In this two-part blog series, I will be attacking two very controversial issues.
Subway is not fast food.
I am have had it with people telling me that my favorite restaurant is in the same category as ‘restaurants’ as measly as McDonalds and Burger King. While you may not consider it to be in a league of its own like I do, I at least want to convince you that Subway is better than fast food. Here are 5 reasons why Subway is most definitely not fast food:
*Disclaimer: For the purposes of this post, I will refer to the delicious creation handed to you by the lovely cashier as a ‘sandwich’ although those of us who are honest with ourselves know it is much, much more than that.
- It is not fast. As much as I love talking to my local sub makers sent from heaven, it definitely takes a decent amount of time to stand in line, order a sandwich, and pay. My advice is the take the time to get to know the person on the other side of the glass…because they may just give you free cookies from time to time. Remember that good things come to those who wait! 😀
- There is nothing fried. All places that fall in the fast food category offer a majority of fried items on their menu. Subway does not have a single fried option. Not even French fries or fried chicken.
- They readily offer their nutritional facts. I mean those things are EVERYWHERE! On your napkin, on your cup, on your sandwich wrapper, next to the items on the menu. If you want to know how to make your meal healthier, you do not need to do extra work. You have to poke and prod to get this information from a McDonalds or Burger King.
- It is made fresh in front of you. No reheated frozen burgers or sketchy kitchens that are out of sight. You get to see exactly what is going on your sandwich and you have endless ways to customize!
- There is no drive through. While sometimes I wish there was, I appreciate the human element to walking into a Subway. In many ways, the experience is similar to that of your favorite coffee shop or local diner. Fast food prides itself of being so fast you don’t even have to get out of your car, but Subway understands the quality of its product is worth the respect of exiting your vehicle.
I understand that not everyone who reads this will run out and order a party platter or 6-foot sub, I hope that you at least can admit that Subway is superior to fast food chains. Next time your stomach yearns for that green and yellow franchise; take the time to appreciate the quality of your ‘sandwich.’ And one day, if you listen to your heart and taste buds long enough, I hope that you too can come to appreciate the divine experience of a Subway creation.