Food delivery is a way of life which has expanded beyond take out containers of fried rice and greasy orders of pizza. You can now get just about anything delivered — milk teas packed with spheres of tapioca, decadent cartons of soft ice cream, and sandwiches piled high with cold cuts and squares of cheese.
But what if you live just away from the delivery range of your preferred restaurants?
Jimmy John’s is attempting to alter that. After all, Jimmy Johns is strict about its delivery policies; it can only deliver sandwiches to places within a few minutes of their stores to ensure the food maintains its trustworthiness of being “freaky fresh and freaky fast.”
To combat this bump within the road for the customers not within the small delivery radius of Jimmy John’s, the beloved sandwich chain is hosting a “Home within the Zone” contest, in which the grand prize is $250,000 towards purchasing a home inside a Jimmy John’s delivery bubble.
“At Jimmy Johns, were committed to Freaky Fast and Freaky Fresh, Jimmy John’s Chief Marketing Officer John Shea said in a press release. While that means we cant deliver sandwiches to our own customers who live away from our Delivery Zones, we are able to deliver our customers to our own sandwiches.
For sandwich obsessives/home-owners who already live in the gilded walls of the Jimmy John’s delivery zone — and therefore don’t be eligible for the sweepstakes — Jimmy John’s is providing prizes to five winners to get free sandwiches (and delivery) for the entire year.
The contest begins on August 12 and run until October 4. To enter, Jimmy John’s enthusiasts will have to explain — in 250 words or less — why they want to live in a sandwich delivery zone.
Here’s the start of our entry: Aside from the desire to be near a Jimmy John’s, it’d be nice — as millennials with crippling student debt and mounting living costs — to possess property, too.
The sandwich gods have often heard your prayers and answered them. On Wednesday, Jimmy John’s told Thrillist it has officially added two new fixtures to the permanent menu that are inspired by beloved classic sandwiches: the Jimmy Cubano and the Spicy East Coast Italian.
As its name suggests, the Jimmy Johns subs is actually a reinterpretation of the native Florida classic, the Cuban. It features bacon and smoked ham, slices of provolone cheese, pickles, and a mixture of mayonnaise hgknhg Dijon mustard on Jimmy John’s fresh-baked bread. It’s salty, creamy, and loaded with pickles and bacon — a brand new take on the Cuban we’re significantly cool with.
The Spicy East Coast Italian contains double layers of genoa salami and capicola, provolone, hot cherry peppers, and mayo, all cooled with sliced onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. It’s basically a fiery, meatier twist on the sub chain’s existing Italian Night Club.