OK, so when you think “celebratory lunch,” Subway isn’t the first thing you think of, but we just didn’t have time to go out for something fancy. We were both starving and J still had to get ready for work, so I suggested Subway. Jokingly, I said we should go to the store at Cedar & Jolly. I had never been there, but J went a few weeks ago and came back with a doozy of a story about the layout of the building. Normally, we’d just go to the Subway in Holt, but J said I needed to see this store to understand what she was talking about.
The Subway at Jolly & Cedar looks like most other Subway’s from outside. It’s situated in a small strip mall near the busy intersection. Heck, even when you first walk in, it looks like any other Subway. There are a few tables, but, for the most part, it’s a carry-out business. The counter is the back right side of the space. There was only one other person in front of us when we got there just before one o’clock.
J eats at Subway quite often when I’m working, so she knew what she wanted right away. I usually get the same everytime as well, so there was no waiting on us when it came our turn to order.
J got a footlong veggie on whole wheat. When her sandwich was finished, it had pepper jack, lettuce, cucumbers, banana peppers, green peppers, and Chipotle Southwest mayo. She tried the Chipotle mayo last time she was at a Subway and really liked it.
I got a footlong Italian BMT on Italian Herbs and Cheese bread. The base of the sandwich is pepper jack cheese, Genoa salami, pepperoni, and ham. I added on some lettuce and banana peppers then topped it all off with Italian dressing.
Now comes the awkward part of the layout. There’s not much room between the order counter and the wall behind you. With no obstruction, there might enough room for two people to pass somewhat comfortably. It’s not that easy though. They decided to put the pop cooler in that space, so after you pay for your sandwich, you have squeeze back everyone else in line. It’s one of those things where you have to walk sideways and suck in your gut. By the time we paid, there was a line starting to form, so we had to squeeze our way past three or four people to get to the door.
J got a pop and neither of us got chips, so the total bill was right around $13 bucks. I’d rather have Pepsi, so we had to make another stop for me at Speedway on the way home.
Once we got home, we both devoured the sandwiches. I’ve blogged about both sandwiches before and there were no surprises. I just wanted to blog about the wierd layout of the store. The food was fine and the service was great. It was just a little uncomfortable exiting the store.
Oh yeah, I guess you’re wondering why I mentioned “celebratory lunch” in the opening paragraph, but never really mentioned what we were celebrating. For the few of you that have followed this blog from the beginning, you know I always used to refer to J as “my girlfriend” until I got the idea to just use an initial. Well, as of today, if I was still using that phrase instead of “J”, I would have to start calling her “my fiancee.”
…and yes, at some point, when our work schedules permit, there will be a proper celebration dinner….