Those who still can’t eat a McChicken without gagging better think twice before ordering a chicken teriyaki footlong at Subway. A person claiming to be a worker for the sandwich chain spilled some secrets on Reddit, including why foodies should avoid the chicken!
First the #McChicken, and now this? Lunch is just ruined. The latest round of putrid poultry news came via SubwayworkerUK, a Reddit user claiming to be a shift manager for a Subway franchise in England. The “sandwich artist” started an “Ask Me Anything” on Aug. 22 and Reddit was curious (and hungry!) When asked which menu items someone should avoid, the Reddit user said to stay away from the “chipotle chicken and teriyaki chicken.”
“Chicken is given a two-day shelf life, once in the counter. However, these two [sandwiches] bypass this and get four days, and can get a little stinky,” the alleged Subway worker said while explaining their personal “chickenbargo.”
“I’d recommend anything else,” the Reddit user wrote. Though, SubwayworkerUK stressed the food chain is “very strict on quality control and dates” and that they were speaking for themselves (and not representing Subway or any of its shareholders.)
Subway was quick to remind all customers that they work very hard to serve the freshest food. “We are proud of the chicken subs we offer,” the company told HollywoodLife.com in a statement. “All SUBWAY® stores have strict procedures in place to ensure our suppliers meet our high standards of food safety and product quality as well as ensure a great customer experience. All stores are independently owned and operated by franchisees who are proud to be part of the communities in which they live and work.”
That’s good to know! Along with all the tea that SubwayworkerUK was spilling, they also finally addressed the biggest culinary controversy of all: are foot-long sandwiches really 12-inches? SubwayworkerUK said that following the lawsuit over sandwich-lovers getting sold shorter subs, foot-longs are actually 12.1 inches, though “minor shrinkage occurs when the bread is baked.”
There was no shrinkage involved when #McChicken started trending on Twitter. Quite the opposite, as fans quickly found out the incredibly gross (and totally NSFW) reason while the McDonald’s menu item was going worldwide. First McDonalds, now Subway. Perhaps people should order Thai food for lunch?
What do you think about the Reddit user telling people to skip the chicken at Subway, HollywoodLifers?