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There IS a need for very good tasting, superior quality tofu based sandwiches in the market place! I think it's awesome you've made efforts in that direction!

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That would be most awesome! There are Jimmy John's all over the place here and before I went veg I used to love the roast beef sandwich. In fact, it's one of the few meat products I've actually craved since going veg. But I just can't get excited about a cheese-based product, which is all that is available for veggies otherwise. So a tofu or tempeh based product would definitely get my attention.



One other suggestion...if you made a sandwich based more on avocado (other than just the very thin layer between the cheese) I would also go for that. Or something mushroom based might be nice.
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I've actually never been to a Jimmy Johns, but would definitely go if something like this was offered. When I want a sub, I just go to the place around the corner and get a veggie sub, but I'd go out of my way for something better.
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I'd love it-- there's a JJ's in my hometown though there isn't one where I am (yet?)
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That would be awesome as well as some clarity on if your bread is actually Vegan or not.
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That would be awesome as well as some clarity on if your bread is actually Vegan or not.



I'd love to know this as well because I really do like the bread. The 'unwich' is very cute though
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I've never heard of Jimmy John's.... Is it a Subway-type place?

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I've never heard of Jimmy John's, and don't know know where the nearest one to me is. I do agree that tofu sandwiches are much needed on the market, and would be nice if I am ever near a JJ's.

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I've never been to a Jimmy Johns but would definitely stop by to try those flavors, if they're made vegan. I have one right outside of my apartment, so this would be most convenient.
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keep the feedback coming, I appreciate it very very much. Jimmy
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I've never heard of Jimmy John's.... Is it a Subway-type place?



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it is not a subway place it is a 1000 unit gourmet sandwich chain
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Jimmy: Your next task is to open a location here in Albuquerque, so I can have lunch at your place and rant and rave about your restaurant to my local vegetarian group and online community. I guess my only question here is, can the sandwiches be made completely vegan? If so, are you imparting this knowledge to your staff so they can help customers with such dietary concerns? Thanks for putting some vegetarian sandwiches on your menu, Jimmy -- especially ones you feel are worth bragging about. That means a lot.
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Need on in Oregon too! The nearest one to me is Seattle (that I'm aware of). :'(

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Albuquerqe is on hold, Oregon is being considered now for development, thanks
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I just saw that one is opening (or has recently opened) in Richmond, Virginia. So are there vegan options?!? That would be fabulous, and I would definitely be a patron!

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I just went to your website - and I love the customizable nutrition information.

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OMG if Jimmy Johns would make a tofu and avocado based, 100% vegan sandwich, I would shout it from the rooftops and make sure that I ate there whenever I was in Lansing or Detroit!



I mean, the thought of being able to get an actual vegan sandwich containing some sort of protein (tofu, tempeh, seitan, whatever!) at a large sandwich chain where the subs actually taste GOOD, (I used to eat them before I went vegan,) is a hope beyond hope!!!



*please don't be a hoax please don't be a hoax please don't be a hoax, and please do a vegan sub please do a vegan sub please do a vegan sub!*



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I have a JJ in walking distance from my place and I've never bothered to walk in assuming there's nothing there for me. I'm pretty certain that if you provided a vegan tofu or tempeh based sub I would probably go broke really fast. And it would give you guys such an edge to be one of the only chain restaurants providing quality options for vegans and vegetarians!
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I used to work within walking distance of one of your restaurants. Although my coworkers would go there for lunch I always opted not to go because I didn't want just a veggie sub but if there were a tofu/soy option I would've gone all the time. I think its great that you want to offer that option!! Hummus would also lure me there!
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I love the veggie sandwich (cucumber, avocado, sprouts, etc. - YUM!) but a tofu-turkey type sandwich would definitely be welcome. I would absolutely give it a try.
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Jimmy,



If you don't already know about Vegenaise, you should see if you can get a suppliable rate on it -- especially the grapeseed oil variety. Taste it. To me it tastes a lot like Hellman's real mayonaise and it's vegan. You could supply it as an option or even try just replacing your regular mayonaise with it. I doubt anyone would complain, and you might even get some compliments.
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If you don't already know about Vegenaise, you should see if you can get a suppliable rate on it -- especially the grapeseed oil variety. Taste it. To me it tastes a lot like Hellman's real mayonaise and it's vegan. You could supply it as an option or even try just replacing your regular mayonaise with it. I doubt anyone would complain, and you might even get some compliments.



Or if you don't find that to be cost effective, maybe you could learn to make your own vegan mayonnaise in-store. Here's one simple recipe:



http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/08...egan-mayo.html



You could do all sorts of fun things with that, too, adding in yummy spices... :3
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I am searching for input and feedback from the vegetarian community. I am the founder of Jimmy Johns and I have been researching tofu based turkey flavored products as well as smokey flavored tempeh. I have come up with some spectacular new sandwiches based on these products. Im curious to know if you would feel there is a need for very good tasting , superior quality tofu based sandwiches in the market place. Any and all feedback is appreciated. thank you, Jimmy John



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I used to eat at Jimmy John's all the time before going veg and still get the veggie sub occasionally (sans cheese and mayo). Please, please, please offer a tofu/tempeh based sub. That would be awesome! My husband and I would probably double or triple our JJ's trips if there was a protein-based vegan sub option.
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It would be amazing if you offered a vegan sandwich with a protein source like tofu or tempeh!

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If there were a tofu and avocado sandwich at Jimmy John's, that would be one more reason for me to move back to my hometown. I've been wanting to go back, anyway, and there aren't any JJs in the county where I live now.

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Wow yes that would be so great! I just had Jimmy John's the other night. Another veg sandwich option would be awesome!! And I agree with the others about having more avocado on the sandwiches.
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I'd definitely be interested. It would be so nice to grab a quick lunch while out that actually had protein. One can only eat so many Taco Bell bean burritos.



I love the JJ veggie sandwich minus cheese and mayo but I'd love it even more with tofu or tempeh.
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