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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]

The alleged sock photo, now removed from Instagram.

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]

(Source: NELP)

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]


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]

It's going to be a several hour drive to "eat fresh."

Is This The Farthest Away You Can Get From A Subway In The Continental U.S.?

We’ve been writing for years about the McFarthest project, an effort to locate the spot in the contiguous 48 states that is the farthest away from a McDonald’s. Last week, in a story about how Subways outnumber McD’s by nearly 2-to-1, I challenged readers to try to figure out where one would need to go to be the farthest away from a Subway. One reader has stepped up to try. [More]

(Paxton Holley)

Subway Now Outnumbers 30 Of The 50 Largest Fast Food Chains… Combined

People joke about their being a Starbucks or McDonald’s on every corner in America — and in some parts of the country that seems true — but did you know there are more Subway restaurants in the U.S. than there are Starbucks and McDonald’s combined? [More]

Apparently this employee has two loaves of unbaked Subway bread sitting at his house waiting to be tapped with his penis?

Subway Employee Admits To Touching Bread With Penis, Says Photo Was Taken At Home

If the Taco Bell taco-licker wasn’t enough to put you off fast food for a while, now comes a photo posted by a Subway employee of a man touching a loaf of dough with his penis. But not to worry because the employee says this was done in the privacy of his own home. [More]

Crunchy Chicken Enchilada Melt Filled With Fritos Spotted At… Subway?

Crunchy Chicken Enchilada Melt Filled With Fritos Spotted At… Subway?

The way to innovate now in fast food? If you’ve run out of all other ideas, just combine something like say, a taco, with snack chips. Case in point: Subway — not Taco Bell — is jumping on the chip bandwagon with a new crunchy chicken enchilada melt sandwich topped with Fritos. [More]

(Michelle Rick)

Healthy Offerings Or No, Study Says Teens Will Pile On The Fast Food Calories Anyway

For all that Subway markets its lower-calorie, healthy options, it appears adolescents and teens are going to load up with enough food to rival the calorie counts at places like McDonald’s, according to a new study. Researchers studying teens in Los Angeles say it doesn’t matter what’s on the menu, kids are going to buy meals with a whole lot of calories. [More]

(Source: Placed Insights)

Study: Nearly Half Of U.S. Consumers Went To McDonald’s In March

A new study attempts to determine the businesses that American consumers visit most often. Not surprisingly, the list is dominated by places that sell food; and that McDonald’s was by far the most-visited business in the U.S. [More]

(Morton Fox)

Subway Crosses Its Heart, Swears To Die: From Now On, All Footlongs Will Indeed Be 12 Inches

Whether it’s because of the way bread rises and how it’s baked or there’s some nefarious conspiracy afoot, perhaps now everyone can simmer down about Subway’s Footlongs not always being in fact, a foot long. Subway is telling the world that honest, guys, we never meant to make a sandwich 11 or 11.5 inches, so please believe us and stop being so cranky. Not in so many words, but that’s the gist. [More]

(Morton Fox)

Ex-Subway Sandwich Artist On Short Footlongs: You Still Get The Same Amount Of Ingredients

Unless you’ve been hiding under a gluten-free rock, by now you’ve heard about Subway customers who are enraged, simply enraged, to the point of suing, that their so-called Footlong sandwiches are measuring only 11 or 11.5 inches. But while some might point to an evil corporate conspiracy at work, one ex-sandwich artist says we should probably relax, as the amount of ingredients in each sandwich should be the same. [More]

(Paxton Holley)

Survey: Top Brands For Buzz In 2012 Were Subway, Amazon And… Cheerios?

When you think about popular fast food chains, Subway is certainly among them. And Amazon.com is without a doubt the leader in online retail. But apparently the U.S. brand with the third-best “buzz” from consumers in 2012 was a cereal we’ve all been eating since the dawn of time. [More]

(Morton Fox)

Give’em An Inch Or They’ll Take A Mile: Two Customers Suing Subway Over 11-Inch Footlongs

Who knew that taking a ruler to a Subway Footlong sandwich would spiral into such a hullabaloo in less than a week? People are serious about their sandwiches, enough so that two New Jersey men are now suing Subway for advertising footlong food and handing out 11- or 11.5-inch sandwiches instead. [More]