May 17, 2010

For the sake of fairness, this is the obligatory Subway review. Because, let’s face it, we’ve all had our fair share of Subway sandwiches in our lives. I’ve been eating Subway for a very long time but that doesn’t mean I need to eat it ever again.

My personal poison is the footlong grilled chicken breast, but I fear that it is neither grilled nor chicken. It doesn’t taste like chicken, to me it seems flavorless, even with a healthy dose of mayo. The grill marks look exceptionally fake and, having never seen a grill at any Subway, I have to wonder where the grilling actually takes place. To be honest, I don’t know why I eat this sandwich. By the time you get to the butt of the sandwich, all of the meat is gone, and all you’re left with is bread, lettuce, and may.o Not a good note to end a sandwich ith.

To paraphrase Danny Vermin, aka Joe Piscopo from “Johnny Dangerously”: I had the tuna sandwich once and only once. This sandwich was absolutely horrible. It seemed to consist of 85% mayonnaise and 15% tuna. (I question even that percentage). That average makes for a bad sandwich. A good tuna sandwich should be a minimal amount of mayo to hold the sandwich together and some onions for flavor. That’s not what this sandwich is. This sandwich is much, much wore and I would never recommend it to anyone.  And I won’t go into detail on the intestinal disorder this sandwich gave me.

The service is what the service is. And that, essentially, entails the person behind the counter waiting either patiently or impatiently on you to tell them what toppings you want on your sandwich. And the majority of toppings are items that should be in a salad, not on a sandwich. I don’t want olives, green peppers, or pickles on a sandwich. I want lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo. End of story.

The sandwich seems well constructed until you actually start eating it. Everything falls out of the sandwich, and they your salad ingredients are on your plate, ready to eat as a salad. The outer portion of the bread remains extremely crispy/crunchy after toasting while the interior of the bread gets soggy.

Subway allows you to make whatever sandwich you want with the available ingredients all in the guide of making a healthier sandwich. But how can this be healthier when everything is made from a turkey base with heavy amounts of sodium added?

The long and short of it is, when you’re in a pinch, want a sandwich, are low on funds, and you just want to eat something, Subway will fill you up. But remember, you don’t have to like it. However, when it’s pay day and money is no object and you have time to have a proper sandwich made, avoid Subways. Because in a city such as Manhattan, there’s no need to walk into a Subway when there are so many better options out there.

Location(s): Scattered throughout this and every other city everywhere.


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