sub, he would not win the bid.  He didn't appreciate the city telling him how to do his work, so guess what?  He liqudated and left others to deal with it.  He was successful enough that he had that option.  But they are spending less money in the economy, as are many of their employees who likely aren't making as much $$ elsewhere. 


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: patric on November 21, 2012, 02:12:04 pm
Government regulations also level the playing field by discouraging collusion, price fixing and gouging. Regulations ensure that the "ham" you are advertising in your Sandwich actually has some "ham" in it.

And yet, I've never found any ham in my hamburger.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on November 21, 2012, 04:26:52 pm
I'll give you an example as well, my in laws owned an extremely successful construction business that did mostly government work.  They had done work for Tulsa for years.  In the last couple of years a new requirement was put in for those that bid, you had to utilize Minority Owned subs or you wouldn't be considered to bid.  It didn't matter that he didn't use subs at all, or that his company was full of minorities . . . if he didn't give part of his bid to a minority owned sub, he would not win the bid.  He didn't appreciate the city telling him how to do his work, so guess what?  He liqudated and left others to deal with it.  He was successful enough that he had that option.  But they are spending less money in the economy, as are many of their employees who likely aren't making as much $$ elsewhere. 


Of course, you realize to the liberal mind-set your in-laws were simply being greedy and racist by electing not to utilize minority subs and simply liquidating, right?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on November 21, 2012, 06:11:43 pm
Of course, you realize to the liberal mind-set your in-laws were simply being greedy and racist by electing not to utilize minority subs and simply liquidating, right?

That is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer. 
 
 ;D


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on November 22, 2012, 10:43:01 am
That is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer. 
 
 ;D

TU graduate, all right!!



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on November 25, 2012, 03:07:27 pm
I like sandwiches


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on November 30, 2012, 06:15:47 pm
There will be a downtown store soon. I should have specifics sometime next week.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on November 30, 2012, 06:33:11 pm
I like sandwiches downtown


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on December 02, 2012, 12:58:52 pm
Awesome.

Please, please, please be open reasonable hours. Evenings! Weekends!

Downtown is extremely lacking in any place to grab a quick take-out meal, especially something reasonably healthy, after normal M-F business hours.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: brunoflipper on December 03, 2012, 11:48:46 am
There will be a downtown store soon. I should have specifics sometime next week.
Sweet. Hopefully it will deliver to 18th and boston. Not to mention 21st and peoria, hacks me off that I can't get the other one to deliver to me at home or play...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on December 03, 2012, 05:15:51 pm
The location will be at 5th and Boston on the southwest corner in the Thompson Building. Absolutely estactic about this location.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on December 03, 2012, 05:35:44 pm
The location will be at 5th and Boston on the southwest corner in the Thompson Building. Absolutely estactic about this location.

Let us know when.

Will give it a try.  One question; are they gonna have little (2 oz.?) containers to get the dressing on the side so SWMBO can stay happy??


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on December 04, 2012, 12:41:56 am
The location will be at 5th and Boston on the southwest corner in the Thompson Building. Absolutely estactic about this location.
Any idea on general hours (please don't say M-F only!)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: YoungTulsan on December 04, 2012, 06:15:20 pm
You gonna try bike delivery downtown?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on December 04, 2012, 08:11:08 pm
You gonna try bike delivery downtown?

Yep!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on December 10, 2012, 07:32:41 pm
And so it begins! Love this location.

(http://s13.postimage.org/hoy6nby47/downtown.jpg)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on December 10, 2012, 10:06:29 pm
And so it begins! Love this location.

(http://s13.postimage.org/hoy6nby47/downtown.jpg)

(http://genesismeranda.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/captain-picard-full-of-win.jpg?w=300&h=229)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: carltonplace on December 11, 2012, 11:56:47 am
And so it begins! Love this location.

(http://s13.postimage.org/hoy6nby47/downtown.jpg)

Looks like 5th and Boston. Thompson Building North of Elote.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on December 11, 2012, 12:47:44 pm
Is it going to be open better hours than Quizno's/Subway?

Please please please please please!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on December 11, 2012, 01:45:12 pm
Looks like 5th and Boston. Thompson Building North of Elote.

Thompson Building banner visible in window. Explains all the construction of recent.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: carltonplace on December 11, 2012, 02:27:32 pm
Thompson Building banner visible in window. Explains all the construction of recent.

Couldn't make that out. Thanks for confirming...makes me feel like Captain Obvious.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on December 24, 2012, 10:13:36 am
Is it going to be open better hours than Quizno's/Subway?

Please please please please please!

We won't know until corporate comes to town and we go over that. In my personal opinion, it should be 10AM-8PM Monday through Saturday...and closed on Sunday. You can't finacially justify a 3AM store at this particular location, but we think there will be room for two Jimmy John's in downtown. One at this location and a 3AM store in the future in an area with a lot of night life (Brady, Blue Dome, etc). Our Yale and Kenosha (Broken Arrow) stores do well with a daytime population of around 8K, and downtown has a day time population of 27K. So it's very much in the realm of possibility for this store to be based around the businesses and another the growing entertainment districts.

Just for the sake of discussion, what do you guys think the hours should be?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on December 24, 2012, 10:26:00 am
I think the hours you list are good. I would try something after church on Sunday for a trial. In the future, there will be even more church people and residents downtown on Sundays. There are also festivals and BOKCenter stuff on Sundays on about half of them.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on December 24, 2012, 01:29:11 pm
We won't know until corporate comes to town and we go over that. In my personal opinion, it should be 10AM-8PM Monday through Saturday...and closed on Sunday. You can't finacially justify a 3AM store at this particular location, but we think there will be room for two Jimmy John's in downtown. One at this location and a 3AM store in the future in an area with a lot of night life (Brady, Blue Dome, etc). Our Yale and Kenosha (Broken Arrow) stores do well with a daytime population of around 8K, and downtown has a day time population of 27K. So it's very much in the realm of possibility for this store to be based around the businesses and another the growing entertainment districts.

Just for the sake of discussion, what do you guys think the hours should be?

I think you ought to at least stay open for The Ted, even if no one else comes in at 3am ;)

(No offense Ted, just lobbying on your behalf)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on December 25, 2012, 12:53:52 pm
I'd be OK with 10-8 Mon-Sat.

Realistically, I just want better hours than the current sandwich places downtown. Adding another place that's not open more than Subway doesn't really advance the ball for downtown much.

My main concern is please, please don't cut back on hours after three weeks. That Brookside location gave 3am a try for about that long and cut back to 10pm. A couple of slow nights leads business owners in this town to cut back hours. But how will hours ever expand? There's no measurement of people who would've visited had the business been open.

That new popcorn place downtown is the worst example. Open 20 hours a week. Open a total of 8 hours in this current two-week stretch. I've seen kids trying to drag their parents into the store, but it's closed. How will that guy ever know that people want to visit his store after 3pm? And how many people would've visited on the holiday parade night had they been open?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on December 25, 2012, 03:20:02 pm
I'd be OK with 10-8 Mon-Sat.

Realistically, I just want better hours than the current sandwich places downtown. Adding another place that's not open more than Subway doesn't really advance the ball for downtown much.

My main concern is please, please don't cut back on hours after three weeks. That Brookside location gave 3am a try for about that long and cut back to 10pm. A couple of slow nights leads business owners in this town to cut back hours. But how will hours ever expand? There's no measurement of people who would've visited had the business been open.

That new popcorn place downtown is the worst example. Open 20 hours a week. Open a total of 8 hours in this current two-week stretch. I've seen kids trying to drag their parents into the store, but it's closed. How will that guy ever know that people want to visit his store after 3pm? And how many people would've visited on the holiday parade night had they been open?

We are not involved with Brookside at all. I think that's a 3AM store no question but we currently have no ability to change what Devin does with his store over there. If we built one by TU that would be a 3AM store, but that's not in the immediate plans. I think anything near a decent nightlife/college should be a 3AM store.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheArtist on December 25, 2012, 06:10:49 pm
10-8 sounds like good hours.

 I have been keeping track of the number of people that come in our shop each day (and the museum) and it's really interesting how regular the numbers are per the day and how different one day can be from the next.  For instance at the shop on Wednesdays we get between 80 and 85 people in.  May be 82 people one Wednesday, 85 the next, 80 the next and so on.    Then Saturdays we do between 110-120.  What I find really odd is that on Thursdays we get around 20-25 people in.  Even just looking around downtown on a Wednesday vrs a Thursday the pedestrian/parked cars/street traffic (all up and down Boston Ave anyway) is considerably different.  Why is that I wonder?  Is it really the $2 puffy tacos and $2 gelato's lol?   Sun-Tues the few times we have been open it's dead, dead, dead.  For instance one Monday I think we had 12 people in the entire day. Fridays are a little better than Wednesdays but not as good as Saturdays and seem to have the most variation in the number of people.  But again, it's fascinating that each day there is less than a 5-10 person variation on the number of people you will get in.    

It will be interesting to see how different things are after the holiday shopping season for us.  Speaking to the other shops and restaurants in our area they say that during the winter months things really die down, (we will probably be closed on Thursdays  Jan-Mar, which will allow me to do a little more with my "day job") but then pick up in the spring and during the summer months.  Also, hopefully we will get better traffic over all once we get some decent signage up, some colorful planters out front etc., do some advertising and flesh out our product lines and what we are known for having.  

Also, hour wise for shopping we usually get zilch to 4 or 5 people in before noon, both work days and Saturday.  Between 12 and 2 is when we get most of our "day traffic".  We get a few people here and there between 2-4.  Then between 5-6:30 it's dead as a doornail. Right at about 6:30 on through 7:30 we get the second rush of the day.  By 8 it's dead again.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on December 26, 2012, 01:02:15 pm
We are not involved with Brookside at all. I think that's a 3AM store no question but we currently have no ability to change what Devin does with his store over there. If we built one by TU that would be a 3AM store, but that's not in the immediate plans. I think anything near a decent nightlife/college should be a 3AM store.
I really appreciate you coming on here and listening to us peons.

The thing that I don't get is when places have the same closing time 7 days a week. From my extremely uneducated perspective, wouldn't that Brookside location get the same amount of traffic from 10pm-midnight on a Friday/Saturday as they would from 8pm-10pm on a Sunday or Monday?

The amount of people out and about at certain times of the evening varies wildly from early in the week to the weekend, so it only seems natural that places should be open a little later to account for that.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on December 26, 2012, 02:04:46 pm
How soon can I buy a sandwich from the downtown location?

I am hungry now.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on January 08, 2013, 04:10:51 pm
How soon can I buy a sandwich from the downtown location?

I am hungry now.

April.



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: zstyles on January 08, 2013, 04:17:16 pm
This is Tulsa, don't you know everything needs to close by at least 8, maybe 9pm if your lucky and also be closed on Sunday, maybe Monday's too and all Holiday's including Public Sleeping Day, World Sauntering Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Punk For a Day Day and others?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on January 08, 2013, 04:17:51 pm
This is Tulsa, don't you know everything needs to close by at least 8, maybe 9pm if your lucky and also be closed on Sunday, maybe Monday's too and all Holiday's including Public Sleeping Day, World Sauntering Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Punk For a Day Day and others?

Bring the money and we'll stay open until 4am. Until then...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 08, 2013, 03:34:31 pm
Construction will start in the next week or two after being delayed because we are doing the new store design.

91st and Yale will open around the same time (July-ish).


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on May 09, 2013, 05:25:59 am
Construction will start in the next week or two after being delayed because we are doing the new store design.

91st and Yale will open around the same time (July-ish).

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/36838278.jpg)
... in July


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AngieB on May 10, 2013, 07:20:52 am
We tried a Jimmy John's in Arkansas awhile back and were thoroughly unimpressed. If I want a sandwich, I'll take my 15th & Lewis Bill & Ruth's thankyouverymuch...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 10, 2013, 07:46:14 am
We tried a Jimmy John's in Arkansas awhile back and were thoroughly unimpressed. If I want a sandwich, I'll take my 15th & Lewis Bill & Ruth's thankyouverymuch...



Big Al's, 15th and Harvard!



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on May 10, 2013, 08:13:05 am
MC and I really like the bread at Jimmy Johns, that's what stands out to us anyhow.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 10, 2013, 08:20:44 am
Not that much different from Subway.  Very edible, just not exceptional.





Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on May 10, 2013, 10:54:06 am
I like the bread. I like that many of their locations are open until 3 or 4am late in larger cities and college towns. When you're traveling, the options for something fast that's not a soaked in grease at that hour are slim.

I really like the speed. Subway can make you want to stab someone when you get behind the guy who's never eaten a sandwich in his life and has to ask 50 questions every step of the way about every single option available.

Side note on Bill and Ruth's: the way they package your sandwich in a styrofoam clamshell is very offputting. It's a sandwich. A little bit of paper is all it needs.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: tulsacyclist on May 10, 2013, 12:20:41 pm
Not that much different from Subway.  Very edible, just not exceptional.

The bread isn't much different than Subway? It is completely different. Your tastebuds may be broken.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DolfanBob on May 10, 2013, 12:23:25 pm
There is a Bill & Ruths right by my work. And trust me. There "aint" no. Bill or Ruth that owns or works there.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 10, 2013, 01:04:20 pm
The bread isn't much different than Subway? It is completely different. Your tastebuds may be broken.

Not the bread...yeah, it's different.  The overall sandwich experience is on a par with Subway.  Both about equally satisfying....


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 10, 2013, 01:05:09 pm
There is a Bill & Ruths right by my work. And trust me. There "aint" no. Bill or Ruth that owns or works there.

Bill and Ruth parted ways with Big Al back in pre-history, then they got out long, long ago....


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 11, 2013, 03:00:17 pm
Not that much different from Subway.  Very edible, just not exceptional.





Except for the fact all of the bread is baked daily, the produce is sliced daily and the meat are sliced daily...and the fact an average delivery takes 8-10 minutes to arrive and a sandwich will get to you before you get your change a good amount of the time. Totally different concepts.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: BKDotCom on May 11, 2013, 06:49:22 pm
It's like comparing sandwiches to sammiches.
completely different.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on May 12, 2013, 08:35:34 am
Subway continues to provide some of the slowest and worst customer service every time I go.

That being said, every time I want into a bill and Ruth's I feel like I dropped $8 in a giant slot machine. May be good, but likely I just lost $8.

By and large Jimmy Johns is the same, and no-one can beat their delivery speed and cost.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AngieB on May 13, 2013, 02:01:20 pm
Subway continues to provide some of the slowest and worst customer service every time I go.

That being said, every time I want into a bill and Ruth's I feel like I dropped $8 in a giant slot machine. May be good, but likely I just lost $8.

By and large Jimmy Johns is the same, and no-one can beat their delivery speed and cost.

Maybe you're not going to the right Bill & Ruth's.  ::)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on May 13, 2013, 02:14:13 pm
Maybe you're not going to the right Bill & Ruth's.  ::)

If you're near 91st and Sheridan, try Jay's Original Hoagies.  He's in the group of stores on the NW side where Siegi's used to be.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DowntownDan on May 15, 2013, 01:51:49 pm
I used to frequent Jimmy Johns when I lived in Dallas and I really enjoyed it.  I'm hearing lots of bad things about the new ones in Tulsa though.  I'm not sure why.  I might check it out.  But I live right next to a Bill and Ruth's and they are better than even the JJs I remember in Dallas and similar in price, so not much incentive to go to JJs.  I'm just somewhat curious why I'm hearing bad things about it. 


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 15, 2013, 03:17:11 pm
I used to frequent Jimmy Johns when I lived in Dallas and I really enjoyed it.  I'm hearing lots of bad things about the new ones in Tulsa though.  I'm not sure why.  I might check it out.  But I live right next to a Bill and Ruth's and they are better than even the JJs I remember in Dallas and similar in price, so not much incentive to go to JJs.  I'm just somewhat curious why I'm hearing bad things about it.  


'Cause they are kind of mediocre around here.  One of the grandkids works at one in St. Louis area and it is pretty good place (noticeably better than Subway), but the one in BA and the one in Norman are just another sub shop.... Yeah, you ought to try it, though, just to see - everyone's tastes are different.  And I know mine are greatly jaded by how many times a week I eat at restaurants....

Jersey Mike's in Norman is pretty good, if you want to take a little drive or are ever over there for any reason.  I would like to see if they would translate well to Tulsa.

But then, there is always Top That pizza!!  If they could just get the drinks right!

Oh yeah - found a barbeque in Norman a couple weeks ago that I have been meaning to mention.  Ray's - down on Lindsey, about a mile or so east of I-35!  Very good!!  Right there with Albert G's, I think!  Went once and was very pleasantly surprised, so went again 3 days later!  Yum!!



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 16, 2013, 03:14:33 pm
I used to frequent Jimmy Johns when I lived in Dallas and I really enjoyed it.  I'm hearing lots of bad things about the new ones in Tulsa though.  I'm not sure why.  I might check it out.  But I live right next to a Bill and Ruth's and they are better than even the JJs I remember in Dallas and similar in price, so not much incentive to go to JJs.  I'm just somewhat curious why I'm hearing bad things about it. 

What are you hearing? And what location?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 16, 2013, 03:16:21 pm

'Cause they are kind of mediocre around here.  One of the grandkids works at one in St. Louis area and it is pretty good place (noticeably better than Subway), but the one in BA and the one in Norman are just another sub shop.... Yeah, you ought to try it, though, just to see - everyone's tastes are different.  And I know mine are greatly jaded by how many times a week I eat at restaurants....

Jersey Mike's in Norman is pretty good, if you want to take a little drive or are ever over there for any reason.  I would like to see if they would translate well to Tulsa.

But then, there is always Top That pizza!!  If they could just get the drinks right!

Oh yeah - found a barbeque in Norman a couple weeks ago that I have been meaning to mention.  Ray's - down on Lindsey, about a mile or so east of I-35!  Very good!!  Right there with Albert G's, I think!  Went once and was very pleasantly surprised, so went again 3 days later!  Yum!!



The ones in St. Louis are the same exact product. Every single store serves the same sandwich. It's not possible for Norman and Tulsa to be bad, but for St. Louis to be good product wise. There may be a customer service difference, but not a product one.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 16, 2013, 03:19:19 pm
What are you hearing? And what location?

Broken Arrow.  

Fair to middlin'.  It is edible, and I can stand to eat there from time to time (and have in the past), but if it were a choice between them and Subway - flip a coin....nothing there to differentiate the two....they are both just ok.  Which one is closer and which one have I not been to last.







Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 16, 2013, 03:43:05 pm
The ones in St. Louis are the same exact product. Every single store serves the same sandwich. It's not possible for Norman and Tulsa to be bad, but for St. Louis to be good product wise. There may be a customer service difference, but not a product one.

Have you eaten at one in St. Louis area?  Well, they TRY to serve the same sandwich, anyway.  (Cheesecake Factory seems to have that concept locked up pretty good - they are very close from place to place.)  Here are two I have been to from time to time (reviews below), and liked them both better than BA - and grandkid only worked at one - so, I don't know what the difference is, but the food impinged on my consciousness better than BA.  Pick an adjective...

Not saying BA is bad, it's just not as good as these two, for whatever reason - that's what makes them on a par with Subway for me.  It is still edible....

People at BA (the atmosphere) are always bright, friendly, and energetic almost to the point of being manic when I have been there, so the "experience" has always been pretty good.  I may always caught them at the top of their caffeine buzz, too...

Is yours the BA or another one?  Tell me which one and I will go try it and see if it tastes different to me....


Maryland Heights
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Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 17, 2013, 06:50:34 am
Have you eaten at one in St. Louis area?  Well, they TRY to serve the same sandwich, anyway.  (Cheesecake Factory seems to have that concept locked up pretty good - they are very close from place to place.)  Here are two I have been to from time to time (reviews below), and liked them both better than BA - and grandkid only worked at one - so, I don't know what the difference is, but the food impinged on my consciousness better than BA.  Pick an adjective...

Not saying BA is bad, it's just not as good as these two, for whatever reason - that's what makes them on a par with Subway for me.  It is still edible....

People at BA (the atmosphere) are always bright, friendly, and energetic almost to the point of being manic when I have been there, so the "experience" has always been pretty good.  I may always caught them at the top of their caffeine buzz, too...

Is yours the BA or another one?  Tell me which one and I will go try it and see if it tastes different to me....


Maryland Heights
https://plus.google.com/107085476730722153876/about?gl=us&hl=en
St. Charles
https://plus.google.com/104439139417803139745/about?gl=us&hl=en


I'm at Broken Arrow until July.

I've been to a Jimmy John's right outside of St. Louis off of 44.

I've worked at the ones here in Tulsa and in Champaign, IL (corporate headquarters). It's the same exact product I assure you. If not then I'd like to understand what the difference is. I follow corporate guidelines to the tee. Maybe you got a different sandwich? The one thing JJ's will always go for is the same sandwich every time.

(We take this stuff serious!)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on May 17, 2013, 06:51:49 am
PS - Feel free to come in and ask for me, and I'll make you the best damn sandwich we have on me.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on May 17, 2013, 07:02:27 am
PS - Feel free to come in and ask for me, and I'll make you the best damn sandwich we have on me.

I have to eat the sandwich on you? Can't I have it on a plate or just hold it?

No offense, but in my experience eating food on people is really messy.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: BKDotCom on May 17, 2013, 08:19:11 am
No offense, but in my experience eating food on people is really messy.

it also tends to be expensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyotaimori


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 17, 2013, 10:15:17 am
it also tends to be expensive
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyotaimori


Just plain goofey!  A contrived elitist nonsense that some richy rich thought was 'cool'....


Now, if we are talking chocolate syrup, whipped cream and maraschino cherries!... or even a plastic sheet and a gallon of Mazola.... NOW we're talking party!





Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on May 17, 2013, 10:17:02 am
I have to eat the sandwich on you? Can't I have it on a plate or just hold it?

No offense, but in my experience eating food on people is really messy.


Ok....just gotta ask about that experience....?



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on June 19, 2013, 04:36:12 am
We'll be open around the end of July. Started construction last week. See you guys there!

PS - Downtown OKC store has 18 drivers at lunch. 9 by car and 9 by bike. Any ideas on how to handle the parking situation?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: BKDotCom on June 19, 2013, 08:23:38 am
PS - Downtown OKC store has 18 drivers at lunch. 9 by car and 9 by bike. Any ideas on how to handle the parking situation?

Dont park?   Keep the drivers driving/delivering  ;D

Get a fleet of self-driving cars?  They can just circle the block until you need them.    (or go park themselves in a remote parking lot)



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: saintnicster on June 19, 2013, 09:44:05 am
Any ideas on how to handle the parking situation?

Seems like that should have been a thing you would have thought through when deciding to open a store downtown...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DTowner on June 19, 2013, 10:06:14 am
Dont park?   Keep the drivers driving/delivering  ;D

Get a fleet of self-driving cars?  They can just circle the block until you need them.    (or go park themselves in a remote parking lot)



Delivery drone.  Side benefit, Hell-Fire missles for those who don't pay.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/dominos-carries-world-first-pizza-drone-delivery-210123802.html




Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: carltonplace on June 19, 2013, 10:11:41 am
We'll be open around the end of July. Started construction last week. See you guys there!

PS - Downtown OKC store has 18 drivers at lunch. 9 by car and 9 by bike. Any ideas on how to handle the parking situation?

use the parking garage at 6th and Boston?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on June 21, 2013, 06:26:50 am
We'll be open around the end of July. Started construction last week. See you guys there!

PS - Downtown OKC store has 18 drivers at lunch. 9 by car and 9 by bike. Any ideas on how to handle the parking situation?

Petition the city to make the spots next to the store commercial/loading only during the day.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: TheTed on June 21, 2013, 11:57:29 am
Double park. There are trucks double parked on that section of Boston seemingly all day during business hours.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: rdj on June 24, 2013, 07:57:01 am
Petition the city to make the spots next to the store commercial/loading only during the day.

Not a fan of this solution.  Retail should want spot that will turnover in front of their doors, not spots clogged by their employees or downtown workers that refuse to pay for surface parking.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DolfanBob on June 24, 2013, 10:41:02 am
And in lighter news. Jimmy John's Broken Arrow just dropped off free samples at our office. Thanks J.J.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on June 24, 2013, 03:28:42 pm
And in lighter news. Jimmy John's Broken Arrow just dropped off free samples at our office. Thanks J.J.

I made those! Glad you enjoyed them.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on June 24, 2013, 03:31:43 pm
Not a fan of this solution.  Retail should want spot that will turnover in front of their doors, not spots clogged by their employees or downtown workers that refuse to pay for surface parking.

Delivery service deters people from clogging up those spots.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: rdj on June 24, 2013, 03:54:25 pm
Delivery service deters people from clogging up those spots.

What's your delivery radius?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on June 24, 2013, 06:11:14 pm
And in lighter news. Jimmy John's Broken Arrow just dropped off free samples at our office. Thanks J.J.


That sounds really good!  I want free samples!  Always the best kind!
Aren't you next to Bill and Ruths?  I bet THEY never gave you free samples!

I really got to get to JJ's sometime real soon!




Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on June 25, 2013, 09:22:30 am
Not a fan of this solution.  Retail should want spot that will turnover in front of their doors, not spots clogged by their employees or downtown workers that refuse to pay for surface parking.

If there was any turnover in parking I would agree with you. The spots on Main and Boston area are filled by about 6-7am and those same cars will be there at noon, 3, etc.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DolfanBob on June 25, 2013, 12:32:35 pm

That sounds really good!  I want free samples!  Always the best kind!
Aren't you next to Bill and Ruths?  I bet THEY never gave you free samples!

I really got to get to JJ's sometime real soon!




Your right. Bill and Ruths have never given out free samples and this is the second time that J.J. have done this. Free is one of my favorite four letter words.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on June 25, 2013, 02:05:36 pm
Your right. Bill and Ruths have never given out free samples and this is the second time that J.J. have done this. Free is one of my favorite four letter words.


I guess I need to visit and spend the day with you sometime!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on June 25, 2013, 02:53:00 pm
What's your delivery radius?

They don't decide until the day before. It's usually a mile around the store. Anything within the IDL and the high rises around 15th are a sure bet though.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on June 27, 2013, 05:45:33 am
They don't decide until the day before. It's usually a mile around the store. Anything within the IDL and the high rises around 15th are a sure bet though.

Brookside store delivers up to 21st Street so I'm assuming that will come into play also.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: BKDotCom on June 27, 2013, 10:52:24 am
Brookside store delivers up to 21st Street so I'm assuming that will come into play also.
15th - 21st = Sandwich dead zone.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on June 27, 2013, 11:51:18 am
15th - 21st = Sandwich dead zone.

Not for their Yale location.  ;D


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on June 27, 2013, 03:14:11 pm
15th - 21st = Sandwich dead zone.

More than likely. Just like between Lewis and Harvard.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: saintnicster on August 21, 2013, 11:18:29 am
Opened today and had a pretty steady crowd through most of lunch.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: CharlieSheen on August 21, 2013, 01:44:13 pm
Opened today and had a pretty steady crowd through most of lunch.

went for lunch and their credit card machine wasn't working so I handed over a $10 bill. Then my sandwich was given to me and then I got my change back.

So it went
1) Order
2) Credit Card down explanation
3) Hand money
4) Sandwich
5) change

They got it done that fast.  Not bad for a first day.  I thought I was going to have to wait a whole minute since it was the first day.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: godboko71 on August 21, 2013, 03:24:55 pm
Will now have to give JJ a shot now that it is within walking/biking distance!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on August 23, 2013, 04:46:38 pm
Steady crowds, people were walking in the rain today for a sammich.

My office is a couple of blocks away, and often I don't leave my office for lunch. Might have them deliver on occasion, better than my cafeteria.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on September 03, 2013, 11:09:57 pm
Business is great. Our delivery zone is from 21st to I244 and Utica to the river/OSU Med School.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on September 04, 2013, 06:54:37 am
Business is great. Our delivery zone is from 21st to I244 and Utica to the river/OSU Med School.

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/15593699.jpg)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: hello on September 04, 2013, 06:56:58 am
Business is great. Our delivery zone is from 21st to I244 and Utica to the river/OSU Med School.

Poor 15th and Delaware. We're just out of the JJ delivery area for the 21st and Yale store.  :'(


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: nathanm on September 04, 2013, 02:16:37 pm
Poor 15th and Delaware. We're just out of the JJ delivery area for the 21st and Yale store.  :'(

A good half a mile out. They don't go past Harvard. :(


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on September 05, 2013, 03:55:31 pm
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/15593699.jpg)

Saw you ordered today. How did it go?



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on September 05, 2013, 07:00:05 pm
Saw you ordered today. How did it go?

Testing your order creation/delivery time. :)

13 minutes.

Boom.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on September 05, 2013, 09:11:58 pm
Testing your order creation/delivery time. :)

13 minutes.

Boom.

Less time than it took MC to bring me a Jimmy John's to my office today.  Looks like we need to have a talk...


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on September 11, 2013, 11:31:00 am
I decided to buy my office staff lunch today from the downtown Jimmy John's (It is only right. They do all the work and I get to be the star). Pressed send on the online order and started the stopwatch.

9 minutes and 12 seconds. Made and delivered half a mile away. Unbelievable.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on September 11, 2013, 11:49:24 am
And, BTW, the day old sub bread is perfect for banh mi or about anything else you can think to do with it. .50 a loaf.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: BKDotCom on September 11, 2013, 03:55:27 pm
9 minutes and 12 seconds. Made and delivered half a mile away. Unbelievable.

I don't believe you.
You're clearly lying.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on September 11, 2013, 09:24:56 pm
I don't believe you.
You're clearly lying.

Why would I lie about delivery of a sandwich?

You must have me confused with GW Bush.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on September 27, 2013, 02:20:24 pm
We're getting a third cold table next week so we can run two lines for the in shop lunch rush. The fast just got faster!

Is customer service and the product good for everyone so far?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on September 27, 2013, 02:20:54 pm
I decided to buy my office staff lunch today from the downtown Jimmy John's (It is only right. They do all the work and I get to be the star). Pressed send on the online order and started the stopwatch.

9 minutes and 12 seconds. Made and delivered half a mile away. Unbelievable.

What did we clock at today?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on September 27, 2013, 04:51:20 pm
Nine minutes.

Your delivery guy even said he went to the wrong floor. He was out of breath.

How do you do four sandwiches that fast?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on September 28, 2013, 07:10:19 am
Nine minutes.

Your delivery guy even said he went to the wrong floor. He was out of breath.

How do you do four sandwiches that fast?

Watch the screen as your making the call, have it ready by the time they get off of the phone and have the driver ready to go.

At times it can get backed up with the volume we do (it did on Thursday for sure), but I don't think we've had a delivery leave the door at over 10 minutes yet.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on September 29, 2013, 10:07:06 am
The first order we did online, the second order we called it in.

Unbelievable.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on September 29, 2013, 07:33:30 pm
There is one glaring major problem with the Jimmy Johns Downtown.

This is oklahoma. You need Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper.

Dang yankees.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on September 29, 2013, 08:20:59 pm
There is one glaring major problem with the Jimmy Johns Downtown.

This is oklahoma. You need Dr Pepper and Diet Dr Pepper.

Dang yankees.

I thought Dr. Pepper was a Texas "thing".  You think we are Texans?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on September 29, 2013, 08:37:24 pm
I thought Dr. Pepper was a Texas "thing".  You think we are Texans?

Making Dr Pepper for us is just one of the many reasons we let Texas pretend to be a state.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on September 29, 2013, 09:14:56 pm
Making Dr Pepper for us is just one of the many reasons we let Texas pretend to be a state.

OK


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on September 30, 2013, 09:34:57 am
Watch the screen as your making the call, have it ready by the time they get off of the phone and have the driver ready to go.

At times it can get backed up with the volume we do (it did on Thursday for sure), but I don't think we've had a delivery leave the door at over 10 minutes yet.

We stopped in at the 36th & Peoria store yesterday afternoon.  They handed me our sandwiches before I could even get my change back in my wallet.

I love the efficiency at JJ's and we've gotten addicted to the day old bread as well.  Makes all sorts of great stuff at home like banh mi or meatball subs.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: tulsa_fan on October 02, 2013, 10:56:12 am
I'm looking forward to the opening at 91st & Yale.  I have been to the one across from Woodland several times since I now office in away from downtown :( . . . anyway, not overly impressed with that location.  I've had to wait for 5+ minutes several times, it's not so much the wait, but since they don't tell you what sandwich they are giving to someone, I kept having to ask what it was, somehow mine got out of order because people after me were taking sandwiches.  It's hard to sit back and be patient when you are curious if every sandwich they prepare is yours.   Also, another time a co-worker and I were there and found pieces of plastic in our lettuce, on both sandwiches.  I don't know their process, but it seems someone shredded the lettuce without taking the cover off.  I told an employee and even showed them the plastic, there was no I'm sorry, or let's get you new ones, she just said, Oh.  I also said you probably need to throw that lettuce out and use another kind because it's obviously disbursed throughout, she said, OK . . but then went about her work.   The last time I went, my poor sandwich was so wimpy looking I actually took a picture.  The tomatoes they put on there barely covered 1/2 the sandwich and the lettuce was so sparse, it wasn't even worth having it on there.  Which reminds me, one other time, they gave me my sandwich and failed to put any lettuce on there at all.  Now that I just went through all that whining, I'm not sure I've ever had a quality visit to the at location.  I know that's not the norm, and I like their sandwiches, so back to point, I can't wait for the 91st & Yale to open! 


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Gaspar on October 02, 2013, 12:45:34 pm
I'm looking forward to the opening at 91st & Yale.  I have been to the one across from Woodland several times since I now office in away from downtown :( . . . anyway, not overly impressed with that location.  I've had to wait for 5+ minutes several times, it's not so much the wait, but since they don't tell you what sandwich they are giving to someone, I kept having to ask what it was, somehow mine got out of order because people after me were taking sandwiches.  It's hard to sit back and be patient when you are curious if every sandwich they prepare is yours.   Also, another time a co-worker and I were there and found pieces of plastic in our lettuce, on both sandwiches.  I don't know their process, but it seems someone shredded the lettuce without taking the cover off.  I told an employee and even showed them the plastic, there was no I'm sorry, or let's get you new ones, she just said, Oh.  I also said you probably need to throw that lettuce out and use another kind because it's obviously disbursed throughout, she said, OK . . but then went about her work.   The last time I went, my poor sandwich was so wimpy looking I actually took a picture.  The tomatoes they put on there barely covered 1/2 the sandwich and the lettuce was so sparse, it wasn't even worth having it on there.  Which reminds me, one other time, they gave me my sandwich and failed to put any lettuce on there at all.  Now that I just went through all that whining, I'm not sure I've ever had a quality visit to the at location.  I know that's not the norm, and I like their sandwiches, so back to point, I can't wait for the 91st & Yale to open! 

Me too!  That SmashBurger is about the worst crap I've ever had.  It has been a couple of years since I visited a SaltBurger.  Went to the new one yesterday (just to make sure it still sucks).  The meat was fine, but super salty. Avocado was not ripe and like eating a slice of rubber tire.  Lettuce was limp and slimy (took it off to avoid any gastric consequences). Bacon was simply brown salt. SmashFries were so salty that the majority of their crunch was from grains of salt.  In fact, the amount of salt on the fries was enough to turn my fingertips red from the abrasion.

I am rarely one to leave food on a plate (personal problem) but I left after eating only half of my meal. Can't wait until something else opens up there.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on October 02, 2013, 01:20:24 pm
Me too!  That SmashBurger is about the worst crap I've ever had.  It has been a couple of years since I visited a SaltBurger.  Went to the new one yesterday (just to make sure it still sucks).  The meat was fine, but super salty. Avocado was not ripe and like eating a slice of rubber tire.  Lettuce was limp and slimy (took it off to avoid any gastric consequences). Bacon was simply brown salt. SmashFries were so salty that the majority of their crunch was from grains of salt.  In fact, the amount of salt on the fries was enough to turn my fingertips red from the abrasion.

I am rarely one to leave food on a plate (personal problem) but I left after eating only half of my meal. Can't wait until something else opens up there.


I don't get it...the attraction to SmashBurger in any incarnation.  When there is a Lot-A-Burger right down the street from just about anywhere in Tulsa!!  Or better yet - Bill's!!!




Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on October 02, 2013, 02:25:15 pm

I don't get it...the attraction to SmashBurger in any incarnation.  When there is a Lot-A-Burger right down the street from just about anywhere in Tulsa!!  Or better yet - Bill's!!!




Lot-A-Burger isn't much better than Suckburger.  I'll agree with you on Bill's.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on October 02, 2013, 07:58:27 pm
Smashburger has a Dyson Airblade in the bathroom.


Only thing worth a nickel inside that place.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on October 02, 2013, 09:32:39 pm
Oh, and learned JJ's day old bread makes amazing croutons for Caesar salad tonight.  Toast it in a skillet with some butter and finely chopped garlic as well as some Italian spices...mmmm


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Gaspar on October 03, 2013, 06:07:58 am
Smashburger has a Dyson Airblade in the bathroom.


Only thing worth a nickel inside that place.

Really burns the skin after a salt abrasion from the fries though.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: rdj on October 03, 2013, 07:18:37 am
Apparently I'm the weirdo that thinks Smashburger is the best of the chain "gourmet burger" places.  Way better than Five Guys.  I'm a fan of the rosemary on the french fries.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on October 03, 2013, 12:39:47 pm
Apparently I'm the weirdo that thinks Smashburger is the best of the chain "gourmet burger" places.  Way better than Five Guys.  I'm a fan of the rosemary on the french fries.

Five Guys is unremarkable. Not sure why anyone goes there.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Gaspar on October 03, 2013, 12:58:30 pm
Apparently I'm the weirdo that thinks Smashburger is the best of the chain "gourmet burger" places.  Way better than Five Guys.  I'm a fan of the rosemary on the french fries.

We all have different tastes, but judging from the packed house at Five Guys every night and the 4 people at SaltBurger, Five Guys has them beat from a success standpoint.

Personally I'm not a Five Guys fan either, but I suppose some folks like sack-o-food.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AngieB on October 03, 2013, 02:54:55 pm
Apparently I'm the weirdo that thinks Smashburger is the best of the chain "gourmet burger" places.  Way better than Five Guys.  I'm a fan of the rosemary on the french fries.
You're not the lone weirdo. The DH and I like them too.  ;D


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on October 03, 2013, 04:29:49 pm
Since I like a little food with my salt, I think I'll skip going to Smashburger.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on October 03, 2013, 05:02:03 pm
Apparently I'm the weirdo that thinks Smashburger is the best of the chain "gourmet burger" places.  Way better than Five Guys.  I'm a fan of the rosemary on the french fries.


It's not that I don't like the taste - they are ok - but the price/performance ratio is just ridiculous.  Still like Bill's and Lot-A-Burger better - and they are cheaper - but if Smash were on a par with pricing, I would be more interested in them.  Kind of like Red Robin - decent enough burger, just not worth anywhere near what they charge for it.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DolfanBob on October 04, 2013, 07:28:51 am
I have the same thoughts about the Build-A-Burger "Fuddruckers". Decent enough burger. But way overpriced.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: rdj on October 04, 2013, 07:37:41 am

It's not that I don't like the taste - they are ok - but the price/performance ratio is just ridiculous.  Still like Bill's and Lot-A-Burger better - and they are cheaper - but if Smash were on a par with pricing, I would be more interested in them.  Kind of like Red Robin - decent enough burger, just not worth anywhere near what they charge for it.


Oh, Bill's, Lot-A-Burger, Fat Guys, etc are all in a different category for me.  I meant the chains, Five Guys, SmashBurger, Red Robin, Mooyah, etc.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on October 04, 2013, 07:46:17 am
Oh, Bill's, Lot-A-Burger, Fat Guys, etc are all in a different category for me.  I meant the chains, Five Guys, SmashBurger, Red Robin, Mooyah, etc.

Technically, both Fat Guys AND Lot-A-Burger are chains.  Local chains, but chains nonetheless.

 8)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: saintnicster on October 04, 2013, 07:54:27 am
Technically, both Fat Guys AND Lot-A-Burger are chains.  Local chains, but chains nonetheless.

 8)
Fat Guys has 2 stores, only in Tulsa... That's a chain?


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Gaspar on October 04, 2013, 08:31:11 am
Fat Guys has 2 stores, only in Tulsa... That's a chain?

Fat Guys is a tulsa thing.  Love me some peanut butter and bacon burger!


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: RecycleMichael on October 04, 2013, 09:04:37 am
Back to Jimmy John's downtown...

I like how they have incorporated sales tax into the price of the sandwich. It makes it easier to get money together to pay the delivery guy.

I can get an even five dollars from each person and just throw in a few more for a tip. No need to do higher math or refund any coin.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on August 12, 2014, 12:27:52 pm
Where was it we were talking about minimum wage, and fair pay for work?


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/jimmy-johns-wage-theft_n_5669565.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on August 12, 2014, 01:19:05 pm
Where was it we were talking about minimum wage, and fair pay for work?


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/11/jimmy-johns-wage-theft_n_5669565.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592



I'm not going to jump to conclusions because of two disgruntled ex-employees.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AquaMan on August 12, 2014, 02:14:08 pm
Two? The rest of the story detailed others having problems with them.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Vision 2025 on August 12, 2014, 02:51:11 pm
Since I like a little food with my salt, I think I'll skip going to Smashburger.
I just order "no salt" and it pretty darn tasty.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on August 12, 2014, 07:36:24 pm
Two? The rest of the story detailed others having problems with them.

the people who sued one franchise operator? woooo


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AquaMan on August 13, 2014, 07:31:12 am
That's the thing about class action suits. They reduce hundreds or thousands of complaints into a few lawsuits. Some of the former cases were combined. The one suit referred to a systemic process of working employees off the clock so managers could make bonuses based on reducing labor costs. And surprise, its not uncommon in other chains as well.

Its okay though. Its just high school kids and first job people. Not family wage earners. Screw'em.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on August 14, 2014, 06:18:22 pm
I'm not going to jump to conclusions because of two disgruntled ex-employees.

Absolutely would not happen at our Tulsa stores. Unethical for starters, but from a business standpoint it makes no sense to cut a few bucks and end up with a huge lawsuit.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on August 14, 2014, 06:20:59 pm
That's the thing about class action suits. They reduce hundreds or thousands of complaints into a few lawsuits. Some of the former cases were combined. The one suit referred to a systemic process of working employees off the clock so managers could make bonuses based on reducing labor costs. And surprise, its not uncommon in other chains as well.

Its okay though. Its just high school kids and first job people. Not family wage earners. Screw'em.

You would not even make all that much money on a manager bonus by cutting labor like that. Profit comes mainly from sales, not saving 50 bucks a week on labor cost.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AquaMan on August 14, 2014, 07:25:23 pm
Absolutely would not happen at our Tulsa stores. Unethical for starters, but from a business standpoint it makes no sense to cut a few bucks and end up with a huge lawsuit.

Seriously? You need to read up on the Ford Pinto and more recently the GM fiascos. Business "standpoints" are calculations of loss/benefit. Cutting a few cents vs a lawsuit or a payout are common decisions for all businesses.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on August 14, 2014, 07:30:43 pm
Absolutely would not happen at our Tulsa stores. Unethical for starters, but from a business standpoint it makes no sense to cut a few bucks and end up with a huge lawsuit.

I believe you about your places. It is a very short sighted, stupid approach to business.  An happy employees are always better - it's a very good "self-defense" mechanism for any business owner. 

Sadly, too many don't have that minimal enlightenment.   John Pickle Co here in town is one of the more extreme examples of that ignorance.  And maybe he wasn't all wrong - he got away with it for years - and still isn't in prison for enslavement.



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Red Arrow on August 14, 2014, 08:50:14 pm
Seriously? You need to read up on the Ford Pinto and more recently the GM fiascos. Business "standpoints" are calculations of loss/benefit. Cutting a few cents vs a lawsuit or a payout are common decisions for all businesses.

Unfortunately there are way too many examples of business vs. engineering decisions.
 
 :(



Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: AquaMan on August 15, 2014, 09:57:35 am
Unfortunately there are way too many examples of business vs. engineering decisions.
 
 :(



I'm inclined to say its worse than it used to be, but its not really. The history of shortsighted business solutions is as long as humankind.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: DolfanBob on August 15, 2014, 12:15:17 pm
I'm inclined to say its worse than it used to be, but its not really. The history of shortsighted business solutions is as long as humankind.

I'm thinking a new restaurant on South Lewis is a fine example of that.  :D


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: saintnicster on August 21, 2014, 09:02:38 am
Mildly amusing story (at least to me).

Coming back from lunch around 12:50, going north into Downtown at Denver and 11st street.  The north/south lights are red, stacked maybe 3 cars deep on both sides.  No real traffic east/west, and the was about to change.  A JJ-dressed cyclist going south blows through the light, going into the northbound lane to do so.  Right after doing so, the light changes to green.

Luckily, there was a cop behind the car I was in, and he saw this.  Blew his siren and pulled over the cyclist.


May want to remind your folks that even though the deliveries are supposed to be "Freaky Fast", that the traffic laws still apply to them.  Seen a couple of folks in JJ gear taking redlights as suggestions, at least over the last few months.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Conan71 on August 21, 2014, 09:07:05 am
Probably lucky he didnít become an organ donor.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on August 21, 2014, 03:34:54 pm
Mildly amusing story (at least to me).

Coming back from lunch around 12:50, going north into Downtown at Denver and 11st street.  The north/south lights are red, stacked maybe 3 cars deep on both sides.  No real traffic east/west, and the was about to change.  A JJ-dressed cyclist going south blows through the light, going into the northbound lane to do so.  Right after doing so, the light changes to green.

Luckily, there was a cop behind the car I was in, and he saw this.  Blew his siren and pulled over the cyclist.


May want to remind your folks that even though the deliveries are supposed to be "Freaky Fast", that the traffic laws still apply to them.  Seen a couple of folks in JJ gear taking redlights as suggestions, at least over the last few months.

What did he look like? I am currently doing the openings for our next couple of stores, but I can pass that information along for sure.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: saintnicster on August 21, 2014, 03:45:08 pm
What did he look like? I am currently doing the openings for our next couple of stores, but I can pass that information along for sure.

They were wearing a helmet, the (seemingly) standard red jersey/backpack, and maybe glasses too. I didn't think to get a better look, and I was in the passenger seat). Just remembered watching them go through the light and hearing the siren from behind, and the location information from the first post.

I figured it would be better to give a general warning, rather than to single out a particular person.

(http://i.imgur.com/6bphR3T.gif) (http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/2e6cxm/learning_the_difference_could_save_your_life/)


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: sgrizzle on September 05, 2014, 08:56:04 am
So yesterday placed a group order at 11am. I started the order and completed it, so I set the time (ASAP). I got an email for my personal order:

Quote
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONLINE ORDER
If you have any questions regarding your order, please do not hesitate to contact us at 9189353955, and reference your order confirmation number 111892836.
Store Information: #2349 20 East 5th Street 9189353955
Scheduled: As Soon As Possible
For: Delivery

That email was immediately followed by an email for the group order:

Quote
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONLINE ORDER
If you have any questions regarding your order, please do not hesitate to contact us at 9189353955, and reference your order confirmation number 111892836.
Store Information: #2349 20 East 5th Street 9189353955
Scheduled: 2014-09-04 at 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
For: Delivery

I didn't thoroughly read the second email, so I waited about 20 minutes and called when I hadn't seen anyone. They got the order too me quickly, but this seems like an online ordering system failure.


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: heironymouspasparagus on September 07, 2014, 06:55:07 pm
I'm inclined to say its worse than it used to be, but its not really. The history of shortsighted business solutions is as long as humankind.

As evidenced by the pyramids.  They were supposed to be cubes....


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: Hoss on September 07, 2014, 08:51:16 pm
As evidenced by the pyramids.  They were supposed to be cubes....


Uh oh.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZyxO8hXj08[/youtube]


Title: Re: Jimmy John's downtown
Post by: davideinstein on September 08, 2014, 10:31:30 pm
So yesterday placed a group order at 11am. I started the order and completed it, so I set the time (ASAP). I got an email for my personal order:

That email was immediately followed by an email for the group order:

I didn't thoroughly read the second email, so I waited about 20 minutes and called when I hadn't seen anyone. They got the order too me quickly, but this seems like an online ordering system failure.


I'll look into it for you. What was the ticket number?