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Quizno's Marketplace - The final nail in the coffin?

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Quizno's Marketplace - The final nail in the coffin?

So I went into Quizno's today and discovered they now offer the "Quizno's Marketplace"

Basically, you can buy anything you want in the store. Individual 12" breads, their meats & cheeses by the gram, their signature sauces by the bottle or bag and even their condiments like Pickles and hot peppers.
I bought a bag of their Carbonara sauce for $9.99 and a 12" Rosemary Parmesan bread For $1.79

For the life of me I don't understand the reasoning for doing this. People come into our stores all the time asking to buy specific ingredients and we refuse, simply because if we sold our ingredients off one by one, people would stop eating at our stores and make the stuff at home.

Chain has been hurting for along time but this seems like the worst possible move they could do and reeks of desperation. Whoever thought of this idea needs to give their head a shake.

I love their carbonara sauce and it's pretty much the only reason I order from there anymore. Now that I can buy the sauce by the bag, I'll just buy the sauce and no longer order from there
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Yeah, it reeks of desperation:

https://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/quizno ... ry-staples

We've seen other restaurants do similar, while indoor dining is prohibited... rather than only offer takeout they offer "meal kits" so you can get their ingredients and make the dishes yourself at home.

Quiznos is doing the same as Touro Brazilian Steakhouse has been doing:
http://www.tourosteakhouse.com/mercado.html

I can understand a full service restaurant doing it. But a fast food place? That's why I said it reeks of desperation. It's not like Subway or Firehouse were doing this through COVID.
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At that rate, if they don't get shelf space in a grocery store (for their sauces) they are in serious trouble.
Once their restaurants officially call it quits, where do people go to buy those sauces?
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yea, I mean they essentially just lost me as a customer. The sauce I bought for $10 will probably do me about 20-30 sandwiches.

I'll just buy some fresh buns from a bakery throw on some stuff I want along with their sauce and I'm good to go. I can't see myself ever buying another sub from there again. They will get $10 out of me every few months instead of a few hundred. From a business view it makes zero sense unless they sold everything to make the sub in a kit to assemble yourself at home.

Letting me cherry pick what I want unless they were also planning to launch their sauces in grocery stores is a pretty big blunder IMO.
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I'd 100% buy Subways or McDonald's Mayo.

Same reason: I'd never have to go back to Subway again.
This is just a bad idea.
Although if this was the height of COVID with closed restaurants it'd be an okay idea, but now that restaurants are open again? No. I want butts in seats.

Also: Quiznos is still open?
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death_hawk wrote: Also: Quiznos is still open?
Yes. King & Dufferin in Toronto.-until the land is converted to condos. (soon)
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I remember the Quiznos sandwiches Air Canada used to sell on board. I was given a free one and took 1 bite and threw the rest out. And I pretty much will eat anything.
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QUiznos is leaps better than Subway and Mr Sub. Crazy how they all shut down.
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The__Rock wrote: QUiznos is leaps better than Subway and Mr Sub. Crazy how they all shut down.
Firehouse Subs totally trashes all 3 of them.
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote: Firehouse Subs totally trashes all 3 of them.
A Firehouse opened up near us but I haven't gone. Which one would you suggest to try first?
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George613 wrote: A Firehouse opened up near us but I haven't gone. Which one would you suggest to try first?
I like the Firehouse Hero best, with the Hook and Ladder a close second. Footlongs (and they really are a foot long, unlike Subway) are around $13.
But with all the meat, cheese, and "fully involved" veggies it'll weigh twice as much as a footlong at Subway that is selling for $9 now.

Don't compare their prices with Subway/Quiznos/Mr. Sub garbage. Firehouse is in a different league.
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The__Rock wrote: QUiznos is leaps better than Subway and Mr Sub. Crazy how they all shut down.
And Mr. Sub is heaps better than Subway.

I have work colleagues who’ve had Firehouse and they swear by them.
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The__Rock wrote: Its also like $20 for a sub!
At least partly because you get more than 2 slices of meat on the Sub. Higher quality & higher quantity of meat and toppings.
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:(

I went to Quizno's often when there were a few locations near me, so much better than Subway at the time........then it all went downhill
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EastGTARedFlagger wrote: Firehouse Subs totally trashes all 3 of them.
The__Rock wrote: Its also like $20 for a sub!
Funny that you're not referencing the quality or how good a Firehouse Sub is (or might be, I haven't been there). Instead you chose to cite the negative (ie high price) when you posted a Shawarma place with expensive shawarma wrap. You're not being consistent.
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gr8dlr wrote: Funny that you're not referencing the quality or how good a Firehouse Sub is (or might be, I haven't been there). Instead you chose to cite the negative (ie high price) when you posted a Shawarma place with expensive shawarma wrap. You're not being consistent.
That and the subs are $12-14, not $20. Only a Subway/Mr.Sub/Quiznos (or some obscure shawarma place) shill would have an incentive to lie about Firehouse's prices.
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my0gr81 wrote: Wouldn't read too much into it, tbh. Pizza Nova just launched a similar offering:
https://pizzanova.com/products/grocery-mercato/
mrweather wrote: Pizzaville and Jack Astor’s have been doing it for a while.
Yeah times are tough. You can only make so much off take out and socially distanced dining/patios.
I think its rather smart..
Long line ups @ grocery stores and big crowds.
Sometimes i don’t want to line up if all i want is milk, eggs, or some lemons.

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