Turkey Tom is a basic 8 inch turkey sub sandwich at Jimmy John’s. Depending on the area you’re in, you can expect to pay around $5.75 for it, or a little more if you add cheese (about 90 cents extra). The sandwich consists of the signature Jimmy John’s sub sandwich hoagie, turkey breast deli, mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes. It’s a pretty simple sandwich with a simple taste.
The sandwich itself has nutritional content of 505 calories, 19.5 g fat, 57 g carbs, and 25 g protein. This is the version without the cheese. With cheese, we’re probably looking at another 100-150 calories.
This is how it looks when you first get it. It is wrapped nicely in the Jimmy John’s wrapping paper. Very similar to other sub sandwich shops such as Subway.
When you unwrap it, you will (hopefully) find the sandwich very neatly put together. Of course this highly depends on each individual Jimmy John’s location as well as the people working there.
You can see all the ingredients inside the sandwich. The mayo is spread on the bread so it gives that mayo taste to the bread. It also kinda works as glue to hold it all together. Overall, the presentation is very nice considering how it can sometimes be slapped together in a hurry.
It’s worth mentioning that Jimmy John’s uses pre-arranged meat, so the person putting your sandwich together doesn’t have to individually put each slice of the meat on the sandwich. Instead they just kinda unwrap it from the wrapping paper/plastic and put it on the bread. I think that ensures a more consistent look more often than not.
My first taste impression is very positive. The bread is a little crunchy on the outside, but somewhat soft on the inside. The bottom piece of the bread is especially harder than the top. It has a much sturdier feel than a sub from Subway would have. The bread itself is not very soft and that’s partly because they usually remove the white area on the inside before they start assembling your sandwich. That also means they throw out a lot of bread, which kinda sucks. Hopefully they have a better use for it than the trash can.
You can see how the bottom piece of the bread is much crispier than the top due to the way it was baked. The bottom is pretty crunchy, which I know people either love or hate.
I enjoyed this sandwich with a bag of veggie chips (that you can see in the background), which is obviously not included with the sandwich and probably not even available for purchase at Jimmy John’s.
Overall, I’d highly recommend this sandwich. Although it is not going to WOW you out of this world, the flavor is subtle, yet classic. It has a little bit more of a mayo taste than some people might prefer, but it is not overpowering in any way. I found the 8 inch sub to be enough, but if you like your meals a little bigger, you can always try Jimmy John’s Gargantuan sandwich, which is ginormous.