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Sub Sandwiches Now Served at 23rd & Spring

The colorfully named sub shop we talked about last month is now open for business just a few doors south of the post office on 23rd.

I went in yesterday and gave it a try, and overall had a good experience.  Think of it as a locally owned Subway, without all the corporate flavor-of-the-month marketing stuff.  For example, you’re not going to get a choice of fancy bread, which is OK with me since I just get white anyway.  And they’re still working through some kinks in their supply chain, as they were out of pickles and mayo when I was there.   You might also encounter an employee who isn’t a native speaker of english – be prepared to practice your non-verbal communication skills.

But the roast beef sub with cheese, lettuce, and jalapeanos I had was good, and exactly what you would expect from a sandwich shop.  

It takes a bold business person to make a go of anything in that block.   If you have a hankering for a sub sandwich, consider giving them a try instead of going to Subway or Quiznos.   And once you do, give us all your honest review in the business directory.


0 thoughts on “Sub Sandwiches Now Served at 23rd & Spring

  1. Not to take anything away from supporting a local business such as the new sandwich shop, but thought I’d point out that both Subway and Quiznos are mainly (if not 100%) franchise-based operations. That means that some local entrepreneur has spent upwards of $100,000 to get them off the ground and running. The owner pays the “Corporate” entity for rights to use the name and benefit from the national advertising by paying an upfront fee of tens of thousands of dollars and also paying monthly royalties in the neighborhood of 7-10% of gross sales.

    The franchise owners are usually local residents, so a good portion of your dollars spent there stays in the community. And unless it’s a top 10% high volume location, the franchise owner is probably making less than $40,000 a year from one of these stores. The only way to make it “big” with this kind of venture is to own multiple stores in a city or state.

  2. I have to go to that post office at least once a week, so I’ll check out the sub place. If they don’t speak English, though, how do they do business? This would seem to be a basic requirement of success!

    I also recommend the teriyaki place across from Grocery Outlet at Union and MLK. Nice people– the English may be accented, but they speak it! Don’t get into a long conversation with them though, they are evangelical Christians who will give you a spiel.

  3. The $40,000 I mentioned above is the net profit after all expenses (including employee — but not owner– wages) are paid. Not much of a salary if you’re the owner/manager, and a long recovery of the initial investment.

  4. aside from the native tongue of the owner/workers, i’d second the teriyaki place. not the best i’ve ever had, but pretty good.

  5. I wish them the best in their endavor .
    Hopefully they can keep the undesirables and thugs out of the shop .