I have been going to Subway since I was a teenager when they first came to California. I even remember my very first subway sandwich. It was a footlong cold cut combo on white (they only had wheat and white back then) without cheese and with lettuce, pickles, tomatoes and actually I don’t remember what else. I do remember it had oil and vinegar which I did not like and I haven’t gotten it that way since. As they added more breads, my order has slightly changed since then, but it has always been a cold cut combo. I think one time in the last 23 years I ordered the meatball sub, and I think one time I ordered the tuna, but those were the only two times I ever ordered something different.
Their slogan is “Eat Fresh” and they have always had a list of their sandwiches with calories, but you never really knew how many calories you were getting with all of the extras you add-on. I mean, who wants to get out their calculator to see how many calories they are eating? You just assume that whatever you are getting is low cal.
We went there tonight and I was looking at the receipt and noticed they had an app for ordering your sub with your smart phone. Naturally I had to download it. The Subway closest to us does not have the feature available where I can place my order from my phone, but I asked to be informed when they do. It would be cool if I could just place my order from my phone and then just go pick them up. In the meantime, I can see how many calories I am eating. This is tonight’s sub.
Tonight I got a 12” Honey Oat Cold Cut Combo with Provolone toasted with lettuce, light mayo, cucumbers and olives. That’s it. That sandwich is 1040 calories. Keep in mind we buy the footlong and only eat half of it for our meal and the other half for the next meal, so whatever calories it has, divide that by 2. So 520 calories isn’t that much right? Well, wrong actually. Check it out,
If I changed my order to a 12” Turkey Breast and Black Forest Ham on 9-grain Wheat, no cheese, no mayo, with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and olives, it goes down to 580 calories. Now, I can split this up into 2 meals like I typically do and my calories will be cut in half.
I have been eating the cold cut combo for 23 years. I think it’s time for a change, don’t you?