Asian American Commercial Watch: Jimmy John’s Saves the Day: Stangry

I was watching an 2017 NBA Playoffs game when I saw this Jimmy John’s TV commercial. To be honest, I had never heard of Jimmy John’s before I saw this commercial – but their sandwiches, from what I could see – reminded me of Jersey Mike’s. Apparently, there are a few Jimmy John’s in San Francisco, but certainly not that pervasive (like Subway) and none in Silicon Valley.

Ran Wei is the actress in the commercial and her “character” kind of reminds me of Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant in the TV series Supergirl, as well as a little Ling Woo in Ally McBeal (who was played by Lucy Liu).



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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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