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Old 06-16-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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My reasons for avoiding subway-

1) Prices got out of line with quality when compared to competition- 5 buck footlong was ok deal- but when a 6 inch is 4 buck and its not filling and tastes like junk I'll go the local deli and get quality for a buck or two more

2) The food tastes lousy- no flavor- tomatoes are always unripe, many veggies are still frozen, cold cuts are slimy flavorless, bread is awful -they used to brag about the bread- it tastes like damp air.

3) Cleanliness- both of employees and facilities. Stores are dark, dirty, cramped, smell bad, floors are filthy, trash overflowing usually. Employees not much better- someone needs to tell Subway employees that just wearing a glove doesn't make your hands magically clean. If you use said glove to pick up garbage off the floor or to give customers change out of the register its time to change it- not go right back to making my sub. Clean the one knife the whole store uses all day to carve/slice the bread once in a while maybe. Don't use said knife to spread tuna that also carved someones ham - I don't want that on my sub

4) Clueless employees- stop making pizzas, nachos, burritos, souffles and what not that nobody is gonna order and your workers are not trained on properly .... also- try to hire people who may have actually eaten a sub so they have a clue how to make mine- I don't want slop thrown together as quick as possible with a pound of lettuce and five days worth of salt dumped on. If Iask for the soft cookies in the front of the display- don't just pretend you don't speak english and give me the stale two day old ones and hope I don't notice.

5) stop coming up with new crappy gimmicks like pineapple mojito jalapeno steak wraps, blazzing bar-b-q buffalo bison, orrange passion fruit balsamic chiken, etc and focus on nailing down the basics first like ham and cheese or tuna salad....
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I honestly like Subway and prefer it to Jimmy John's but it's more expensive here.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: USA
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We have a Wawa that makes made to order subs that totally blow Subway away. Surprising good for a chain shop. There is also a mom and pop owned deli, although they don't make custom sandwiches they have a case full of homemade subs and salads which are always very fresh.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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We have a Wawa that makes made to order subs that totally blow Subway away. Surprising good for a chain shop. There is also a mom and pop owned deli, although they don't make custom sandwiches they have a case full of homemade subs and salads which are always very fresh.
Agree on Wawa- 1000X better- clean and actually feel like they put effort into the food.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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We Have, "Jersey Mike Subs" here in San Diego. The meat in the subs just taste better at Jersey Mikes. I also hate Subways Hiring practices. Most of the subways by my house all have a Employee turnover problem. I was talking to a guy that work at one these subways once. he mentioned that, the guy owns about 20 subways and that subway Corp has been trying to suspended his franchise right for years. Apparently it only takes penny's to open or start your own Subway store.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:24 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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We Have, "Jersey Mike Subs" here in San Diego. The meat in the subs just taste better at Jersey Mikes.
Good to know! I just moved and we have a Jersey Mike's here. I haven't tried it yet but now I will!

What bugs me about Subway is their deal for $5 footlongs or the new $6 lunch never includes roast beef! That is my favorite. So if I am going to spend almost $8, I am going to Publix for my sub. Their bread is much fresher and tastier and when they have a coupon I can use it on any kind of sub I want.
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Old 06-16-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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My husband just mentioned this yesterday. He usually buys a sub from a local deli and can't even finish the whole thing (I get the leftovers LOL) but he was in a rush and stopped at Subway. Said the sandwich wasn't filling and had no flavor. I'd rather pay a dollar or so more than get a bland sandwich.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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I don't know where the "costs" come from down south as I was just in Los Angeles and the retail food prices are comparable to up here. That is, prepared food. I could buy a nice small steak down in LA for 3.! and the booze....well up here it's very Government controlled so READ: rape of the masses price wise. If I was an alcoholic I'd move to LA in a moment.

Up here we have higher everything, and a lower population: govt. taxes, building costs, lease costs, wage and insurance costs are all way, way higher and yet in LA the retail prices were pretty much that same. Portions might be larger down there, but the gravy came with a side of grease, so you don't really need that kind of food anyway.

Where's that coming from down there other than gouging?

Even the long time hole-in-the-wall breakfast place is as expensive as up here in LaLa Socialist Land.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:28 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Burger King in Budapest...heaven forbid.

I'm of Hungarian parents and would love to visit Hungary but cannot at my late years.

I was weened on cabbage Rolls etc and would gladly have the same for lunch any day of the year.

Am retired in Baja Mexico and a Italian friend and I would cross the border into San Diego and what does he want for lunch......yep....... Mexican food. There was a NEW Italian Restaurant that had opened and thought it would be a good place to try out.......I like their food........Nope.
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Old 06-16-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Good to know! I just moved and we have a Jersey Mike's here. I haven't tried it yet but now I will!

What bugs me about Subway is their deal for $5 footlongs or the new $6 lunch never includes roast beef! That is my favorite. So if I am going to spend almost $8, I am going to Publix for my sub. Their bread is much fresher and tastier and when they have a coupon I can use it on any kind of sub I want.
You will like Jersey Mikes, but they are a little more expensive so beware
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