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Best Sandwich at Subway?

What is the best sandwich for the money at Subway? Yes I know it may not be all that good compared to the other places but if you had to order, which one?

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  1. Sweet Onion Teriyaki Chicken.

    Followed by the Carne Asada sub.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      I've never heard of the Carne Asada sub! Is this regional only?

      1. re: ipsedixit

        DS loves the sweet onion teriyaki.

        Did not know about the carne asada!

        I noticed that the Subway near me has breakfast items and they're open at 7am.

      2. BMT with hot peppers.

        Veggie delite with honey mustard is really good and about 250 calories.

        1. double turkey (no cheese), every topping except olives and hot peppers (yes, every one), oregano and a splash of the vinegarette. On Italian 6inch. It's like a salad on bread. My favorite. Bet it's pretty good on calories.

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          1. re: eve

            Hi Eve,
            I never thought to order double turkey when I tell the sandwich maker to leave out the cheese.
            Do they charge extra for the double turkey?

            When I do go to Subway (not very oftern), I generally get the hot chicken breast on wheat with no cheese and piles of veggies and honey mustard.

            1. re: p.j.

              double meat is $1 on a 6-inch and $2 for a 12-inch.

          2. Cold cut combo for me, no lettuce, mayo, olives or bell peppers...but I have them add cilantro, extra pickles, pepperocini's, cucumber and the shredded cheese on the top that they use for salads. Very tasty

            1. The best sandwich is the 4 for $10 special after 6 pm.

              At that point, I go for maximum protein content for the dollar. That would be meatball with cheese. Or the hot chicken breast with honey mustard, cheese, olives, black pepper, herbs. Never the lettuce-- I think there are weird preservatives in it to prevent wilt.

              1. Definitely Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki. I add black olives, banana peppers and tomoates. Pretty tasty....

                1. 6 inch italian herbs n chz bread

                  sometimes turkey

                  peperjack chz, lotsa mayo, chipotle ranch, onions, lettuce, g peppers, tomato, olives, pickles, jalepenos salt n pepper and oregano

                  1. dont wanna sound like a healthnut or anything but anyone else agree with me that subway wraps are pretty damn good? i have really gotten into the turkey wrap. but i think ive had all the wraps and like em all. i like the sandwiches, too, i think their bread is actually better than a lot of people give them credit for. lot of preservatives too tho. anyway, anyone else feel the wraps?

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                    1. re: ben61820

                      I think the wraps are "decently edible". I've certainly eaten better food, and the low-carb wrap dough is definitely, um, chewy.... but I still like them. My favorite for a light lunch is the turkey bacon melt without the dressing and lots of veggies. Just warm enough and tasty from the bacon, and a mere 280 calories (remember, no dressing...).

                      My brother calls them "rubber wraps" because he hates the tortilla thingy.

                      My only objection overall is that they cost over $5! Ouch. Guess they know that we who generally like lower-carb are available for exploitation...


                    2. Seafood salad on wheat with mustard. It's addictive and I love it. I just moved though & didn't see it on my new local Subway menu. They better carry it down here!

                      1. Chicken bacon ranch.

                        Mike likes cold cut combos with double meat.

                        I miss fresh spinach; I don't like lettuce on sandwiches and always feel like I'm skimping on veggies, but I always liked to put on a little spinach.

                        1. The chicken parmigiana, if I can get it.

                          If not, the meatball. For being one of the cheaper subs on the menu, it's very filling and tasty, and therefore a great value in my book.

                          1. I haven't been to Subway in a long time for some reason, but I always order a tuna on wheat whenever I go. All I like on it are pickles and olives. Nothing else.

                            Weird, huh ... I really do like that sandwich.

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                            1. re: PaulF

                              I don't know if it's the 'best' but I do like a 6" tuna on whole wheat as well. Sometimes with pepperoncini, sometimes with black olives.

                              1. re: PaulF

                                Well, you have company. 99% of the time when I eat canned tuna, it's packed in olive oil on a fairly simple panini with olive tapenade and asiago. But about once every 3-4 months I get a craving for that mayo-soaked Subway tuna. I get it on whole wheat with American cheese and all the toppings save hot peppers or additional sauces.

                                1. re: PaulF

                                  Used to love the tuna on wheat w/ the pickles and olives! I always added jalapenos. It's been years since I've had that but my mouth is watering now. Always w/ Ruffles chips as the side, too.

                                2. Turkey, avocado, onion, tomato, jalapeno and extra lettuce on a wheat roll.

                                  1. I actually really like a veggie sub with all the veggies, except carrots (cause I don't think they belong on a sandwich in general) and cucumbers (cause cucumbers must be FRESH). This is really good at the few locations that have avocado. Mmmmm

                                    1. Don't hold it against me, I used to really like the steak and cheese, until they recently changed the recipe. They went from thin falling apart slices to chunky beef.

                                      1. I used to love the tuna sub, but then I learned that it contains 68 grams of fat!

                                        Now I stick with the veggie delight or the veggie patty. The patty is surprisingly delicious!

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                                        1. re: squeaks

                                          I agree about the patty. And I dig the veggie delite, usually without the cheese - even better if you switch up the bread.

                                          1. re: squeaks

                                            I'm a sucker for their tuna, I have to admit. It's so ridiculously rich and pulverized smooth so that there's zero actual chunks of tuna left--it's like toothpaste! I order an entire 12 inch tuna on whole wheat with sweet peppers and black olives and spinach and tomatoes and lots of deli mustard. all in all, it seems to weigh at least 2 pounds, but it's a guilty pleasure. I wash it down with a diet peach flavored snapple. Bet you it wasn't part of Jared's diet plan

                                            1. re: squeaks

                                              Another vote for the patty... Especially with the chipoltle sauce and olives.

                                            2. I'm addicted to the Veggie Delight with all the veggies, no cheese, and with avocado, on the wheat roll. Because I don't get the cheese, they always add extra veggies so it's huge. It's cheap and can't be very fattening. I crave it.

                                              1. I am not fan Subway.

                                                However, as of late I am addicted to a aimple sandwich that just hits the spot for me:

                                                Italian Bread
                                                Extra Mayo
                                                American Cheese (Slices)
                                                Cheddar Cheese (Shredded0
                                                Lots of cucumbers

                                                Yummmmmm too good

                                                1. veggie max on italian herbs , not toasted .mayo , southwest , lettuce , cucumbers , banana peppers . YUUUMM

                                                  1. I only ever get one, and that maybe twice a year: the Veggie Delight on Italian with chipotle mayo. It's very low-calorie and not bad at all. If I want a more substantial meal, I go elsewhere for a more satisfying calorie expenditure.

                                                    1. the tuna on wheat with just lettuce and pickles use to be my favorite sandwich but my friend got me hooked on the sweet onion chicken teriyaki. doesn't taste anything like the teriyaki chicken we make for our restaurant but it is so good. gotta have a little bit of shredded cheese and the usual lettuce and pickles for me. but then i gotta have it toasted. that is what makes it the best.

                                                      1. I know this is an old post but here goes: Chicken Pizziola: chicken breast, pepperoni, provolone, parmesan and marinara toasted on flat bread. No veggies, except bananan peppers if I order a 6 inch. If I order the 12 inch I usually have left overs and don't like the taste of the peppers after a day.

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                                                        1. re: free sample addict aka Tracy L

                                                          If they had a gluten free bread option my friend would eat there every day.

                                                        2. 12"seafood on parm/oreg bread (bread only toasted)double meat ,swiss cheese ,pickles ,black olives onions and sweet onion sauce.so good im outa hear going for one.thanks guys ya owe me 10 bucks(cnd)(parity doesnt mean a thing)

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                                                          1. re: howlin

                                                            I'm with you on the Seafood. I don't usually like surimi, but I do like the way Subway does it.

                                                            I like mine with pepper jack, lettuce, tomatoe, onions, jalepenos, tons of pickles, and doused with vinegar.

                                                            1. re: TuteTibiImperes

                                                              I used to love the Seafood sandwich, but haven't seen it here in the PNW in years.

                                                          2. Nobody mentioned my favorite which is the Spicy Italian. It's less meat than the cold cut or BMT but just enough to give you a little oomph with the veggies.

                                                            I can't believe so many people like the chicken, it tastes really processed and has a gross texture to me.

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                                                            1. re: rockandroller1

                                                              They recently changed the "chicken breasts" to a formed, shaped, processed, foamy, patty type object, so now almost all of their meats are processed approximations of what they started off as. I'd probably order their tuna if I ever went there again since it is actual meat, but they use a sugary glop fake mayo/salad dressing substance to make their tuna salad, since it keeps longer with the added sugar. Tuna with gobs of sugar is not my idea of good eats, I'm done with subway unless it's for a veggie only sammich. I'd go there very often if they offered a premium selection of meats which were real. I love the veggie options. Sometimes I'll buy sliced real turkey or roast beef from a deli, and then go to subway and ask for a veggie sandwich, then make my own sandwich.

                                                              1. re: rockandroller1

                                                                That's what I was thinking until I read your post. Spicy Italian for sure. I actually order it with mayo. How wrong is that?

                                                              2. I don't like their lunchmeats (too salty for me) so I usually go for a veggie delight with vinegar and lots of pepper. DH always has tuna... their meatball sandwich is very good too, but it has a bazillion calories.

                                                                1. Second the Spicy Italian. I like it with letuce tomato black olives banana peppers red onion, and light mayo on wheat. Yum :)

                                                                  1. Spicy Italian for me too, a 12" with provolone cheese on regular white bread. However, load mine up with spicy mustard, lettuce, extra tomatoes, onions, green peppers, extra jalapeno peppers, parmesan cheese, and a good squirt of either chipotle sauce or the vinaigrette.

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                                                                    1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                      Definitely the Spicy Italian. 12 inch, on white or italian herb bread, with all of the veggies (esp. all of the peppers, green, banana, jalapeno, and hots), provolone, and vinaigrette.

                                                                      I will occasionaly succumb to the lures of the tuna as well.

                                                                      Despite the plaudits from many hounds, I will never touch that funny-looking chicken.

                                                                      1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                                                                        Spicy Italian, though it isn't spicy. Must have oil & vinegar, salt & pepper, lettuce, tomato and banana peppers.

                                                                      2. Spicy Italian. It's like a BMT without the skeezer ham.

                                                                        1. Spicy Italian, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, banana pepper, oil and vinegar, on italian herbs and spices bread. Lots of good flavors, i'm having one right now! The sandwich actually looks incredible because of the color contrasts- you will make the Subway person hungry!

                                                                          1. Veggie Delight with chipotle sauce and lots of extra olives and banana peppers. This is my go-to lunch when I forget to bring mine. It's reasonably healthy, reasonably tasty and reasonably priced.

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                                                                            1. re: woodleyparkhound

                                                                              i have work a 3 subways so far its what i do :)
                                                                              at one point we had the carne asada which was my favorite it was delicious but it was only for promotion.

                                                                              my favorite sandwich is the sweet onion chicken teriyaki on italian herbs an cheese bread toasted with swiss cheese and onions toasted as well. lettuce,tomatoes bell pepers and jalapenios with sweet onion sauce an a little mayo.

                                                                              a lot of people choose the spicy Italian for some reason but i have tried every single sandwich and that one is my least favorite it contains 10 salami and 10 peperoni its honestly not the best sandwich

                                                                              subway has also salads,and pizzas

                                                                              subway soups: broccoli cheese clam chowder chicken noodle chicken tortilla minestronee and bacon potato

                                                                              chicken tortilla my favorite


                                                                              1. re: xtianvane

                                                                                I like the Spicy Italian because the Pepperoni and Salami are some of the most flavorful meats that Subway has, and if you have it toasted so that the fat in the meat starts to melt and soak into the bread, and the edges crisp up, even better.

                                                                                Pepperoni subs are not uncommon in the mid-atlantic area. Where I used to live in DE there was a Country Maid Deli that had did great pepperoni subs (actually everything was pretty great there, once of the dissapointing things about Florida is that there are no WaWa's and no Country Maid delis).

                                                                            2. Anything without their bread - always smell of feet and tastes like pencil shavings. YMMV .

                                                                                1. Oven roasted chicken on oat with:
                                                                                  pepper jack cheese
                                                                                  lots of spinach (no lettuce)
                                                                                  red onions
                                                                                  black pepper
                                                                                  southwest sauce
                                                                                  toasted, if available

                                                                                  1. Spicy Italian with provolone, all veggies sans banana peppers and cucumbers, and the sweet onion sauce all on italian herb and cheese bread.

                                                                                    1. I'll go along with the majority here. For me it's the tuna, spicy Italian, meatball, asada and one that no one else has mentioned, pastrami.

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                                                                                      1. re: mucho gordo

                                                                                        I stopped eating at subway when I heard the sandwhich maker say that B.M.T. means "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest."

                                                                                        1. re: GraydonCarter

                                                                                          That sandwich maker is either a comedian or a liar.

                                                                                          1. re: mucho gordo

                                                                                            No, the manager for that store said new employees are taught that response, that it is the standard company line. I'd be interested in knowing more. Talk about betraying your roots.

                                                                                            1. re: GraydonCarter

                                                                                              I thought it was "Big Meat Trio." hmm

                                                                                          2. re: GraydonCarter

                                                                                            BMT really mean Boston Manhattan Transit. I worked for Subway for a loooooong time.

                                                                                            1. re: seaturtle842000

                                                                                              Perhaps you meant to say "Brooklyn" Manhattan Transit? The NYC subway system actually is an amalgamation of several different systems, the BMT, the IRT, and the IND, each with its own history. There was a very famous subway accident about 100 years ago on the BRT (Brooklyn Rapid Transit), which later became part of the BMT. But I digress... :)

                                                                                              1. re: PinchOfSalt

                                                                                                Ha! Yes, yes I did. Saw that afterwards and did a head slap. :) thanks

                                                                                        2. Personally I love Italian herb and cheese with:

                                                                                           Cold Cut with Pepper Jack cheese
                                                                                           Lettuce
                                                                                           Onions
                                                                                           Cucumbers
                                                                                           Green peppers
                                                                                           Lots and Lots of pickles
                                                                                           (sometimes I like tomatoes
                                                                                           With sweet onion sauce

                                                                                          1. The only sandwich at Subway I find edible is tuna on flatbread. Warm the flatbread before they make the sandwich, but do NOT heat the whole sandwich! I ask for one scoop of extra tuna, no cheese, onions, green peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and a few banana peppers. Light drizzle of oil & vinegar, tiny bit of salt on the veggies and oregano. Delicious? No. But not bad. It's light enough to not make me feel weighed down and heavy enough to be satisfying.

                                                                                            Ack! I didn't realize this was a 7-year old thread! Sorry, I'd have left it be!

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                                                                                            1. re: StrandedYankee

                                                                                              Stranded Yankee -

                                                                                              Good to see an old thread revived, as someone who's been eating subway for years (out of necessity, not desire, as it was the only place even relatively close to work), it was good to reminisce a little.

                                                                                              My fav is a chipotle chicken and cheese, with red onions, jalapenos, and tomatoes, then toasted, then more tomatoes, spinach, and banana peppers. Messy, but delicious.

                                                                                            2. Roast Beef on Italian herb and cheese with pepper jack (toasted), lettuce, green peppers, onions, cucumbers, sometimes tomato, and salt and pepper, chipotle, and a little bit of mayo. Delicious!

                                                                                              1. My Subway started carrying feta cheese, so my favorite is a Vegie Delight on wheat, no mayo, extra mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, pickles, red onions, and tons of pepperocinis. Tons. Feta and oil/vinegar/salt and pepper. I am a vinegar fiend, in case you can't tell :) I much prefer the old way they used to cut the bread. You used to be able to ask them to cut it the old way (the "U" shape), but now they just stare at you blankly.

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                                                                                                1. re: schrutefarms

                                                                                                  Interesting comments, schrutefarms. By the "U" shape, I take it you mean tearing extra bread out of the inside to leave more room for fillings--or, at least--to make the sandwich more compact and pleasing by reducing the bread to filling ratio.

                                                                                                  Subway employees used to ask if I wanted the bread in the center of the sub torn out all the time. It seemed to be a routine, mandatory question.

                                                                                                  Then I stopped eating at Subway for a few years. (I think that I was living in an area where there just weren't any.) When I returned to eating at Subway, I got that blank stare when I asked them to tear the bread out.

                                                                                                  On a totally unrelated issue, you said that you like tons of pepperocinis. I'm surprised. I asked a Subway employee to double the amount of onions that they normally put on and the employee said he couldn't. Subway has a set amount of food that they put on and can't vary from that. I was surprised because I asked him to skip several items and I thought that my request for the extra onions was counterbalanced by the items that I was asking him to leave out completely. Apparently, you do not have that problem with the pepperocinis. (Anyway, I assume that if I had offered to pay extra money, they would have given me the extra onions. Penny wise and pound foolish.)

                                                                                                2. I like the BMT on the Italian Herb and Cheese bread, with provolone, lettuce, green peppers, red onions, oregano, oil and vinegar. I crave it, actually. And I usually get a 12". Sigh. Kinda wishing they hadn't opened so near me.

                                                                                                  1. They have a few good ones. Currently, their smokehouse chicken is quite good. I order it with pepperjack cheese, spinach and jalapenos on the cheddar bread.

                                                                                                    1. sorry mike, but the best sandwich at subway is the one you don't get

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                                                                                                      1. I don't frequen tSubway much but sometimes it really does hit the spot. I like to make my own - roasted chicken breast with loads of veggies - usually double up on pickles, onions, lettuce, and tomatoes. I will sometimes add Provolone but the cheese isn't really worth it for me as it's not really that flavorful. I always get grilled with 1/2 the normal amount of honey mustard mixed with 1/2 sweet onion teriyaki or vinegar and oil.

                                                                                                        1. I usually just stick with the ham and turkey and load it up with veggies, then some oil and vinegar to finish it off.

                                                                                                          I can't stand the way they smash the hell out of their sandwiches when cutting them though.

                                                                                                          1. There are five times as many posts in this thread than there are sandwiches at Subway.

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                                                                                                            1. Philly Cheese Steak
                                                                                                              Red and Green Onions
                                                                                                              Chipotle Sauce

                                                                                                              1. Spicy Italian, toasted, with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, olives, and yellow peppers. Top with oil & vinegar, add mayo/mustard if you like. To me, closest you'll get to a hot Italian sub outside of a decent deli.

                                                                                                                1. Spicy italian, mixed shredded cheese, toasted, lettace, jalopenos, banana peppers, that really spicy sauce, honey mustard, mayo

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                                                                                                                  1. re: wph0p5

                                                                                                                    I didn't know you could request the shredded cheese -- that's a good tip.

                                                                                                                    I go for Spicy Italian, provolone, Italian Cheese bread, toasted -- with lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, onion, banana peppers, pickles, and oil & vinegar.

                                                                                                                  2. Veggie on wheat with all the veggies, including lots of extra green olives and pickles. Southwest sauce and sub sauce. It's the only fast food I eat, but I eat it too frequently.

                                                                                                                    1. i know it sounds weird but tuna and bacon! i only put a little lettuce black olives and pickles on it sometimes a little mayo

                                                                                                                      1. Reading these posts, Canada seems to have a smaller menu that down in the US, but given that, my choice is usually fairly plain.

                                                                                                                        Their "bbq" chicken, on white, topped with bbq sauce, lettuce, cheese of course, and extra mayo.

                                                                                                                        1. My favorite has always been the meatball (with just added onions), and the cold cut combo (no jalapenos or banana peppers).

                                                                                                                          I once did see some guy order a "pizza sub" off menu, which is basically a meatball sub where they substitute pepperoni for the meatballs. I tried it once was just okay, not very filling either because it's just a thin layer of pepperoni.

                                                                                                                          1. Funny how this "best value" thread (OP 2006) immediately turned into "this is my favorite sub and here's everything I put on it." ? ;-) Updated for 2014, although I wish I could go back to 2006 and take that left turn at Albuquerque.

                                                                                                                            The best deal is usually the deal of the day. Heck, it seems like one day, we went for lunch, and they had $2 6 inch of something.

                                                                                                                            The black forest ham is supposedly $3 in June for a 6 inch, but I thought that they're specials changed daily and by store. Maybe I'll go check today because I have an errand right near a Subway.


                                                                                                                            1. Don’t eat subway often but had it today for lunch (will admit it wasn’t half bad)
                                                                                                                              Tomatoes (extra) , lettuce, pickles, both hot peppers, green peppers, cucumbers, both olives with cheddar cheese and hot sauce, toasted on wheat. Quick and satisfying for me!

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                                                                                                                              1. re: pumpkinspice

                                                                                                                                I did too. Our subway had $2 6-inch cold cut, so I got that. You can't sub any of the meat on the special, but of course, everything else.

                                                                                                                                So, xtra tomato, spinach, cucumber, purple onion, and chipotle mayo on straight italian. Not bad, but I'm sure the cold cuts are full of nitrates and junk.

                                                                                                                                However, I would never go to Subway a few years ago. Seems like they were REALLY bad, but decent now, especially with all the topping choices.

                                                                                                                                1. re: rudeboy

                                                                                                                                  Aren't all cold cuts full of nitrate? It goes with the curing process and without it, the cold cuts don't taste right.

                                                                                                                                  1. re: gfr1111

                                                                                                                                    Whether they have nitrate or state that they have "no nitrate added", if cold cuts are pink, they have nitrates keeping them that way. Celery powder (or juice) is chock full of nitrates and can be added for the same effect but can be called "no nitrate added."

                                                                                                                                    1. re: gfr1111

                                                                                                                                      Yes, I'm sure. Didn't mean to imply that only Subway's cold cuts have nitrates. I normally avoid, but I couldn't pass up the $2 sandwich.

                                                                                                                                2. Although the odors at the US outlets disgust me, I'll chime in and say that my favorite has been the shrimp and avocado in Japan.

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                                                                                                                    Oddly enough, I have never experienced any strange odors at Subway outlets in Japan.

                                                                                                                                  2. cold cut combo on whatever bun looks the biggest and ask if it is fresh. Lettuce,tomatoes,green peppers,onions,lots of black olives(then ask for more) salt and peper and lots of mayo which they always seem out of and try to put the lite stuff on so you have to stop them and make them go get another bottle. Then I ask them to put hot peppers outside on top of the bun and they cannot grasp the concept. I like to chew on the hot peppers after I am finished. I have tried everything on the menu since work usually pays for it so I will try the expensive ones but am always left disappointed. Oh and their default processed cheese. No sense trying to eat healthy here.

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                                                                                                                                    1. re: TheDude321123

                                                                                                                                      "No sense trying to eat healthy here"

                                                                                                                                      Jared would disagree.

                                                                                                                                    2. Italian bmt on hearty Italian. Peppered cheese. Double meat and cheese. Extra lettuce peppers onions jalapeños. Sweet onion and chilli sauce . splash of salt. Made extra perfect if you turn up in the morning when they're making the bread and you get one fresh from the oven. Ohhhh