Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mr. Pickleman, Can I Have a Pickle?

Dear Pickleman's,

I'll start by telling you how happy I am to have you in my life, so close to where I work and so SO full of delicious food. (Seriously, the Tomato Basil Bisque is to. die. for.) Welcome to downtown and good luck.

That said, I do have one tiny complaint.

For a place named Pickleman's, and using a pickle as a major part of the logo, why do I have to purchase the pickle? Most toss one on the side but you... well, you charge me an extra buck and that kind of sucks.

If I ate at a place called Tomato Joe's, I'd assume there would be a tomato somewhere on my plate. If I were dining at Breadsticks and Sauce, I'd imagine I'd be getting a breadstick. You can imagine my surprise when I didn't have a pickle with my sandwich from Pickleman's, right?

Now, let me say that this will not get in the way of our friendship and I will continue to eat at your fine, and close, establishment. And, while I'm not threatening you, I do want to inform you that downtown Lincoln is absolutely full of (too many?) sandwich shops - most of which give a girl her pickle - and that could be a deal breaker for some.

My solution is the same that I give to airlines: just raise my initial charge. Just as I wish they'd up my flight cost to INCLUDE MY BAGS (only reason I heart Southwest Airlines), I wish you'd simply up your sandwich cost and throw in the pickle for "free." It is a smashingly awesome kosher dill ... but it just seems wrong to pay Pickleman's an extra buck for a pickle. Doesn't it?

No need to respond. Just give it some thought, Mr. Pickleman.

Anna Seckman

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Seckman, I am one of the owners of Picklema's Lincoln and I would like to start by saying I am VERY happy to see that you enjoy our product so much! We are very happy to see that the wonderful folks in Lincoln are enjoying the product we love so much.

I read your post and I would like to explain your question regarding our pickle situation. The reason we charge for pickles is because the majority of people do not eat a pickle when you give it to them with a sandwich. I know this is hard to believe because I too enjoy a good pickle but it seems that a large percentage of people do not care for them. This said, we decided to charge those who do not want a pickle (the majority of people) less for their delicious sandwich than to include the cost of the pickle and give everybody one.

I hope this clears up any confusion on our pickle policy! Come in this week and I will be happy to give you a free pickle with your lunch.

Thanks for taking the time to come see us!