Jimmy Johns to Somerset

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pjay

Mount Prospect, IL

#1 Feb 10, 2013
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Kentucky Football

Pikeville, KY

#2 Feb 10, 2013
I like Jimmy Johns. I think their food is superior to both Subway and Penn Station. It would appear that Somerset is growing, albeit very slowly.
Meat Straw

Mount Vernon, KY

#3 Feb 10, 2013
They deliver, that's always a plus especially in a wet town. I think Penn Station is better but not having to drive on some nights is a good thing.

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 Feb 10, 2013
Where is this going to be built? It was announced they were coming and then someone said they backed out. I was never clear when or where it was going to be.
ummno

London, KY

#5 Feb 10, 2013
Tasty food but not unlike Subway X2, Blimpies, Quiznos, Penn station or that place by Krogers. I dont think it will do well because people here want cheap..not quality. I have money and I choose a $5.00 footlong over a 7 dollar sub that cuts my gums up anytime. Their french bread is tasty but it does cut my gums up. Honestly..aside from the delivery aspect (which will not last because NO ONE will tip or pay extra for delivery) I see it as yet another building on 27 up for sale in a few years. We have enough subs already..Skyline Chili?? Now THAT would make money. Yes we have a Gold Star but it doesnt LOOK like a Gold Star in Cincinnati. Its old..dinerish...dirty with weird french wallpaper. A nice new Skyline or a LaRosas would do well. Lets face it...alot of us are from Cincy. An Outback would absolutely be sold out as would an Olive Garden. God..PLEASE let us put a riverboat casino on the lake and we'd be rich as thieves! Any business is welcome and I will patronize it to try and spread the wealth but I see the market as saturated.
pjay

Mount Prospect, IL

#6 Feb 10, 2013
dionysio wrote:
Where is this going to be built? It was announced they were coming and then someone said they backed out. I was never clear when or where it was going to be.
Definitely on Hwy 27, probably close to the hospital.

Since: Jul 11

London, KY

#7 Feb 10, 2013
ummno wrote:
Tasty food but not unlike Subway X2, Blimpies, Quiznos, Penn station or that place by Krogers. I dont think it will do well because people here want cheap..not quality. I have money and I choose a $5.00 footlong over a 7 dollar sub that cuts my gums up anytime. Their french bread is tasty but it does cut my gums up. Honestly..aside from the delivery aspect (which will not last because NO ONE will tip or pay extra for delivery) I see it as yet another building on 27 up for sale in a few years. We have enough subs already..Skyline Chili?? Now THAT would make money. Yes we have a Gold Star but it doesnt LOOK like a Gold Star in Cincinnati. Its old..dinerish...dirty with weird french wallpaper. A nice new Skyline or a LaRosas would do well. Lets face it...alot of us are from Cincy. An Outback would absolutely be sold out as would an Olive Garden. God..PLEASE let us put a riverboat casino on the lake and we'd be rich as thieves! Any business is welcome and I will patronize it to try and spread the wealth but I see the market as saturated.
i eat at gold star, its better than anyplace in cincinnati, check it out, its clean, foods hot, under new owner; no olive garden or outback, maybe applebees, raisin canes would be excellent, LaRosas would do well with the buckeyes, me personally do not care for them but they are big around cincy, subway took 25% of the meat off the footlongs, penn station is ok
Old

Beattyville, KY

#9 Feb 13, 2013
Never ate at a Jimmy Johns. I take it they have subs and very crunchy (perhaps too crunchy from one of the posts above). How are the toppings?
Come On

Somerset, KY

#10 Feb 13, 2013
I got on their web site to see what they offer. What's the big deal? It's just another fast food place where everything is high fat and sodium. I thought we had already reached the saturation point.
Come On

Somerset, KY

#12 Feb 13, 2013
According to their nutritional information, the Unwich has 54.44 grams of fat, 13.33 of which is saturated fat; 167 mg cholesterol and 2,468.68 mg sodium. Not exactly healthy fare. In fact these numbers are higher than most of their standard options.
yuck

Bulan, KY

#14 Feb 13, 2013
ummno wrote:
Tasty food but not unlike Subway X2, Blimpies, Quiznos, Penn station or that place by Krogers. I dont think it will do well because people here want cheap..not quality. I have money and I choose a $5.00 footlong over a 7 dollar sub that cuts my gums up anytime. Their french bread is tasty but it does cut my gums up. Honestly..aside from the delivery aspect (which will not last because NO ONE will tip or pay extra for delivery) I see it as yet another building on 27 up for sale in a few years. We have enough subs already..Skyline Chili?? Now THAT would make money. Yes we have a Gold Star but it doesnt LOOK like a Gold Star in Cincinnati. Its old..dinerish...dirty with weird french wallpaper. A nice new Skyline or a LaRosas would do well. Lets face it...alot of us are from Cincy. An Outback would absolutely be sold out as would an Olive Garden. God..PLEASE let us put a riverboat casino on the lake and we'd be rich as thieves! Any business is welcome and I will patronize it to try and spread the wealth but I see the market as saturated.
Fake Italian at that!!
The Dude

Brownsville, TN

#15 Feb 16, 2013
Come On wrote:
According to their nutritional information, the Unwich has 54.44 grams of fat, 13.33 of which is saturated fat; 167 mg cholesterol and 2,468.68 mg sodium. Not exactly healthy fare. In fact these numbers are higher than most of their standard options.
Which unwich? They don't serve a single sandwich called the unwich. I'm sure if you get the Italian Night Club it probably does have a lot of fat in those cured meats. A turkey unwich would be a different story.
Come On

Somerset, KY

#16 Feb 16, 2013
Look again under low carb low fat options. There are two different Unwich sandwiches. Neither is low fat and both are high cholesterol and sodium.
Just a Legend

Somerset, KY

#17 Feb 17, 2013
The restaurant industry is motivated by the community's ability to generate profits. We must have other industries that pay well to recruit nice restaurants. Dardens (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc.) are already on a downhill slide, and will keep their established businesses over building new ones. It's an income per population formula. I doubt that Somerset even meets a fast food place such a Jimmy Johns model. Research needed to confirm.

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

Hopkinsville, KY

#18 Feb 18, 2013
Just a Legend wrote:
The restaurant industry is motivated by the community's ability to generate profits. We must have other industries that pay well to recruit nice restaurants. Dardens (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc.) are already on a downhill slide, and will keep their established businesses over building new ones. It's an income per population formula. I doubt that Somerset even meets a fast food place such a Jimmy Johns model. Research needed to confirm.
The reason people believe JJ is building here is because JJ posted it on their Facebook page that they were hiring people for their Somerset KY location. It's still there:

"Jimmy Johnís is looking for rockstar Managers in Somerset, KY! A Chief Sandwich Maker and Motivator of People responsible for the effective execution of fast, accurate orders and exceptional customer service is what we need. We offer exceptional growth potential and share the profits. Do you have the need to lead others to success and the ability to tell it like it is? If so, email Phillip at pjstith@hotmail.com if interested."

Judging by alcohol sales and the peculiar niche that JJ fills which caters to that type of crowd, I would say this would be just about the perfect place for them to build. It's a pretty large market. I did hear that there was a change of plans but I only heard that from someone who heard it from someone else. Until then, I would say the official JJ comments are legit.

Level 5

Since: Mar 12

Hopkinsville, KY

#19 Feb 18, 2013
It just occurred to me that the email address given for the application destination and the OP are probably the same person, so maybe that answers the question as well. If so, and the OP wants advice, I would say they should consider the following:

Pizza places never go out of business here (and we have a ton of them), so there's a great market for deliverable food.

Alcohol sales are stronger than anyone predicted and more than double cities of similar size, such as Danville, for the categories Somerset is currently selling.

The lake is coming back up 20 feet this year so the $150 million per year that Somerset was already getting in tourism is only going to go up, as will future property values on 27.

Somerset is the commercial hub for a couple hundred thousand people so on any given day, the population swells considerably.

Tourism is strong not only with the lake but also with local events such as Somernites and various conventions.

If you are looking at the space between Dunkin's and Orange Leaf, I would say you couldn't pick a better spot or a better time to build one. Dunkin's has sold out of donuts every day they have been open, as far as I know and when I drove by Orange Leaf tonight, every seat was taken.

Go for it! I am not saying this because I am a huge fan of JJ's. I haven't even eaten at one but I would say you couldn't go wrong.
Old

Beattyville, KY

#20 Feb 18, 2013
Just a Legend wrote:
Dardens (Olive Garden, Red Lobster, etc.) are already on a downhill slide, and will keep their established businesses over building new ones..
And yet they don't get why they are failing. They keep lowering the quality of the food and raising the price. Olive Garden used to be a good chain, but then corporate greed set in. Now it should be renamed Pasta Garden. Fazoli's has more meat in their chicken parmesan than Olive Garden and at half the price and equal quality. Fazoli's is better than Olive Garden on a price per quality ratio. Red Lobster just has evertything taste the same. The fish tastes like chicken that tastes like their steak that tastes like fish, because they don't clean the grill and they oversalt. On top of that the tables are way too close together. They try to pack people in like sardines and probably excede fire regulations when at full capacity. If both Olive Garden and Red Lobster went out of business today it would not affect me in the least.
Westwood

London, KY

#21 Feb 18, 2013
Old wrote:
<quoted text>---If both Olive Garden and Red Lobster went out of business today it would not affect me in the least.
I guess that means you would still just go to Golden Corral.
Paul Revere

Manchester, KY

#22 Feb 18, 2013
I've eaten at JJ's in Richmond. Good food but, not something I would call remarkable enough to be an out of town destination to eat. However, having another option in Somerset beyond Subway and Quizno's (where I've never eaten) would be a positive.
The poster who mentioned a location next to Orange Leaf was dead on. Sounds like it work very well.
Old

Beattyville, KY

#23 Feb 18, 2013
Westwood wrote:
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I guess that means you would still just go to Golden Corral.
As usual dude, your'e wrong. I won't eat there either because the meat is always overcooked, or at least always was. the vegetables were salty mush. I stopped trying to eat there at least a decade ago.

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