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Ireland Supreme Court Says Subway Bread Isn’t Bread

There’s something about Subway bread that’s always so addicting. I always chalked it up to extreme hunger every time I order from the fast-food sandwich chain. Turns out that there’s something in the bread. 

CBS News reports that a recent ruling by the Ireland Supreme Court deemed that Subway bread isn’t technically bread at all. 

A tax dispute from an Irish Subway franchisee, Bookfinders Ltd., brought forth this decision after they argued that items such as teas, coffees, and heated sandwiches should not be subjected to value-added tax. 

The appeal was rejected earlier this week by a panel of judges and ruled that the bread at Subway had way too much sugar to be considered a “staple food.” Staple foods are typically not taxed. 

To be considered “bread,” the sugar content in the flour cannot exceed 2%. Subway’s contained 10%.

Maybe that’s why I find their bread so delicious. 

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Fast Food

‘Subway Nachos’ Are The Hack That DESERVES To Be A Real Menu Item

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There’s a plethora of ways to customize sandwiches at Subway with the variety of ingredients available.

One Subway worker on TikTok, @miladfromsubway, has given the internet one to salivate over, and one we’re angry isn’t actually on the Subway menu: Subway “nachos.”

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One day @subway will sponsor me, and we will put Nachos on the menu 😤 Reply to @brianspilner98

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These are clearly something that others have created before, as Milad actually got the suggestion from one of his followers in the comments who claimed to be a former worker at the sandwich chain. Milad also gave it a pretty high rating, listing it as a 9.96/10 on his TikTok and telling Foodbeast that they were “delicious, tasted like a legit platter.”

To make the nachos, Milad started by dumping an entire bag of Doritos chips onto some of the chain’s paper. He added on steak, cheese, peppers, onions, jalapenos, and Subway’s Chipotle Southwest sauce. The entire creation then went into the toaster to melt the cheese and broil everything else to perfection.

Honestly, it looks really good, and something Subway needs to consider adding to their menu. It’s a simple enough upgrade – just swap the bread out for chips — all things already in the store — and customers would definitely go nuts for it, if that TikTok is any indication.

I know Subway tends to stay in the sandwich lane, but judging by how tasty these nachos look, plus the ability to customize them to however folks want, it gives them a unique edge that they absolutely should consider taking advantage of.

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Fast Food

To Survive, Some Subway Restaurants Are Selling Their Ingredients Like Groceries

With everyone confined to their homes during this pandemic, folks are trying to stock up on as much groceries as they can in order to avoid going outdoors while the threat of COVID-19 looms. Many restaurants have taken to transitioning into a corner store model, where they’re selling their excess inventory to members of the community in need of groceries.

Sandwich chain Subway is now offering a similar model in Orange County locations they’re calling Subway Grocery.

In an effort to help support Subway employees and give back to the local communities, Subway is tapping into their supplier connections and offering up a service where customers can directly order the meats, breads, cheeses, and produce used to craft sandwiches. The service also includes frozen soups, meat and cheese party platters, and cookies.

While originally a Subway in Long Beach, CA was one of the first to offer this service, many new locations throughout Orange County and Los Angeles have begun participating in Subway Grocery.

Yes, the question could be posed: Does anyone really want Subway produce? Just thinking of all those locations we’ve visited with oxidized avocados and slightly browned lettuce does make us hesitate for a hot second. However, with ingredients coming directly from a restaurant grade food supplier, the lackadaisical care from some locations is simply forgone. Should be a pretty safe bet if you want some fresh groceries without having to go to the supermarket chains.

Those looking to order from Subway’s Grocery service can place their order through the nearest participating location here. Pick up options include a contactless curbside pick up, restaurant pick up, or delivery to select areas.

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Subway Testing A Meatless Meatball Sub With Beyond Meat

Subway’s classic meatball sub is a go-to move when dining at the quick-service restaurant, and starting this September, there will be a meatless version on the test market.

Officially partnering with Beyond Meat, Subway will be putting together a plant-based version of the sandwich that will look, feel, and mostly taste the same as its meaty counterpart.

As Beyond fans know, the “meat” is typically packed with protein, and this sub is no different, carrying 24 grams of protein per six incher.

While the new meatless meatball sub won’t be available at all Subway shops just yet, it will be available at 685 participating restaurants in the US and Canada, but only for a limited time trial.

The sandwich chain is already pretty veggie-friendly, but adding Beyond meat gives them a protein alternative that wasn’t there before.

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Subway and Halo Top Announce Their New Collab Milkshake

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It appears to be the year of the healthy fast food brand, with restaurants from Burger King to Del Taco attempting to health-ify their food with options like plant based protein. The newest challenger to appear in the ring is Subway, who just announced their partnership with Halo Top and their plans to introduce a milkshake using Halo Top’s trademark low calorie, high protein ice cream.

Starting July 22nd, the milkshakes will be available in nearly 1,000 stores in six different test markets: Colorado Springs, Colorado; Hartford, Connecticut; Longview and Tyler, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Toledo, Ohio; and West Palm Beach, Florida.

There’s three flavor options: Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, and Strawberry.

Halo Top made a splash in the ice cream market a few years back by offering pints of ice cream that could be shamelessly killed in one sitting, as each pint ranges from 280-360 calories and carries 20g of protein. Finally, there was a way to kill a pint in bed after a bad day and not just feel worse afterwards. Finally.

The new milkshake hopes to offer the same highs of a sweet treat without the lows of that shameful, bloated walk to the trash can with an empty pint. Each one carries 350 calories or less, 20g of protein, and 30% of your daily calcium intake.

As a Halo Top fanatic, this is the first thing that gave me an impulse to step in a Subway in years. If you’re in the test markets, make sure to go try one out, guilt-free, since I can’t.

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Fast Food Hacks What's New

Subway Just Became The First Chain To Bake King’s Hawaiian Bread In Stores

In terms of fast food secret menus, none is more legendary than the Animal Style from In-N-Out. The option to add secret sauce, cheese, onions, and a plethora of other condiments to your burgers and fries has become the tried and true way to enjoy the burgers for tons of fans.

In-N-Out may have a new competitor in that space though, because Subway is beginning to test its own version of a secret sub construction method called Aloha Style. The secret ordering method features a first for the industry as well, as Subway is now the first ever chain to fresh bake their own King’s Hawaiian bread.

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“Aloha Style” arrives as Subway is testing a new 8-inch King’s Hawaiian sub roll in 300 restaurants in various parts of the country. That test involves two new sandwiches featuring the bread, a Turkey, Bacon & Provolone as well as a Ham & Swiss. However, folks in the test locations can also upgrade ANY sandwich on the menu to “Aloha Style.” What that means is that a typical 6-inch sub will be bumped up to the 8-inch King’s Hawaiian roll, and you’ll get an upgraded portion of meat and cheese to match. The increase amounts to 50% more meat and double the amount of cheese in a 6-inch sub.

Right now, Subway is testing the new bread in over 300 restaurants in the Champaign, Illinois, Reno, Nevada and Richmond, Virginia areas, so you’ll have to head there if you want your go-to sandwich made in this new secret style.

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Jimmy John’s Just Beat Subway At The $5 Footlong Game

Flash back to late 2018: Subway had just decided to ground nationwide efforts for its famous $5 footlong deal, leaving it up to franchisees to decide whether to keep it or not. This came amidst protests from franchisees who were against the deal returning in the first place and lagging sales. It seemed like the iconic bargain sandwich was finally dead in the water.

Fast forward to today, and a $5 (or less) footlong option is once again back on menus. Not at Subway, however, but at one of its rivals — Jimmy John’s.

Photo courtesy of Jimmy John’s

Their new Frenchie sandwich is everything the $5 Footlong wanted to be at Subway: Convenient, fast, and priced at a bargain. Each Frenchie sandwich is sold as a grab-and-go option, being pre-made with salted butter, capicola, salami, and provolone in a 13-inch French baguette. You can literally be in and out of a location with one of these in less than a minute.

What really makes these Frenchies a deal, though, is the price. Foodbeast independently confirmed with multiple restaurants nationwide that the new baguette is menu-priced at $5 or less everywhere. Prices range from as low as $3.99 (El Paso, Texas) to $5 (in Portland, Houston, and Phoenix).

Sure, they don’t have the customizability Subway’s version of the sandwich had. But if you’re looking for a quick sandwich option at a low price, Jimmy John’s deal stands out in a big way.

You can find the Frenchie at locations nationwide for a limited time.

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12 Global Subway Sandwiches That NEED To Come To The United States

Subway is one of the biggest restaurant chains out there, but it’s not too often we hear about the subs other parts of the world get to enjoy. These epic global Subway sandwiches, though, are proof that in the US, we’re seriously missing out on flavors.

Sure, we get the reuben back every now and then to entice us, and the new breakfast croissants are one of the best bread additions in years. But in a melting pot like the United States, we’re always craving international flavor. With all of these dope concepts from across the globe, why isn’t Subway giving us a taste of them?

Below are just a sampling of the global Subway sandwiches we’d love to see come to the US. Who knows? Adding such a diverse and eclectic lineup of sandwiches to the menu could be just the thing the sandwich giant needs to jumpstart a not-so-hot year.

Matambrito – Argentina

Matambrito refers to a pork flank steak, a popular cut of meat in Argentina. Subway’s tribute to the local favorite is a deep-fried pork patty with barbecue sauce. Given how much we love pork (especially deep-fried) here in the US, this would be a worthy addition to the menu that adds a bit of flair.

BBQ Rib – Mexico

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McRib, meet your twin. Subway’s answer to the popular BBQ pork sandwich can be found in Mexico and other countries, but for some reason, it’s not out here in the United States, where it really could be flourishing. A battle of the “McRibs” between the two fast food titans would be a sight to witness.

Greek Lamb with Tzatziki – Australia and New Zealand

Subway’s equivalent of a gyro, this sub comes loaded with plenty of tender lamb and tangy tzatziki to entice the palate. This one should be a shoe-in for Subway USA, considering that Arby’s just merited their own gyro worthy enough to stay on the menu full-time.

Teriyaki Chicken – Japan

I love the USA’s Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki as much as the next guy, but a chance to get the real Japanese version would be clutch. Having that authentic taste would also stamp Subway’s credibility on global flavor.

Sub Raclette Cheese – France

Subway’s probably not gonna have the big flaming wheel to scrape raclette cheese out of, but you’ll get the same gooeyness and flavor from a toasted raclette sub. You can get this with ham, turkey, or pepperoni, although I’d personally just get them all in one.

Chicken Tandoori – India

The roasted, aromatic notes of Tandoori chicken mesh perfectly with fresh, crunchy veggies, making putting the two together a perfect match. You probably wouldn’t use bread as a traditional vessel for the two, but for Subway, and in the US, it could definitely work.

Shrimp Avocado – Japan

Japan is big on seafood and freshness, which is why they get this scrumptious sandwich. But hey, the USA has a strong fondness for shrimp and avocado as well, making this an ideal sub to bring stateside.

Chicken Parmesan – Mexico

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Hold up a sec. You’re telling me that one of America’s most venerated Italian dishes has a home in Mexico, but not in the US, where Italian sandwiches and hoagies are a big deal?! The meatball sub is already here, Subway, so why not pile on the Chicken Parm?

Skagenröra – Sweden

Skagenröra refers to a creamy salad made using anything that can be considered as a “red shellfish.” In this case, Subway utilizes shrimp and crab tossed together with mayo, lemon, herbs, and spices. Swedish food isn’t super popular in the US outside of IKEA, but seafood salad is always a plus.

Mexican Chicken Sub – Germany

This sandwich could be a great way to up the fuego in Subway’s arsenal. Adding fresh jalapenos and spicy chicken to the mix gives customers a chance to satisfy the spicy desires that more and more of them are craving.

Chicken Tikka – UK

The UK’s favorite Indian dish is also wildly popular here in the United States, as you can find Tikka Masala on just about every Indian restaurant’s menu. The creamy, fragrant curry may sound strange to pile into a sandwich, and it would be sure to cause a mess, but that mess would be one of pure deliciousness.

Peri Peri Chicken – United Arab Emirates

Peri Peri, aka the African bird’s eye chili, is the key ingredient behind Nando’s famous chicken. It’s gained a cult following in Europe and the Middle East, but Nando’s hasn’t quite made it big in the USA yet. Maybe a Subway variation on the spicy poultry could be what it takes to make the flavor take off?

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