Just curious, was Subway ever good like in the 90s?

Just curious, was Subway ever good like in the 90s? It kinda sucks now I had a sub the other day not even factoring in the price.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It used to be not bad as fast food went when they baked their own bread and stuff never great, but better than McDonald's. Now it's about the same or worse though. And even then I knew a guy in the 90's who got a tuna sub that gave him such bad food poisoning it took over two years for him to finally feel all well again.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      they still bake their own bread. they never stopped.

      Also theres no such thing as 2 year food poisoning. your friend was a closeted alcoholic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I got a case of food poisoning that gave me a dose of reactive arthritis and I couldn’t walk properly for over a year. Two years of that shit isn’t unheard of

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Huh, I thought last time I went into a Subway they just had bread in shelves and no oven, but maybe it was in the back. That was a couple years back though and haven't been to one since.

        This guy

        I got a case of food poisoning that gave me a dose of reactive arthritis and I couldn’t walk properly for over a year. Two years of that shit isn’t unheard of

        is right, some food poisoning can have horrible long lasting effects and the guy I knew who had it, boss, not a friend was a super Christian tea tottler so I doubt it was from a secret drinking problem.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it started off good but eventually the company sold out to MBAs who focused on making money by squeezing franchisees who in turn cut corners everywhere they could while the company also cut corners on what they shipped to the stores. Basically everyone is fricking everyone like Jared fricked little kids.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it was better when they triangle cut their bread. that was probably early 00s.
    but your local sub shop (at least in the northeast) was always better.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was SO good. The meme about wendy's should be going to subway.

    Snickers also used to be amazing

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What was so good? Were the meats better? Did they have better sauces? Also how did indians start owning almost every franchise?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Subway was originally owned by a group called "Doctors Associates". The sandwiches, from bread to meats, were really fricking decent, in the '90s. I think they sold it around '06 and it almost immediately went to shit. The food you get there now, if you're starving enough to go to a pajeet-staffed food business, bears no resemblance to what it originally was.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          why are they all in Walmarts now and pajeet staffed?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >why are they all in Walmarts now
            mcdonalds used to be in most walmarts but they've been pulling out in the last decade because the majority of their customers are drive-thru rather than sit-down. subway has always been a dine-in chain so it makes logical sense.
            >and pajeet staffed?
            pajeets own almost all the subway franchises because they're cheap to operate. same reason why they run all the dunkin donuts locations.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              What makes both franchises such low investments? Dunkin’ is all over coffee in retail etc…

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They didn't microwave meats for one.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          They microwave the chicken and steak now?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It depended on the location and on what you got but I used to like it OK in the 90s-00s (especially if I was on the road and didn't know the good indie places in town) because the BMT is hard to frick up and I could get a ton of vegetables on it, I also liked the meatball marinara when it was fresh but sometimes the meatballs had been sitting around for too long.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    subway was by design a franchise broke people could own. for $40k you can open a subway. compared to $800k-1.2mil to open a maccas
    broke people typically don't care
    subway is a pure for profit institution that happens to sell food.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was the "healthy fast food choice" in the mid to late 90s and 00's

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was my favorite fast food place in the early 90's, but I was also a kid, so it's hard to judge (born in '85). It must have gotten a lot worse, because the few times I've tried it in the last ~20 years I couldn't recognize anything that I might have found good even as a child.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you search youtube for "subway franchise" almost every video is in Hindi, Urdu or Telugu. Which explains a lot. Subway doesn't sell sandwiches - Subway sells franchises.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Subway doesn't sell sandwiches - Subway sells franchises.
      This is true, but in a sense, all business cease to be a whatever store as soon as they accept outside investment. You're no longer in the business of selling widgets, you're in the business of pleasing your investors.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The franchise model is what is going to kill Subaway. There's literally no way to complain to corporate if you ahve a problem. They just send the complaint to the franchisee where it's ignored and nothing else happens. Literally had some franchise artist on crack explode at me for asking for too many vegetable choices on my sub and the fricks did nothing about it even after I went through the website to complain.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >franchise artist
        *sandwich artist

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think people are misremembering the quality because we have had better options for so long now. It's always been mid, it was only a good deal at $5 for a giant sub with shops conveniently all over the place, often within walking distance.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Back in my day you could get a whole steak dinner for a quarter and still have a nickel left over for the Nickelodeon.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I got hooked on Subway around 2006. It was so good to high school me, easily my favorite fast food. By the time I went to college I gave up fast food and other shit for many years. Only in the last few years did I get back into the slop.

    It's not comparable.
    >bread is skinny as frick, can only fit 1/3 of the toppings
    >"beef" is a brown slop smeared onto the sanwich
    >"chicken" is a tofu like substance
    >bread tastes like yeast someone shoved up their ass
    >costs literally 5x more
    Not gonna mention the status of the veggies as that could be a location thing. But it was so FRICKING bad. Usually when I feel regret over buying slop, there's at least some cope to be had, like "it tasted good", or "glad I tried it".
    This was the one time I had NOTHING I could say to myself, just wasted $30 on two 6 inches (you read this right) that tasted like the underside of a restaurant dishwater shit that I STILL ate in full. Still seething, coping, and dilating over this.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >durr hurr Subway bad
    You told them how to make the sandwich

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My sandwich was made perfect it just wasnt very good

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The bread was edible at one point, but everything else was the exact same.
    It was really only an option if you didn’t have a local sandwich spot.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Jared ruin the five dollar Foot-long

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it was always "meh" but used to do really well until a year ago when they finally got rid of $5 footlongs
    the reason they were still in business was because the little competition they had was charging twice the price for worse and smaller sandwiches.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Subway was never good. If you want subs you get them from a place like this

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I know where there's a Quiznos that's still open

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i remember in the early 00s they were a lot fresher and actually cooked the eggs in store as opposed to using the vile things they use now.

    plus it was actually somewhat affordable and you got a free sub every 10 (or was it 12)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >eggs
      What? Back in the 90’s I would usually get a meatball sub or the krab salad, but I don’t remember anything with eggs.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        breakfast subs. when i worked there in the 10s it was frozen egg rounds that came in a bag. tasted disgusting

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I didn’t even know that Subway had breakfast. When I was little and we’d go hiking, we’d often stop at Subway to pick up sandwiches to put in our packs for lunch, and that would have been at like 7am.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it used to be good

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Does this board usually just have the same 5 threads over and over, just slightly reworded, with the occasional McChicken pasta thrown in for good measure? Asking for a friend.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, just like every other board

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used to go to Subway 2-3 times a week back in high school after I was able to start driving myself.
    There was one on the way home and I'd get a prime rib sub every time.
    It was the only time a restaurant or anything knew me by name and knew my regular order.
    I stopped going after I started college.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, it was good in the 1990's

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >was Subway ever good like in the 90s?
    in the late 70's they were. when they were like any other sub shop.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's always been the McDonald's of sub sandwich places. It's "good" but you are aware it's goyslop.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm showing my age here but sometime around 9/11 or definitely before I could get my cold cut combo for less than five dollars after tax. Regular white bread (they didn't even call it Italian back then), pepperjack cheese, lettuce that was actually green, tomatoes that were red, onions that made your eyes water, green peppers, mayo, and hot pepper spread. It was perfect.

    I was on a train from Baltimore to New Haven that got delayed and the crew bought all the passengers subway turkey sandwiches since we were stuck for so fricking long and the cafe car was out of commission

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