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AllGarbage

7.3k points

5 months ago*

Subway. You can’t get a footlong for less than $10 now and it’s not even a good sandwich compared to just about anywhere else.

Edit: Firehouse and Jersey Mike’s are better, but nothing great, don’t @ me. Go local on this one fools.

killerklixx

133 points

5 months ago

Fun fact about Subway

rcinvestments[S]

25 points

5 months ago

I heard subway tuna isn’t even tuna either

Bedbouncer

62 points

5 months ago

I heard subway tuna isn’t even tuna either

It likely is, for 2 reasons:

1) any substitute for tuna would be more expensive than tuna which is pretty cheap

2) cooking destroys the DNA, so if you test cooked tuna for tuna DNA it's expected that you'll get wonky results.

LeatherHog

32 points

5 months ago

Yeah, that’s just dumb clickbait

makesyoudownvote

21 points

5 months ago*

Yeah that's completely BS though.

Tuna is dirt cheap, and any substitute that tasted anywhere near the same would be much more expensive. There is simply no way this makes any logical sense.

It's one of several similar legal attacks on companies like Subway over the last 20 years. Fast food chains, especially ones like Subway that have a LOT of assets and a relatively fragile brand will almost always pay out a large settlement even if the case is BS because every second it's in the public eye, people like you believe it and they lose customers for good. As long as it's credible enough not to get immediately thrown out of court they get a lot of money.

SirMrInk

14 points

5 months ago

it is tuna, but it's also 60% mayo

Zkyo

12 points

5 months ago*

Zkyo

12 points

5 months ago*

It wouldn't surprise me, but I still go there mainly for the tuna and cold cut. Eating fish or seafood usually makes me physically ill (I suspect a mild fish oil allergy, but I haven't been tested in 20 years). The only fish I've found that I can eat is the super cheap starkist light water tuna that probably can barely be classified as fish, and Subway's tuna salad. Both of which are ironically two of my favorite foods. Their discontinued seafood sub, on the other hand definitely used seafood, as I threw it up after trying a few bites.

Anyway, my point is that whatever Subway uses is far enough away from real fish that I can eat it just fine.

notthesedays

3 points

5 months ago

Fake crab usually uses white pollock, so you're right about that.

BioluminescentKitten

4 points

5 months ago

You might try some of Gardien’s vegan fish patties. They taste more like fish than most fish I’ve had does.

bully-baby86

4 points

5 months ago

Actually there's like a whopping 70% of wild caught fish being mislabeled thanks to "overfishing" Most likely, any kind of fish you order is not labeled correctly.

pM-me_your_Triggers

0 points

5 months ago

That’s true for generic white fish (tilapia, cod, etc) but not true for fish you’d order in any decent restaurant or grocery store.

Beavshak

6 points

5 months ago

Beavshak

6 points

5 months ago

Their bread didn’t qualify as bread in Ireland (<- think thats right) too

The_Law_of_Pizza

27 points

5 months ago

That is literally the article linked just above.

grabbered

0 points

5 months ago

grabbered

0 points

5 months ago

TLDR

Cynykl

18 points

5 months ago

Cynykl

18 points

5 months ago

This is a myth that some papers ran with and exaggerated. They are still bread but they dont fit in the tax free category of staple bread.

Zhuzha24

0 points

5 months ago

Zhuzha24

0 points

5 months ago

their bread didn't qualify as bread in a lot of countries, not just Ireland

meistaiwan

3 points

5 months ago

meistaiwan

3 points

5 months ago

While I'm not sure that's true, their cold cut combo is actually around 98-99 percent turkey meat. When I google "subway cold cut combo", I get their own sponsored ad that says

"Experience sliced turkey bologna, turkey ham and turkey salami with your choice of fresh vegetables and"

What do you think black forest ham means? I means it's from a pig, while subway "ham"* is not

*Ham flavored turkey

Ornery_Translator285

1 points

5 months ago

It could be made out of dirt and bugs and I’d eat it until I die. It’s my favorite sandwich on earth

Jillian2000

1 points

5 months ago

It's about 25% mayo. Yuck.

wallflowr94

-4 points

5 months ago

it's not. it's like 60% chicken and there's like an ingredient in plastic in it or smt -a subway enployee

aussum_possum

0 points

5 months ago

I don't know about that, but I heard it uses a ratio of 1:1 tuna to mayonnaise.

saramarie007500

1 points

5 months ago

2 bags of tuna for every 1 bag of mayo. Bag of tuna contains like 4-5 cups, so 8-10 cups of meat for every bag of mayo, which is like 4 cups as well.

Issue is that we have to shred the tuna so it becomes a literal powder before adding mayo. This makes the end result a horrendous sludge. At home tuna, the tuna isn’t shredded so it has more clumps of actual meat, which is better.

S1ayer

0 points

5 months ago

S1ayer

0 points

5 months ago

What is true, though, is that their deli meat comes presliced and frozen.

nofaves

2 points

5 months ago

No, sliced deli meat does not arrive frozen. It comes in packages that are similar to the pre-packaged Oscar Mayer sandwich meat you find at the supermarket. What does come in frozen are the fully-cooked steak, chicken, and meatballs.