Don't you hate it when

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Don't you hate it when....

You eat a ft long chicken sub and then you're still hungry? Man i'm starving!
 

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fatty.



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Some days I can eat two foot longs no problem, other days I struggle finishing 6 inches.
 
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this is when you go to a buffet restaurant to remind you of how full you CAN be
 
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Is it from the same shop? Subway puts no meat on their subs. To make sure that you don't accidently get more than the hair's breadth of meat they allocate, all portions are pre-measured and wrapped. If you want a loaf of bread, Subway is for you.

There are some great local deli's that make awesome subs, unfortunately none of them are within 100 miles of me.

But I do like Jimmy John's, and it's just around the corner. Tonight I'm having the
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Real genoa salami, Italian capicola, smoked ham, and provolone cheese all topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and our homemade Italian vinaigrette. (You hav’ta order hot peppers, just ask!)
I add guacamole to it. This will last me and the Fruit Bat 2-3 days. <drool>
 
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You eat a ft long chicken sub and then you're still hungry? Man i'm starving!
I wonder if it has something with winter and hibernation.
 
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Is it from the same shop? Subway puts no meat on their subs. To make sure that you don't accidently get more than the hair's breadth of meat they allocate, all portions are pre-measured and wrapped. If you want a loaf of bread, Subway is for you.
How does Subway manage to bake fresh bread everyday, yet their bread is always a bit stale? Even if it's fresh from the oven, it doesn't taste fresh, to me.
 
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How does Subway manage to bake fresh bread everyday, yet their bread is always a bit stale? Even if it's fresh from the oven, it doesn't taste fresh, to me.
I have to be really desperate to eat at Subway.

Though, after Evo's post, I'm longing to be in NJ and craving a good sub again...that one would have been the #1 at the sub shop I used to go to where I grew up (oh, except for mayo...ick, that doesn't belong on a sub at all). Here, even the "decent" sub shop needs to have me tell them what to put on the sub. They have the good bread, but don't seem to understand that a sub should be topped with provolone cheese, SHREDDED lettuce, onions, tomato, salt, pepper, oregano and OIL and VINEGAR. Anything else is just a sandwich on big bread.
 
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Subway is really, really, low on the list of "food" vendors. You can read bible-print through their turkey breast , and their favorite ingredient is really cheap chopped iceberg lettuce to provide some loft and an appearance of bulk. When they moved into Maine, I tried them out, and quickly abandoned them. I thought Amato's was bad. Amato's is really good compared to Subway.

An old friend of mine bought a local sub shop that he had been managing since HS, and he quickly gained a reputation for having the tastiest subs and pizzas around. About 10 years ago (after ~30s of great success) he brought his sister into the business, and I had to take him aside and point out how badly the quality of the sandwiches slid when she was supervising the crew. She had the ladies cut the slicer-clearances to the point at which all the vegetables, meats, etc were paper-thin. He started checking his purchases and receipts and removed his sister from any hands-on participation. His plans for early retirement and year-round bass-fishing were spoiled, but his business popped right back, and the jobs of at least 20 employees were saved. These are part-time jobs, but he makes sure that they have affordable health insurance, and he pays for health-club memberships for any employee that wants one. Barry is a good guy. I've known him for over 40 years now, and after I alerted him to the decline of quality in his shop, I couldn't pay for sandwiches or pizza whenever he was at the register. He'd just hand over the subs, etc, and say "thank you".
 
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<buuuuurp> Yummy. Nice people too. When I asked them what their hot peppers were like, the guy said, I'll include an order for free so you can decide.
 
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Hmmm... Interesting. Is everyone above from the US? In Canada, at least Saskatchewan, I've noticed that people who don't like Subway are few and far between...
 
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Hmmm... Interesting. Is everyone above from the US? In Canada, at least Saskatchewan, I've noticed that people who don't like Subway are few and far between...
Are there actual sandwich shops in Canada? In the rural/suburban US there are tons of little sandwich shops and delis. One of my sisters-in-law runs a deli counter at a local market, and the Mexican laborers at a local dairy farm order their sandwiches when she is on-duty. She is the queen of the "garbage-can" sandwich (everything you can think of on a soft bulky roll) and she loads them with jalapenos for the Mexicans. They love it.
 
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Are there actual sandwich shops in Canada?

No.







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No.







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Didn't think so. The ones in the US south are pretty crappy, too. Maybe it has to do with the immigrant influence along the coasts, and major cities inland. I have had wonderful experiences in Boston, NYC, Philly, Chicago... The ultimate sandwich is the Dynamite. A spicy meatball sandwich served on a soft baguette or French/Italian bread. The elongated meatballs are spicy, and the traditional tomato-based sauces are either somewhat spicy or pretty spicy. This regional hot meatball sandwich was invented in the neighboring town, right next to a paper mill probably 100 years ago, and it spread all around.

Sandwich shops in the area kept refining the dynamite sandwich, to the point where people would travel 30-50 miles (Back 50 years ago when travel was not all that convenient) to sample what some called the "best" dynamites.
 
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BTW, the best dynamite-maker was our neighbor Alice. She was a French-Canadian immigrant from PQ who took the dynamite craze and brought it to new heights. The Canadian tourists who stopped at her hot-dog stand on their way to Old Orchard beach soon were weaned from the pommes frite with cider vinegar to the dynamites. The more time they spent at her stand, the more time they had to wander across the road and buy beer, Canadian-brand cigarettes, hot dogs, rolls, etc at the store that she ran with her husband, and of course, our little town was a handy mid-way fill-up for gas on that long trip.
 
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I have to be really desperate to eat at Subway.

Though, after Evo's post, I'm longing to be in NJ and craving a good sub again...that one would have been the #1 at the sub shop I used to go to where I grew up (oh, except for mayo...ick, that doesn't belong on a sub at all). Here, even the "decent" sub shop needs to have me tell them what to put on the sub. They have the good bread, but don't seem to understand that a sub should be topped with provolone cheese, SHREDDED lettuce, onions, tomato, salt, pepper, oregano and OIL and VINEGAR. Anything else is just a sandwich on big bread.
Yep, shredded lettuce and the vinaigrette is just salt, pepper, oregano and vinegar. Just the right touch, light and tangy.

Their website says
Established in Charleston, IL in 1983 to add to students GPA and general dating ability.
All I know is the guys around the corner are great, don't skimp, are very courteous. and get my sandwich here in under 15 minutes.
 
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Is it from the same shop? Subway puts no meat on their subs. To make sure that you don't accidently get more than the hair's breadth of meat they allocate, all portions are pre-measured and wrapped. If you want a loaf of bread, Subway is for you.

There are some great local deli's that make awesome subs, unfortunately none of them are within 100 miles of me.
#9 ITALIAN NIGHT CLUB®
Real genoa salami, Italian capicola, smoked ham, and provolone cheese all topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, and our homemade Italian vinaigrette. (You hav’ta order hot peppers, just ask!)

But I do like Jimmy John's, and it's just around the corner. Tonight I'm having the I add guacamole to it. This will last me and the Fruit Bat 2-3 days. <drool>
That was the same sandwich I had tonight but from a place called Milios.
It is even the same number. http://www.milios.com/menu/#Milios"

#9 ITALIAN CLUB Capicola ham, Genoa salami, Maple River smoked ham & Provolone cheese topped with thinly sliced onions, fresh lettuce, tomato, Hellmann’s mayo & Italian dressing.
 
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That was the same sandwich I had tonight but from a place called Milios.
It is even the same number. http://www.milios.com/menu/#Milios"

#9 ITALIAN CLUB Capicola ham, Genoa salami, Maple River smoked ham & Provolone cheese topped with thinly sliced onions, fresh lettuce, tomato, Hellmann’s mayo & Italian dressing.
OMG!!! It *IS* the same!!

High fives sas3 for having good taste.

Must be the same parent company.

http://www.jimmyjohns.com/menu/menu.aspx
 
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This is nice, now I don't need to decide what to eat, I will just check with Evo every night to see what she is going to have then order the same thing.

So Evo what are we going to have to eat tomorrow?
 
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Are there actual sandwich shops in Canada? In the rural/suburban US there are tons of little sandwich shops and delis.
I actually can't really think of any dedicated sandwich shops here; maybe that's because I'm new to the area though. Back where I lived before, I can think of one, privately run shop that was almost dedicated to sandwiches and the like. This place was very good, but did not serve the same amount as Subway does for the same price. I guess with that it would be a quantity-quality trade-off; but the change in quality from that place to Subway was very small in my opinion.
 
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You eat a ft long chicken sub and then you're still hungry? Man i'm starving!
I hate it when I am so absentminded that I order a 6-inch footlong.
 
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I actually can't really think of any dedicated sandwich shops here; maybe that's because I'm new to the area though.
Too bad you don't live where I do.

Local sandwich shop called Col Mustard's Canteen -- my favourite sandwiches

GRILLED VEGETABLE
(Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Zucchini, Sweet Potato, Artichokes, Basil, Asiago Cheese & Mayo on Toasted Loaf)

BOCCONCINI
(Bocconcini Cheese, Tomato, Fresh Basil & Olive Oil on French Loaf, Served Cold)

OVEN ROASTED TOMATO SANDWICH (Slow Roasted Tomatoes served cold with Asiago Cheese, Fresh Basil on French Loaf)

THE GREENWICH
(Cucumber, Avocado, Sprouts, Tomato, Lettuce, Basil & Mayo on Sourdough)


I'd be willing to arm wrestle someone for the Bocconcini. Beats Subway's behind all day long.
 
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Hmm Would there be a lot of difference in international subways? The first one I saw was on Ramstein Air Force Base some two decade's ago or so and compared to other fast food it was certainly not bad. Maybe a touch too much sauce in the tuna. But the dispensing of ingredient seems generous and the bread is not substandard, I think.

Well it's in The Netherlands too now. One could wonder, if they are so bad, why are the shops always crowded and how come that they still expand?
 
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THE GREENWICH
(Cucumber, Avocado, Sprouts, Tomato, Lettuce, Basil & Mayo on Sourdough)
Damn, that does sound good. Certainly a very different line-up than the regular 'Chicken Bacon Ranch.'
 
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I hate it when I am so absentminded that I order a 6-inch footlong.
that's just half absent minded
 

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