Bad news to report, folks. The Great Recession is wreaking havoc on the sandwich business – especially in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I was down in what a friend likes to call “Northern Colorado Springs” yesterday as Mrs. Turkey Sandwich was having ankle surgery. As many of you know, we used to live down that way, so I used her time under the knife to go visit some of my old Turkey Sandwich haunts.
First stop: Bear Rock Cafe – CLOSED
Okay, second stop: Smiling Moose Deli – ALSO CLOSED!
Friends, if this doesn’t tell you that this economy is still taking a huge dump, then you are a hopeless optimist. A long time ago, a very smart man said, “once the sandwich business goes in the tank, we’re all fucked.”
Let me tell you something, people: we’re officially fucked. Especially when my only choice was Firehouse Subs.
I had a full day to myself today. Worked from home and had dinner by myself too. That meant that I could do whatever the hell I wanted for dinner – and did I ever take advantage of it.
First off, the Smiling Moose has moved into the neighborhood and I had not officially welcomed them, so I swung by there for a large Dinner Roll. This is a damn good sandwich since it is part Turkey Sandwich, part Cheesesteak and Part French Dip. How sweet is that?
Second, I swung by Wendy’s. Since I was working from home all day, I had the TV on and they were pushing these Strawberry Shakes that were calling my name. So I went by there to get one of those deals and I while I was at it, I got some fries to go with the Dinner Roll.
What? You have a problem with me going to two different spots to gather my Dinner? It’s not like you’ve never done that before. And if you say you haven’t, you’re lying.