A Subway Sandwiches Shift Manager Revealed Why You Should Never Order The Chicken And DULY NOTED

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There is no restaurant chain I loathe more than Subway. I compare it to an STD clinic because every time I go there, I leave disappointed. And all the Subway-haters who hopped aboard the bandwagon only when they learned that their spokesperson whacked it to kiddie porn can sit on a footlong 11.23 inch sub. I’ve been behind the helm on the hate train since Subway handed  Jared millions to chop a few inches off his cone tits and masquerade as an example on how to be forgettable. Only in America can a skinny-fat talentless nerd burger make millions for just not being dangerously obese.

My hatred for Subway is multi-faceted, beginning with the truth that every sub tastes exactly the same to their salt and pepper being contained in the same shaker to their baffling choice of spokespeople: from RGIII to the dude who blew his hand off with fireworks to a dude whose been milking his skating gold medal for 20 years.



If Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy were around during Apolo Ohno’s time, he’d be working at Subway instead of repping it. P.S. Sick chin patch.

But don’t take it from me, I’m a bitter bastard. Take it from someone whose been in the Subway trenches.

A Subway shift manager recently did a Reddit AMA, stating the question:

I am a Shift Manager for a Subway Franchise in the UK. I know all the ins, outs and dirty little secrets. Ask away…


What is one thing in your shop that you wouldn’t eat, and why?

Chicken. It stinks when it comes out the bag.

Another redditor posed a variation of the same question: Which items would you recommend one avoid and which would you say are highest quality/safest/best prepared?

Avoid: Chipotle Chicken & Teriyaki Chicken (Why? Chicken is given a two day shelf life, once in the counter. However these two bypass this and get four days, and can get a little stinky)

I’d recommend anything else, subway (at least my subway) is very strict on quality control and dates. Steak is probably the freshest, and safest.

A Subway employee from the States chimed in and revealed that the situation in the U.S. is even more dicey.

I was a subway employee for around a year here in the states and Seeing that you guys have a 2 day shelf on Chicken teriyaki amazes me. Our CT had a 5 day shelf and we were told that once it reaches the 5th day, to just change the date. With all of the shift changes and varying factors, we never knew how long this chicken was out(between 5-9 days). I quit after I got reprimanded for throwing out CT on the 5 day.

Nice, just change the date. Bingo bango bongo! See you guys at Quiznos.

[h/t Reddit]

Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.

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