The Subway Sandwich franchise could learn a lot from other sandwich chains like Jimmy John’s, Quiznos, Zero’s, Sub Station, practically everybody.
Subway sandwiches are a rip off. After eating one, I’m still hungry. And it’s not because I’m a pig, it’s because Subway skimps on everything they put on their sandwiches. I swear Subway trains their “sandwich artists” on exactly how many veggies to put on them. On an average foot-long sub, they put about 6 olive pieces, a few strands of lettuce, a couple of bits of onions, and a tomato here and there. Honestly, how much does lettuces cost? The employees count the pickles as if they are quarters and they are coming out of their paychecks. They put about 3 strings of green peppers on a large sub.
And the cheese….there is no other sandwich or fast food chain that puts less cheese on their foot long hoagies. Subway puts exactly 4 small 1/4 pieces of paper thin cheese on a foot-long sub. It’s not even equivalent to one piece of normal cheese when put side by side. How can a “veggies and cheese” foot-long have one piece of cheese on it?
The whole Subway marketing campaign, where Subway preaches about how you can lose weight by eating at Subway, is a farce. You’re not going to lose weight because Subway’s food is more nutritious- if it was more nutrition it would be LOADED with vegetables. No, you are going to lose weight because they have smaller subs than the other places. Jared, who probably made millions on those Subway commercials, lost weight because of Subway’s “portion control” (and the huge monetary incentive he had to do it). Subway has figured out that they can sell EVERYBODY (not just the people who want to lose weight) smaller subs than the competition and if they market it the right way people will associate their sandwiches as being healthier than the competition.
If you want to lose weight, try eating less food and exercising more, not by paying Subway more money to give you less food.