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Old 08-23-2014, 02:47 PM
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Today I went to Subway to try out their pull pork sandwich. In their commercials, it had at least an inch of pull pork on their sandwich. The one I got today, it contained about a few mm of it. talk about dishonest with their commercials.
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Subway is absolute crap. No meat, old veggies, stale bread. They've been that way for ages. I much prefer Togos or local delis.

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Old 08-23-2014, 03:37 PM
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Subway is absolute crap. No meat, old veggies, stale bread. They've been that way for ages. I much prefer Togos or local delis.

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Man. On Sundays here the foot long grilled chicken (2 chicken breasts) is $5. The toppings are fresh, too. I think it's yummy.
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Today I went to Subway to try out their pull pork sandwich. In their commercials, it had at least an inch of pull pork on their sandwich. The one I got today, it contained about a few mm of it. talk about dishonest with their commercials.
Pictures or it is not true.
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I think it depends on location. These are franchises. If you have some stingy owner, you get that kind of a thin sandwich.

Once, I got so pissed off that I told the person who was so stingy preparing the sandwich, "You eat it". The shocked expression on his face was priceless. A few other times I refused the sandwich and demanded my money back. Not necessarily at Subway, but various places. I think I have done this about 5 times that I can remember now. Other times, I just told them to put more.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:08 PM
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subway is meh at best.....i'd rather go to an old school deli for a sandwich. otherwise, i avoid these sorts of places.




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Going to Subway for a pulled pork sandwich is like going to McDonalds for prime rib. They can assemble an "ok" $5 sub ... about on par with other generic, mass-assembled, sandwich joints.
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I avoid all fast food places and most chain restaurants. I find that the experience of eating at most of them is not a better experience than staying hungry so unless I am desperate or staving I will hold on until I can eat at a better place.

One chain that I eat at fairly often (which for me means two or three times a year) is The Outback. I particularly like the ones that server prime meat (not many of them do).

Of course living in Manhattan there are a lot of fine restaurants and not a lot of chains.
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Did you know that Subway "ham" is turkey in disguise?

Directly from the Subway website:

"Cold Cut Combo Bologna,Salami&Ham (All Meats are Turkey Based)"

http://www.subway.com/menu/PDFS/MenuPDF/USA_Menu.pdf

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I eat at Subway maybe 4 times a year. Not bad. Their BLT leaves me satisfied. Generally a lot more greens than most any burger and less meat. I quit eating at Carl's Jr. Too much meat. Gave me chest pains.
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I eat at Subway maybe 4 times a year. Not bad. Their BLT leaves me satisfied. Generally a lot more greens than most any burger and less meat. I quit eating at Carl's Jr. Too much meat. Gave me chest pains.
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I have traded in trips to a burger chain for Subway or some other sandwich place when I don't have lunch meat at home. I don't care about marketing or jingles or Jared. The one I have been to ab 5 times this year has fresh spinach, banana peppers, and jalapenos for my sandwich. It's less than a mile from my front door- just ab 1/4 mile further than the McBurger Donalds. I went to a couple during my time in Seattle and found the experience about the same.

I do not like their breakfast.

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The applewoood pulled pork sandwich sucked. They don't put enough meat on it.

The best is still the sweet onion chicken teriyaki!
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Today I went to Subway to try out their pull pork sandwich. In their commercials, it had at least an inch of pull pork on their sandwich. The one I got today, it contained about a few mm of it. talk about dishonest with their commercials.
Yep, this is so common with advertising yet nobody is ever punished for it. This is where social media could make a difference as the actual people who are supposed to protect consumers don't give a damn.

That said if we need to get food out, subway is an alternative I'll take every day over the likes of a burger chain. We can get a semi-healthy, low calorie meal. My kid loads up his turkey sandwich (on whole grain bread) with all kinds of veggies and no cheese or mayo. Couple that with water and apple slices and it's a far better kids meal than anything possible at any burger chain.

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The applewoood pulled pork sandwich sucked. They don't put enough meat on it.

The best is still the sweet onion chicken teriyaki!
I haven't tried the pulled pork, though it looked tempting, so I can't agree or disagree with the OP.

I liked Quiznos the couple of times I ate there, a few years back. I gather the franchise holders are having major grief with the main office, they complain they are being bled dry.

FWIW, don't tell anyone but my first name is Carl and I'm a Jr. Friggin Carl's Jr. owes me some royalties.
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I think it depends on location. These are franchises. If you have some stingy owner, you get that kind of a thin sandwich.

Once, I got so pissed off that I told the person who was so stingy preparing the sandwich, "You eat it". The shocked expression on his face was priceless. A few other times I refused the sandwich and demanded my money back. Not necessarily at Subway, but various places. I think I have done this about 5 times that I can remember now. Other times, I just told them to put more.
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To get to the closest Subway I have to take the Subway.


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Man. On Sundays here the foot long grilled chicken (2 chicken breasts) is $5. The toppings are fresh, too. I think it's yummy.
Hope that foot long fed more than one person.
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I went to Manhattan last week for work and took the Subway (to Penn Plaza) for the first time.

I thought I might get r@ped...but I was OK. Went to Iteligencia Coffee before I took the Subway back and all was OK.

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Today I went to Subway to try out their pull pork sandwich. In their commercials, it had at least an inch of pull pork on their sandwich. The one I got today, it contained about a few mm of it. talk about dishonest with their commercials.
Why didn't you take it back? At the very least ask to be porked more...or ask for your money back?
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^^ This. But since my list of "no other viable option" places is pretty long, I end up eating it every couple of months. Could be worse, I suppose, as I could be eating at Mc D's or BK...
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