Jimmy John’s Gargantuan
The Gargantuan is a thing of legend. But it exists, and if you ask, you will get. Simple as that. This is actually starting to appear on more and more menus, but at one time it was only on the secret menu.
The Gargantuan, also known as the J.J. Gargantuan, was invented by the founder’s brother, Huey. It contains a huge helping of genoa salami as well as layers of sliced smoked ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey and provolone. All of this cured, cooked and smoked meat is topped with onions, lettuce and tomato, covered in a helping of mayonnaise and Italian dressing, and jammed into one of their super subs.
One thing that definitely isn’t on the menu is the Noah’s Ark. This is basically an Gargantuan with double the meat. We have yet to witness this for ourself and we’re not quite sure how they can get even more meat in this beast, but we’d love to see it.
This monster costs around $10, depending the location. We have heard of customers paying between $8.99 and $9.99.
As we have already discussed you can get extras on your Jimmy John’s sub without forking over extra cash. Whether you want an extra dollop or two of guacamole, or an extra squirt of ketchup, just ask and you shall receive.
It’s not just sauces either, as the same applies to most of their toppings. If they have it and if you’re happy to ask for it, then it’s yours.
Yellow Mustard Sandwiches
The chain cut back on a few ingredients and menu options in order to increase speed and efficiency, while also decreasing waste. This sounds like a massive disadvantage for the customer. But it means faster food, and it has also helped to keep prices down.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that if you like yellow mustard and a selection of cheeses (and who doesn’t?) then you’re out of luck. The only mustard on the menu is Dijon and the only cheese is Provolone. As far as the cheese goes, you’re stuck. There’s nothing you can do. But you can still get yellow mustard.
They serve it in packets, which you can request when you order. Some of these are available for customers to grab, some are behind the counter. So, if you prefer yellow mustard in your sub, be sure to request it. And if you want it in place of the Dijon, just ask them to hold the Dijon before adding the yellow mustard yourself.
The BLT is the king of sandwiches. And there is a tasty, slightly-healthier version of this royal lunch available at Jimmy John’s. Just ask for a Slim BLT and in return you will get a slim sub loaded with 6 rashers of bacon. It’s a BLT, but without the LT. So…it’s just a B.
This is a great way to load up on protein and keep the carbs to a minimum.
Not all servers will know what you’re talking about. But from our experience, the managers know. So, just wait for the perplexed server to consult with the manager and you’ll get your protein-packed lunch post haste.
Jimmy John’s Obsession
This is not a secret menu item. It’s not even a menu hack. But if you choose this option, then you should probably keep it a secret. Actually, you should definitely keep it a secret.
If you’re passionate about Jimmy John’s and want to wear that passion with pride, then you can purchase some JJ branded boxer shorts. These come complete with the “Free Smells” logo, which has never looked more conveniently placed.
These actually look quite cool. But of all the branded apparel they could have chosen, we’re not sure why they went for this. Nor are we sure who would actually want to buy them.
So, answers on a postcard please. And be sure to include a — tasteful — picture.