Blimpie: Wall Street casualty?

9/22/2008:

A Hoboken411 reader sent this email in about the shrinking meat content of Blimpie sandwiches:

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Wall St. troubles affecting local sub shops?

“Each football season, me and my friends gather for a day of exciting NFL action on Sundays.

Typically, our food delivery of choice are large Blimpie sandwiches. Whether it’s the Blimpie Best, chicken cutlet or roast beef, we’ve always enjoyed a hearty meal during the games. Tasty and satisfying!

However, we’ve noticed a disturbing trend the past two weeks. Every sub we order turns out to be a “bread sandwich.” The amount of cold cuts they’ve put on has been reduced by a significant amount, to the point where we taste more bread than meat. We feel ripped off, and will probably stop ordering from them – and go to places like Vito’s or (hopefully soon) Five Guys Burgers and Fries.

It’s not that we don’t enjoy Blimpie – it’s been our favorite for years. It’s just that we feel it’s now a blatant ripoff to get one or two slices of meat for the money we spend.”

Anyone else notice the diminishing product values in and around Hoboken?

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46 Comments on "Blimpie: Wall Street casualty?"


Mugen72
Member
Mugen72
6 years 9 months ago

You all are so lucky to have the choices for awesome subs over there. Here in Oregon where I live there is a Subway on every $&@$ing corner and all the cookie cutter grease holes (McDungholes, Booger Fling, Wendys Etc.) you could ever not want to eat at but only one decent indy shop and even they don’t make their own bread or slice fresh meats. I was out east once and had the pleasure of the REAL sub shop/deli experience and was just blown away at the huge difference. In my state it’s all about the corporate same old crap. Nobody seems to want to support small businesses and it’s sad. The good old days of the corner deli and the American diner are dying and it is such a shame. Please whenever possible support your local eatery. It’s overdue time for a small business movement in america and to get away from chain food trash. I have been literally considering moving out east for the superb food choices to be had. I also love the beauty too of course.

MF
Member
6 years 9 months ago

yeah, i can’t even fathom living out west with the lack of good italian food.

In response to Mugen72 who said:
You all are so lucky to have the choices for awesome subs over there. Here in Oregon where I live there is a Subway on every $&@$ing corner and all the cookie cutter grease holes (McDungholes, Booger Fling, Wendys Etc.) you could ever not want to eat at but only one decent indy shop and even they don’t make their own bread or slice fresh meats. I was out east once and had the pleasure of the REAL sub shop/deli experience and was just blown away at the huge difference. In my state it’s all about the corporate same old crap. Nobody seems to want to support small businesses and it’s sad. The good old days of the corner deli and the American diner are dying and it is such a shame. Please whenever possible support your local eatery. It’s overdue time for a small business movement in america and to get away from chain food trash. I have been literally considering moving out east for the superb food choices to be had. I also love the beauty too of course.

victordunn
Member
victordunn
8 years 6 days ago

Maybe that’s an exaggeration, but IT IS my favorite. I’ve heard Staten Island has some pretty great pizza (not to mention one of the few places where pizzeria’s are actually run by Italians), but that would require GOING to Staten Island and listening to those people talk. It’s like a typewriter eating tinfoil falling down metal steps. No thank you. 😈

sullyx
Member
8 years 6 days ago

sorry victordunn but benny’s will never be the best pizza in the tri-state area

winesnob
Member
8 years 6 days ago

[quote comment=”107371″]Blimpies is great, man! They slice the meat and cheese fresh in front of you and the bread is nice and soft. I don’t know about the portions going down, I haven’t been there in a little while, but you can’t compare them to Subway. No way!

And Benny Tudino’s IS NOT overrated. Still is and always will be the best pizza in the tri state area. :mrgreen:[/quote]

you need to try some other pizza places:roll:

victordunn
Member
victordunn
8 years 6 days ago

Blimpies is great, man! They slice the meat and cheese fresh in front of you and the bread is nice and soft. I don’t know about the portions going down, I haven’t been there in a little while, but you can’t compare them to Subway. No way!

And Benny Tudino’s IS NOT overrated. Still is and always will be the best pizza in the tri state area. :mrgreen:

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