Why Is Subway Restaurant Expensive?
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Quiznos

United States

#24 Feb 18, 2012
cuz its health food
melissa

United States

#25 Apr 16, 2012
Subways is very expensive and the food is nothing to brag about, its just your standard sub sandwich.I had a gift card and I bought a sandwich that came to 7.50 after tax and I thought that was a rip off. Never in my life have I paid 7 dollars for a sandwich. I can go to a corner store and have a deli sandwich for much less. This is the reason I don't eat out alot, because most of these eateries are to expensive and the food is usually not even up to par. Not to mention the subway drinks and chips are also outrageously over priced.
Ian

Vienna, Austria

#26 Jul 18, 2012
melissa wrote:
Subways is very expensive and the food is nothing to brag about, its just your standard sub sandwich.I had a gift card and I bought a sandwich that came to 7.50 after tax and I thought that was a rip off. Never in my life have I paid 7 dollars for a sandwich. I can go to a corner store and have a deli sandwich for much less. This is the reason I don't eat out alot, because most of these eateries are to expensive and the food is usually not even up to par. Not to mention the subway drinks and chips are also outrageously over priced.
You have to remember, a 12" sandwich is 2 servings calorie-wise. When compared side by side with McDonald's, the subs are only slightly more expensive for the same amount of calories... A 12" steak sub at subway is 880 calories without sauce, so add about 75 if you want sauce for a total of 955. Add drinks and chips and youve got around 1200 calories for about $9. A big Mac is 550 cal, Medium fries are 320, and then a drink is about 150. That's 1020 calories, for maybe $7. Small fries are $1 and have 230 calories, which means its roughly $1 more for around the same number of calories, plus you aren't eating food that's shit for you. I think where subway got everyone was when they started the $5 footling campaign, which got everyone to start ordering foot longs even after it ended. Now, everybody assumes footings are a normal size for a sub when really a 6" with chips and drink is more than enough cals for a healthy meal.
Blake

Reno, NV

#27 Sep 10, 2012
Subway is too expensive? Are people really that broke they can't afford a $5 footlong? That should be two meals if you're not burning many calories during the day. I ate there today and got a footlong chips and drink for $7.50. I actually eat their 4 times a week and trust me I'm very healthy and active. Eating burgers won't get you there. Yes you can make your own sandwich at home, but I end up spending more money doing it myself. Heck I spend $4 on a gallon of gas so I really don't feel like I'm getting ripped off buying a $5 sandwich. Sandwich meat is also more expensive than filler burger patties so that would also be why it cost more for a sandwich vs. a burger. They also don't charge extra for adding veggies. They also bake there bread instead of having old shipped buns. I obviously like Subway and I will always eat there as it is the healthy less expensive choice vs. the grease factories you all seem to love so much. No wonder obesity has become an epidemic in America.
Fat kid

Toronto, Canada

#28 Nov 6, 2012
Mcdonalds-$6, burger, fries, drink (full belly)
Subway-$11.50 footlong, drink(hungry after an hour)
Andrew

Fenton, MI

#29 Jan 1, 2013
Seriously? You guys are hungry after eating subway? There is a problem there. They are way healthier then McDonald's, Wendy's, and Taco-bell. Everything there is fresh. You get a 2 servings for 2 dollars more then Mcdonalds and you do not eat all that unhealthy fillers, and additives. Most of you are addicted to Mcdonalds, and can fill your face full of manufactured grease balls. It always amazes me when people eat that stuff couple times a week and wonder why they feel like dirt, you are what you eat. Ask your doctor where to eat at, he will tell you subway out of all of them. You are spending the same if you go 6 inch, if you need heavy meals since your body is use to heavy meals ween your self off with foot-longs. Invest in your health best investment you can ever make. If not you;ll be to late and regret it.
Robin

Mentor, OH

#30 Jun 30, 2013
Frustrated Subway Employe wrote:
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Really?!!?!??!? You think we get paid more than minimum wage? You have to spend about 50 hrs. of personal time doing training online that only gets you 10 cents more per hour. Not to mention, they just took away our free six inch per shift, they keep increasing their prices, we no longer get reduced priced drinks, we now have to buy specific shoes, and they keep throwing more and more stuff at us that we have to do. Some stores have to weigh their chicken, everybody has to make parfaits, and now my franchiser decided to buy ice machines that we will have to manually load into the coke machine instead of the automatic unit, all to save about 20 bucks a year. This company values their employees about as much as the human race values rats.
...if they're going through the trouble of doing ALL of this cost-cutting, that can only mean they're in deep! subway can see the light at the end of the fast-food tunnel and probably won't be around for too much longer. i'll go to PANERA to get my overpriced sandwich, thank you very much.
Nat

Spring Lake, NC

#31 Aug 23, 2013
evil monkey wrote:
Not to mention they ticked my off last time I went in. I wanted the Sub club, lettuce, tomato, onion, bell pepper and black olives. They build the sandwich and put the black olive on last. Well, all but one or two black olives roll off the sandwhich back onto the counter. He's about to wrap it, I say, hey, put thos olives back on. He said that will be, I forget, 80 or 60 cents extra. I said what????? I don't want extra, I want the ones that rolled off, back on the sandwhich. At least a few of them. He insisted on charging me extra to put the black olives back on? What a crock, that ticked me off, I told him where to put his stupid over-priced sandwhich, I told him where he could put his "Extra" black olives too! F Subway!!!!
I work at a Subway and that should never have happened. That would be franchisee policy and Subway frowns on that. I am very sorry you dealt with that.
sfoxdale

Hickory, NC

#32 Oct 23, 2013
Frustrated Subway Employe wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?!!?!??!? You think we get paid more than minimum wage? You have to spend about 50 hrs. of personal time doing training online that only gets you 10 cents more per hour. Not to mention, they just took away our free six inch per shift, they keep increasing their prices, we no longer get reduced priced drinks, we now have to buy specific shoes, and they keep throwing more and more stuff at us that we have to do. Some stores have to weigh their chicken, everybody has to make parfaits, and now my franchiser decided to buy ice machines that we will have to manually load into the coke machine instead of the automatic unit, all to save about 20 bucks a year. This company values their employees about as much as the human race values rats.
What are you talking about? I work at a Subway in North Carolina and none of this is true. The online training took me all of like 5 or 6 hours cumulatively, and wasn't hard at all. And, I don't know what you're talking with the six inch sub thing because we still get our free six inch subs. All of my drinks are free, and I get a 20% discount on all the products at the store... so, I'm not really sure where you're coming up with this stuff. I don't have to wear special shoes. And, yeah, we have to weigh the chicken portions, but so what? It's a job, you have to do things you don't want to do sometimes... you get paid to do it. Whine much?
Dawood

Manchester, UK

#34 Nov 8, 2013
I went subway today and the guy charged me £5.20 for a sandwich that would've been £5 with a drink if i just got a different filling. The guy touched it horribly and my server kept on giving me evils. I didn't have the remaining 20p, and he just stared me down when a really kind lady lent it to me, and he stared at me horribly. I am never going to go subway ever again.
Ikadeo

Greensburg, PA

#35 Jun 29, 2014
DPHB wrote:
It comes down to the following: Subway pays their employees twice as much as the fast food joints !
I worked at a Subway where I was paid $7.50 an hour. Each owner/employer can pay whatever he/she likes (above minimum wage.) Each sandwich costs less than $1 (on average) to make. I calculated that one day. Sure, they have to add in overhead, but how much could that really cost? During our rush time, we served like a sandwich per minute. I simply can't justify those prices.
James harriosn

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

#36 Jul 2, 2014
lila wrote:
Cuz it's health food.
How do i do now
JDH

Mesa, AZ

#37 Nov 15, 2014
I won't be going back. I just left after they told me $26 for 3 sandwiches. I left, didn't even pay for them. I'm not poor, but I'm not a fool.
Fossilfarts

United States

#38 Nov 15, 2014
This why it's expensive

The Flatulence Battle: Kangaroos vs. Cattle and Sheep:

Sure, it may sound silly (some might even say crass), but what we're talking about here is a serious push to slash greenhouse gas emissions - by taking advantage of the potency of kangaroo farts. Unlike cattle and sheep, whose flatulence is known to produce large amounts of methane, kangaroos are equipped with specialized stomachs containing bacteria that negate the noxious gas...

As we've reported on before, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by cattle and sheep is no laughing matter: according to Athol Klieve, a scientist with Queensland's state government, they account for 14% of emissions from all Australian sources. It's even worse in New Zealand, whose economy depends much more on agriculture: estimates put the amount of emissions from cattle and sheep-derived methane at close to 50%.Transferring these bacteria into the stomachs of cattle and sheep won't be an easy process: Scientists estimate it will take at least 3 years until they are able to isolate them, after which they will first have to consider the transfer process. Other scientists have opted for an easier, albeit controversial, alternate solution: encourage Australians to eat more 'roos...
"It's low in fat, it's got high protein levels it's very clean in the sense that basically it's the ultimate free range animal," said Peter Ampt, a professor at the University of New South Wales (with a smile on his face and a thumbs-up sign, we imagine). The big question now of, course, is whether Australians will be able to bring themselves around to the idea of eating more of their national icon--

Scientists rush to save the climate with modified sheep farts:

In the rush to save the climate from impending global warming doom, US government-funded scientists are studying farts and burps of livestock. That's right -- tax money in America is being funneled into research on animal flatulence! The study, from the US Energy Department's Joint Genome Institute (JGI), was conducted to understand why some sheep produce more greenhouse gas than others. The goal of the study was to find the most efficient way to breed livestock so as to produce the least amount of methane gas as possible--

Specific bacterium linked to higher methane gases in sheep farts:

In the study, 22 different kinds of sheep were examined from a breeding program in New Zealand. Some sheep farted less and didn't produce as much methane gas. As the researchers investigated the sheep flatulence, they found out that sheep with low methane emissions had high levels of Methanosphaera, a methane-producing genus of bacteria. They also singled out another methanogenic bacterium, Methanobrevibacter gottschalkii, which was found in sheep with high methane emissions--

After finding the bacteria indicators, the researchers "then identified a methane-producing pathway and three variants of a gene encoding." The elevated methane yields were caused by an important methane-forming reaction...JGI Director Eddy Rubin said, "The study shows that it is purely the microbiota responsible for the difference""

Government is now officially taxing citizens for livestock farts:

The stomach of cows and sheep are specifically designed to ferment their foods before they are digested, so the nutrients can be delivered to their bodies. This is why these livestock are called "ruminants." The bacteria in the stomach "rumen" let off methane gas that is released when the animals fart or burp--

The EPA estimates that methane emissions from livestock make up one-fifth of total methane emissions, so why does the federal government even bother? Sheep and cows have farted for centuries. The earth's atmosphere is more than capable of regulating its own gases!!
jamie99

Gloucester, UK

#39 Jan 4, 2015
If you're not happy with the price, you can tell them via the feedback survey.. have a look http://guide4consumers.com/tellsubway-com-sub...
Farts

Richmond, TX

#40 Jan 12, 2015
Fossilfarts wrote:
This why it's expensive
The Flatulence Battle: Kangaroos vs. Cattle and Sheep:
Sure, it may sound silly (some might even say crass), but what we're talking about here is a serious push to slash greenhouse gas emissions - by taking advantage of the potency of kangaroo farts. Unlike cattle and sheep, whose flatulence is known to produce large amounts of methane, kangaroos are equipped with specialized stomachs containing bacteria that negate the noxious gas...
As we've reported on before, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by cattle and sheep is no laughing matter: according to Athol Klieve, a scientist with Queensland's state government, they account for 14% of emissions from all Australian sources. It's even worse in New Zealand, whose economy depends much more on agriculture: estimates put the amount of emissions from cattle and sheep-derived methane at close to 50%.Transferring these bacteria into the stomachs of cattle and sheep won't be an easy process: Scientists estimate it will take at least 3 years until they are able to isolate them, after which they will first have to consider the transfer process. Other scientists have opted for an easier, albeit controversial, alternate solution: encourage Australians to eat more 'roos...
"It's low in fat, it's got high protein levels it's very clean in the sense that basically it's the ultimate free range animal," said Peter Ampt, a professor at the University of New South Wales (with a smile on his face and a thumbs-up sign, we imagine). The big question now of, course, is whether Australians will be able to bring themselves around to the idea of eating more of their national icon--
Scientists rush to save the climate with modified sheep farts:
In the rush to save the climate from impending global warming doom, US government-funded scientists are studying farts and burps of livestock. That's right -- tax money in America is being funneled into research on animal flatulence! The study, from the US Energy Department's Joint Genome Institute (JGI), was conducted to understand why some sheep produce more greenhouse gas than others. The goal of the study was to find the most efficient way to breed livestock so as to produce the least amount of methane gas as possible--
Specific bacterium linked to higher methane gases in sheep farts:
In the study, 22 different kinds of sheep were examined from a breeding program in New Zealand. Some sheep farted less and didn't produce as much methane gas. As the researchers investigated the sheep flatulence, they found out that sheep with low methane emissions had high levels of Methanosphaera, a methane-producing genus of bacteria. They also singled out another methanogenic bacterium, Methanobrevibacter gottschalkii, which was found in sheep with high methane emissions--
After finding the bacteria indicators, the researchers "then identified a methane-producing pathway and three variants of a gene encoding." The elevated methane yields were caused by an important methane-forming reaction...JGI Director Eddy Rubin said, "The study shows that it is purely the microbiota responsible for the difference""
Government is now officially taxing citizens for livestock farts:
The stomach of cows and sheep are specifically designed to ferment their foods before they are digested, so the nutrients can be delivered to their bodies. This is why these livestock are called "ruminants." The bacteria in the stomach "rumen" let off methane gas that is released when the animals fart or burp--
The EPA estimates that methane emissions from livestock make up one-fifth of total methane emissions, so why does the federal government even bother? Sheep and cows have farted for centuries. The earth's atmosphere is more than capable of regulating its own gases!!
The price of farts is free

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