I like Fultummy's, the new "international" sandwich joint on Columbia Street in Carroll Gardens West. The sandwiches are yummy and well-priced. The iced coffee is as good as any in the area, including Cafe Pedlar. The folks who run it are nice. And the atmosphere is great.
But—and I say this out of concern and caring—they need to get their act together.
I never know, when I walk toward Fultummys with money in my pocket, if I'm going to come away with a sandwich or not. They have posted no operating hours on the outside, and seem to arbitrarily close on certain days. Sometimes they can't make sandwiches before they forget to rev up the cooking equipment in time. Or they'll start serving food at 2 PM, completely missing the lunch trade. And they don't serve food in the late afternoon, between lunch and dinner, when the kitchen takes a break.
WTF? You're a sandwich shop, not a formal restaurant. If you want to stay in business, you serve sandwiches all the time and are open as long and as often as possible. C'mon, Fultummys. I want you to stick around. Work it out!