EAT THIS, NOT THAT! – After a tidal wave of drama and declining sales, Subway began to lose its foothold as the largest fast-food chain in 2013, and has seemingly struggled to reinvent itself for the last few years.
It’s still a behemoth, to be sure, but it no longer wears the crown as the chain with the most stores—though at one point it did, with even more locations than McDonald’s.
Calling it quits forever: “Nearly 5,000 Subway locations have permanently closed in the last five years.” – NewsBreak, March 2022
Now, it appears the sandwich giant is taking steps to try to regain its No. 1 status.
To that end, Subway announced this week that it’s completely overhauling its menu as part of its ongoing “Eat Fresh Refresh” campaign.
“The Subway Series is the most ambitious undertaking in company history, as we are changing the nearly 60-year-old blueprint.” – Subway president Trevor Haynes
Want it your way? Go to Burger King
Starting now, the chain is doing away with customization, and is selling 12 sandwiches designed to be ordered as-is.
Customers in the U.S. will now be greeted with an all-new menu board at all of Subway’s 21,000 restaurants.
The company has not yet announced whether the rollout will eventually extend to international stores.
A Subway customer posted their regret on iwaspoisoned.com:
The new “Subway Series” menu is organized into four categories: Cheesesteaks, Italianos, Chicken, and Clubs. Each category has three sandwiches that can be ordered by name or number … READ MORE.
“The Meatball Marinara sub will henceforth be known simply as “The Boss,” with melted mozzarella cheese.”
BEST ALTERNATIVES TO SUBWAY
HEADLINE HEALTH – You don’t have to give up subs if you want to avoid the kinds of experiences more than 200 Subway customers have reported on iwaspoisoned.com this year alone.
Try these alternatives:
- Deli counter at your favorite supermarket
- Mom-and-pop place probably located on Main Street or in a shopping district near you
- Jersey Mike’s, probably the best sandwich chain in America
- Not recommended: Jimmy John’s, which has a similar track record to Subway on iwaspoisoned.com
Looking for more options? Google this: yelp best subs near me. (If Subway comes up first on the list, screenshot it and send it to us.)
Better yet, build your own. Many supermarket delis sell ‘ends’ of their best meats and cheeses. Pair these with a fresh, crusty loaf, add your favorite condiments, and enjoy.