Green Thought Thursday: It’s all about delivery

By Posted in - Sustainability on May 12th, 2011

All that\’s left from my Jimmy John\’s lunch — the wrappers!

It’s all about delivery — a phrase I’ve heard one too many times, but still, I find to be very true. Only this time, I’m not talking about a big presentation or a business pitch; I’m talking about the delivery of my very delicious Jimmy John’s sandwich.

There are a whole heck of a lot of reasons why I love Jimmy John’s, the Vito being number one….Well, technically it’s number five on the menu, but rhetorically speaking… And the second reason? Because they deliver…on BIKES (usually). Every time that I call in to order my delicious Jimmy John’s Vito (e-z on the onions, e-z on the oregano and no tomatoes for those of you keeping tabs), they not only deliver at lightning speed, but they do it on two wheels, not four. It’s awesome!

Using my handy, dandy iPhone calculator, I figured that if I eat at least one Jimmy John’s sandwich a week (and trust me, it’s usually more), it’s a one mile round trip from Clairemont back to the store and my order is delivered by bicycle every single time (which in my case, it is), then the numbers are hardly impressive. BUT, dear friends, imagine how that number quickly adds up when you take into account just how many people have an obsession with the franchise as I do.

And yes, I do understand that sometimes, the folks at Jimmy John’s will have to hop into a car to make a delivery, but what I’m really trying to say is that I am proud of this gang. They’re setting an example by doing things a little greener. So next time you’re in the mood for a delicious, fresh and altogether scrumptious sandwich, maybe you should also consider a place that delivers by bike (or a place where you could bike yourself). It would be one more way to live a little greener each day!

Bon appétit!

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