Jimmy John's selling sandwiches for $1 today

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JJ appreciates you for four hours today
If you're low on cash or you forgot your lunch today and you're looking for a quick, cheap stomach-filler to get you through the day, here's a deal for you: The Jimmy John's sandwich chain has announced that it's throwing a customer appreciation day today, in which it will be selling many of its subs for just $1.

The deal lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all of its shops in the Twin Cities. Here are more details.

The $1 offer is limited to one sandwich per customer, and is good for sandwiches 1 through 6 on its menu (ham and cheese, roast beef, tuna, turkey, Italian sub, and veggie). One Jimmy John's manager we contacted said the offer is only for in-store service, not delivery. The Jimmy John's press release didn't mention that specifically, but you may not be able to get your sub freaky fast.

The offer is also good in outlying cities such as Brainerd, Mankato, and St. Cloud, if you're headed that way. To find a Jimmy John's near you, the company's website has a handy store locator.


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BeatNDaSystemSince97
BeatNDaSystemSince97

I went to my local JJ's and showroomed and then came home & ordered online to save on the sales tax.

DB Cooper
DB Cooper

Jeff, they aren't losing any money on the deal.  Those sandwiches, at most, have a food cost of 30 to 40 cents and that's probably high.  Do you know how many roast beef sandwiches you can make out of a five pound top sirloin?  How much do you think the bread costs, considering they buy it wholesale?  The condiments, once again likely bought in bulk, can't be more than a dime.  They will have increased employee costs today as they'll need more bodies to handle the rush. But that will be made up for by the increased customer base.  I'd be stunned if the books change over an average day by much at all.  In fact, they might even make more than average which is why you see these offers come around fairly often. I'm not being critical of JJ's here.  I went and got one myself and waited in a line that stretched out the door and around the building.  But just laying out what I think are the true economics of the offer really are.  They are still turning a profit on the sandwich, just not the large one they normally make and instead are making up for it through sheer volume.

guest
guest

interesting shifts in journalism: from "Jimmy John's illegally fired union organizers, judge rules" (City Pages in April) to this hard hitting development: "Jimmy John's selling sandwiches for $1 today".

Jeff Fecke
Jeff Fecke

I may go buy one. They'll clearly lose money on the deal, so my buying a sandwich would actually hurt them. Given how they treat their workers, that seems fair.

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