Thank you for allowing us to clarify. The menus at restaurants in Wal-Mart and convenience stores (where we understand you purchased your sub) do not offer Super Stacked(tm) subs, nor do they offer a double meat option. Instead, they offer "extra meat," which will vary in serving size and price from store-to-store based on the franchisee's discretion.The statement continues after the jump.
Based on your description of the sandwich that you received, it appears that the restaurant location that you visited was extremely generous in providing "extra meat" on your sub. A regular Blimpie Best(r) sub calls for 2.4 oz. of meat, as compared to the 5 oz. of meat that you state you received. You received more meat on your "extra meat" regular than you would have received on a Super Stacked sub, which calls for 4.8 oz. of meat.Kahala's argument has two points, then: 1) We didn't purchase a true double-meat sandwich because we didn't go to a true Blimpe store. 2) Both our original and our (supposed) double-meat sandwich had too much meat, relative to Blimpie's own recipe.
Prior to the allegations in the pending complaint in Madison County, Ill., the Blimpie headquarters had not received any complaints concerning the meat portions on its Super Stacked subs.
Again, we appreciate your feedback and invite you to follow our press page for any updates concerning our Blimpie(r) restaurants.
Although Blimpie is happy to answer questions, we are well off-topic of whether Super Stacked subs have double portions of meat. Made-to-order food will always have slight variances, but that is very different from suing over whether Blimpie provides what it advertises, i.e., double the portion of meat.
In an effort to specifically answer your question, we can share some possible scenarios to illustrate the slight variances made-to-order food is subject to. Since the meat is sliced-to-order, each slice can vary by thickness, density and circumference. In addition, as the sandwich maker is adding the meat to the sandwich, human nature being what it is, he or she could lose track of the number of slices that have been added. Likewise, the sandwich maker could add too small of a slice of tomato, onion or cheese or lose track of the amount he or she is adding to the sub. Furthermore, each loaf could have a slightly different density and even each half could be slightly different in size since it is hand-cut. These are just a few examples as each Blimpie Best sub is made with 12 separate ingredients and subject to the variances all made-to-order food will have. That being said, the Super Stacked sub recipes and build charts provided by Blimpie to its franchisees have always called for double portions of meat, as compared to similar regular sandwich counterparts.
Despite the slight variances, our loyal customers appreciate the quality and taste that comes from a sandwich that is made-to-order right before their eyes with the freshest ingredients.
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