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  1. Beth Gallagher

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    I like Subway sandwiches. The hot roast beef with chipotle sauce is my favorite, but I also like the little "sliders". I just noticed that they have a new offering (at least to me), a BBQ rib sandwich.

    Since I am a McRib Groupie (being addicted to chopped and formed pork product dipped in sauce), I must possess the Subway version. Has anyone tried these??

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    No, but I like Subway too.
     
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    Funny, I've never liked Subway. I've always found it to be flavorless, except for the toppings I load on.
    I feel the same way about Jersey Mike's. I've eaten there once. It's very bland meat.

    And I've never had a McRib. The idea never really appealed to me. The factory-produced shape of it is kinda weird.
     
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    We have had a Subway place here in Millinocket for about six years but I have never been there, although I have been to other Subway restaurants before, and I don't think they are bad at all. I prefer Jersey Mikes or Firehouse Subs, though. My wife picked some stuff up at the Millinocket Subway once when she didn't feel like cooking but, for some reason, we don't think to go there. It began because we didn't like the guy who opened it, but he hasn't owned it for a few years now.
     
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    @John Brunner

    Subway has been cited numerous times regarding safe food handling. Their selections lie out in the open, maybe heated, some not, gathering crap floating in the air. Our new walmart has only one eatery: Subway. we tried a few sandwiches early on. The food tasted like cardboard. Real skimpy on the beef, too.

    And then there is (was) Jared Fogel.

    "The 41-year-old disgraced sandwich promoter is serving a 15-year sentence in Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Englewood, Colorado after pleading guilty to child pornography charges in 2015. Can't blame Subway? They failed (supposedly) to detect his vicarious and disgusting activities.....paid him handsomely; he is said to have accumulated $15 million during his escapades."
     
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  6. Beth Gallagher

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    They might have "cardboard" sandwiches (but not in my experience), but there is NO WAY Subway has any liability in Jared Fogel's child pornography charges. Good grief.
     
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    Right, @Beth Gallagher.

    Every Subway I've been to preparers wear gloves but I have been to some deli sections like Meijer or Walmart and seen a fly in the food case, even at Kroger. I do wonder how that is handled though. Do they throw everything away? I'll have to ask one of my sons. Two of them use to work in restaurants.
     
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    I used to go to Subway because my wife like their tuna sub. But a couple of weeks ago I went to Amatos and the tuna sub was so good looking that I got one this week. But I'll have to cut back to a small size for my wife. She couldn't finish the half sandwich in 2 days.
     
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    I LOVE Subway sandwiches !
    Many years ago (well, before I met Bobby), I worked at Subway in Idaho, and it was a good place to work. We were very careful about all of the food, it was kept in the refrigerator until we ran out up front, and I don’t remember ever seeing a fly or any kind of bug in the store at all, even in the summer. We always wore gloves and changed them often.
    I guess I like all of the different toppings that you can add, because I have tried several different kids of sub sandwiches, and once everything else is on there, it does not make a whole lot of difference what kind of meat I chose, except for the meatball one, of course.
    They have an online special of any foot long sub for $5, which is a pretty good deal, I think.
     
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    @Frank Sanoica It’s funny, the safest places to eat are the burger & fry joints. Food goes from the freezer to the griddle, or from the freezer to the fryer. And they [usually] get cleaned several times a day. The least safe eateries are most sit-down restaurants, where they prep both raw foods and fresh veggies in the same kitchen. Sub shops would fall somewhere in between, since the meats usually aren't cooked before they're served.

    @Beth Gallagher I agree, no employer is responsible for their employee’s off-work behavior, nor do we want to give them that power.

    @Al Amoling You made me remember that I used to love their tuna subs...it was what I would always get, loaded with onions and green pepper. I thought I was making a healthy choice. Then I read the nutrition data and quit eating them. As I recall, it’s got more fat that a large Big Mac meal, unless it's been changed. I don’t know why these places don’t use no-fat or low-fat mayo...it doesn't affect the flavor.

    @Von Jones Personally, I don’t care if someone uses their bare hands to make my food. To me, gloves are a visual placebo for the public. That glove could have touched something unsanitary just as easily as a bare hand could have since the last time it was washed. In fact, I would argue that with a bare hand, you’re more aware you’ve touched something dirty that you would be with a gloved hand. I can't tell you how many people this opinion has put me at odds with (pretty much everyone, actually.) But for most of us on this forum, the use of gloves in the food industry is relatively recent in our lives.
     
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  11. Al Amoling

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    @John Brunner I just looked at the nutrition values at Subway and Amatos. Amatos is a little more healthy. However we don't have subs more than once a week so we're ok with them. But the Amatos sub actually looks like what the Subway ads portray.
     
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    We don't have Amatos out my way...I've never heard of them before.

    According to what I just read, in descending order of fat content:
    >A Big Mac has 29 grams of fat, 10 of them Saturated.
    >A Subway Tuna sub has 25 grams of fat, 5 of them Saturated.
    >A Quarter Pounder (no cheese) has 19 grams of fat, 7 of them Saturated.

    That does not include chips or fries.

    Given a choice of the three, I'd still take the tuna sub, because I find it to be more refreshing, and generally the tuna's gonna be better for you. But it would be so easy for Subway to get those fat numbers down.
     
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    Subways also taste good at street level too!;)

    Harry
     
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    Amatos is a locally owned business that started in
     
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    Good point. It's just an observation. Another thought about this is they don't change gloves after making another customers sandwich. I remember my veggie sub had the taste of jalapeno pepper :eek: on it which I didn't order. I checked my sub to make sure it didn't.
     
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