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Aug 31, 2009 02:37 PM

Subway Surprise

Office mate was out and I asked that she pick up something for me when she got her lunch. I said 'whatever' she got.

I don't like Subway and never go there.

She brought back Subway sweet onion teriyaki chicken sandwich.

I'm a convert.

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  1. You say you don't like subway, so does that mean you don't like sandwiches in general? When at subway unless you get a sub with one of their proprietary sauces the sub is really the same thing you could make at home, and your going there more for the convenience. I like subway and think they are a great, healthy fast food option.

    1. I used to enjoy their oven roasted chicken breast - even tho let's be realistic, that is NOT chicken. I had one a few weeks ago, and the chicken was even more fake now. If subway used real meat, then I would be a fan. Alas, they slop out overprocessed meat style "loafs" to those who will accept it as food. The veggie selections I love, the wonder bread loaves I can look past, but the pretend meat is a dealbreaker.

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      1. re: gordeaux

        None of the Subways I have been to use "loafs" for their chicken breast. The breasts may not be large, but they are chicken breasts. Now, I can't say that about the roast beef or turkey (it's the same stuff they use the grocery deli for the most part), but the chicken sure looks and tastes like real chicken to me.

        1. re: Fibber McGee

          The last two times I ordered sandwiches with the chicken breast, they were clearly fake. I used to get them regularly because they were seemingly real, although still pressed. These two recent orders were blatantly faux chicken. Hopefully the ones in your area will not switch. I also find it humorous that they paint the outsides of their "turkey" loaf brown now to make it look like there is some kind of skin. Their roast "beef" should be outlawed. What in the world IS that stuff, anyway?

          1. re: gordeaux

            I get the whole chicken breast sandwich- they warm it in the microwave- not the chicken breast lunchmeat stuff. You have to ask for it. It's real.

            1. re: Cathy

              I always order the "chicken" breast. It's not a sliced lunchmeat, but a pressed patty shaped type deal. They are formed to look like chicken breasts. In my area, the last two times I ordered one (different stores, too) they were way fake. Previously, they were made from real chicken meat. The last two times, however, they were foamy things, like whipped chicken meat with filler, and then re-pressed into chicken breast looking patty things.

              1. re: gordeaux

                Oh. I guess it depends on the store then. I have only had real. But I only go to one location. If I am out and about, there is always something else to try.

      2. I do like sandwiches, but had come to equate Subway with sub-par ingredients and most of all too much sub par bread.
        That was not the case yesterday; the bread was a freshly baked crunchy roll, not too much and the chicken was real chicken, the lettuce and tomatoes were fresh, the sauce was both light and tasty.
        A real surprise. I won't dread the next time someone suggests Subway.

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        1. re: laliz

          Unless your Subway has gone "rogue" I've never had anything resembling good bread at a Subway. Subway is where you go when you're in a hurry or there's nothing else around. Otherwise, it's the absolute lowest-common-denominator fast food around. I have any number of "real" sub shops near me which outshine Subway even on their worst day,

        2. For me the problem with Subway is the smell. My first job out of college was in a strip mall next door to a Subway and the smell permeated our office.

          If someone brings me a Subway sub the way I like it, no problem, but if I step into a Subway that distinct smell sends me away.

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          1. re: Janet from Richmond

            Janet - I think we've discussed this before. I cannot abide by the smell of a Subway. It's that bread. It permeates the entire area surrounding the store. I find that Pizza Hut is just as bad and will go out of my way to avoid them. Not food related, but I'm also getting that way with Abercrombie & Fitch. I avoid the wing that it's on at the mall because the smell makes me gag. They must spray an entire bottle of their cologne each day before they open the store. I wonder how anyone at any of those establishments can smell or taste anything at the end of their shifts.

            1. re: southernitalian

              Mt daughtter works at Abercrombie, They spray ALL day long. When she comes home from work, we make her change and shower in our "off the garage" bathroom before entering the house.
              She definitely has lost some of her smell and taste senses. When she has a few days off she is able to again appreciate the smell and taste of food. When she's working, it's Taco Bell or Mcds.

          2. The last time I attempted to eat at Subway was 4 years ago. I'd already felt like I was eating bad crap to begin with, but this time it really took the cake. The tubs of lettuce were rotten. I didn't say anything as they were making the sandwich, because I thought it should be obvious that they would notice and replace them with fresh lettuce. But no. So when I got he sandwich at the register, I told them about the rotten lettuce and left without the sandwich. That was the last time I every went into a Subways. Who needs to eat their fat-laden crap anyways.