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Cougars enjoy ‘freaky fast’ service from Jimmy John’s


Since its opening before the fall semester started, Jimmy John’s has not failed to disappoint its constant flow of students.

Jimmy John’s is casual and great for students to sit, study and enjoy time off. However, the workers are kept busy on their toes with a constant flow of orders, deliveries and catering.

“We’re much busier during the week than on the weekends, but on average, I would guess that we serve about 300 orders a day,” said marketing manager Ashley Greer.

Jimmy John’s also offers an on-campus delivery service to any location between Wheeler Avenue and Cullen Boulevard. This service makes between 30 and 40 percent of their daily sales, Greer said.

The restaurant also has a motto of being “freaky fast” and never seems to fall short of being exactly that.

“Our goal is to make a 30-second sandwich,” Greer said. “When we’re super busy, we don’t always hit that, especially when we have deliveries coming in and out while we’re trying to get those bagged up and sent out the store, but our goal is 30-second sandwiches.”

Jimmy John’s is excited to be a part of UH and looks forward to creating and maintaining relationships with students and organizations.

“We’re excited to get involved with the organizations on campus,” Greer said. “We’re doing a lot of catering for a lot of the organizations on campus, so we’re excited to work with y’all.”

Third-year law student Mohammad Shariff enjoys the option of a new restaurant.

“It’s a much better option than we had before,” Shariff said. “It creates a bit of a diversity besides (having) Subway all the time.”

Finance senior Chris Cantu usually orders the Beach Club and enjoys the freshness of Jimmy John’s sandwiches.

“At first, I was more of a Subway guy, but Subway started lacking the quality it used to have now that their subs are really cheap, so I come here and pay the extra 50 to 75 cents to get fresh bread,” Cantu said. “They give you a plentiful amount of food for the price, and that’s a big plus when you’re a college student on a college budget.”

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