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Another Subway opening Downtown (seriously)

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  • #76687

    honavery
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    Saw a sign for one opening at Town and 3rd. I believe that brings the total downtown to close to 10….

    High and State

    Leveque Tower

    Gay Street

    The one by the Elevator

    The one by the Library

    Convention Center

    Court House

    E. Broad

    I don’t really have a problem with Subway, but it’d be nice to have some variety….

    #279345

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    other restaurants are more than able to buy up those spots too though. subway just seems to be the more aggressive restauranteur. great business model – maybe some local companies should take notes.

    #279346
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    The subway on third/penn has a sub I haven’t seen at other subways…the “feast.”

    It’s basically every sliced meat they have, and it’s awesome.

    #279347

    misskitty
    Participant

    I had heard that Subway will also take the spot in Nationwide where the McDonalds use to be.

    #279348

    surber17
    Participant

    Yeah have to agree with von. Really all that Subway is showing is that there is money to be made downtown and they have the perfect business model for it. Plus I’d rather have a Subway than an empty storefront.

    #279349

    misskitty
    Participant

    Snarf wrote >>
    The subway on third/penn has a sub I haven’t seen at other subways…the “feast.”
    It’s basically every sliced meat they have, and it’s awesome.

    They have the Feast at the Gay st location as well.

    #279350
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    They did lose the one that was inside City Center. I think it seems like an oversaturation too, but I also don’t eat there too often.

    #279351

    joev
    Participant

    No f’in way!
    Would be nice for a few of these to stay open till at least 5:30. The two that I walk past on my way home from work close at 5, making a quick dinner pick-up impossible. I would think they’d more than make up for an extra hour of operations with dinner sales.

    #279352

    lifeliberty
    Participant

    I get burnt out on Subway everytime they have a $5 footlong sale. haven’t eaten there since. but the State and High location is open later, like 7 or 8 I think.

    Potbelly is so much better anyways and they stay open later as well.

    #279353

    gramarye
    Participant

    I have to presume that the regional managers are aware of the risks of oversaturation and think that these locations will not draw too much business off of one another. If not, well, they’ll get what’s coming to them, and then we’ll get some variety in the downtown market and teach a bit of a rough lesson in market economics at the same time. That said, Subway has been doing quite well and I think is now the second-largest fast food chain the country, behind McDonald’s. (Of course, some of that growth could be unsustainable, fueled by debt, and about to implode–I have no idea. But for the moment, they’ve been expanding like wildfire. This isn’t just a Columbus thing.)

    #279354

    HighLife
    Participant

    My biggest wish for downtown food would be for anything – ANYTHING – to replace the Ho Toy. Well, maybe not anything – there is a Subway just around the corner. But can you imagine how much business, say, a bigger El Arepazo or even just a regular old Chipotle would do there?

    And yet, the Ho Toy marches on…

    #279355

    lifeliberty
    Participant

    I used to hate Ho Toy food. it used to taste like dirty dish water.

    I love the building though, LOVE IT!

    I have ordered there 2 times in the last week, the sezchwan chicken and the shrimp chow mein, both were really good. the food was much improved from years ago. It is much more flavorful than Lee’s China Kitchen(which over the years has blanded out).

    but it kinda smells in there. so I recommend ordering takeout and not spending much time in there because you will smell like it for the rest of the day, the smell soaks into your clothes. it’s not a good smell.

    #279356

    misskitty
    Participant

    We need a Taco Truck downtown. Or a Taco bell but I would rather have the Taco truck.

    #279357

    Nitsud Regnifloh
    Participant

    misskitty wrote >>
    We need a Taco Truck downtown. Or a Taco bell but I would rather have the Taco truck.

    +1 – a taco truck would be my new lunch spot. i suggest near statehouse.

    #279358

    Hael
    Member

    Snarf wrote >>
    The subway on third/penn has a sub I haven’t seen at other subways…the “feast.”
    It’s basically every sliced meat they have, and it’s awesome.

    Ive seen this meaty sandwich at every subway in my path. Even better, albeit expensive, is the Philly Steak double meat.

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