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jimmy johns sandwiches coming soon to my area....

there is a new sandwich shop called jimmy johns opening soon in our area (Naples,FL)

after a little googling i find they are a chain from the midwest...
never hearing of them till now and not spending any time in the midwest ..i am not familiar with them..

any opinions of them
good ?bad?
better than jersey mikes?
publix subs?
subway?

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  1. Not as good as Jersey Mike's. On par with Subway and Quizno's. Can't say about Publix, have not had their prepared sandwiches, but if you have had an Albertson's sub the quality isn't that much better when fresh made. I'd say Miami Subs and Jon Smith, the two South Florida sub places I know, are better. When Jimmy John's first started, they would absolutely slather the mayo on every sandwich while not offering any other condiment choices.

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    1. re: Fibber McGee

      albertsons are gone from around here for a while now..and i didnt go there back when they were...
      we dont have miami subs on this side of florida..so ive only had one or two of those and its been a long while for those..

      and ive never had jon smith..(same thing..other coast)

      and even quiznos are going away..

    2. I like them but you have to take them for what they are - a quick sub shop, with focus on speed and delivery. One thing unique about them, at least where I work, is that they will deliver ONE sandwich. Everyone else downtown has a minimum order of like $15 or $20 for delivery and it's very inconvenient as you have to get someone to go in on an order with you. I've never had any problems with them customizing the sub the way I like and when you go in to the store, they make the thing INSTANTLY.

      The veggies you can get are prettty limited - onion, lettuce, tomato and I think that's it. No green pepper, no pickles (you can buy a big, whole pickle separately), etc. I usually get the vito with no onions. They also have reduced fat kettle chips in addition to regular. None of the subs are hot/heated so that's another difference between Subway and Quiznos, and I find the bread to be pleasantly soft. When I eat subs, I often have a thing where my mouth hurts the rest of the day because of the "crusty" bread. It's like it eats away part of my mouth or something. I don't have that at JJ's. It's not gourmet and it's not health food, but I think it's pretty good. They also serve sandwiches on big wheat bread and will do an "unwich" (no bread/bun) but they don't have salads at all. Like I said, limited for what you can get, but I think it's pretty good. I've had the turkey and ham subs there and they were also good, it wasn't turkey "roll" like at Subway.

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      1. re: rockandroller1

        Funny, I was about to make the same response -- subs are OK (roughly comparable to any of the other sandwich chains) but their speed of service like magic -- I frequently have my sub in hand before my change. And their free delivery of even a single sub is a great deal, which I use a lot at work.

      2. Nothing special, but I have always kinda liked the wheat bread. It is a little heartier than wheat bread at other chain sandwich shops.

        1. Worse than anything except Subway. Publix subs are the best ones I've had outside New Jersey (thank Cthulhu for plenty of Floridian relatives).

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          1. re: MandalayVA

            I'm pretty much with MandalayVA. Better than Subway, but that's because I consider Subway completely inedible and will go hungry rather than eat there. There's nothing wrong with Jimmy John's, but there's nothing right, either. It's very bland and completely inoffensive. It will do if there is no other food around but it's certainly not worth a special trip.

          2. In my mind the chain sub ranking goes: Quiznos < Pre-wrapped supermarket sub < Jersey Mikes Subway < Jimmy John's < Potbelly

            Jimmy John's is inoffensive and mildly pleasant; they make a workaday sandwich like I might throw together at home with supermarket ingredients. Their roast beef is surprisingly satisfying for a presliced deli meat. It has grain and texture and appears to be slices of an actual beef roast, not a reformed loaf. Sometimes you'll even get pieces which are nicely medium or medium-rare. The only truly awful thing there are the hot peppers, which have a nasty bitter bite.

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            1. re: RealMenJulienne

              does the roast beef measure up to boars head?
              thats pretty much the best deli meats in my area...which i measure other meats by..
              i usually dont get pre made subs..i get the fresh made boars head sub at publix..
              subway..
              quiznos not so much anymore..the one near here closed...
              blimpie once in a great while
              and we have a jersey mikes just north of here so its not an all the time choice..
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              1. re: srsone

                Sorry I don't have experience with Pubilx, but JJ's roast beef is sort of comparable to Boar's Head. The big difference is that I've never gotten anything with any hint of red from Boar's Head, but at times JJ's beef has been nicely medium-rare.