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Monday, September 10, 2007

Fast Food 4-1-1: Subway

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Sometimes you just don't have time to cook and you have no choice but to stop at a fast food restaurant to pick up a meal. Now what? Which selections are the best and which are the worst from each restaurant. The Fast Food 4-1-1 series is an attempt to show not only the best choices from the menu, but the worst. This week's highlighted restaurant: Subway.

Subway has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the healthiest choices in the fast food world. I mean, if it worked for Jared, how can it possibly be wrong? From the perspective of good choices, there are plenty, so first let's highlight the sneaky, not-so-good choices. Because Subway has so many options, I am including the nutrition information for six-inch subs only. If you go with the salad option and get the "sandwich" on lettuce, instead of bread, you save about 200 calories.

All worst choices will be compared to the archetype of fast food bad choices, the Big Mac. Now I don't hold a grudge against McDonalds, I'm just picking on them because more people on Earth have had one of these, than those who have not. After all they have sold "billions and billions" of them.



Calories
Fat(g)
Carbs(g)
Protein(g)
Fiber(g)
McDonalds Big Mac
540
29
45
25
3






Subway Worst Choices





Chicken and Bacon Ranch Sandwich
580
30
47
36
6
Meatball Marinara Sandwich
560
24
63
24
8
Tuna
530
31
44
22
5






Subway Best Choices





Veggie Delight
230
3
44
9
5
Turkey Breast
280
4.5
46
20
5
Turkey Breast and Ham
290
5
47
18
5






Subway Worst Condiments





Ranch Dressing
120
13



Mayo
110
12



Chipotle Southwest Sauce
96
10




If you are in a pinch and you find yourself looking for something quick to grab for a meal, Subway is probably one of the best choices out there. Just don't make the mistake of thinking that everything on the menu is healthy...no matter what Jared says.

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3 comments:

john - from fat to fit said...

It's actually way worse than that as the numbers you are showing for Subway are for their 6 inch subs. I used to subsist on the 12" Tuna sub and was absolutely shocked when I realized that it was over 1000 calories even before I put on the cheese, olive oil and other fixings. Not to mention the pop and chips.

Fit Club Scott said...

Yeah, I know, the 12 inch subs are twice the calories. I just picked the 6 inch subs to standardize so people could compare "apples to apples".

Personally, I'm a 12 inch turkey breast guy. I just can't do only a 6 inch sandwich.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to mention, that even those "good" sandwiches are made not-so-good when we add condiments of any kind and cheese! Jared, the well-known Subway marketing SCAMMER, ate only six inch subs devoid of condiments and cheese...