There’s nothing like a foot-long sandwich from Subway to fill you up during a hungry lunchtime, and we all have our favourite fillings.
Are you more of a meatball marinara person, a steak and cheese or a veggie patty? Do you go for italian herb and cheese bread or honey oat? Mayo or southwest sauce?
In a Reddit post, the ’employee’, who goes by the name subwayworkeruk, invited other users to ask him anything Subway-related, and was totally honest in his replies.
When asked which items he would recommend and which we should avoid at all costs, he advised that customers stay away from the chipotle chicken and teriyaki chicken subs.
Why? He writes: “Chicken is given a two day shelf life, once in the counter. However these two bypass this and get four days, and can get a little stinky.”
If you’re in the States, it’s bad news for chicken lovers. Another Reddit user responded: “I was a subway employee for around a year here in the states and Seeing that you guys have a 2 day shelf on Chicken teriyaki amazes me.
“Our CT had a 5 day shelf and we were told that once it reaches the 5th day, to just change the date. With all of the shift changes and varying factors, we never knew how long this chicken was out(between 5-9 days). I quit after I got reprimanded for throwing out CT on the 5 day.”
Gross. At least the UK apparently has stricter standards.
He also revealed that the chicken isn’t 100% meat but, as with many shop-bought cold meat products, is made up of 84% chicken with added starch and water.
And when asked what the one thing in the store was that he wouldn’t eat, he again said chicken because “it stinks when it comes out the bag.”
Which is the freshest? Surprisingly, it’s the steak. “I’d recommend anything else, Subway (at least my Subway) is very strict on quality control and dates. Steak is probably the freshest, and safest.”
If you’re feeling the pinch, you might want to know what the best value sandwich is. He had this information, too.
Apparently the meatball marinara, chipotle chicken, tikka chicken, spicy Italian and BMT subs offer the best bang for your buck.
And between 7pm and 9pm all these sandwiches are 20% off. It’s a no-brainer.
Stuck for what to choose and just want to know what the most popular sandwich is? He says the most ordered is a 6-inch meatball sauce with cheese on hearty italian bread, toasted with a lot of salad and southwest sauce.
What annoys Subway workers? This guy claims he gets a scowl on his face when customers ask for four or more sauces on their sub. But if you’re a two-sauce kind of person, that’s fine.
if you’ve ever got out a ruler and found your foot-long isn’t quite, well, a foot long, he’s got an answer for this, too: “‘Subway Footlong’ is a trade mark of Subway, and is just the name of the submarine sandwich size.
“However due to a lawsuit, subway have decided to ensure each footlong is exactly 12 inches. In regards to shrinkage, minor shrinkage occurs when the bread is baked.
“We have a measuring ruler built into the counter (normally only used for kids packs, 4inch sandwiches), and our bread seems to always be around 12.1 inches.
“Here’s a little tip – if you want a footlong, try flatbread. The way flatbread is made and prepared we give you 14inches.”
Is anyone else feeling hungry?
A SUBWAY® brand spokesperson commented: “All SUBWAY® stores are independently owned and operated by franchisees.
“All stores have very strict procedures in place to ensure products are served safely and to customers’ satisfaction and all suppliers are required to meet our high standards of food safety and product integrity.”