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Another Subway opening Downtown (seriously)

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  • #279359
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Those little paper trays of “steak” give me the weebles.

    #279360

    sjf
    Member

    +1 for a taco truck at the Statehouse. I would make a weekly visit.

    #279361

    Nitsud Regnifloh
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    sjf, do you work in the political realm, or just work near the statehouse?

    #279362

    sjf
    Member

    Just near the Statehouse (Huntington building).

    #279363

    Nitsud Regnifloh
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    right on. we used to be in that building until Huntington Center wooed us to move next door.

    #279364
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Ha! I saw the sign for this the other day. Pretty crazy to see yet another one opening. Sheesh.

    #279365

    cbradkee
    Member

    Does Columbus have commissary type trucks that go around from business to business? I once worked somewhere (out of state) that had a truck come by every day and most everybody ate from it a few times a week. It was fantastic! Everything from deli quality sandwiches to hot dogs, sausages, burgers and yes, even salads. It was like street vendors meet Katzingers, only a lot less expensive. That would be great here!

    #279366

    joev
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    cbradkee wrote >>
    Does Columbus have commissary type trucks that go around from business to business? I once worked somewhere (out of state) that had a truck come by every day and most everybody ate from it a few times a week. It was fantastic! Everything from deli quality sandwiches to hot dogs, sausages, burgers and yes, even salads. It was like street vendors meet Katzingers, only a lot less expensive. That would be great here!

    My brother who works on 5th in the Warehouse District says there’s one that comes near his office. Mostly pop, snacks and candy bars.

    #279367

    sjf
    Member

    von wrote >>
    right on. we used to be in that building until Huntington Center wooed us to move next door.

    I’m not sure why we have our offices here as it seems like a terribly expensive locale plus many clients hate coming downtown.

    #279368

    lifeliberty
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    cbradkee wrote >>
    Does Columbus have commissary type trucks that go around from business to business?

    yes, they do. there used to be one downtown every day while they were renovating the lazaraus building. I thought the name was Johnson’s or something

    #279369

    gramarye wrote >>
    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.)

    The biggest complaint you will hear from Subway franchisees is that they aren’t granted exclusive territory. Subway doesn’t mind the franchisees cannibalizing.

    I’ve even heard that regional managers have pay incentives to open as many new locations in their areas as possible.

    #279370

    joev
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    A family friend in my hometown was basically forced into buying a new Subway franchise (inside a new Walmart) because it was so close to their first, very successful store, and could have cut down profits quite a bit.

    #279371

    honavery
    Member

    I have read that Subway is a very cheap franchise also.

    #279372

    saminummi
    Member

    Don’t forget on the corner of Grant and Oak

    #279373
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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