What’s your default order at Subway? A BMT on wheat, hold the Tastier? The Meatball Marinara on Asiago, with extra cheese? When I was a kid, I would always get the Seafood and Crab with mayonnaise on top. Twelve inches of fake crabmeat, generic white cheese slices, greasy mayo — how could you go wrong?
Twenty-some years later, my palate has matured a little — but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still slather my sandwiches with mayo every chance I get. It may be gross, but it sure as heck is tasty.
When it comes to subs, there are grosser things than a little bit of extra mayonnaise — just ask any of Subway’s “sandwich artists.” The topic recently came up on Reddit, when user Mister_Scorpion asked the question, “What is the worst Subway sandwich possible, using actual ingredients from Subway?”
The comments quickly came rolling in—10,590, as of typing this. The top-voted response came from MindOfAnEnt, who wrote:
I’m a manager at Subway worst thing I’ve seen is wheat bread half a bottle of mayo with pickles and toasted. She ate the whole thing. Before I leave today I’ll make the top rated sub and take pictures of every step and post it! Give me your worst!!!
Another top comment came from thistimethatonetime, detailed the saucy monstrosity ordered bi-weekly from a kid with a “sinister laugh”:
Previous Subway “sandwich artist” here. The worst I’ve seen is white bread, cheese, and 3 lines of every single sauce. Disgusting.
When you fold it and get ready to cut in half, the insides squirt out at every which angle. This kid would just have the most sinister laugh every time he saw us cut his sandwich in half. Ordered the thing twice a week, every week until I quit.
NoBudgetBallin confirmed customers’ abnormal sauce cravings, and then added a knock on a sandwich that sounds oddly familiar…:
People who wanted way too much sauce like this were a dime a dozen at my store. Probably one in every 20 customers would drown their disgusting sandwiches in oil, vinegar, sweet onion, southwestern sauce, and mayo.
BUT, the worst was the guy who always got double seafood salad, on white, microwaved (not toasted) with extra mayo. That abortion of a sandwich made me gag every time he came in.
Fofolito wrote of a father-son duo with serious sandwich-making issues:
Former Sandwich Whisperer here (I was better than a mere Artist):
Son ordered a footlong olive sandwich with oil, vinegar, american cheese, salt, herbs, and the meat from a BMT (peperoni, ham, and salami). I say an Olive sandwich because I ended up dumping an entire cambro of olives on that f*cker. Oh, then I microwaved it for him.