Subway is known for being able to completely customize your order, emphasis on completely. Workers and customers alike share some of strangest, craziest and downright most disgusting sandwich orders they have ever witnessed at the national sub shop.
Great Way To Start The Day?
“A girl ordered a footlong flatbread with just olives and extra mayo. It was 10 in the morning.”
“I have a friend who gets what he calls a ‘soup-wich.’ A normal footlong and EVERY SINGLE SAUCE. He doesn’t just tell the person making the sandwich he wants every sauce though. He pauses after every sauce, contemplates, and then says the next one. He even does both versions of a sauce if it has a lite version. By the time the sandwich is done it is just leaking fluid. They usually try and put it in one of the salad containers for him otherwise it would just be a huge mess.”
Would You Like Some Mayo With That Mayo?
“I was at subway with a good friend of mine and his dad. His dad says, ‘Okay, I want a lot of mayo. Like, a lot.’ The chick goes to squirt some mayo on there and the cap pops off dumping what I would estimate to be about a cup and a half of mayo on this sandwich. She says sorry and turns around to get more bread and dispose of the sandwich and he somewhat frenetically stops her and says that he’ll take it as is, and that it is perfect. I didn’t eat much of my sub after that.”
That Is Impressive.
“A truck driver orders a $86 sub. How is that even possible? He starts off, ‘son are you ready to make the biggest baddest sub of your life? Give me a footlong B.M.T.(Bigger. Meatier. Tastier.), I want 8 double meats, 8 double cheese, 9 layers of bacon, more bread and every vegetable. Two forks…. ‘So you want more bread added in between levels of meat?’ ‘Yes. If it looks like it needs bread, add more.’ It took three papers to wrap that sub. It didn’t fit in the bag. It was glorious.”
Meat And Veggies Are Overrated.
“I used to work nights at a Subway and the oddest one I ever got was a nightly order by a husband ordering for his wife. Footlong quadruple American cheese doused heavily in vinegar with salt on top. That was it. Every evening around 9pm.”
Well, A Growing Boy Has To Eat.
“There was a mother who came in daily to get a 12 inch for her son. Tuna with feta cheese, toasted, and then LOADS of ketchup and sweet onion sauce on top. Revolting. She said it was one of the only things she could get her teen son to eat.”
Just The Basics.
“A guy comes in and gets a foot long worth of bread but says he wants nothing on it. Just as I’m about to tell him that I’d have to charge him for a veggie if he just wants the bread he asks for salt and pepper. I pause for a moment and put it on. Then he asks for more. And more. And more. There’s now a very strong layer of salt and pepper, as visible as if it were meat laid end to end. And then he pays for it, sits down and eats it. The whole thing.”
What Just Happened Here?
“When I was about 8 years old, I ordered a sub and asked for pickles. Some old man behind me said ‘you like pickles boy?’ I said ‘yeah’ and he said ‘well, I’ll show you a pickle to remember. Give me pickles. More pickles. MORE.’ Dude got like two inches of pickles in the end. After we sat down to eat, he went to the booth behind us and started eating. Every bite sounded like someone was biting an apple. He ate the entire foot long, no drink, no chips.”
“There was one guy who would order a vegetarian sub and get a little bit of vegetables on it and a ton of onions. He always asked for more. Like I mean I couldn’t see anything else on the sub because there were that many onions.”
Sweet And Savory.
“An older couple walks in. The husband has health issue and the wife won’t let him get cookies. They fight about it the entire time they’re in line. The wife steps away to use the restroom. The husband leans in and frantically whispers ‘I want those cookies, smash them in my sandwich before she comes back.’ So I did. I watched him eat the entire thing with the biggest smile on his face. It was awesome…and gross.”
That Is Uncomfortable.
“I have a woman who frequently comes in and gets a foot long American cheese (three layers) sandwich on white bread with I kid you not, ‘an uncomfortable amount of mayonnaise,’ yes, she said that to me. Oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and that’s it.”
You Gotta Make Room For That Extra Mayo.
“Woman ordered foot long veggie on wheat, had me carve out the breading on the inside and fill it with mayo. Lightly sprinkle it with olives,, line of buffalo sauce, and wrap it up. I nearly gagged.”
Well, This Is The Place That Offer’s Free Pizza Thursdays.
“We sold a single party platter for a Planet Fitness function, they requested 5 bottles of mayo…”
At Least They Were Polite.
“One person politely asked me to put everything on it and they meant everything.”
Who Knew Eating A Sub Could Be So Exciting?!
“My favorite was a guy who came in, got some footlong sub, was going through the ingredients he wanted, when suddenly he covered his eyes and said ‘and ONE jalapeño slice, but don’t show me where it is! I like to be surprised.'”
Surf And Turf.
“A couple Managers reported to me that they’d actually been asked to make tuna and meatball marinara sandwiches. That’s the oddest I’ve heard.”
A Balanced Meal, Three Times A Day.
“Gray-haired, granny, 3 times a day, 6-inch seafood AND tuna, extra light mayo, olives, and the equivalent of a whole onion. Again, three times a day. She was a close talker with an attitude. No amount of sneeze guard could save us.”
Cookie Dough In Ice Cream Is Overrated Anyways.
“A guy apparently asked if my coworker could warm up a few unbaked cookies from the freezer and put them [on top of his sandwich].”
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He Made The Paper!
“I was in preschool and my teacher was owner of the local subway. She brought the class there once and said we could all order whatever sandwich we wanted. I took this grand opportunity and ordered a round white bun with two toppings: ketchup and salt. Yup, extra salt on top of the ketchup. My picture ended up in the local paper for some reason. Just me eating my gross sandwich. Small town newspapers end up with weird filler material.”
A Salty Drizzle.
“There was a customer once who asked us to pour pickle juice onto her sandwich…”
At Least The Bread Is Delicious.
“My worst sandwich I ever made was probably for my sister. She didn’t get a sandwich! She would just ask for a piece of bread and eat that. I told her it was such a waste, but that’s the only thing she wanted. And I still had to ring her up like she was ordering a veggie delight. It always pissed me off when she came in for nothing but the bread. Maybe it’s not disgusting; just more of a waste…but her waste disgusted me…”
But How Did It Taste?
“There a was a regular that would order a seafood sub, extra extra seafood, with American cheese, extra bacon, and southwest sauce. That’s it. It was disgusting and smelt so bad.”
A Winning Combo.
“I’ve got a cousin who regularly orders a foot long on the herbs and cheese bread that is just a metric ton of chipotle sauce, banana peppers and pickle juice.”