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Man Eschews Comment Cards, Flushes Nails Down The Toilets At Subway & Starbucks

There’s leaving a comment card to express any dissatisfaction for a retail establishment, and then there’s flushing several pounds of nails down to the toilet to let a restaurant know you are ticked off. Let’s think about which one will get the police on your tail. [More]

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Subway: Watch It, Ladies, You Can’t Get Fat Before You Put On That Skimpy Halloween Costume

Looking at the array of costumes available to adult women these days, one might think that every profession requires a display of cleavage and enough visible skin to make one fervently hope for a 75-degree night in October in places where it is not 75 degrees in October. The funny thing is, not every gal wants to dress up like a sexy/sassy/foxy mechanic/dentist/ornithologist. Some of us just want to be ornithologists, okay? Seems someone forgot to tell Subway that before it made its new boneheaded Halloween ad. [More]

Bedbugs Continue To Infiltrate New York Subway System In Search Of Fresh Blood To Suck

Bedbugs Continue To Infiltrate New York Subway System In Search Of Fresh Blood To Suck

Remember earlier this month when we told you that bedbugs were spotted on at least three New York Subway trains? Things apparently aren’t bug-free yet. In fact, the bugs seem to be staging some kind of coup – biting conductors and all. [More]

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NYC Officials Take Three Trains Out Of Service After Subway Riders Spot Bedbugs

The mere mention of the “B” word and any New Yorker will visibly flinch at the thought of those voracious, teeny tiny minions from hell itself and the havoc they can wreak on a person’s life, damaging property and disturbing one’s social status. So it’s safe to say no one’s excited to hear that bedbugs (ugh) have been riding alongside commuters and tourists alike on one of New York City’s subway lines. [More]

Subway Worker Claims She Was Forced To Make Sandwiches While Throwing Up

Subway Worker Claims She Was Forced To Make Sandwiches While Throwing Up

While people, especially those who get paid by the hour, might be tempted to play down an illness in order to make it through a shift, anyone in food service who is throwing up because of a stomach virus should be kept far away from the kitchen. But one former Subway worker in Texas claims her boss forced her to work through her illness. [More]

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Of All The Things To Steal From Subway Restaurant, Customer Walks Off With Toilet

Your local Subway sandwich shop has all sorts of things one could (but shouldn’t) steal — like cash registers, food items, and kitchen supplies. But one Seattle-area man overlooked all of those common-sense possibilities and decided he’d be different; he’d steal the toilet. [More]

Is There Room For Another 8,000 Subway Locations? Subway Thinks So

Today I learned there are 10 Subways within walking distance of the Consumerist Bat Cave (Philadelphia Branch).

The way things stand right now, there are around 26,000 Subway restaurants in the U.S., nearly twice the total number of McDonald’s in the country. In fact, Subway is larger than the number of eateries operated by 30 of the nation’s top 50 food chains — combined. And yet, claims the company’s top exec, there is still room to grow. [More]

Report: Subway Has Had The Most Wage Violations Of All Fast Food Companies

Report: Subway Has Had The Most Wage Violations Of All Fast Food Companies

While McDonald’s has been the name on many people’s lips when it comes to wage disputes and underpaid workers, a new report places Subway at the top of the pile of wage violation offenders. Though it’s worth nothing that with 26,000 U.S. locations, Subway has the most stores of all the companies, as well. [More]

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McDonald’s CEO Not Worried About Breakfast Competition From “Sandwich” Or “Taco Shops”

You know what they say about if the breakfast kitchen is too hot you should get out, something like that? Well, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson sounds like he’s not even breaking a sweat when it comes to any competition from Taco Bell or Subway breakfast offerings. [More]

Woman Suing Subway Because It’s Rude To Write “Big Mama” On Her Flatizza Box

Woman Suing Subway Because It’s Rude To Write “Big Mama” On Her Flatizza Box

A woman in California says she’s planning legal action against the Subway chain of sandwich shops because a Subway worker wrote the words “Big Mama” on her order and because was less-than-thrilled by the company’s response. [More]

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Subway: No More “Yoga Mat” Chemicals In Our Bread By Next Week

Back in February, Subway pledged to stop using Azodicarbonamide, a controversial chemical that it uses to improve elasticity in its bread but that also shows up in things like yoga mats. You won’t be doing any downward dogging (that’s how yoga people talk, right?) on Subway’s bread soon, as the company says it’s almost done phasing out the chemical. [More]

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UK Subway Sandwich Artist Decides Bread Ovens Work Just As Well At Drying Socks

We’re totally fans of subverting everyday objects to serve a need they might not have been designed for — does the name MacGyver ring a bell? — but when you’re employed in the food industry, snapping a pic of your wet socks toasting away in the bread ovens at Subway will not get you any kudos for creativity. [More]

Subway Says It’s Removing A Controversial Chemical From Its Bread

Subway Says It’s Removing A Controversial Chemical From Its Bread

These days it seems like if there’s an ingredient in food sold to the masses with even the slightest whiff of controversy around it, someone will root it out and start a campaign to get rid of it. Thus, Subway now says it will remove a chemical from its bread — one that’s banned in Europe but legal in the U.S. — after a food blogger started a petition against it. [More]

A Guide To Subway’s Delicious Regional Topping Variations

Want carrots on your Subway sandwich? How about parmesan oregano bread, sliced avocados, or blue cheese sauce? Not all Subway topping offerings are mandatory, and some offerings vary by region or even from franchisee to franchisee. Over at Brand Eating, here’s a guide to breads and toppings that you just might find at your local Subway. Or might not. [Brand Eating]

At Subway, You Can Have Any Soup As Long As It’s Broccoli Cheddar

At Subway, You Can Have Any Soup As Long As It’s Broccoli Cheddar

“Still waiting for the third version to complete this fuel pump trifecta,” writes Taylor. Actually, my question was this: if there were a third broccoli cheddar soup sign, would that one have 190 per calories per serving? The calorie count is increasing from left to right, so it would make sense. [More]

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Study: Low-Paid Fast-Food Employees Cost Taxpayers $3.8 Billion A Year

As McDonald’s own suggested employee budgets indicate, it’s not easy to support yourself or a family on just a job behind the counter of a fast-food restaurant. And a new study claims that the 52% of non-management fast-food workers who take home some sort of federal subsidy are costing taxpayers around $4 billion a year. [More]

Subway Falafel Sandwich Points Toward Future Of Dry Vegetarian Food On Every Corner

Subway Falafel Sandwich Points Toward Future Of Dry Vegetarian Food On Every Corner

In the fast food universe, a “vegetarian” entrée is often just one of the chain’s regular entrées without meat in it. Well, no more: maybe chains are finally getting the message that tasty meatless meals can be more than just regular meals with the meat taken out. [More]

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Garlic Bread Is Coming, And Every Subway Will Smell Like Olive Garden

In a move that at least one commentator has compared to the novelty factor of Doritos Locos tacos, next week Subway will introduce a special limited-time bread offering: garlic bread. Depending on your opinion of the smell of garlic, this will make future visits to Subway either amazing or unbearable. [More]