It’s 2:30 a.m., dinner was six hours ago, breakfast isn’t happening anytime soon and you’re starving. We’ve all been there. You have three options. You could wait it out until breakfast and pray the morning comes quickly. You can try and make do with whatever you’ve got in your kitchen. Or, if you want to ensure that you’ll be going to bed with a full stomach, you can call Jimmy John’s.
Jimmy John’s has five different locations between Champaign and Urbana, many of which will deliver until 3 a.m. seven days a week. That’s right, Jimmy John’s doesn’t just cater to the needs of the nocturnal on the weekends; if you find yourself up late cramming for an engineering test, and you happen to have a taste for BLTs served on freshly baked bread, Jimmy John’s is there for you.
Generally Jimmy John’s takes about 20 minutes or less to make a delivery and timing isn’t taken lightly. According to Kelley Atteberry, a four-year employee of the Lincoln Avenue store, managers are docked bonuses if delivery times consistently take longer than 20 minutes, and inspections are routinely held to make sure this
standard is met.
And as if the good food and dedication to fast service wasn’t enough, Jimmy John’s also gets credit for having drivers that are prepared for anything when making a delivery. Attenberry, who just started making deliveries this semester, recalled a recent incident during the 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. shift when she delivered an order to a male stripper wearing nothing but a thong attending a party on Elm Street.
If late night pizza is more your thing, Gumby’s and Domino’s are also known not only for fast delivery (Gumby’s typically takes 30 to 40 minutes, Domino’s around 15 to 20 minutes), but for their resilient drivers as well. Cobra Callahan, a Gumby’s driver, has constantly been offered beer, drugs and even sex in lieu of a tip (this tends to happen more around Unofficial). Though he always passes, Callahan helps to ensure fast and friendly service. Recently, a Domino’s driver was robbed at gunpoint, but these brave and resilent drivers soldier on.