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Jan 13, 2011 09:28 AM

Subway's Veggie Rip-off

I realize that most fast-food places aren’t interested in attracting vegetarians. But the fact that many will have at least something on the menu reflects a token recognition that some of us might occasionally pass through their doors. I’ve choked down a BK veggie a couple of times and have been grateful for their effort.

But a recent trip to Subway with a group of people left me flabbergasted. Their “veggie delite” sandwich turns out to be nothing more than one of a half-dozen other choices, simply without the meat. Salad on a bun? – okay, I can live with that. But not only do they charge the same price, they don’t even compensate for the deleted meat; I had to pay for extra cheese and avocado.

Have never encountered a rip-off of this magnitude!

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  1. i have ordered that sandwich many times in the past, and it was always the cheapest one on the menu. it was never the same price as a meat one. that's weird.

    1. Um. It's been that way for decades.

      1. Isn't everything at Subway a rip-off? Well, except for the meatball sub...heh.

        1. I worked at subway while going to college. The products are cheap and the veggie sub is a rip off because it doesn't come with anything extra.

          Here is the thing they don't tell you. Their products are cheap and the 5 dollar foot long because a 10 dollar foot long to add extra cheese meat and such. You might as well go to a better place that sells higher quality and get a quality product. If subway is the only place you can eat you can try these suggestions.

          Ask them for a different kind of cheese, the default cheese is white american and not only is it lower quality and cheaper for them to buy but usually the white american has the smallest cheese slices.

          back when I worked there we didn't have toaster overs but you can ask them to toast it with the cheese on it first, let it melty and then add the toppings.

          Look at the veggies they are putting on your sub, ask for a different tomato if they put one on there that doesn't look good.

          Also being a little precise makes things easier for the worker and you. A lot or a little of something is hard to pin point but saying, 3 tomatoes and hand full of lettuce etc you'll get want you want.

          Sauces you can add any sauce you want for free, or you should be able too.

          Also some stores do sell veggie patty subs can't say much for the quality or the taste as I've never eaten one.

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          1. re: Sandwich_Sister

            Thanks for the helpful tips! There isn't many quick sub places around here so hopefully this will make it a little easier for me to get what I want.

          2. Walking into Subway thinking you're not going to be disappointed is just setting yourself up for disappointment. It's the absolute lowest-common-denominator fast food joint. I was in Mexico recently passing restaurant after restaurant offering great and middling food options when I happened upon a Subway. Happily (for me, at least) it was empty but still depressing when you consider it wasn't even the cheapest food option on the street. I had the same experience in Europe. There is no more depressing a sight than a Subway in the middle of 18th and 19th Century buildings.