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2013-03-28 10:42:10 AM
I wouldn't mind trying one, but I doubt it would keep me from going to Subway on a regular basis.
 
2013-03-28 10:57:06 AM
I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich. McDonald's does not produce anything similar to what I get at Subway, nor is this new item in any way similar. In what way can it possibly be a "Subway killer"?
 
2013-03-28 11:10:43 AM
Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.
 
2013-03-28 11:15:26 AM
Am I the only one that think that's a horrible name, sounds like Mc-Crap?
 
2013-03-28 11:21:33 AM

bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.


I was questioning the wisdom of their strategy the other day when I noted that there were three subways within two miles of my office.  A new one just opened.

Regardless, McD's revenue is almost double that of Subway so I'm not sure why "number of restaurants" is a valuable metric.  It sounds like they're less efficient.
 
2013-03-28 11:25:56 AM

Klippoklondike: I wouldn't mind trying one, but I doubt it would keep me from going to Subway on a regular basis.


GiantRex: I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich. McDonald's does not produce anything similar to what I get at Subway, nor is this new item in any way similar. In what way can it possibly be a "Subway killer"?


Uhg Subway.  The commercials look gross, I can't imagine the real product.
 
2013-03-28 11:28:11 AM

MadMonk: Am I the only one that think that's a horrible name, sounds like Mc-Crap?


If it's Scottish, it's McWrap.
If it's not Scottish, it's crap.
 
2013-03-28 11:37:40 AM
It seems that new Wal-Marts used to have a McDonald's associated inside the store but now it's now Subway
 
2013-03-28 11:45:55 AM
The reason you find so many Subways popping up is that you could start one up within the space of a closet.  You don't need much room to operate a sandwich shop that uses low grade cold cuts. A cooler, microwave, bread oven, cutting board, soda dispenser - BAM! Sandwich shop open for business.
 
2013-03-28 11:49:07 AM

bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.


Seems like their goal is to have a Subway's in every gas station.

What I don't get is what the advantage is of franchising with them. With McDonald's, like them or hate them, they're practically synonymous with fast food. But Subway? It can't be that hard to start up a sub shop, and pocket the franchise fees.

/Or if you must franchise, go with Firehouse
//I wish there were more than a handful in Michigan.
 
2013-03-28 11:55:41 AM

Rapmaster2000: bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.

I was questioning the wisdom of their strategy the other day when I noted that there were three subways within two miles of my office.  A new one just opened.

Regardless, McD's revenue is almost double that of Subway so I'm not sure why "number of restaurants" is a valuable metric.  It sounds like they're less efficient.


Subways are smaller and, except for those at rest stop-like locations off major freeways, typically don't have drive thrus.  There are a lot of both chains, but Subways definitely serve fewer meals per day per location.  There are at least two of each within two miles of my house, not to mention all the other chains.
 
2013-03-28 12:07:40 PM
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2013-03-28 12:14:25 PM
So they cut a couple of their fried chicken breasts in half, dump some lettuce and tomato in it, add some "secret sauce" and call it a farking sammich..

I am not a huge fan of Subway, but there is no way in hell I'll choose McD's over it.
 
2013-03-28 12:26:09 PM

Klippoklondike: I wouldn't mind trying one, but I doubt it would keep me from going to Subway on a regular basis.


They were launched years ago, it's just in USA they're new.

They're kinda good as well. but dunno, if I go to McD it's because I want a burger, otherwise I'd go somewhere else, Subway possible if we had that here.
 
2013-03-28 12:28:45 PM

GiantRex: I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich.


I don't understand the tense of the verb "go" in your sentence. Do you keep doing this? Don't you remember what you got last time instead of an epic goddamn sammich?
 
2013-03-28 12:33:25 PM
I'll do a couple McRibs a year and maybe a Big Mac every 6 months.  That's the extent of my McD's patronage.
 
2013-03-28 12:37:12 PM

Tiber727: bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.

Seems like their goal is to have a Subway's in every gas station.

What I don't get is what the advantage is of franchising with them. With McDonald's, like them or hate them, they're practically synonymous with fast food. But Subway? It can't be that hard to start up a sub shop, and pocket the franchise fees.

/Or if you must franchise, go with Firehouse
//I wish there were more than a handful in Michigan.


A Firehouse replaced a Quiznos not terribly far from where I live. Not bad at all. The burly firemen on the walls and cups brought up some confusing feelings, but I digress...

In any case, Jimmy John's is less than a mile away, delivers when I'm lazy, and is "freaky fast" they they typically get my business.
 
2013-03-28 12:37:28 PM
You couldn't pay me to eat one, but you could pay me to post something nice about them on Fark.
 
2013-03-28 12:46:12 PM
No Subway or McDs for me, thanks. Except for the occasional breakfast sandwich from McDonalds (maybe 5 times a year), I'm good with not darkening the door of either.

Zaxbys for chicken, 5 Guys for a quick burger, and Publix subs with BH meat.
 
2013-03-28 12:47:25 PM
Will they load it up with a goddamn heap of various veggies at no additional cost? Then it ain't a subway killer
 
2013-03-28 12:47:49 PM
McDonalds has a reaaaaally long road to go to combat its image for pink meat and slime and fat-asses.  And crappy food.

But it's possible.  They did wonders with marketing their coffee.  I doubt I'd bother with their wraps.  I just can't digest their food well anymore, and this is someone who likes fast food.
 
2013-03-28 12:47:56 PM
GiantRex: In what way can it possibly be a "Subway killer"?

It contains sarin?
 
2013-03-28 12:50:48 PM
McDonalds is where you go if you don't want to get all dressed up to go to Subway.
 
2013-03-28 12:52:35 PM
Subway sucks. Just look at the chicken in the case and that says it all. It looks like that fake plastic chicken.

If I have to eat a chain sub I'll take Jersey Mike's, but I barely go there because my friend owns a sub shop.
 
2013-03-28 12:52:35 PM

MightyPez: Tiber727: bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.

Seems like their goal is to have a Subway's in every gas station.

What I don't get is what the advantage is of franchising with them. With McDonald's, like them or hate them, they're practically synonymous with fast food. But Subway? It can't be that hard to start up a sub shop, and pocket the franchise fees.

/Or if you must franchise, go with Firehouse
//I wish there were more than a handful in Michigan.

A Firehouse replaced a Quiznos not terribly far from where I live. Not bad at all. The burly firemen on the walls and cups brought up some confusing feelings, but I digress...

In any case, Jimmy John's is less than a mile away, delivers when I'm lazy, and is "freaky fast" they they typically get my business.


If I had a choice for subs it would be Jersey Mike's > Publix Supermarket Deli > Quizno's > Firehouse > Subway

/haven't eaten at a McD's in a long time
 
2013-03-28 12:58:38 PM

PsyLord: If I had a choice for subs it would be Jersey Mike's > Publix Supermarket Deli > Quizno's > Firehouse > Subway


I'd choose:  Primo's .. a few others.. Slacks.... Wawa.... McD's... my own excrimate after eating Primo's... Subway
 
2013-03-28 01:06:34 PM

GiantRex: I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich.


I agree, a loaf of weird spongy bread filled with three thin slices of ham, melted white American cheese, mealy pink tomatoes, a pound of shredded iceberg lettuce, Sysco canned olives and peppers, and Sweet Onion Syrup is a pretty epic sandwich.
 
2013-03-28 01:09:07 PM
The only thing worse than Subway's food is that their parent company can get away with the name Doctor's Associates Inc.
 
2013-03-28 01:09:27 PM
Part of the other reason so many Subways are opening vs McD's.  The franchising fee is about half.  Extremely punitive for each however if you drop out....they screw you into the ground for the entire 10 yr amount.
 
2013-03-28 01:20:12 PM

GiantRex: I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich. McDonald's does not produce anything similar to what I get at Subway, nor is this new item in any way similar. In what way can it possibly be a "Subway killer"?


I.. I dont think i ever imagined seeing these words together before. 


Subway is a disgrace to sandwiches. Just go to a deli.
 
2013-03-28 01:27:05 PM

GiantRex: I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich. McDonald's does not produce anything similar to what I get at Subway, nor is this new item in any way similar. In what way can it possibly be a "Subway killer"?


Epic sandwich from Subway? You don't really expect much I guess. Do you really use the word sammich when ordering one? Maybe Chuckee Cheese makes them, you can check when you go there for your birthday.
 
2013-03-28 01:54:49 PM

MightyPez: Tiber727: bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.

Seems like their goal is to have a Subway's in every gas station.

What I don't get is what the advantage is of franchising with them. With McDonald's, like them or hate them, they're practically synonymous with fast food. But Subway? It can't be that hard to start up a sub shop, and pocket the franchise fees.

/Or if you must franchise, go with Firehouse
//I wish there were more than a handful in Michigan.

A Firehouse replaced a Quiznos not terribly far from where I live. Not bad at all. The burly firemen on the walls and cups brought up some confusing feelings, but I digress...

In any case, Jimmy John's is less than a mile away, delivers when I'm lazy, and is "freaky fast" they they typically get my business.


And they serve a pretty good pickle...quartered, whole or halfsies...
 
2013-03-28 01:58:32 PM

LemSkroob: Just go to a deli.


As a former deli manager, I agree.
What ever they are serving is not what you get at a good deli.

Barely palatable.
 
2013-03-28 01:58:53 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: MightyPez: Tiber727: bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.

Seems like their goal is to have a Subway's in every gas station.

What I don't get is what the advantage is of franchising with them. With McDonald's, like them or hate them, they're practically synonymous with fast food. But Subway? It can't be that hard to start up a sub shop, and pocket the franchise fees.

/Or if you must franchise, go with Firehouse
//I wish there were more than a handful in Michigan.

A Firehouse replaced a Quiznos not terribly far from where I live. Not bad at all. The burly firemen on the walls and cups brought up some confusing feelings, but I digress...

In any case, Jimmy John's is less than a mile away, delivers when I'm lazy, and is "freaky fast" they they typically get my business.

And they serve a pretty good pickle...quartered, whole or halfsies...


Jimmy John's subs are ok.  However, I refuse to eat there since the owner hunts exotic animals.

/still not eating Chick Fil-A
 
2013-03-28 02:02:51 PM
Jersey Mike's is my first choice for a sub. I go to Wawa the most currently because Wawa is just down the street from work so it only takes 10 minutes to get a sandwich rather than 20 minutes.

Have not been to a Subway in several years.
 
2013-03-28 02:06:32 PM

GiantRex: I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich. McDonald's does not produce anything similar to what I get at Subway, nor is this new item in any way similar. In what way can it possibly be a "Subway killer"?


Epic?  How is anything associated with Subway considered "epic"?  Their food is lowest cost, lowest common denominator sandwich fare.  It won't poison you, but there is nothing quality about their food.  They're cheap, fast, and edible to a large portion of the population.  But they are the lowest mass-market rung on the sandwich ladder.  They are the McDonalds and the Taco Bell of the sandwich industry.  They fight for the same $5 that McDonald's fights for, and with almost the same customer base - fast, cheap, low quality food customers.
 
2013-03-28 02:24:24 PM

Slives: . I go to Wawa


good lord, man,
That's like *choke* Sheetz's
 
2013-03-28 03:01:21 PM

GiantRex: I go to Subway to get an epic goddamn sammich. McDonald's does not produce anything similar to what I get at Subway, nor is this new item in any way similar. In what way can it possibly be a "Subway killer"?


Almost everything on a McDonald's menu is a deliberate attempt to trip up another fast-food chain. The McFlurry was invented in response to Dairy Queen, McNuggets try to take market share from Popeye's and KFC, those hideous little wraps go after Subways - you can pretty much tell which fast food chain was gaining market share when, based on the dates that McDonald's introduces a new menu item.

It's actually kind of sad...
 
2013-03-28 03:36:16 PM
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2013-03-28 03:55:38 PM
Here in Gainesville, I like Hogan's, Firehouse or Larry's Giant Subs. They actually put meat on their sandwiches. I hate the Subway mayonnaise soup sandwich that has little bits of tuna suspended in the watery goo.
 
2013-03-28 04:22:18 PM

peasandcarrots: Almost everything on a McDonald's menu is a deliberate attempt to trip up another fast-food chain. The McFlurry was invented in response to Dairy Queen, McNuggets try to take market share from Popeye's and KFC, those hideous little wraps go after Subways - you can pretty much tell which fast food chain was gaining market share when, based on the dates that McDonald's introduces a new menu item.


Also the "Southern Chicken Sandwich", which is like if Chik-Fil-A had shiatty food instead of shiatty values.

Damn if I can figure out why McD's has a "Daily Double" cheeseburger, a "McDouble" cheeseburger, and a "Double Cheeseburger" all on the menu at the same time.
 
2013-03-28 04:32:42 PM

Tiber727: What I don't get is what the advantage is of franchising with them. With McDonald's, like them or hate them, they're practically synonymous with fast food. But Subway? It can't be that hard to start up a sub shop, and pocket the franchise fees.


The out-of-towner consistency/draw factor.

If I'm driving down I-53 and I see a sign for "Joey's Awesome Subs", I have no damned clue.  I don't know if it's the greatest place ever, or a place the locals have shunned for ratshiat problems.  I don't know if they're likely to be open at a somewhat odd hour.  Don't know if they're likely to take credit cards or if I need cash (or how much cash).  Don't always know if I'll even get served.

/  One restaurant in rural eastern Kentucky I can think of... customers were sitting and eating... we stood there for five minutes or so... staff looked at us a little strange and kept walking... eventually we left and ate at a, yes, Subway.  Not sure to this day if there was a magic word we weren't saying, or that I had a ponytail, or what.
// csb
 
2013-03-28 04:54:48 PM

bdub77: Subway sucks. I eat it occasionally because there's one half a mile from my house, but they treat their franchisees like sh*t and their food is mostly forgettable. The reason, btw, that Subway has more restaurants than McDonalds is because they don't really care if they open a Subway across the street from another Subway, as long as someone pays them their ridiculous 8% cut of the sales. In fact there are like 4 Subways within 5 miles of my house.


Also, it cost a fraction to open a Subway than a McDonalds.
 
2013-03-28 04:55:08 PM
Hmm, do I go to McDonalds where no one speaks English (they're all fresh Mexicans) or Subway which is run by an Indian family with sub tech support English or to the Jimmy John's which is run by high school or college students?

Actually, I'll go to El Pollo Regio which is run by (at least) second generation Mexican-Americans who are both legal and well spoken. Most of their clientele probably aren't legal but you shouldn't taunt ICE that hard.

In the opposite extreme I have a Korean restaurant in West Dallas and a Chinese restaurant in Richardson where you could use a translator. The Ethiopian place is well spoken although I must admit I don't care for the food.

/Have you eaten Ethiopian food?
//Neither have most of them.
 
2013-03-28 04:59:41 PM
Lawnchair:
/  One restaurant in rural eastern Kentucky I can think of... customers were sitting and eating... we stood there for five minutes or so... staff looked at us a little strange and kept walking... eventually we left and ate at a, yes, Subway.  Not sure to this day if there was a magic word we weren't saying, or that I had a ponytail, or what.
// csb


You should have reached out and kicked ol' green teeth right in the knee.
 
2013-03-28 05:05:55 PM

beerrun: Lawnchair:
/  One restaurant in rural eastern Kentucky I can think of... customers were sitting and eating... we stood there for five minutes or so... staff looked at us a little strange and kept walking... eventually we left and ate at a, yes, Subway.  Not sure to this day if there was a magic word we weren't saying, or that I had a ponytail, or what.
// csb

You should have reached out and kicked ol' green teeth

tooth right in the knee.

Maybe I'm just assuming but it is rural Kentucky.

/they may even share Chomper amongst themselves
 
2013-03-28 05:19:59 PM
Putting a "Mc" on the front of a food name makes it sound a million times less appetizing.

I might eat a chicken wrap at a fast food place. But there's no way I'm going to eat a Chicken McWrap.
 
2013-03-28 05:41:43 PM
poot_rootbeer: Damn if I can figure out why McD's has a "Daily Double" cheeseburger, a "McDouble" cheeseburger, and a "Double Cheeseburger" all on the menu at the same time.

Ah, as someone who works less than a block from the golden arches, allow me to enlighten:

Daily Double:two beef patties, cheese slice, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo ($1.50).

McDouble: two beef patties, cheese slice, onion, ketchup, mustard ($1).

Double Cheeseburger: two beef patties, two cheese slices, onion, ketchup, mustard ($2).

McD's will make you pay for your veggies/condiments/cheese.

Oh, and it's not that terrible.  I can get outta there with a decent meal for $5 (spicy chicken sandwich, no mayo, daily double, no mayo, side salad, extra mayo, large unsweet tea).
 
2013-03-28 06:27:46 PM

DemDave: Putting a "Mc" on the front of a food name makes it sound a million times less appetizing.

I might eat a chicken wrap at a fast food place. But there's no way I'm going to eat a Chicken McWrap.


Better than when they tried to do take out Chinese with the McRoll
 
2013-03-28 07:04:07 PM
So McDonald's McWrap is their answer to Subway? Seriously? We've had these in Canada for a few years now, and while the Chicken Snack Wrap (what they're called here) is pretty good, I don't see how it competes with a submarine sandwich.
 
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