Planet Sub In Denver Colorado

December 15, 2013 by  

Planet Sub Denver view from street

Street View Of Planet Sub In Denver, Colorado

    Denver has a new place to eat and it’s called Planet Sub. It is so awesome I don’t know where to begin so I will just tell it as I’ve experienced it. I have lived in San Diego for the last eight years but I moved back to my hometown of Denver four weeks ago. As soon as I realized I’d be moving back to Denver I started looking for work and that is how, six weeks ago, I came across Planet Sub. They were opening a store on the 16th Street Mall and were looking for rock stars to work there. I’m a rock star so I applied. After all, the location of this new sub shop is at 16th and California, right in the middle of downtown which is where I wanted to live and work.

Planet Sub Denver front view

Inside Planet Sub

    I got a call back in a couple of days at which point I had to make an admission that I’d never had to make before; I didn’t live in the city where the job is but I’ll be there in 2 weeks. I was ready and willing to work but was not geographically able to work. Amanda, the woman on the other end other the phone was very understanding and told me to call back once I got into town. As soon as my 1100 mile road trip to Denver ended, I called back and spoke to Mike, the Denver development manager for Planet Sub.

Planet Sub Denver menu view

The Menu And Registers In Planet Sub

    Less than a week after landing back in Denver, I had an interview at the still under construction site of this new eatery. In the weeks that had passed from my learning about Planet Sub to the day of my interview I did a lot of homework. This is a place that places the emphasis of the quality of their food in tandem with the enrichment of the lives of their employees and customers.

Planet Sub Denver

Inside View Of Planet Sub

    So I went in for my interview and met with Mike and Patrick, brothers that have both been working for Planet Sub for many years and whom were both tapped to leave their native Kansas City to facilitate the opening of the first Planet Sub in Colorado. The meeting went very well and eventually Rocky, the owner of this Denver franchise joined in to see what I was made of. I was taught to have a hardy handshake and Rocky must have been taught the same thing because we locked hands and squeezed as if we were trying to create diamonds with the carbon between our palms.

Planet Sub Denver Mezzanine

The Mezzanine Of Planet Sub

    I was offered a job and I accepted. Over the next few weeks I went in a few times to go over the employee handbook, meet other employees and have training. Three days ago, on Friday the 13th, we had our grand opening and we have been going full throttle ever since. We make our bread from scratch and we serve beer; do you need any more incentive to head down there and say hi to me? I didn’t think so. Cheers!


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7 Responses to “Planet Sub In Denver Colorado”

  1. Planet Sub on December 16th, 2013 7:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures… we need some more of them! Maybe some awesome food shots? 😉

  2. The World Is Raw on December 16th, 2013 11:17 pm

    Thank you, I'm glad you like the photos. Yes, I will definitely get some food shots and perhaps even some awesome people shots next.

  3. Patrick Payne on December 21st, 2013 11:42 am

    Hi Rob. I am the proud father of Mike and Patrick. I still live in the KC area and wanted you to know your blog meant a lot to me. I am particularly pleased to hear your hiring experience was good, they accommodated your moving back. More importantly, I am happy to hear you talk about the environment there emphasizing customers and employees. Hope you keep spreading the gospel as I think the food is great and so is the staff!!
    Patrick Sr.

  4. The World Is Raw on December 21st, 2013 4:38 pm

    Patrick… Thank you very much for the kind words. You are very right to be proud of your sons because they are amazing and have been so helpful to me as a new employee and to Planet Sub for getting this Denver location off the ground. I am looking forward to working at Psub for a long time. Be sure to let me know if you are ever able to make out here to Denver.

  5. ScooTours Denver on January 24th, 2014 8:06 pm

    Love your photos. Planet Sub is super close to us since we are at 14th and California across from the Colorado Convention Center. We’ll stop by to say hello to you, Mike and Patrick sometime. Perhaps we can leave you one of our flyers and you can occasionally remind Planet Sub customers how much fun it is to explore Denver on a rented scooter.

  6. Rob Hurlbut on January 25th, 2014 3:52 pm

    That would be awesome if you came by to say hello!

  7. asa on April 12th, 2014 9:58 pm

    Very good write-up. I certainly appreciate this site. Thanks!

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