SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA -- I ordered online 4 sandwiches, a foot long meatball marinara, a half chicken ranch cheese melt, half tuna salad and half Italian BMT. As you can see from pictures, the meatball was a half and the chicken ranch cheese melt had no lettuce, tomato or cheese so no melt, just a dry roll w/ two strips bacon and 6 pathetic pieces of chicken. When I called back they would not answer phone ten minutes before closing. When I complained to admin staff, got no response. It has been two days, nothing from the local restaurant or Subway anywhere. They are aware because I sent them the attached pictures.
WICHITA, KANSAS -- We have been going to this Subway forever and now they have new workers who close the store early, are rude, and refuse to honor promos that are received on my phone! It was BOGO plus all classics were six dollars! We asked which ones were classic and she said, "All of them"! I then told her I had a promo code on my phone and she replied, "That is no good. You have to go to the site to get it!" Duh! I was on the site! Then she said only the cold cut is on sale! O.K. Enough is enough!
Every time we go in someone else is working! We have gotten home and had wilted lettuce and pitiful tomatoes! Looks like a bologna sandwich! Bread so hard it would break a tooth! But, I was nice about it! No more! Don't treat me like an idiot! So, as far as I'm concerned, so far Subway owes me 4 subs for not honoring my codes and coupons and overcharging me when I used coupons! Really! I can count! Where's my drink? Why do I get promos if Subway says they are no good! They are really bringing the franchise down! I'm not alone in this!!! Help!!!
CRESCENT COTY, CALIFORNIA -- On June 8, 2014, my wife of 21 years, **, and I had ridden our motorcycle to Grants Pass, Oregon to have dinner with some friends before I went in for a liver cancer tumor removal surgery the following week in SF. Because of dietary needs we usually carry our food and/or stop at Subway Sandwiches establishments when traveling because their advertisements and nutrient charts encourage health conscious persons, and/or, persons with health conditions, to patronize their establishments.
On our return trip, June 9, 2014 at approximately 3:30 p.m. we stopped for a needed meal at a Subway in Crescent City, CA. ** went in to order sandwiches while I removed cold weather gear from the old Harley Davidson motorcycle, which we parked directly in front of the store. I laid our coats etc in our booth, took a bite of my sandwich, and then headed for the restroom with an urgent (diabetic) need to urinate. When I got down the hall there was a handwritten note on the door "out of order" and get key from counter person.
No one was at the counter so I said hello excuse me loudly until the young man came out of the back. I told him I had a medical condition and needed to use a restroom whereas he told me the restroom is out of order. I asked if I could use whatever facility he used because I am diabetic and I'm not going to stand here and [snip] my pants. I told him by law they have to have a restroom or post it where the customers can see before they make their purchase. He said "I only work here"! I told him "You ought to take some initiative". He said "I'm calling the cops", I said "call the cops you little twerp". I was wetting my pants some and went outside around the corner and finished.
When I returned ** was out by the bike. I said what are you doing out here. She said he kicked us out. I asked her did he tell you to leave and she said no. I said he did not tell me to leave either and we bought sandwiches. I got my hand sanitizer off the bike and we went back in and sat down and started eating our sandwiches. This was when ** told me of the initial attitude she had received from a female counter person when she first started the ordering process. It did seem that they did not really want our business and treated us like we were trash.
I am 62 and a 30+yr CA State Park WKR I employee (retired), and my wife ** has been a small business owner for 21+yrs. As we were eating our sandwiches a Crescent City PD officer came in and talked with the kid at the counter (**). I Placed my CDL and CCWP (though I was not carrying my firearm) on the table. He came over to get our story. After, he went back over and talked to the kid again he came back and said the kid wants us to leave and they reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. **, the counter person was very reluctant to give us his name. The officer told him we have the right to know the name of the person that was having us removed.
The officer gave us ** (removed) name and we left. As we were getting our coats and helmets on, another CCPD car arrived. What a waste of obviously much needed local resources. We rode to the beach to finish eating our sandwiches and let my pants dry completely. After arriving home I called Subways Corporate office and they said there is nothing they can do because the stores are independently owned.
I called and talked to the manager of the 3 Crescent City Subways, **. She apologized for the employee's behavior and stated that she had directed them to call her under such circumstances because she is just two minutes away. She also stated that she had told them, prior to our incident, that if someone was in dire need of the restroom, to warn them of a damp floor and let them use it. She said it was a leaky sink. For this reason I maintain the counter persons mean humiliating demeanor was because we were motorcyclists, and/or he was not allowing use of the facilities to eliminate the need to clean the restroom.
The cause of restroom closure was indeed a leaky sink, which was confirmed by the owner, ** who called me a while after I discussed the incident via phone with manager **. I asked owner ** to please send me a letter outlining a resolve that would appease my wife and I. Considering a discriminating attitude against motorcyclists, humiliating a person with a documented history of serious debilitating medical conditions that must be kept under control, and considering the embarrassment of wetting myself, and considering the embarrassment of being legitimate responsible law abiding citizens evicted from a very visible business with law enforcement presence.
The letter we received from owner, **, certainly did not appease either ** or myself. These acts (with exception of the CCPD officers) were all carried out in a most definite mean spirited manner. Even an untrained, non-prejudiced employee would know right from wrong in these circumstances. No business has the right to degrade and humiliate a person in such a manner. As per paragraph 2 of owner ** June 13, 2014 letter of apology, ongoing staff training obviously is not a forceful enough motivational tool and they "certainly dropped the ball the day you (we) were in the Crescent City store".
I, **, demand an immediate (by August 15, 2014) agreeable resolve of this matter or we will be forced to seek the maximum award through small claims court to resolve any and all damages and/or claims incurred in the incident at a Crescent City Subway, owned by **, on June 9, 2014. We swear, under penalty of perjury, that the statements and claims contained herein are true and correct to the best of our recollection. Gift certificates will be returned.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND -- Every time our family goes to Subway, we would always have problems with the service or the food, whether it was burnt bread, the complete opposite of what we ordered, bad employee tempers, or even SCAMS. A while back when we went, they tried pestering us to eat the burnt bread since they "spent so much time and put so much effort into it."
We would politely ask for a new one, because there was no way that we would pay for burnt food. The employee serving us got mad and started to raise his voice. He claims that he was very busy that there was a long line behind us, but when I looked back, there was no one in that line except for us... He started to yell louder and louder and we had to go out of the store since he looked like he was about to throw punches. Another time was when we wanted to order everything EXCEPT for the spicy toppings, since we weren't used to it. They said okay, and started to put EVERYTHING on it, including the spicy toppings, and made a big fuss over it.
One time, we were short on cash, and we didn't really have enough money. The employee didn't tell us the price, since he didn't type it into the cashier machine yet. All he said was that our order costs more than $18, and we only had $15. He said that "it's alright. We'll just take the money. Thank you, good-bye." It was strange that he would be nice and give us $3 off. We were in a rush and we thought we were lucky, that is, until we got home. We recalculated and it turns out that the meal was supposed to cost under $13, a price that we could afford. The amount of money that we lost, the $2 or so, did not matter much, but the employee lied to us about the price.
A few days ago, on Saturday, May 4, 2013, we were once again in a rush since it was near closing time. The food was expensive in Baltimore, and we weren't used to being there. We went in Subway and they ran out of basically everything. We still took our orders, and the employees were somewhat nice. They just didn't understand us and did the subs their own way.
There was nothing left for me to order, except for teriyaki, and when it came out of the oven, they asked what toppings I would like. I said that I wanted "everything EXCEPT spicy," and they interrupted me and ignored me by talking with the other employees. When they were finished talking to each other, all they put on the sub was tomatoes that were not ripened as I had hoped.
They also asked me about any dressing I liked. Whenever I wanted to ask them nicely about adding more of the toppings, they would act like they were not paying attention, being too busy making my sub. I did not lose my temper or mind unlike some of the previous employees; I am very patient. Anyway, they already stored all the dressings away so I asked what kind of dressing they had.
Once again, they did NOT even reply, and they started to put a variety of dressings on my sub. When they were done, I asked what dressings they were, because I was pretty sure I didn't order any dressings on my sub yet. They said it was "Teriyaki Dressing" and that it was actually called "Sweet Onion Dressing." I wanted to complain that I didn't ask them to put sweet onion dressing on my food, since I did not like sweet onions at all, or even sweet onions on teriyaki.
My parents told me that it was fine and how I should not complain. I decided not to complain, since the employee was very happy and smiling. After I paid for my sub, I started to eat it and it tasted very awful. It was sweet, but it tasted weird. I started to feel sick and my parents tried it and they hated it as well. That night, we had major stomachache and we felt very sick.
I don't know how the management could be so poor in the customer service and the food. I do not plan ongoing to Subway anymore. I have been very patient all this time, but the service and food did not improve, but instead, it is getting worse every-time we visit.
SENECA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- Really looked forward to trying this sub. I love pastrami. The pics showed a nicely sliced sandwich. Looked great, but what we got looked more like the cut off fat and waste scraps that the butcher usually throws out. There were no slices to it. It was hard to eat for have to pull out the fat and non chewable waste in each bite. There didn't seem to be hardly any quality meat to it. Has Subway got so greedy that they are buying scraps from butcher shops and passing them off as food? You got me on this one but for now on I'm going elsewhere
GERMANTOWN, WISCONSIN -- Bad customer service Subway - Wal-Mart Super Center - Germantown Wisconsin -USA. On the 16th of Oct. 2014 at 11:20 am, I was ordering some sandwiches and one of them I wanted to make it a meal. I told the sandwich artist girl that this will be a meal then I handed a bag of chips to my son (4 year old), he opened it and starts eating it. When I was checking out, the girl said that the credit card machine is not working (she didn't state this while she was making my sandwiches, neither there was a sign that said the credit card machine is not working).
I had no cash, just had my credit and debit cards to pay, so she said that she will give me the sandwiches but not the chips bag, and in what I call an ultimately rude, she asked me to grab the chips bag from my son while he was eating! I told her he already opened it so what she is [going to] do with it? She said in a very rude (with no reason) that she still has to take away the chips bag from him! I asked her to call the manager. She said that she is the manager.
All of that conversation and even while she was making my sandwich, she had a very bad attitude with a frown on her face. Even the way she asked for the chips bag was very rude! She never said "sorry for this". I gave her back the sandwiches and stated that I will complain about her and this awful customer service. Would you do this? Grab a bag of chips from a child while he is eating it saying this is the policy? And it was not my fault from the beginning!
Is that how Subway train their employees? Seriously? I will still send to the TV station about this story and will post it to Facebook and twitter with the store address and the manager name. I had the worst experience with that Subway today! I have been buying their sandwich for ten years, after this I will never go back to that Subway again.
NANUET, NEW YORK -- Any footlong for $5.00 advertised on TV and in the store. However, there is an exception to the rule. Specialty sandwiches are charged more even though there is no disclaimer to that fact on TV or in the store... We called customer service for Subway and got someone who basically told us too bad, tough **. We told her that we were charged $9.50 for a pastrami sandwich even though it was clearly marked any footlongs for $5.00. She told us that it was a specialty sandwich and that there was a disclaimer in the store in fine print. We said that there wasn't any such disclaimer in the store. So she basically told us that it was our fault and nothing was resolved to appease us.
FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO -- I was wondering if anyone else noticed that Subway has a unique way of cheating you out of value? Whenever I order a 6" sub, there are a certain amount of tomatoes, scoops of tuna, meatballs, etc... each and every time. The amount never changes, unless you order double-meat or extra this or less of that. But in general, they are like clockwork in their preparation.
The catch is whenever you order a 12" foot long sub, which is in essence 2-ea. 6" subs, you would think the proportions are just double (2x). Wrong. They actually scale back on the amount of tomatoes, scoops of meat, etc... For instance, a 6" sub always gets 3 slices of tomatoes. However, like clockwork, when they prepare a 12" sub, they trim it down to 5 slices. I've noticed the same with the scoops of tuna and the amount of meatballs. It's not by accident either. They do it each and every time.
This sneaky practice is not limited to this particular location either, as I have witnessed it in other cities and states. Solution: If you are ordering a 12", simply ask them to cut it in half BEFORE they begin to make the sandwich, which is something they always do after making it anyway. This way they are forced to give you the proper amount of toppings you are being charged for. It may not seem like much, and perhaps insignificant to most, but over the course of a day, month, year, just think how much that adds up to.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- I was a regular visitor to Subway, for one purpose only - the Seafood and Crab sub. I would get it just with some cheese and lettuce. Sounds plain, but it was delicious. It started out at the Subway by my office, where they wouldn't have it once in a while. They never told me that Subway was discontinuing it.
It wasn't until I visited another store near my home and asked the person working the counter what was going on. That's when he told me that Subway wasn't going to carry it any longer. Apparently not enough people were ordering it and they had to throw the leftovers away quite a bit. I haven't been back to another Subway since they stop selling it and don't plan to. I will really miss that sub and will anxiously await it's return (if ever).
FORT WAYNE, INDIANA -- I can't believe after nearly 20 years on the menu the seafood sub is being eliminated. It's not like they made it with real crab and lobster, but the sauce and the sweetness made for a really good sandwich. Arby's for me always made the best tuna sub. The Subway version tastes bland. While I may occasionally still visit for an inexpensive meatball or an Italian sub, I really think this sandwich was your market edge over the competition.
Quiznos, has better meat options and better ways of toasting the sub. Jimmy Johns, has better combinations of meats, and when it comes to size and variety, many local establishments in town do it better and some provide better salads, french fries, and other side dishes. Not to mention the baked subs from pizza places.
The seafood sub was a winner, and you should have thought to diversify the combination rather than eliminate it. Take a customer poll and see if it's desired - if so bring it back soon! Note - your poll should include what percentage of Subway purchase is the seafood sub. Mine is about 30 percent. One other reviewer was about 90. I go to Subway about 30 times a year - sometimes more when you have the special price months.