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(Slate)   Subway's executive chef explains why the meats are round but the cheeses are triangular. In other news, Subway has an executive chef   (slate.com) divider line 56
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2013-07-06 11:51:53 AM  
Rule #1 "If, after cutting the sandwich you see anything resembling meat in the cross-section view, you put too much meat on."
 
2013-07-06 11:57:14 AM  
you have probably noticed that the sandwich-makers behind the counter follow a well-established pattern.

Not around here. I remember working there in New Mexico in the '90's and there was an exact method to how to build the sandwich. Up here, they just throw the stuff on there without any regard to order. Usually they reach for the lettuce first even though the employee handbook says onion first.
 
2013-07-06 12:05:10 PM  
Rule #2: Place cheese triangles in sandwich in a way to ensure the most bites WITHOUT cheese. Proper tessellation of the cheese is a firing offense.
 
2013-07-06 12:13:18 PM  
To deceive you into believing your sandwich has more meat and cheese than it actually does when you eat it.

/and to minimize their food cost and boost their profit margin
 
2013-07-06 12:32:20 PM  
Too bad Subway actually builds a healthy sandwich with a wide variety of vegetables and supplements it with some meat and cheese for flavor instead of just giving people gout with heaping mounds of roast beef.
 
2013-07-06 12:33:26 PM  
Or, git in the kitchen and make your own damn sammich.
 
2013-07-06 12:53:31 PM  
Is it because deli meats are usually round and cheese slices angled, everywhere other than Subway too?
 
2013-07-06 01:02:38 PM  

jaylectricity: Too bad Subway actually builds a healthy sandwich with a wide variety of vegetables and supplements it with some meat and cheese for flavor instead of just giving people gout with heaping mounds of roast beef.


What heaping mounds of roast beef might look like.

http://www.orderstart.com/item_images/114950_1_default.jpg

Safe or Not safe for work... that is the question.
 
2013-07-06 01:16:36 PM  
Why wouldn't Subway have an executive chef?
 
2013-07-06 01:27:24 PM  

BunkyBrewman: To deceive you into believing your sandwich has more meat and cheese than it actually does when you eat it.

/and to minimize their food cost and boost their profit margin


Someone on Reddit got this at an airport cafe:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-06 01:44:41 PM  

PacManDreaming: Someone on Reddit got this at an airport cafe:


It may be dismal, but it comes with a free groping.
 
2013-07-06 03:13:12 PM  
 
2013-07-06 03:21:07 PM  

thamike: Why wouldn't Subway have an executive chef?


People often ask the same question with regard to McDonald's. Creating a cheap, tasty food that will sell to billions of people, tailored to each country, and able to be assembled by unskilled workers? Takes some skill.
 
2013-07-06 03:32:03 PM  

thamike: Why wouldn't Subway have an executive chef?


Because Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama
 
2013-07-06 03:32:29 PM  

PacManDreaming: BunkyBrewman: To deceive you into believing your sandwich has more meat and cheese than it actually does when you eat it.

/and to minimize their food cost and boost their profit margin

Someone on Reddit got this at an airport cafe:

[i.imgur.com image 640x402]


and im sure, since it was at the airport, it was $9.45 or close to it
 
2013-07-06 03:42:40 PM  

jaylectricity: Too bad Subway actually builds a healthy sandwich with a wide variety of vegetables and supplements it with some meat and cheese for flavor instead of just giving people gout with heaping mounds of roast beef.


NOT SO!  You can order it with a bunch of extra meat and a bunch of extra cheese and a ton of mayo and mustard and salt while we're at it and leave all the healthy crap off, if you want.  Entirely up to you.

/too bad I have to order extra meat to get...meat.
 
2013-07-06 04:28:17 PM  
Anyone else notice how the "chef" was getting increasingly annoyed with the douchebag interviewer who kept telling him he was doing it wrong?  Why does this exist?
 
2013-07-06 04:58:37 PM  
What an executive chef may look like:
static.indiemoviesonline.com
 
2013-07-06 05:37:08 PM  
I live in one of the kings of sandwich towns - New Orleans. Yet Subway still flourishes. Sometimes you just want something cheap, easy, and resembling actual food. There's one a few blocks from my house and I pick up regularly. However, it doesn't hold a candle to a roast beef po-boy from Parasol's (almost next door to me but they always take 30 minutes to make a sandwich) or a good fried oyster po' from Magazine Po-Boy around the corner.

But they're cheap, but most importantly, fast. If Subway ever pulls a Chik-Fil-A and I have to take a moral stance on the issue, I'm screwed. A man's stomach and his personal convictions can often clash. What would I do without my foot-long spicy Italian? (dude, don't make the obvious jokes, here).

/there's also a Quizno's a block from my place, but they're just as expensive as a real New Orleans po-boy. I'm surprised they're still in business.
 
2013-07-06 05:48:45 PM  

dickfreckle: my foot-long spicy Italian? (dude, don't make the obvious jokes, here).


assets.poponthepop.com
 
2013-07-06 05:58:06 PM  
I assume the executive chef's primary responsibility is to make sure that no matter what the sub is (special sandwich, cold cut combo, tuna, meatball, spicy italian, etc, etc) it tastes EXACTLLY the same as every other sandwich no matter how you dress them.

I honestly believe that some type of long form calculus or quantum mechanics must be involved to make every sandwich taste like every other sandwich, or lizard people may be involved.
 
2013-07-06 06:44:17 PM  
Cheese is made in rectangular blocks. Luncheon meats are made in casings like sausage. Cut them both into slices, then cut the cheese slices in half diagonally = round meats, triangular cheese.

It took a "reporter" to figure this out?
 
2013-07-06 06:46:17 PM  
www.lefthandedtoons.com

/hot
//relevant
 
2013-07-06 06:47:07 PM  
Does he explain why the meat is thinner than origami paper and why they barely use any of it on their lettuce, tomato, and onion subs?
 
2013-07-06 06:55:08 PM  
What was the purpose of this? So people would forget that Subway's footlong sandwiches are not 12"?
 
2013-07-06 07:10:10 PM  
I'm afraid to eat at Subway now. The 'chef' referred to the meats as proteins. Does this allow them a legal out, if an over-ambitious employee puts his own 'secret sauce' on a sandwich?

/ Anybody else remember when, back in the '80s, they used to cut a trough out of their bread, instead of normal slicing?
 
2013-07-06 07:29:28 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: I'm afraid to eat at Subway now. The 'chef' referred to the meats as proteins. Does this allow them a legal out, if an over-ambitious employee puts his own 'secret sauce' on a sandwich?

/ Anybody else remember when, back in the '80s, they used to cut a trough out of their bread, instead of normal slicing?


Oh god yes, someone biatches about that every Subway thread.  And we all solemnly and mournfully nod.

CSB- When I was a kid, we used to sell overpriced chocolate candy bars for Little League.  They came with Subway coupons on the wrapper.  We'd get high on our own supply and go to Subway every weekend after the game.  They would cut the trough in the bread, and life was good.

NSCSB- They stopped, and it was all downhill from there.
 
2013-07-06 08:17:27 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: I'm afraid to eat at Subway now. The 'chef' referred to the meats as proteins. Does this allow them a legal out, if an over-ambitious employee puts his own 'secret sauce' on a sandwich?

/ Anybody else remember when, back in the '80s, they used to cut a trough out of their bread, instead of normal slicing?


He's just using a buzzword he heard on the Food Network to make him sound more like an Executive Chef rather than the CEO's nephew.
 
2013-07-06 09:18:59 PM  

Saborlas: Rule #2: Place cheese triangles in sandwich in a way to ensure the most bites WITHOUT cheese. Proper tessellation of the cheese is a firing offense.


You're standing across from the guy when he puts the cheese on. All you have to do is ask him to put every other one on upside down.
 
2013-07-06 09:40:52 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: Anybody else remember when, back in the '80s, they used to cut a trough out of their bread, instead of normal slicing?


YES!! I fricken loved my sandwich like that.  If you ask any subway to do it today, they refuse!  Apparently if you ask them to put the meat&cheese together, and then the veggies on top they'll also have a conniption fit because it's not spec
 
2013-07-06 10:21:19 PM  

toyotaboy: Archimedes' Principal: Anybody else remember when, back in the '80s, they used to cut a trough out of their bread, instead of normal slicing?

YES!! I fricken loved my sandwich like that.  If you ask any subway to do it today, they refuse!  Apparently if you ask them to put the meat&cheese together, and then the veggies on top they'll also have a conniption fit because it's not spec


A grinder or submarine sandwich should not have a trough. I am not a horse. A proper sandwich is cut all the way through and the ingredients are put on the sandwich. They're orrible sandwiches anyway. Bread is too soft, with no proper crust. You need a true crust on the bread, much like you would find at a good Italian bakery. No shredded lettuce either. And no hot subs either. Jesus!
 
2013-07-06 11:23:18 PM  

Archimedes' Principal: Anybody else remember when, back in the '80s, they used to cut a trough out of their bread, instead of normal slicing?


Yeah, I always wondered why they stopped doing that.
 
2013-07-06 11:29:49 PM  
i276.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-06 11:42:17 PM  
The only problem I have with Subway is that they often don't place the meat all the way to the end of the bread, leaving both ends with nothing but bread for the the last two bites.
 
2013-07-06 11:57:43 PM  
Once I started ordering/building a sandwich at subway, when we got to the veggies they where out of cucumbers, It was hot and I wanted cucumbers, so I no longer wanted it and walked out... On the way out they yelled I had to pay for the sandwich I did not accept nor want. I told them that they need to post a sign when they are out of ingredients and continued out.. To this day they still feel I owe them for the sandwich...
 
2013-07-07 12:24:57 AM  

panfried: Once I started ordering/building a sandwich at subway, when we got to the veggies they where out of cucumbers, It was hot and I wanted cucumbers, so I no longer wanted it and walked out... On the way out they yelled I had to pay for the sandwich I did not accept nor want. I told them that they need to post a sign when they are out of ingredients and continued out.. To this day they still feel I owe them for the sandwich...


I've done that once, but the location it happened at was understanding about their mistake and I still go there.  As for the manner in which the sandwich is built, I wouldn't go to a Subway again if they ever got rid of the glass view.  It is much better to catch their mistakes right then as oppose to getting home and finding out the hard way.  I don't understand the folks who use the drive-thru.

/I have pissed off a few Subway people over the years, but you know, their job is simple compared to other restaurants.
//A couple were mad at me over a little extra condiment on the sandwich
///funny, when their boss made my sandwich, he didn't mind
 
2013-07-07 12:41:35 AM  
Because Kirk Cameron demands it.
 
2013-07-07 01:11:04 AM  

Archimedes' Principal: I'm afraid to eat at Subway now. The 'chef' referred to the meats as proteins. Does this allow them a legal out, if an over-ambitious employee puts his own 'secret sauce' on a sandwich?

/ Anybody else remember when, back in the '80s, they used to cut a trough out of their bread, instead of normal slicing?


The Subway near my neighborhood when I was a kid cut the top of the loaf in a V (y'know, angled down, so all the toppings and juices stay where they should). I miss that.
 
f2f
2013-07-07 01:21:52 AM  
this posted yet? sorry about the ebaums link...

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/82757877/
 
2013-07-07 01:46:14 AM  
I just wish they had whole leaf lettuce rather than shredded.  Can't stand shredded lettuce.
 
2013-07-07 04:12:09 AM  

jaylectricity: Too bad Subway actually builds a healthy sandwich with a wide variety of vegetables and supplements it with some meat and cheese for flavor instead of just giving people gout with heaping mounds of roast beef.


Why do you hate America? 

Subway is the heathiest thing in the world according to Doctor's AssociatesTM!
 
2013-07-07 04:42:16 AM  

bionicjoe: Subway is the heathiest thing in the world according to Doctor's AssociatesTM!


And they're f*cking DOCTORS!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-07 05:52:35 AM  
A foot long pizza with extra olives & jalapenos with lots of hot sauce and southwest sauce is the only fast food I've bought regularly over the last 17 years. Tasty, filling and fast. It is also the only item I buy that hasn't inflated much in price. A foot long pizza sub was $4.60 in grade 8, 18 years ago. It's $6 today.
 
2013-07-07 05:59:27 AM  

lack of warmth: their job is simple compared to other restaurants.


...which makes it all the more annoying that the Subway by my office puts up a tip jar by the register with passive-aggressive messages taped to it.
 
2013-07-07 08:08:59 AM  

Archimedes' Principal: The 'chef' referred to the meats as proteins.


Now I'm scared to eat at Subway cos I think it's gonna taste like drywall.
 
2013-07-07 09:28:53 AM  
My God, some of you people are pussies.
 
2013-07-07 10:49:34 AM  
The meats are round, because they're meatballs.
 
2013-07-07 11:07:54 AM  

avalanche: lack of warmth: their job is simple compared to other restaurants.

...which makes it all the more annoying that the Subway by my office puts up a tip jar by the register with passive-aggressive messages taped to it.


"At least your mother still loves you," that sort of thing?
 
2013-07-07 11:14:24 AM  
avalanche:
...which makes it all the more annoying that the Subway by my office puts up a tip jar by the register with passive-aggressive messages taped to it.


Ever since I started putting the tip into the tip jar the non English speaking honey at my Subway, my sammiches started looking like this

whatscookingamerica.net

/ just the tip
// you know what I mean
/ wink
 
2013-07-07 11:36:42 AM  
the provolone-substitute... is round.
 
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