U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-06-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
45,569 posts, read 56,873,891 times
Reputation: 82278

Advertisements

I have a gripe with Publix. I refuse to buy meat at their delis because it takes about a half hour to do it. My previous grocery store, which was Buehlers, always very efficiently presliced the meats that were on special, as well as a few of the most popular hams, and turkey. Of course there were many other types that were sliced to order. It was always very fresh because it did so much business.
Publix typically has one or two slow moving ladies custom slicing everything, with 6 deep customers waiting. I will not waste that much time. I have written to Publix to express my displeasure, but never got a reponse. They would sell so much more at their deli if they expedited the experience.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-06-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
17,514 posts, read 29,495,288 times
Reputation: 25533
Our deli where I work just got closed down by the dept of health.............we have a lot of unhappy, not to mention starving workers here...............
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2011, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
4,033 posts, read 10,257,268 times
Reputation: 4240
One of our local supermarkets has it presliced in giant mounds in the deli case. It's nice when you're in a hurry, but you still have to wait your turn to get up to the counter to order it. I used to shop at HEB when I lived in Texas and they had several computer monitors around the deli, where you could just walk up, and place your order, then you just stopped back by the deli on your way to the checkout, and they had everyones orders ready and waiting in a basket. All you had to do was to remember to go back to the deli before you left. More than once I got home and realized I'd forgotten to pick up my order.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
4,196 posts, read 6,028,633 times
Reputation: 12265
I never ever have a problem with waiting for cold cuts, deli or bakey items to be bagged, sliced, scooped, or whatever.
I like dealing with people handling my food on a face to face basis. It allows me to build up a first name relationship. It comes with it's own perks.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
52,593 posts, read 74,303,971 times
Reputation: 117781
I don't think so, but they cut some before closing their department at 8 PM.
While open, they are pretty fast with the custom orders.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2011, 07:28 PM
B4U
 
Location: the west side of "paradise"
3,612 posts, read 7,886,367 times
Reputation: 4435
I certainly don't want pre-sliced deli meat, thank you very much. For that I could buy pre-sliced from the meat & dairy depts from Oscar Meyer or Kraft, etc.

Lo-salt Ham, Roast Beef (not too rare), & Smoked Turkey Breast-shaved

German bologna, Genoa Salami, Proscitti (sp? black pepper-crusted ham), Soppressata, Prosciutto, Capicola, Pastrami & Lebanon Bologna - very thin

Swiss Cheese, Muenster, Provolone, Smoked Provolone, Cheddar, or Horseradish Cheddar - thin

American Cheese - regular (I only seem to use this for Grilled Cheese or Scrambled Eggs)

Liverwurst - they always seem to know the right setting

Pancetta - usually thick hunk to cut in chunks of varying sizes, for various recipes

The only thing I can't get here is Taylor Ham from the deli, and it's sorely missed. I make due with the 8 slice packages, but ...

I don't think I'd want my pre-sliced cold cuts either from the very top of the pile, exposed to whatever. Nor would I want them from the bottom of the pile-the oldest, maybe leftover from who-knows-when batch.

And, depending on what I'm using each for, sometimes I request by the weight; 1/2, 1LB., etc., and sometimes by the amount of slices. Like liverwurst. "4 slices, please." (3 for a sandwich, 1 for the dog! - He loves liverwurst)

Yes, I notice the counter is crowded, usually between 11am-2pm, when folks are on lunch break. So I stopped going then, and no-problem.

You also have to remember the store employees are on lunch during those same hours, so are probably short staffed. Or,

Down here, especially since the economy went bust, more retail employees are now part-time and many are retirees just looking for added income; aren't hustling to make a career of it, or work up the ranks. "My" people seem to work at a modest, but steady pace. And....give out FREE SAMPLES!

Publix associates are all (with few exceptions) part-time. Maybe only 4-6 hour shifts at most. And may be leaving around lunch with no overlap of the next bunch coming in. Can't really blame them for scheduling improperly.
Some are also seasonal and only work down here for 6 months, then go back up north, and have been doing so for years. That works for the employee, retailer, and the local economy. Unfortunately, that doesn't always accommodate the locals. We grin-and-bare it to live in "Paradise" year round, I suppose.
Plus, here, many of them-customers, are our neighbors, on vacation/seasonal, and aren't the hit-and-run, grab-and-go type customer and want that friendly atmosphere. I know I do for my specialty items, and I'm a year-round resident.
Otherwise, I go to the big box stores and get in and out, without needing assistance. But I can say: even the big box store deli s don't pre-slice their stuff either.

To each his own, but pre-sliced - not for me.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
4,470 posts, read 7,598,513 times
Reputation: 8735
We don't hae a deli? I don't count Walmart as a deli.
We have to drive 3 hours to ABQ to find one...
Can't even find Liver sausage or Braunschwager here in NM?
Another reason to head out ASAP.
HW
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-06-2011, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
4,033 posts, read 10,257,268 times
Reputation: 4240
My deli has a large selection that you can have sliced any way you want, but they just have presliced smoked turkey, ham and roast beef, of their biggest sellers. It's sliced fresh everyday, often throughout the day. They just have some of their best sellers ready, if you want it. They are more than happy to custom slice whatever you would like.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-07-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
2,637 posts, read 12,189,874 times
Reputation: 3616
Publix does have pre-sliced meat in the cases near the deli counter. Me personally, if I want meat from the deli counter I want it sliced for me, in the thickness I prefer, but I will grab a pre-sliced pack if I am short on time.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-07-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
4,033 posts, read 10,257,268 times
Reputation: 4240
Quote:
Originally Posted by tilli View Post
Publix does have pre-sliced meat in the cases near the deli counter. Me personally, if I want meat from the deli counter I want it sliced for me, in the thickness I prefer, but I will grab a pre-sliced pack if I am short on time.
My store does not prepackage it, and the presliced stuff is in the same deli case as the unsliced stuff. You still have to wait in line and tell the person behind the counter how much you want and they still have to weight it out. I would never buy the prepackaged stuff. I don't normally buy the pre-sliced from the deli either, mainly because they don't preslice the brand I prefer. I think they just pre-slice some of their best sellers.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top