After disassociating with the fast food chain, a man claiming to be a former Subway sandwich artist and manager has decided to divulge the restaurant’s most disgusting and disturbing secrets. If you’re a regular Subway customer, you might be turned off from lunch after reading this post.
The worker claimed to be a shift manager at a Subway restaurant and logged onto Reddit and asked social media users to quiz him about the fast food chain and their sanitary practices. Now keep in mind, this man was the one in charge of keeping the restaurant up to code on his shift. So these disturbing facts reflect on his character as a manager as well on the restaurant’s quality control as a whole.
“Which items would you recommend one avoid and which would you say are highest quality/safest/best prepared?” asked Mistakescostextra.
Using the acronym SubwayworkerUK, the alleged employee warned fans to “avoid chipotle chicken and teriyaki chicken.”
He continued: “Why? Chicken is given a two-day shelf life, once in the counter. However, these two [sandwiches] bypass this and get four days, and can get a little stinky.
“Subway (at least my Subway) is very strict on quality control and dates. Steak is probably the freshest, and safest.”
Another alleged Subway worker writing under the alias, imradokay, shared: “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.”
But what sandwich is the best value at Subway?
G-o-dude asked: “What’s the best bang for the buck sub?”
The unidentified shift manager, who was not speaking on behalf Subway, replied: “Meatball Marinara, Chipotle Chicken, Tikka Chicken, Spicy Italian, and BMT.”
Did you know the “Subway Footlong” is just a trademark? The bread they sell is actually 12.1-inches long, so you’re getting more for your money than advertised.
“Here’s a little tip – if you want a footlong, try flatbread. The way flatbread is made and prepared we give you 14 inches.”
Eventually, a Subway brand spokesperson got involved in the conversation and added that each location is an independently owned and operated franchise – so differences between restaurants do occur.
“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.”
The Subway defector admits that customers love their salad bowls. His favorite is a “6-inch hearty Italian, meatball sauce, cheese, toasted. With a ton of salad and southwest sauce.”