As promised, this post is not about Scarlett Johansson. Instead, I’m going to bitch about the fact that Subway doesn’t cut the bread for their sandwiches the way that they used to. Yep, that’s right. I’m going old man on this one.
Really, though. Does anybody remember the old way Subway used to cut the bread? It’s somewhere around ten to fifteen years since they switched, but it still bugs me. If you remember, originally, Subway used to cut this v-shaped wedge in the top of the bread. Then, all the fixings got dumped down inside. There was still plenty of room for all the fixings, but the sandwich really held together well. Stuff never squished out the sides.
Then, somewhere around ten to fifteen years ago, they switched how they cut the bread. Instead of the v-shaped wedge cut into the top of the bread, they started just cutting the whole loaf in half. Right down the lengthwise middle. This is why all the insides of your Subway sandwiches now shoot out the sides anytime you take a bite. Much, much more messy. You’re welcome.
I hate this altered way of cutting the bread and I’ve hated it since they started doing it. It’s my biggest peeve with them, even more than the fact they don’t stock any orange cheddar for no explicable reason.
When they first switched over, I asked one of the workers to cut my sandwich the old way. It hadn’t been too long since the switch so I figured they still knew how to do that (I doubt anyone who works there does now, as I doubt Subway tenure generally lasts more than ten or fifteen years). However, the worker informed me that management had specifically banned them from cutting the sandwiches in the old way.
What? There was a Subway law against cutting the sandwiches the old way? I could understand wanting uniformity…but a ban? In the face of a customer request? I figure it has to be a conspiracy. Else, why the ban? It isn’t like cutting the bread the old way was more dangerous or expensive. Frankly, I can’t think of a real reason. Hence the mystery and my fascination with such.
In any event, Subway: I’m still pissed about this. I will still be pissed about this until the day you return to cutting sandwiches the old way. That may mean that I am a petty, bitter little man…but at least I know how I like my sandwiches.