Bring back the classic cut!

August 21, 2001 3:49 PM   Subscribe

Bring back the classic cut!
An online petition to bring back the old "V-shaped canyon" style.
posted by riley370 (26 comments total)
How bout "let's make a Subway sandwich that doesn't smell like ass"?

firmly ensconced in the Togo's Hot Pastrami camp

posted by Kafkaesque at 3:55 PM on August 21, 2001

I refused to eat their subs until they changed to the conventional cut. What is the point of putting the fillings ON TOP of the bread? I'll never understand...
posted by daveleck at 4:07 PM on August 21, 2001

the web gets more and more diluted...i personally agree. but more than that, that somebody put up a Web site with friggin' diagrams to illustrate his point. my hat is off to him.
posted by adampsyche at 4:40 PM on August 21, 2001

Actually, if you think about it, this guy could really make his point by heading down to his local Subway store and slicing off his testicle in the classic "V" style.

olives on that?


alternate joke: Jared just lost weight quickly and easily by eating healthy Subway sandwiches and cutting off his testicle. (Please consult your doctor before starting any weight-loss regimen)
posted by Kafkaesque at 4:51 PM on August 21, 2001

ok, being as i now work at a subway, here's a much better way to do things:

"ask for it."

k. thanks. ;)

btw: here's what it's like to work there, sometimes.
posted by jcterminal at 4:59 PM on August 21, 2001

I, for one, like the new cut better than the old school version. That little flappy piece of bread on top go all soggy by the time you got to the end of the sub, and your fingers got all full of mustard. ¡Viva new cut!
posted by amyscoop at 5:40 PM on August 21, 2001

dude, you're pretty mean.

good point on the "asking for it" thing, though i've never noticed a change in my subway experience anyway.
posted by lotsofno at 5:49 PM on August 21, 2001

Well, since I'm getting a crapload of hits from this site, I thought I'd come over here and talk :)

The point is not to *have* to ask for the superior method of cutting. What about those people who don't even know that the classic cut exists? I'm performing a public service. Educating the ignorant, if you will. I should be eligle for government funding :)

posted by Steev at 5:51 PM on August 21, 2001

btw: steve. the new cut is called a 'hinge' cut, and when properly made, it's at a 45 degree angle from top left to bottom right. not that perfect horizontal crap.

posted by jcterminal at 6:20 PM on August 21, 2001

Doesn't every Subway have the sign that explains the new cut, and tells you that you can ask for the old cut too?
All the Subway stores near me (5 within 10 minute drive of my home) seem to have the signs.
posted by Grum at 6:30 PM on August 21, 2001

I guess the Subway near me is a renegade outfit. Is there a Subway civil war going on? A rebel alliance, if you will?
posted by D at 6:40 PM on August 21, 2001

I am so glad Metafilter has returned!

'Nuff said.
posted by mapalm at 6:40 PM on August 21, 2001

Subway sandwiches get soggy no matter how they are sliced. I liked the old cut better.....but what I REALLY miss are the old style sandwich steamers they used to have in some other sandwich shops.....nothing better than a steamed veggie supreme from Sadlacks.........ah the memories.......
posted by bunnyfire at 6:44 PM on August 21, 2001

I hate to sound like a party pooper, but I'm sorry you all know so much about Subway. Probably better than the Olive Garden, but jeez...

By the way, where does Blimpie stand in comparison to Subway?
posted by ParisParamus at 7:12 PM on August 21, 2001

I am so blowing my head off, Paris.
posted by gleemax at 8:00 PM on August 21, 2001

Yes, but what if I want just plain tap water?
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:54 PM on August 21, 2001

Gleemax, are we going to have to separate you two?

posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 9:00 PM on August 21, 2001

I used to be a big fan of Subway -- the BMT in particular -- but then one night I walked in there and a dude stuck a gun in my face and relieved me of my wallet. After he ran out the door the store manager told me that the security camera above the cash register was fake, and offered me a free Coke.

Now I go to Quizno's.
posted by spilon at 9:02 PM on August 21, 2001

Now I go to Quizno's.

I hear that place offers you free water in that situation. : )
posted by ParisParamus at 9:06 PM on August 21, 2001

this is the most interesting thread i have read since...mefi came back? what's next, gorditas vs. chalupas?

too bad philthy, pa doesnt' have subway stores, or i would head there for lunch for a little "social experiment"...
posted by adampsyche at 7:08 AM on August 22, 2001

Paris, Blimpies is a delicacy.
posted by fusinski at 7:20 AM on August 22, 2001

Paris, Blimpies is a delicacy.
posted by fusinski at 7:20 AM on August 22, 2001

bah... stupid twitch
posted by fusinski at 7:21 AM on August 22, 2001

I don't eat at Subway very often, but I could care less about the *cut* of the bread. I want to know why they changed the basic white bread at all. Since they changed to offering, what? Is it 5 different types of bread? They changed the plain white bread in the process. I now eat there even less than I used to. If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Didn't anyone learn from Coke?
posted by hmwhite at 2:06 PM on August 22, 2001

How the hell can you eat a meatball sub with a "hinge cut?!?" You *need* the "groove cut" for the messy stuff.

On the other hand, Cousin's does seem to have better bread anyway.
posted by Tubes at 1:19 PM on August 23, 2001

Blimpie is far superior. I don't know if it was national, but the Blimpie in Honolulu that I ate at used to have a sign/ad that commented on how they cut their bread like adults (or something along those lines).

Maybe Subway got intimidated and wanted to sit at the grownup table.
posted by obfusciatrist at 3:48 PM on August 23, 2001

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