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Old 06-17-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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Quiznos had INSANELY unhealthy subs. When they finally revealed their nutritional facts they quickly topped most charts...

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I remember at my University they had one and everytime I ate there I literally felt like I couldnt move and my brain turned off. Talk about food coma..
Quiznos had the biggest dip in portion size of any place I've ever visited. I liked them a lot in the early 2000's..at some point they became so cheap with their portions that I stopped going, and haven't gone back since. It was like they cut the sandwich down to half it's size, it was almost comical. A bunch of their stores closed in my area.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:09 PM
 
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I loved quiznos until they got rid of their roasted red pepper sauce.

Subway? there food is bland and yuck. I tried it once a few months ago but haven't eaten there in about 15 years before then.

jimmy johns? severe lack of toppings. I love olives on my sandwhich and they are dirt cheap specially in bulk. bean sprouts? what is this California or something?
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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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.
Love Jersey Mike's - haven't been to a Subway since they opened near us years ago. Just a better bun, meat and service.

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Old 06-17-2015, 04:37 PM
 
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Always wondered why Subways never have that heavenly, yeasty, bread-baking smell.
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Old 06-17-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Fast food has it's good and bad points depending on the locale and the country therein.

Recall many yrs back when I saw the Taco Bell in Mexico City which I thought was hilarious considering the Tacos there.

People I knew loved the place with the ground beef compared to the usual fare of Carnitas or Tacos de Carbon (my late night favorite snack).

Generally a choice in fare like some who will indulge in Chinese food take out.....sorry but not my cup of tea....seems like all the TV programs will have Chinese food during an episode.

So far many of the fast food places mentioned on this thread are strange to me....maybe are on the east Coast while I am on the Pacific side......couple sound interesting.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Fast food has it's good and bad points depending on the locale and the country therein.

Recall many yrs back when I saw the Taco Bell in Mexico City which I thought was hilarious considering the Tacos there.

People I knew loved the place with the ground beef compared to the usual fare of Carnitas or Tacos de Carbon (my late night favorite snack).

Generally a choice in fare like some who will indulge in Chinese food take out.....sorry but not my cup of tea....seems like all the TV programs will have Chinese food during an episode.

So far many of the fast food places mentioned on this thread are strange to me....maybe are on the east Coast while I am on the Pacific side......couple sound interesting.
Yeah that is interesting. I could see it being a novelty in Mexico city.

Chains can still do well even if they are in places where the local examples are better.

In New York, there are still Dominos pizza places that do well.
There is of course better pizza, but it's often more expensive or they might not deliver or they take too long.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:08 PM
 
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I would go often if they brought back $5 foot longs and installed drive-thrus.
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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Burger King in Budapest...heaven forbid.
I guess you didn't realize that, in the immediate aftermath of the Communist downfall, amenities for tourists were sadly lacking to a great extent in Budapest, and totally lacking in the rest of the country. If I had been able to spend unlimited amounts of money, there were definitely interesting restaurants to patronize in Budapest--but I had neither the funds nor the wardrobe to be able to go to those places.

Given my budget at the time, the only authentic native fare that I was able to afford for lunch was bread slathered with goose fat and covered with raw onion slices. After a few days, that type of diet would likely lead to both malnutrition and blood lipid levels that are off the charts! Hence, the desire for a Veggie Burger.

Additionally, it was possible to walk for...maybe as much as a mile...without finding any restaurants in that gray/black run-down city, and when a Burger King appeared on the horizon, it was almost like an oasis--believe it or not.

I'm sure that Budapest is now a vibrant and colorful city, but when I visited it was a sad-looking, extremely run-down place with few amenities--especially in comparison to Prague, which was my next stop!

Prague was absolutely magical and inviting.
Budapest was...sad.

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I actually like Subway and eat my lunch there at least 2-3 times a week. I am watching my cholesterol and get the 6 inch turkey sub. Taste is different to different people, and I think the subs are good and a good value. For $6 I get a quick lunch that is lower in fat than any of the other fast food places in the area, like McD, or Burger King.

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: sumter
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A few of the Subways around here actually served breakfast at one point. I don't believe it was a success because I hardly see anybody there during breakfast hours. Maybe they no longer have the breakfast menu now, not sure. I believe you lose your way when you try to do too much.
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