10/27/08 - Come on Subway...Really?

So after churchon Sunday, I was craving Subway really bad. What I was really looking forward to was a Pizza Sub, but going in, I knew I was going to have problems because it is not on the $5 sub list, and I don't want to spend more than I have to.

A 6" Pizza Sub costs $3.69. To make it a foot long, you add $2.50 for a total cost of $6.19. This of course is $1.19 more than the list of $5 subs which includes Meatball Marinara and the new Chicken Pizziola. I had come up with several thoughts on how to get my Pizza Sub, so here is what happened.

1) I asked if the Pizza Sub was on the $5 menu in hopes that it had made it on since the last time I made it to Subway....no deal.
2) I asked if I could order a Meatball Marinara and just replace the meatballs with pepperoni (the meatballs vs. pepperoni being the ONLY difference between the two subs). They said that that would constitute some sort of replacement fee....no deal.
3) She said I could get a Chicken Pizziola, so I asked if I could get the Chicken Pizziola and just leave off the chicken, since the only difference between the two is that the new sub is a Pizza Sub plus chicken. She said that she could not do that....no deal.

Now, let me get this straight, I can almost understand the replacement thing, but you can't tell me that one of those meats they offer is so much more expensive than another that they have to charge to cover costs. But the last scenario is RIDICULOUS. I was going to have to pay an EXTRA $1.19 to get less food. I was willing to pay the price for the Chicken Pizziola and only get a half of the total meat, which if you double your meat is an additional couple dollars.

I am positive that at least one of the guys that works for Subway corporate offices took a math class in college. At the very least, they took Intro to Algebra or something. And yet, they have rules in place that prevented me from saving them money. It might be one of the stupidest things I've ever encountered.

I will say this, the Chicken Pizziola is one of the best sandwiches I've ever had, and unfortunately, it is only on the $5 menu for a limited time which means that this was probably the one and only time I'll ever order it. But come on Subway...let's put the 2nd cheapest sub you can order (2nd only to the veggie sub) on the $5 menu...it just makes sense.


2 Comments - Leave one yourself

That is too funny. I know I am super cheap but I would not have the gall to go through all the different scenarios for $1.19 difference. At least you can say you tried. You could always write the "Subway People" and give them your argument. You never know they might agree and you can have your sub on the $5 menu.

By Blogger sdhorton, at October 27, 2008 at 2:50 PM  

First off, very true about the Pizziola Sub....best sandwich I have ever had at Subway. It is pretty weak about that last scenario, but what can you do. If you want to get on something, go to US Pizza and check out the prices on their "not well put together 8 inch sub sandwich that takes 25 minutes" and those puppies are 10 bucks a pop. You can get the most expensive Subway sandwich, put double meat on the sucker, and get a combo for the same price as like a quarter of the food!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 28, 2008 at 2:04 PM  

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