The Sandwich Business in Highlands Ranch, CO is in the Shitter

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

Bear Rock Cafe in Highlands Ranch is closed

Okay, second stop: Smiling Moose Deli – ALSO CLOSED!

Smiling Moose in Highlands Ranch is 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.

Firehouse Subs in Highlands Ranch is still open

The Smiling Moose is in the House

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.

Dinner Roll from Smling Moose

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.