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Tuscan Chicken Melt and Spicy Italian are Subway’s Featured Footlongs for October


Copywriters have got to be the smartest people in the world. Have I been to Tuscany? No. Do I even know if Tuscany has good food? No. Frankly, I probably couldn’t even find Tuscany on a map with the help of a cute Italian exchange student. However, am I still convinced Subway’s featured Tuscan Chicken Melt sandwich tastes like sunshine and vineyards and romance?



Previously available as a limited time offering late last year, the Tuscan Chicken Melt is now Subway’s $6 Footlong special for October. Also available as a salad, the TCM features herb-seasoned grilled chicken, topped with your choice of cheese and vinaigrette.


Following along Subway’s newfound Italy-boner is the Spicy Italian sandwich, October’s $5 Footlong, which is stuffed with Genoa salami and pepperoni and available on the chain’s not-contaminated new garlic bread.

Bonus points: at least we won’t have to worry about vampires this Halloween.

There’s also a featured Chicken Cordon Bleu Melt, but that one doesn’t have a pricing special and won’t ward off legions of the undead, sadly.

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Subway Offers ‘$5 Any Regular Footlong’ for September


WHO: Subway

WHAT: Swoop up any regular Footlong for $5, including Meatball Marinara, Italian B.M.T., Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki and the Veggie Delight.

WHERE: All participating locations nationwide

WHEN: For the entire month of September

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Subway to Roll Out Garlic Bread, Make All Locations Nationwide Smell Even Funkier


We have seen the future, and its name is Allium sativum – but you can just call it “garlic.”

Starting September 1, Subway will launch new Garlic Bread for a limited time at all Subway locations nationwide. Per usual, the GB will be baked fresh daily, fortified with Calcium and Vitamin D and probably skew the bread-to-meat ratio highly in bread’s favor, but hey, at least it’ll taste like Italy. Or, you know, at least like Olive Garden.

“We love to treat our customers to new versatile flavors that complement the submarine sandwiches on our menu, hot or cold,” Tricia Hetherington, Director of R&D for Subway, said in a press release. “The mouth-watering garlic flavor profile serves as the perfect pairing to any of our sandwiches, especially the hearty Spicy Italian, Meatball Marinara or Italian B.M.T. Footlong.”

We’ll be sure to test it out ourselves as soon as we can, but in the meantime, let’s just assume 1) it’ll probably taste better than any of the cardboard-y carbs they have available now and 2) you’ll soon be able to find the nearest Subway in your city just by following your nose. Because buddy if you didn’t think it smelled dank before, it’s about to smell DANK, even if you’re not into that.

Subway’s also bringing back its $5 any regular Footlongs (of which there’s 22, just FYI) throughout the month of September (“SUB-tember”). But yeah, the smell. Let’s all just brace ourselves for the smell, because whooo boy.

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Western Egg & Cheese is Subway’s $5 Footlong for July


For the past few months, Subway has had a serious poultry boner for its Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich, serious enough to feature it as its $3 Six-Inch Select Sub for three months in a row, and then again as its $5 Footlong the month after that. But it seems the ORC’s reign of terror is finally over, since the newest $5 Footlong for the month of July is none other than the chicken-free Western Egg & Cheese.

Toasted with Black Forest Ham, peppers, onions and melted cheese on flatbread, the Western Egg & Cheese looked promising enough for me to venture down the street to Subway to try it out myself. Luckily, unlike most of Subway’s breads, the flatbread can usually be toasted without drying out the entire sandwich. Unluckily, my sub “artist” also asked me to choose my meat instead of giving me the ham de facto, so I opted for the roast beef which ended up costing $10. Seriously Subway, you give people too many options. Who’s going to remember what meat is supposed end up where, especially when it’s not spelled out in the sub’s title? Can’t you just tell me what things taste good (and aren’t too expensive) together and stop asking me to think for myself? Kay, thanks.

H/T + PicThx Grub Grade


Subway Bringing Back $5 Footlongs for FebruANY


While February usually conjures up images of fluffy pink teddies hugging Pepto-Bismol-colored hearts, here at Foodbeast there are a few other things on our mind. . . like Subway’s $5 FebruANY promotion, for instance.

The deal goes from February 1 – 28,  starting at 7 am and valid throughout the entire day. Although, the $5 promotion doesn’t apply to just any footlong sandwich (it’s $6 for “specials”), so check the site to peep which ones you can get at a discount.

Of course, while we all love a good BLT, Meatball Marinara and some Roast Beef action on a budget, we don’t recommend making this your spot on the 14th. Just a heads up.


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Apparently, Subway Doesn’t Think Normal Rules of Measurement Should Apply to Them


By now you’ve probably heard that most Subway Footlongs (at least four out of seven purchased from New York test locations) are actually 11 – 11.5 inches long. If not, here’s the photo to prove it. But did you also know that Subway Australia doesn’t seem to think there’s anything wrong with their clear lack of measuring skills?

Here’s a statement recently released on the Subway Australia Facebook page:


Let’s read that again, shall we?

“With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, ‘SUBWAY FOOTLONG’ is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway® Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length.”

Oh Subway, you silly goose. I tried that argument with highway patrol last week. “But officer, I thought 60 mph was a suggestion, not a hard-pressed rule!”

Of course, with media backlash steadily growing, a quick search through SA’s page would reveal the statement has since been taken down, but you know what that Erica girl from The Social Network said about the internet. I for one would much prefer they stay mum. Shut up and give us back our money!

H/T + PicThx Buzzfeed

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Subway’s $5 Featured Footlong for May is a Pizza, in a Sandwich

Not necessarily reminiscent of an item that would have helped Subway spokesperson Jared lose 245 pounds, Subway’s ‘Pizza Sub‘ may not be a permanent menu fixture, but employees can still make it upon request.

For the month of May, the Italian-inspired sandwich will be the $5 featured footlong. For those unfamiliar, the “pizza sub” is a toasted sandwich complete with cheese, tomato sauce and pepperoni as the base, with whatever veggie options your heart cares to include.

Move over Bacon, Egg & Cheese sandwich, it’s time for the Pizza Sub to get a little shine.


Quick: XtraLong Burgers Eerily Similar to Carl’s Jr. Footlong Cheeseburger?

Looks like Quick, a Belgian and French chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, is jumping on the train of three-pattied-burgers, akin to the highly publicized Footlong Cheeseburger that went into testing at a few Carl’s Jr. locations a few months back. In this particular iteration, the chain’s line of XtraLong sandwiches come in two variations, the Beef Pepper and the Chicken Barbecue Bacon. The Beef Pepper comes complete with three burger patties, two slices of pepper cheese and a drizzle of pepper sauce. The Chicken Barbecue Bacon variation comes with three patties of fried chicken, two slices of cheese, two slices of crispy bacon and a hit of barbecue sauce!