Amanda Bagnall-Newman, Website Editor

Finally, it has come down to the ultimate showdown: Subway or Jimmy John’s.  Sandwiches themselves are a work of art, they cover each major food group from meat, bread, vegetables, dairy and even some sugar. There must be a king crowned to who makes the best sandwiches.

Let’s start with the biggest advantage Subway holds over Jimmy John’s: Subway let’s you customize your sandwich with no limitations. You could eat something completely different at Subway if you visited every day of the year. While Jimmy John’s will allow for customization, it is pathetic in comparison to Subway.

Jimmy John’s, why do you you put so much lettuce on your sandwiches? Every time I order a sub, I feel as if I am eating a salad with a side of bread. On the topic of bread, why do insist on gutting my bread? There may be a ‘tradition’ behind your actions, but you are throwing out the best part of the meal. I would rather have a sloppy mess dribbling out of my sandwich than miss out on that bready-goodness.

Many picky requests are turned down at most Jimmy John’s. A request to have hot peppers on only half of the sandwich or on the side is easily denied, while Subway is more than welcome to work around these demands.

A major concern of mine is the throwing of the sandwiches. My first time ordering Jimmy John’s I was unexpectedly bombarded by a sandwich. What is the point? Why is this a necessary action that needs to be taken? In the future, I prefer my sandwiches handed to me on a tray, not hurled across the restaurant.

The only downside I can see to Subway is that it is significantly slower and doesn’t offer delivery. But, despite what our American culture thinks, quality takes time to create. What is the need to stress the sandwich maker by forcing them to work quicker? And on that note, a good sandwich is worth the drive. Here at Lakeland, Subway is the closest option, and the restaurant is only a ten-minute drive away.

Overall, I urge you to treat yourself, take time out of your day and take the drive to Subway to pick up a deliciously customized sub sandwich.