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Subway toppings

UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Yeah ok this sounds stupid but whatever. I want to know which toppings I can get on a sub at Subway for free and which ones would cost extra. I'm under the impression that not all of the toppings I see are complimentary. Yes, I could just ask the workers there but I'd rather not have to run the risk of embarassment. Thank you.

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    AurinAurin Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I think the only thing they charge extra for is more meat. >.> I don't remember them charging extra for lettuce, for example.

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    SpeakeasySpeakeasy Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Extra meat/cheese, avocado and bacon are extra.

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    UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Aurin wrote: »
    I think the only thing they charge extra for is more meat. >.> I don't remember them charging extra for lettuce, for example.

    That's... not helpful. What I'm asking is which toppings can I get for free. I remember seeing a whole crapload of vegetables, cheeses and sauces and... well are all of them fair game? If I get a turkey sub and say "I'll have everything on it" will they actually proceed to put every available topping on or are only a select number of them complimentary for something as mundane as a turkey sub?

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    UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Speakeasy wrote: »
    Extra meat/cheese, avocado and bacon are extra.

    So... anything else I see is fair game?

    I'm super hungry right now. I also feel like a retard for asking this.

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    meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Underdog wrote: »
    Speakeasy wrote: »
    Extra meat/cheese, avocado and bacon are extra.

    So... anything else I see is fair game?

    I'm super hungry right now. I also feel like a retard for asking this.

    Yes. If you say you want everything on it they will not assume you mean the things they charge you for. I think they actually have this thing called "The Works" where you say that and they put on all the free vegetables. That is if you can say it without feeling like a retard. Just say "all the vegetables" and I think you'll be in the clear.

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    UnderdogUnderdog Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    meatflower wrote: »
    Underdog wrote: »
    Speakeasy wrote: »
    Extra meat/cheese, avocado and bacon are extra.

    So... anything else I see is fair game?

    I'm super hungry right now. I also feel like a retard for asking this.

    Yes. If you say you want everything on it they will not assume you mean the things they charge you for. I think they actually have this thing called "The Works" where you say that and they put on all the free vegetables. That is if you can say it without feeling like a retard. Just say "all the vegetables" and I think you'll be in the clear.

    No no, I meant I feel like a retard for asking about which toppings I can get at Subway. But yeah, thanks, I think I've got the jist of it now. I'm so fucking hungry right now, I wish it wasn't 2:30 am.

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    GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Yeah you can really get anything you want. That's the only reason to go to subway, I have them put on a dozen different toppings, spices and sauces. Go for a cheaper sandwich (cold cut combo) and load it with toppings for free. They make their money off of people who buy a steak sub, chips and a soda. Also buying two 6" subs of the day is a good way to save and still get a big meal.

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    ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Gafoto wrote: »
    Yeah you can really get anything you want. That's the only reason to go to subway, I have them put on a dozen different toppings, spices and sauces. Go for a cheaper sandwich (cold cut combo) and load it with toppings for free. They make their money off of people who buy a steak sub, chips and a soda. Also buying two 6" subs of the day is a good way to save and still get a big meal.

    Subway Club + provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, banana pepper, spicy mustard, oil, vinegar, S&P, and parm cheese. And a water because its free. Sometimes I get bacon. Also I know Subway is a franchise thing but all the Subways in my town offer a deal where you can get two footlongs after 4pm (or all day on Sunday!) for $9.

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    mooshoeporkmooshoepork Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    May not help you, but I just wanted to say, when I go to Subway, I ask for everything (excluding dressings). I don't think it's an assish thing to do, as some say it is. I paid like 9 bucks for a sandwich (aus), I want my damn money's worth! :P

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    Acolyte57Acolyte57 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Underdog wrote: »
    Yes, I could just ask the workers there but I'd rather not have to run the risk of embarassment.
    Just curious - what exactly is the embarassment factor involved? I mean, they are getting paid to help you. Doesn't really matter if it's in building your sandwich or telling you what stuff costs money.

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    OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited December 2007
    Acolyte57 wrote: »
    Underdog wrote: »
    Yes, I could just ask the workers there but I'd rather not have to run the risk of embarassment.
    Just curious - what exactly is the embarassment factor involved? I mean, they are getting paid to help you. Doesn't really matter if it's in building your sandwich or telling you what stuff costs money.

    Kind of o/t but I remember when I used to go shopping with my grandmom as a child. She was always incredibly cautious in everything she bought; she rounded cheap stuff up to the dollar and expensive stuff up to the five or ten dollar mark. She was extremely, extremely worried that one day she'd not have enough for her order and have to put something back.

    Anyway one day it happened and she was very embarrassed. I don't just mean blushing- she started crying and everything. It was really confusing (and sad) to me at the time.

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    tribenettribenet Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    In my town, they actually ask for the extras while preparing the bread, before getting to the "free" vegetables selection.

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    Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    As for the free toppings, don't be shy on asking for them to go heavy on a favorite, either. I love me some banana peppers, and always ask them to go as heavy as they are allowed by management. Once, a manager told me that when he was trained, when it came to free toppings, they were told to keep heaping toppings until the customer was happy. Obviously, this may be a YMMV deal, but it's nice to know that I can get the sub just the way I like it.

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    Dropping LoadsDropping Loads Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm pretty sure all the above advice only applies to single helpings. I frequently get double tomatoes at my local Subway and get charged 25 cents for it. I'm not sure if it's a franchise or not though.

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    LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm pretty sure all the above advice only applies to single helpings. I frequently get double tomatoes at my local Subway and get charged 25 cents for it. I'm not sure if it's a franchise or not though.

    That sucks :/ Perhaps if you let them put the tomatoes on, and then go "hey, can you put a little more on? I really like my tomatoes!" they'll do it free? I do that to the NZ subways with lettuce; they never put enough on.

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    GogoKodoGogoKodo Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm pretty sure all the above advice only applies to single helpings. I frequently get double tomatoes at my local Subway and get charged 25 cents for it. I'm not sure if it's a franchise or not though.

    I used to work at Subway (Sandwhich Artist...woo) like 5 years ago and at the time this was definately not a franchise thing. My boss was a cheapskate and added a "extra veggies" thing to the menu for 50 cents or a dollar, I don't remember the exact amount. He got in trouble from the franchise when they sent out their people to check on the store. Of course he just put it right back up afterwards since for the boss it did suck when someone got a metric fuckton of veggies for no extra charge.

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    useless4useless4 Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    For while every fast food was charging extra for tomatoes. had to do with the crop being lost.

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    JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I usually just order a footlong Club with lettuce, pickle, salt, pepper, oil, and vinegar. It may seem like a good idea to get everything you can on a sub, but remember that you're going to be eating this thing. I would rather get a sandwich with not a lot of stuff on it that I can actually eat than one where there's a lot of stuff that I end up picking off because it doesn't taste particularly well with everything else on the sandwich.

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I've never been charged for getting 'extra' toppings other than meat and/or bacon at Subway. I generally just get a Buffalo Chicken and get extra hot sauce and extra banana peppers because people here are pansies and the standard amount of spicy just doesn't cut it. :P

    I had a sub with extra meat a long time ago once. Spicy Italian. Double meat. Holy crap, that was a lot of meat. I haven't done it since. :P

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    wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I order a footlong Oven roasted chicken breast with cheese, then get lots of lettuce lettuce, a few tomatos, cucumbers, and a ton of bananna peppers. I get just a bit of BBQ sauce. I then have a meal that will last me most of the day with like 15g of fat.

    It is wonderful.

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I always get the seafood sensation when it's available, which is pretty much never in Ohio. There are like two stores in a 50 mile radius that have it.

    But it's so good.

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    brandotheninjamasterbrandotheninjamaster Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I just get the chicken breast on the italian herbs and cheese bread, then I put lettuce, onion, black olives, ranch dressing and a smidge of buffalo sauce. Sometimes I will sub the ranch and buffalo for southwest dressing. Thats good eatin' !

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    taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    You crazy fools, you can't have a chicken breast sub without jalapenos! although the southwest dressing and italian herbs and cheese bread is spot on

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    TrowizillaTrowizilla Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    If you don't want to be charged for extra things, just be really nice to the employees. When I worked in a grocery store deli, there was this one guy who always wanted tons of tomatos and extra extra pepper on his subs. Not just an extra shake of the pepper shaker, no; he wanted us to unscrew the cap and pour handfuls of pepper on. He was really nice, though, so we always fixed his sandwich the way he wanted. Meat was the only thing we absolutely had to charge extra for, because we had to account for that in inventory, but everything else was fair game for pleasant customers.

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    ShogunShogun Hair long; money long; me and broke wizards we don't get along Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Trowizilla wrote: »
    If you don't want to be charged for extra things, just be really nice to the employees. When I worked in a grocery store deli, there was this one guy who always wanted tons of tomatos and extra extra pepper on his subs. Not just an extra shake of the pepper shaker, no; he wanted us to unscrew the cap and pour handfuls of pepper on. He was really nice, though, so we always fixed his sandwich the way he wanted. Meat was the only thing we absolutely had to charge extra for, because we had to account for that in inventory, but everything else was fair game for pleasant customers.

    Subway's are usually nazi about their food costs though. The Subway closest to me switched their roast beef and the guy put too much on and his manager exploded on him in front of a shop full of customers. She didn't even take him into the back or anything she just went ballistic in front of everyone. She was going on about why food costs are so high and stuff it was crazy. I'm afraid to go back there now.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Something that may or may not help - I've noticed at the Subways in England that it depends on when you ask for the food.

    For instance, I'll ask for a 'ham and cheese', and it'll be a standard sandwich price. If, however, I ask for a ham, and then say 'yes' to cheese when they offer it, I'll get standard sandwich price + whatever extra cheese costs.

    There are set amounts of what they put on as default but if you ask for extra green peppers or whatever I can't see them charging you. My standard sub is ham+cheese+lettuce+green pepper+cucumber+mayo, and it's standard price - I've never been charged extra for saying 'can I have more peppers, please?'

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    PongePonge Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I think this will depend on which Subway you visit but I always get a BMT (Ham, Salami, and some other type of meat) and ask them to put on some Marinara sauce (the stuff the meatballs are cooked in) and no one has ever charged me more for that. Its gooood stuff.

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    [Tycho?][Tycho?] As elusive as doubt Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Pro-tip:

    They will sometimes have "hidden" condiments that they don't advertise. A place near me has parmesan cheese and oregano, but they have the shakers off to the side and unlabeled.

    I'm probably going to get a sub of the day within a few hours, and it will be sweet. I load mine up so much, I just wish they still had the salsa. Fuck that was amazing. I had people who work there commenting on how elaborate my subs got.

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    WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Think I might have you beat, there - whenever I get my ham and cheese, I specify that the ham has to be on the opposite side of the bread to the cheese, and the greens be laid over the cheese, as I demand that the mayo not touch the cheese.

    Cheese.

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