Ignorance is bliss, right? Well sometimes it is. And for a minute we were thinking do we really want to know the ins and outs of sandwich chain Subway – and more specifically the ins and outs of what NOT to order when picking your foot long.
But we decided it’s probably for the best that we do.
An anonymous subway artist has taken to Reddit to answer all our burning questions about the takeaway joint. The alleged store manager literally said “ask me anything Subway related.” But he/she was sure to emphasize that he/she was not speaking on behalf of his/her employer.
One smart Reddit user asked: “Which items would you recommend? One to avoid and which would you say are highest quality/safest/best prepared?’
Anonymous Subway Worker responded by saying that people should avoid the “stinky chicken.”
Sounds like something from Urban Dictionary…
“Avoid: Chipotle Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken. 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.
“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.”
Sorry, fans of the chicken.
Though it’s not all bad news: Anonymous Subway Worker reminded us that sandwiches are 20% off between 7pm – 9pm. And he/she gave us a great tip – if you get a 12-inch flatbread sandwich there’s a good chance it will in fact be 14 inches long! Not sure why that happens, but we sure like getting more for our money so it’s flatbreads all the way from now on. Thinking about it, steak flatbreads would be pretty good.
A Subway spokesperson responded to Anonymous Subway Worker’s claims, saying: “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.”
Subway was quick to remind all customers that they work very hard to serve the freshest food. “We are proud of the chicken subs we offer,” the company told HollywoodLife.com in a statement. “All SUBWAY® stores have strict procedures in place to ensure our suppliers meet our high standards of food safety and product quality as well as ensure a great customer experience. All stores are independently owned and operated by franchisees who are proud to be part of the communities in which they live and work.”
That’s good to know! Along with all the tea that SubwayworkerUK was spilling, they also finally addressed the biggest culinary controversy of all: are foot-long sandwiches really 12-inches? SubwayworkerUK said that following the lawsuit over sandwich-lovers getting sold shorter subs, foot-longs are actually 12.1 inches, though “minor shrinkage occurs when the bread is baked.”