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Eating is Living: What's for Lunch in Rome, Ga. Testimonial

Posted: Apr 19, 2018

When in Rome, stop by 3-26 Philly & JJ Sumo Grill

Reggie Taylor is a man of many talents. He's always searching, always pushing to learn more. Experience more.

Taylor is a retired electrical engineer at IBM. During his 32-year career, he helped build the IBM Cloud. As a hobby, he earned his pilot's license. As a weekday morning and afternoon activity, he works as a bus driver for the local school district in Rome, Ga.

And since later 2017, he's also a restaurateur.

Taylor, an ACityDiscount customer, is co-owner of JJ Sumo Grill and 3-26 Philly, a combined fast casual spot located at 114 Broad St. Ste. 101 in Rome, Ga.

ACityDiscount's Gary Estwick recently caught up with the food service newbie to talk Philly cheesesteaks, poke bowls and school buses. Check out the video to learn more.

WHY PHILLY CHEESE STEAKS?

"It's always been my sandwich of choice," Taylor said. "I always ordered a Philly cheese steak. I tend to try all the Philly cheese steaks in an area, and then stick to the one I like."(For the business) I started experimenting with my own concept. That's what made me want to open a restaurant."

TAYLOR RECOMMENDS

"The Bus" - 3-26 Philly's signature item - has grilled ribeye steak, white American cheese, mushrooms, onions, pizza sauce, sweet peppers and pepperoncini peppers.

TAYLOR TALKS ABOUT HIS FAVORITE PHILLY - "THE BUS"

"It has everything on it, and it’s delicious. It has all the flavors - the peppers for the heat, the pizza sauce, the cheese, it's tender and juicy... it’s really a great sandwich."

Check out the video on the right learn more about Taylor, as well as 3-26 Philly and JJ Sumo Grill.

Reggie Taylor

" We went to ACityDiscount knowing that they had a great product line. We met with Mike Ellin, and Mike was a super salesman. He helped us through every step of the way, and through all of the equipment that we purchased. Mike looked at the diagrams of our restaurant and helped us pick out the items that we needed. He was a great help. His staff was very courteous. They came out, brought the equipment, helped us set up. We’re in Rome (Ga.), so we’re not in Atlanta. We’re an hour and a half away. (But) the staff came, the trucks came, they unloaded, helped us set up and we had a great experience with ACityDiscount. We would buy from them again – any time. "

- Reggie Taylor, Co-owner of JJ Sumo Grill and 3-26 Philly


Reggie's shopping list at ACityDiscount:

Toastmaster TMGM24 Countertop 24" Manual Control Gas Griddle Pitco SG14S Pitco Solstice 50lb Stainless Steel Deep Fryer Turbo Air M3R47-2-N 47cf Reach In Refrigerator Stainless Steel 2 Solid Doors

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Gary Estwick writes about the foodservice industry and the equipment that keeps it running smooth – from deep fryers to pizza ovens. He’s a fan of chargrilled oysters, Nashville-style hot chicken, cool jazz, paintball and the TV show Quantum Leap (1989-93) – in that order... He’s written for the Miami Herald, New Orleans Advocate, Austin American-Stateman, Men’s Fitness and other publications. Gary is a native of New Orleans, and lives in Atlanta. Check out his ACityDiscount articles and videos. E-mail story ideas to gestwick@acitydiscount.com. And click here to join ACityDiscount's mailing list for more food stories, tips, tricks and foodservice equipment specials!