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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    I tend to buy a footlong steak and cheese melt for £6, and tbh I think that's a fairly good deal. It fills me up for the day if I have it at lunch (so that I only need soup or something for dinner), takes no more than 5 minutes to get, requires no effort at all, and tastes really good. I really don't think it's such a rip off. It's no more than a maccies or anything else like that.
    That is true if you compare it to other fast food places, but I despise paying that much for a sandwich, even if it does fill you up!

    Whereas, I can get a decent baguette filled with chicken tikka, prawn mayo, tuna mayo etc etc for £1 - and £1.50 for a toasted sandwich from an independent shop
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    Never realised this to be honest. I'm always stuffed after a 6inch sub so for me it's value for money and also where I live, there aren't many places where you can buy tasty baguettes. The 9-grain honey oat bread is delicious and getting a subway with my friend is just one of our monthly traditions now ;D x
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    (Original post by Friar Chris)
    You mean, you honestly never realised before that Subway is more expensive than making your own sandwich?

    Subway is expensive even in the realms of retail sandwiches, let alone compared to making your own food :wtf:
    haha yes, I found an independent baguette shop in town that does nice baguette sandwiches starting from 99p. Okay you don't get that Subway choice/variety but I would still buy from there often if I was to buy a sandwich from town where there are 4 subways!

    However, I don't buy from there because as you say, even cheap baguettes are never going to be as cheap as the home-made variety.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    That is true if you compare it to other fast food places, but I despise paying that much for a sandwich, even if it does fill you up!

    Whereas, I can get a decent baguette filled with chicken tikka, prawn mayo, tuna mayo etc etc for £1 - and £1.50 for a toasted sandwich from an independent shop
    Hm, fair. I think subway prices are (at least fairly) constant across the country, so that it's less of a bad deal where I am. I very much doubt that I could find an independent shop anywhere near that cheap anywhere in Cambridge. I certainly haven't seen any.
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    To be honest with you. Baguette costs like 99p for two. Subway has like 10 toppings available plus its fresh. I eat late in the day when im at university so any sandwich would go soggy especially a tomato one or mayonnaise. So subway is perfect for me, its made the way you want it. No dogey stuff. Its £3 plus a drink. Tesco charges £2 for a normal sliced sandwich which is **** and like £1.20 for an oasis and nowhere to sit and eat?!?

    Subway has a great proposition, especially compared to other unhealthy food chains poisoning people a 6inch tuna sub only has 300 calories.
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    (Original post by kka25)
    I just made my first baguette with turkey, tomato, lettuces, cheese and apple slices :sexface:

    And I realized now that Subways is just TOO expensive! :eek:
    loooool 39p for 2 baguettes in Lidl then buy some meat and/or vegetable sand it's done!
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    Can anyone tell me how good subway generally is with keeping the fillings separate (before they're in the sandwich)? I know it'll probably vary from store to store but after a bad experience at Baguette Express where they somehow managed to cross-contaminate either the chicken or the cheese with shellfish I'm a bit wary of the build-a-sandwich type shops
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    (Original post by Harley)
    Can anyone tell me how good subway generally is with keeping the fillings separate (before they're in the sandwich)? I know it'll probably vary from store to store but after a bad experience at Baguette Express where they somehow managed to cross-contaminate either the chicken or the cheese with shellfish I'm a bit wary of the build-a-sandwich type shops
    The ingredients are right in front of you, so you can see it being made. So if you have any problems you can voice them to the sandwich maker.
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    (Original post by Harley)
    Can anyone tell me how good subway generally is with keeping the fillings separate (before they're in the sandwich)? I know it'll probably vary from store to store but after a bad experience at Baguette Express where they somehow managed to cross-contaminate either the chicken or the cheese with shellfish I'm a bit wary of the build-a-sandwich type shops
    What? How do they get away with that?

    I've never had that, but I'm pretty sure Subways are at least mostly franchises. You'll probably find the odd appallingly run one, as you will with anything that works on that system.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    The ingredients are right in front of you, so you can see it being made. So if you have any problems you can voice them to the sandwich maker.
    Yeah, but realistically, we're British. Most of us would just not say anything and mope.
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    That's primarily the reason why I've never bought anything from Subway before. But I know deep down I have to buy something from there one day just to see how it tastes. Cause to be honest, their sandwiches and baguettes do look pretty ****ing tasty.

    (Original post by penguinsrcool)
    bet thats not the only time you've been stuffed with a 6 inch
    Suggesting she has a massively wide cave?
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    What? How do they get away with that?

    I've never had that, but I'm pretty sure Subways are at least mostly franchises. You'll probably find the odd appallingly run one, as you will with anything that works on that system.
    I have no idea, I bought the sandwich to eat on a bus journey going home from uni (which made the allergic reaction I suffered more annoying because I was stuck on the bus for 3 hours) and then I couldn't go back and complain because I was hundreds of miles away

    In retrospect I should have emailed a complaint or something but I couldn't prove it or anything so I just let it go.
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    This seems to have steadily become the "what is your sandwich?"thread, so here goes.

    Whether I'm at subway or making my own, it's bacon, then two of the following: lettuce, tomato, cheese, then it's either mayo or barbeque sauce.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    To be honest with you. Baguette costs like 99p for two. Subway has like 10 toppings available plus its fresh. I eat late in the day when im at university so any sandwich would go soggy especially a tomato one or mayonnaise. So subway is perfect for me, its made the way you want it. No dogey stuff. Its £3 plus a drink. Tesco charges £2 for a normal sliced sandwich which is **** and like £1.20 for an oasis and nowhere to sit and eat?!?

    Subway has a great proposition, especially compared to other unhealthy food chains poisoning people a 6inch tuna sub only has 300 calories.
    Boot meal deal (sandwich, drink and crisps / chocolate bar) is £3.29.
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Boot meal deal (sandwich, drink and crisps / chocolate car) is £3.29.
    Yeah, the Boots meal deal with pretty badass.

    Their selection is extremely good.
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    Subway is very expensive - I don't know why people buy it, you can make sandwiches and toast them for a lot cheaper
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Yeah, the Boots meal deal with pretty badass.

    Their selection is extremely good.
    I quite like the co-op meal deal, not as good a selection of crisps for the snack part, but their bacon and egg sandwiches are great
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    (Original post by OU Student)
    Boot meal deal (sandwich, drink and crisps / chocolate car) is £3.29.
    My point exactly!
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    I've said it many times that subway offers little unique selling point (reminds me of nandos)
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    At least Subway isn't supermarket sandwiches.

    HELLO SIR, WOULD YOU LIKE SOME BREAD WITH YOUR MAYONNAISE?
 
 
 
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