Newest Review: ... is an extra 90p. There is a selection of drinks, cookies and crisps all priced on the board. Overall Subway is great for those who l... more
a sub YOUR WAY!
Member Name: sarahj19861
Advantages: a sub your way
Disadvantages: some special offer subs are Expensive.
Subway was started by Fred DeLuca in 1965 in Connecticut America. It was a small venture to begin with but soon grew and today now had close to 34,000 outlets worldwide, more than any other fast food outlet. As of 2012 there were 1423 in the UK alone. Its main business is selling sub sandwiches but they also do wraps, salads, cookies and drinks.
The products available for sale will alter per country however there are certain subs sold word wide, these are -
Steak and Cheese
I've been into several branches and see all of these as well as the healthy low fat subs -
They also occasionally have special promotional fillings but these are not always available in every store which I find frustrating especially as these new filling are often well publicised, an example of this is the tandoori chicken flat bread they did, my local store did not do the tandoori chicken but sound still offer the flat bread with chicken tikka so I had that.
They do a range of different subs to add the fillings to, these include honey oat, wheat, Italian herbs and cheese, Italian and hearty Italian. You can also get wraps and recently the started doing flat breads but this might be a limited thing.
As well as the "main" fillings you can also load it up with salad. Salad includes lettuce, onions, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickles, olives and dressings such as Mayo, sweet onion, ranch, honey mustard sauce, BBQ among others. You can also have cheese in your sub and have it toasted/warmed up if you wish.
As well as subs/wraps/salads you can buy cookies, donuts, muffins, drinks. The cookies are ok, Ive had some nice ones and other times they have tasted quite stale so I guess it depends on the shop. They also do hot and cold drinks, you can buy cold drinks from draught tap or in a bottle, usually meal deals are draught only but this may have changed. Other items that can be brought are toastie slices, nachos and small side salads priced between 89p-£1.30. My local subway also opens at 7am to do breakfast subs which will include all usual breakfast fillings in a sub, opening will vary on each outlet but a the usually do the breakfast subs from opening until 11am, check your local store for details.
Ordering from subway may get you in a pickle if ordering more than one sub, due to the nature of how the sub is created. At the counter you will need to say the bread you want, main filling and size so for example "six inch meatball marinara on Italian bread" and they begin the process for you. They might ask if you want it warm or to be toasted and if you want cheese, you can say yes or no, the meatballs are meant to be warm so I ask for mine warm and with extra cheese. Once heated/toasted it moves along to the salad where they ask your salad filling, I usually have lettuce, onions, peppers and pickles but this is down to personal taste. Finally the last bit is the sauce and if unsure there is a sign which shows all the sauces on offer. The sub is then wrapped up and you pay at the end. You can opt for a meal deal with a drink and crisps or on its own. Most subs are between £3-£4 but a sub of the day is £1.99 and the special promotional subs usually cost about £4.30 depending on what it is. If you meal deal it I think its an extra £1 and to upgrade to a foot long is an extra 90p. There is a selection of drinks, cookies and crisps all priced on the board.
Subway is great for those who like me are quite awkward with fillings. I don't like cucumber and tomatoes and I hate buying sandwiches/wraps etc filled with them. Subway allows you to make your sub, your way (as the advert says) and I've had many different variations of fillings and breads over the years. Price wise I think its ok for what you get and it is very filling!
worth giving a go
Summary: good overall eatery