Impress your inscrutable Japanese boss with Jimmy John’s sandwiches

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

From black folks dancing about chicken to DJ’s spinning cheeseburgers on turntables, we can always count on fast food ads to reinforce racial stereotypes.

Jimmy John’s proves to be no exception. Check out this ad, in which a Japanese salariman tries to impress his inscrutable boss in the boardroom — with sandwiches. I’m surprised there was no karate chop anywhere in the ad.