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(The Consumerist)   In the worst tragedy on American soil since 9/11, vegetarian's life completely ruined because some stoned teenage windowlicker wouldn't make her a veggie sub. 10 years from now, we'll all remember where we were when we read this   (consumerist.com ) divider line
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2011-12-23 10:44:43 AM  
That's a real tear-jerker. I hope she received therapy for the trauma.
 
2011-12-23 10:54:40 AM  
I had a view of a Subway restaurant outside my office window the day this happened at Quiznos, so as you can imagine this tragedy carries with it a special significance for me.
 
2011-12-23 11:00:51 AM  
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2011-12-23 11:00:54 AM  
Why won't restaurants uniformly comply with our stupid diet choices? Yesterday a burger king REFUSED, R-E-F-U-S-E-D, to make me a Double Whopper with the buns on the inside. Just flat-out refused. It's not ANY EXTRA FOOD. It takes THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO MAKE. But they wouldn't do it, just because I was challenging their idea of hamburgers, and they couldn't deal with it.
 
2011-12-23 11:13:45 AM  
Dupea: Wait a minute. I have made up my mind. I'd like a plain omelette, no potatoes on the plate, a cup of coffee, and a side order of wheat toast.
Waitress: I'm sorry, we don't have any side orders of toast...an English muffin or a coffee roll.
Dupea: What do you mean you don't make side orders of toast? You make sandwiches, don't you?
Waitress: Would you like to talk to the manager?
Dupea: ...You've got bread and a toaster of some kind?
Waitress: I don't make the rules.
Dupea: OK, I'll make it as easy for you as I can. I'd like an omelette, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.
Waitress: A number two, chicken sal san, hold the butter, the lettuce and the mayonnaise. And a cup of coffee. Anything else?
Dupea: Yeah. Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Waitress (spitefully): You want me to hold the chicken, huh?
Dupea: I want you to hold it between your knees.
 
2011-12-23 11:24:47 AM  
Well, that's just bizarre.
 
2011-12-23 11:25:27 AM  
So quitcher biatching, order the cheapest sub that has the veggies that you want, then pull the meat off. BFD. And don't biatch about "meat juice" on the bun--if it is that big of a deal for you, get the ham or turkey and ask them to not toast the sandwich--shiat is usually dry as a bone anyway.
 
2011-12-23 11:35:02 AM  
They refused, veg went elsewhere.
Win - win.
The world doesn't always kiss your ass. Reality.
 
2011-12-23 11:37:13 AM  
Quizno's Veggie Sub (new window)

It's one of their classic goddamn subs. (And looks pretty tasty too). So she wanted a "veggie torpedo". Just get two veggie subs intead of a veggie on long bread.
 
2011-12-23 11:44:30 AM  

PainInTheASP: Quizno's Veggie Sub (new window)

It's one of their classic goddamn subs. (And looks pretty tasty too). So she wanted a "veggie torpedo". Just get two veggie subs intead of a veggie on long bread.


Longbread sounds like a good band name
 
2011-12-23 12:31:28 PM  

Teambaylagoon: PainInTheASP: Quizno's Veggie Sub (new window)

It's one of their classic goddamn subs. (And looks pretty tasty too). So she wanted a "veggie torpedo". Just get two veggie subs intead of a veggie on long bread.

Longbread sounds like a good band name


If it were a death metal band it could be "Long Pig on Longbread"

/Hold the mayo.
 
2011-12-23 12:40:49 PM  
Greenlit?

Not that this will reduce the coming onslaught of anti-vegetarian hate, but the headline bears no relationship to the article.

Person asked for a veggie sub, was told "no". Person said, oh okay well I'll buy a turkey sub but just leave the turkey off. Bizarrely, person was told "no". Person left and got their lunch elsewhere.

The headline makes it sound like cops had to drag her out of there or she's suing for a million dollars or something.
 
2011-12-23 12:41:13 PM  
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She should've ordered the Spam, Egg, Sausage and Spam...it's not got much Spam in it!
 
2011-12-23 12:50:23 PM  

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2011-12-23 12:52:48 PM  

hitchking: Person asked for a veggie sub, was told "no". Person said, oh okay well I'll buy a turkey sub but just leave the turkey off. Bizarrely, person was told "no". Person left and got their lunch elsewhere.


By both the manager and the employee. Ususally once the manager gets involved, you are pretty much guaranteed to get what you want because, hey--it's just a fast food place and they don't pay anyone enough to really give a shiat. I bet there was also something she left out of her story, like wanting a discounted price because there would not be meat on the sub, or getting it for the same price as a regular veggie sub, because that's what she wanted, dammit (that last part is mine).

Whatever the reason, we aren't being told the whole story. And because it's the coontsumerist, I'd believe that it was the customer that was in the wrong.
 
2011-12-23 12:58:43 PM  
Quizno's sounds good right now.
 
2011-12-23 12:59:52 PM  
You will eat our meat.
 
2011-12-23 01:01:17 PM  
I guess she now knows to go to Subway.
 
2011-12-23 01:30:25 PM  

hitchking: Greenlit?

Not that this will reduce the coming onslaught of anti-vegetarian hate, but the headline bears no relationship to the article.

Person asked for a veggie sub, was told "no". Person said, oh okay well I'll buy a turkey sub but just leave the turkey off. Bizarrely, person was told "no". Person left and got their lunch elsewhere.


Uh, not really. According to Quizno's web site, they don't make veggie torpedoes, which is what this lady ordered.

"No substitutions" is actually a fairly standard thing at a lot of restaurants. This really isn't that crazy.

My guess is that this woman knew full well that they didn't make their regular veggie sub in torpedo size or on torpedo bread, she was told as much, and decided to be outraged about it instead of ordering a regular veggie sub because, hey, that's what people who read and submit stories to The Consumerist do.
 
2011-12-23 01:37:44 PM  
Regardless of what actually happened, this is another in a long line of recent examples of people expecting paint-huffing illiterate teenage mouthbreathers to do something more complicated than pushing a button for their food pellet.

You will not get anything above the minimum service, and quite likely less, in fast food restaurants. If you accept that fact going in, you're never going to be disappointed. It will always be this way, and no amount of outraged e-mails to The Consumerist is going to change that.
 
2011-12-23 01:38:38 PM  
I just want to point out how dangerous it is to eat anything where "meat" is in quotes.
 
2011-12-23 01:41:58 PM  
THIS JUST IN: A SECOND VEGGIE TORPEDO HAS HIT THE SOUTH TOWER
 
2011-12-23 01:52:49 PM  

GAT_00: You've evolved into having canines for a reason. Use them.


Agreed. That's why I encourage my girlfriend to go cheat on me. "Baby, the bulbous shape of the head of my penis evolved to scrape the semen of my competitors out of your vagina, so who am I to quibble with god's plan!?"
 
2011-12-23 01:53:17 PM  
Articles like this don't make me want to treat vegetarians any better.
 
2011-12-23 01:53:57 PM  

PainInTheASP: I bet there was also something she left out of her story


Its The Consumerist. That's practically a guarantee.
 
2011-12-23 01:57:01 PM  

sigdiamond2000: No substitutions" is actually a fairly standard thing at a lot of restaurants. This really isn't that crazy.


To be fair, while I promise there's more to the story she's leaving out... most restaurants will *remove* items from your order if you wish. Especially a place that makes the sandwhich from scratch.
 
2011-12-23 01:58:11 PM  
My wife is a semi-vegitarian (eats chicken and fish, no red meat)... if she gets something with meat, she's found a brilliant and novel way to handle it: she removes the meat!
 
2011-12-23 01:59:16 PM  
I'm beginning to think Consumerist is operated by Quizno's or something, because it seems like someone is always mad at Subway on there.
 
2011-12-23 02:00:12 PM  

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2011-12-23 02:06:01 PM  

downstairs: sigdiamond2000: No substitutions" is actually a fairly standard thing at a lot of restaurants. This really isn't that crazy.

To be fair, while I promise there's more to the story she's leaving out... most restaurants will *remove* items from your order if you wish. Especially a place that makes the sandwich from scratch.


But she wasn't asking them to just remove items. She was asking them to create a whole new sandwich that they don't serve.

Something tells me their Beef, Bacon, and Cheddar torpedo doesn't also include all the ingredients on their veggie sub.
 
2011-12-23 02:19:57 PM  

kingoomieiii: Why won't restaurants uniformly comply with our stupid diet choices? Yesterday a burger king REFUSED, R-E-F-U-S-E-D, to make me a Double Whopper with the buns on the inside. Just flat-out refused. It's not ANY EXTRA FOOD. It takes THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO MAKE. But they wouldn't do it, just because I was challenging their idea of hamburgers, and they couldn't deal with it.


Hmph...

/"Have it your way", indeed
//lyin' bastiges
 
2011-12-23 02:21:26 PM  

sigdiamond2000: downstairs: sigdiamond2000: No substitutions" is actually a fairly standard thing at a lot of restaurants. This really isn't that crazy.

To be fair, while I promise there's more to the story she's leaving out... most restaurants will *remove* items from your order if you wish. Especially a place that makes the sandwich from scratch.

But she wasn't asking them to just remove items. She was asking them to create a whole new sandwich that they don't serve.

Something tells me their Beef, Bacon, and Cheddar torpedo doesn't also include all the ingredients on their veggie sub.


But she said "I noted that he could make any one of them, but just wanted the meat left off"

That alone doesn't seem too hard of a request, considering the sandwhiches (at least last time I went to a JJ, which was 6 years ago) by scratch... its just one less step.

Now, I do believe there's more to the story. She was being a complete bitatch (which excuses the server from adhereing *strictly* to the menu). Or asking for a discount.
 
2011-12-23 02:22:07 PM  

sigdiamond2000: "No substitutions" is actually a fairly standard thing at a lot of restaurants. This really isn't that crazy.


She didn't ask for a substitution, she asked for it to be without something. A substitution would be asking for something else in its place. It's ridiculous that they didn't comply. Is it too much for me to ask for anything that comes with mayo to not have mayo on it (unless it's pre-made)?
 
2011-12-23 02:23:17 PM  

downstairs: But she said "I noted that he could make any one of them, but just wanted the meat left off"


You're right. I somehow completely missed that part.
 
2011-12-23 02:38:30 PM  

RussianPooper: She didn't ask for a substitution, she asked for it to be without something. A substitution would be asking for something else in its place. It's ridiculous that they didn't comply. Is it too much for me to ask for anything that comes with mayo to not have mayo on it (unless it's pre-made)?


I agree, but to repeat my second caveat... she was probably being a complete biatch. And the manager just forced her to adhere to the menu without change because of that.
 
2011-12-23 03:19:47 PM  
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2011-12-23 03:23:40 PM  
order the sandwich, take the meat off, give it to your dog or friend who doesn't have strange dietary habits, eat the veggie hero, profit?
 
2011-12-23 03:23:53 PM  

downstairs: My wife is a semi-vegitarian (eats chicken and fish, no red meat)... if she gets something with meat, she's found a brilliant and novel way to handle it: she removes the meat!


If she eats chicken and fish, she's not a vegetarian. Period.
 
2011-12-23 03:24:16 PM  
Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please stop greenlighting consumerist articles.
 
2011-12-23 03:27:11 PM  
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I doubt he'd make you a sammich.
 
2011-12-23 03:27:11 PM  
Biatch should've gone to Native Foods, better option for Vegetarians.
 
2011-12-23 03:30:54 PM  
The world doesn't revolve around you. What next, pre-op transgenders will want to join the Girl Scouts?

Oh, wait...
 
2011-12-23 03:32:22 PM  
I ordered a burger from a place once. I detest mayo, so I always go over the menu carefully to make sure it doesn't come on the burger. When food arrives, it doesn't have mayo, but it does have 1000 island dressing. I politely call the waitress over and apologized for not seeing it on the menu, but I didn't want the 1000 island. She tells me that I didn't make a mistake, that it's not a listed ingredient. She also tells me that she can't change it.

I said, 'you're telling me that I can't get this burger without 1000 island? That it's physically impossible to make this burger and when you get to the step of putting the dressing on, you just skip that step and go to the next one?'

Yep, that's exactly what she was telling me. I asked to speak to a manager and relayed the same problem to which i got the same answer.

Physically. Impossible. I asked them both to just supposed you left the dressing off. What would happen? They both just stared at me silently.
 
2011-12-23 03:35:06 PM  

hitchking: Agreed. That's why I encourage my girlfriend to go cheat on me. "Baby, the bulbous shape of the head of my penis evolved to scrape the semen of my competitors out of your vagina, so who am I to quibble with god's plan!?"


I am intrigued by your ideas, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.
 
2011-12-23 03:35:14 PM  

Ennuipoet: [media.nowpublic.net image 519x308]
She should've ordered the Spam, Egg, Sausage and Spam...it's not got much Spam in it!


"Man (Eric Idle): You sit here, dear.
Wife (Graham Chapman in drag): All right.
Man (to Waitress): Morning!
Waitress (Terry Jones, in drag): Morning!
Husband: Well, what've you got?
Waitress: Well, there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage, and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon, and spam; egg, bacon, sausage, and spam; spam, bacon, sausage, and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon, and spam; spam, sausage, spam, spam, bacon, spam, tomato, and spam;


Anybody else ever notice that there are two options without Spam?
 
2011-12-23 03:38:18 PM  

kingoomieiii: Why won't restaurants uniformly comply with our stupid diet choices? Yesterday a burger king REFUSED, R-E-F-U-S-E-D, to make me a Double Whopper with the buns on the inside. Just flat-out refused. It's not ANY EXTRA FOOD. It takes THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO MAKE. But they wouldn't do it, just because I was challenging their idea of hamburgers, and they couldn't deal with it.


Snark aside, I'd bet you the cost of a Whopper that they'd make the sandwich as you described it..
 
2011-12-23 03:38:30 PM  
Modern employees are hired and trained to do as they are told. They do not service the customer to the best of their ability, they are paid slave wages to enforce what some corporate asshole tells them is policy, otherwise, they would not have a job.

The kicker is the corporate clown never has to deal with angry customers and cannot be told he is wrong.
 
2011-12-23 03:38:44 PM  
The meat is barely existent and you're telling me you can't pull it out of the sandwich after you load it up with all those toppings? It's not like they say "oh no, you can't have pickles too".

It's a way of life, not a religion.
 
2011-12-23 03:38:50 PM  

Meatzilla: [i157.photobucket.com image 640x350]


One of the most disturbing movies I ever sat through. It was like a train wreck. I kept telling myself to stop watching, but there I sat.
 
2011-12-23 03:39:44 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: THIS JUST IN: A SECOND VEGGIE TORPEDO HAS HIT THE SOUTH TOWER


You just made me snerk out loud...well done.
 
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