Subway sandwiches made to order, lots of specials
Written: Apr 14, 2012
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:convenient, fast friendly service, healthier than most fast food
Cons:the bread is empty calories
The Bottom Line: a great, fast alternative to fried food
In this small rural mountain town, we don't have a lot of choices for eating out on the cheap. We do have some nice restaurants, but they are too pricey for every day. Beyond that, we have a McDonald's and a pizza place that used to be Round Table but is now independent. Oh, and Dominoes will deliver. Most of us go to the A Burger, a small place that has been here as long as anybody can remember. Or for a low-end coffee shop, we have Billy Bear's, which is also a long-time establishment.
So when a Subway shop opened up, the whole face of fast food changed.
Specials and Coupons
On my first visit, I took in a coupon that came with my junk mail, so I got two 6-inch sub sandwiches for the price of one, but I had to buy a soda to get the deal. On my second visit, I noticed the big poster in the window that offered some of the foot-long sandwiches for only $5. so I got the chipotle chicken foot-long. It was yummy, hot and covered with melted cheese.
Every month, they have something on special. And I get one of those coupons in the mail every month, too.
Made to Order, hot or cold
You get to watch them make the sandwich at a deli-style counter, where you can see all the ingredients through the glass.
First you pick the bread, which is a variety of sandwich rolls made fresh on the premises. You can smell the bread baking. I used to prefer the honey oat, but now I get the Italian herbs and cheese. There are other choices, including whole wheat and flat bread. You can choose a six-inch or a foot-long.
Then you pick the meat. I usually get turkey, but they also have ham, chicken and roast beef. You can also get bacon. The chickien is strips like for fajitas.
You can also choose from a variety of veggie sandwiches.
Cheese is available in slices of swiss, provlone or cheddar, or you can get grated cheese that is a mixture of cheddar and jack.
Then you choose whether to have them grill your sandwich or leave it cold.
Next come the condiments and veggies. They have regular or honey mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and some special sauces like chipotle. The veggies include lettuce, tomatoes, olives, dill pickles, spinach, red onions, bell peppers and chili peppers. For an extra dollar, you can get avocado.
Cookies and more!
They have a variety of taasty cookies right by the cash register. And you can get a bottled juice, water or tea -- or you can order a soft drink that you get yourself from the soda fountain. They also have lots of chips in those small single-serving bags (For those of you across the pond, that's crisps.)
The ingredients are fresh, and not fried, and they don't even offer french fries. This makes the sandwiches healthier than most fast food. However, the bread is unquestionably full of empty calories. Still, it is better for you than most fast food. And the veggies are unquestionably healthful.
The service is amazingly fast, even at lunch time when the line gets long. And they are always very friendly and helpful.
I got to Subway at least once a week for lunch. It costs me under $10 for a lunch that fills me up, even if I don't buy any chips or cookies.
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