Super Hero Day at Planet Sub

September 27, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Captain Kansas City Jumps Through Money At Planet Sub

Super Heroes At Planet Sub

    Planet Sub has a sandwich that’s called, “Super Hero.” It has capicola, pepperoni, salami and provolone cheese that is all heated up and then it gets banana peppers, red onions, oregano and oil and vinegar on the cold side. It is the most Italian offering we have and people from the east coast in particular love that sandwich. I bring this up because Planet Sub in Denver recently had a super hero promotion that had employees and customers alike dressed as super heroes and having a little more fun than usual.

Batman bangs Batman at Planet Sub

Batman On Batman

    The deal was, dress up as a super hero or villain and get a free super hero sandwich. Think about that, this was an event where cosplaying and eating a sandwich are what you had to do. It was a lot of fun so the next time you hear about Planet Sub holding a promotional event like this you should attend.

Rob Hurlbut At Planet Sub

Me As The Flash

    If you came to the shop that day and your sandwich was given to you by The Flash then by golly that was me.

Captain Kansas City And Batman

Captain Kansas City And Batman

    We like to have fun and get into the spirit of things at the shop so an excuse to wear a costume means it will be a fun day at work. I’m from Denver but the Planet Sub franchise and most of my coworkers are from Kansas City, hence the Captain Kansas City costume. He is the patron saint of the Denver Broncos and his super power is geolocation; he knows where Peyton Manning is at any given time.

Planet Sub Boy Wonder And Batman

Batman And Boy Wonder

    The photo above answers the question, “How do you make a super hero?”

Planet Sub Super Heroes

The Super Heroes Of Planet Sub Denver

    With or without a costume, you should come down to Planet Sub for a sandwich and to say hi to me. It’s at 16th St. and California right in the middle of the 16th Street Mall. The shop is open at 7 for breakfast during the week and 10 for lunch on the weekends. Cheers!

Planet Sub is Open in Denver

January 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Planet Sub In Denver

Lunch Rush At Planet Sub

    Three weeks ago I told you about the new Planet Sub in Denver and how I was fortunate enough to be hired and help open the store. A lot has happened and been learned in that time so I’d like to present this update and some fresh photos of the joint that has become my home away from home. This is the place where 10 people gelled together to open the new leading sub shop in Denver; we have become a family forged in the fire of lunch rushes and bread machines.

Planet Sub Denver Lobby

The Lobby Of Planet Sub

    The difference between then and now is the number of people walking through the door. We make great sandwiches and people figured that out right away. Good things are spread by word of mouth so make no mistake; Planet Sub is the new force to be reckoned with Downtown Denver.

Inside Planet Sub In Denver

The View From The Mezzanine

    The rushes at lunch and dinner create a line that allows you time to thoroughly absorb our menu. We want you to get exactly what you want. Whatever you see on the menu can be modified to your specific taste. You can also create your own sandwich if you like. I personally like the Smoky Southwest Chicken without lettuce or tomato; just chicken, chipotle sauce and cheddar cheese.

Planet Sub Denver Customers

Customers In Line At Planet Sub

    Planet Sub is an experience so your sandwich will be made by hand, toasted and placed on your table or presented to you in a bag if your sub is to go. We also have bottled and fountain drinks, chips, cookies and a butterscotch crispy rice treat with chocolate on top that we call, scotcheroo.

Planet Sub Denver Registers

The Menu And Registers of Planet Sub

    I’m having a great time working there and have enjoyed watching a new business launch in my hometown. I like working in Downtown Denver and with any bit of luck I’ll be living there before too long. After being away for eight years, it feels so good to be back home.

Outside Planet Sub In Denver

Outside Planet Sub

    Anyway, I just want all you loyal readers to know that I’m doing well and have assimilated back into Denver. Working at Planet Sub and getting to know my fellow employees has helped expedite that process. It’s very nice to look forward to going to work. Cheers!

Planet Sub In Denver Colorado

December 15, 2013 by · 7 Comments 

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!