Tag Archives: Subway

Subway Closed Almost 1,000 Locations in 2017

Source: Grub Street NY

Bad time to be in the meatball-sub business. First, Subway franchisees hear word, via a companywide memo, that the chain’s traffic has fallen by a truly staggering 25 percent in the last five years, and now comes news that the foundering company’s store count dropped by 909 locations …

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Subway’s New Strategy: Tricking People Into Eating Its Sandwiches

Source: Grub Street NY

Billionaire Subway co-founder Peter Buck must be very concerned about his dying chain. The New York Post somehow got the 86-year-old nuclear physicist (who hates press about as much as reclusive In-N-Out heiress Lynsi Snyder) to go on the record and openly criticize Subway’s business plan. He tells …

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Oh, C’mon, MTA: Don’t Ban Food on the Subway

Source: Grub Street NY

In recent weeks, riding the subway has become New Yorkers’ second-biggest nightmare (the first: being consumed whole by a pack of enraged rats). Desperate to improve rider morale, if not the actual tracks, MTA chief Joe Lhota yesterday suggested banning messy foods, but surely Bill de …

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Michael Ian Black Has a Theory About Trump’s Victory That Involves Subway Sandwiches

Source: Grub Street NY

When historians sit down to chronicle Donald Trump’s rise to power, whole chapters will be dedicated to sexism, racism, Clinton’s emails, Bernie Sanders, fake news, Democrats’ inability to grow their base, the angry working class, and progressives who sat out the election.

Thankfully, comedian Michael Ian Black has a much …

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Subway Releases Own Study Arguing Its Chicken Is Chicken

Source: Grub Street NY

The sandwich chain has released two lab tests of its own to counter CBC Marketplace‘s “false and misleading” report from earlier this week, which revealed only 50 percent of Subway’s chicken is in fact poultry. These rebuttal tests, no surprise, demonstrated that Subway’s chicken is actually …

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Subway’s Chicken Scandal Is a Reminder to Not Trust Fast-Food Chains

Source: Grub Street NY

Just like it’s silly to assume “beef” is ever just beef, or “bread” is comprised entirely of bread, the Canadian broadcaster CBC discovered that if you order an Oven Roasted Chicken sandwich at Subway, you’ll get a white-meat, poultrylike protein complete with grill marks …

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Here’s Where to Get Free Valentine’s Day Food, If You’re Really That Desperate

Source: Grub Street NY

Because nothing says “love” quite like a dozen long-stemmed drumsticks, KFC is delivering bouquets of fried chicken to amorous eaters today. It’s one free bucket of “the best smelling” popcorn chicken, chicken strips, and Original Recipe drumsticks, but unfortunately the promo’s only good in New Zealand, …

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Jared Fogle’s Ex-Wife Claims Subway Hid His Horrible Behavior

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s never a good day for Subway when its incarcerated former pitchman dominates a news cycle, but today promises to be especially lousy: In a new lawsuit, Jared’s ex-wife Katie McLaughlin now claims the chain was aware he was a creep as early as 2004 — for 11 …

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Watch a Subway Worker Casually Zap Bugs Right Over the Food

Source: Grub Street NY

Normally, extra protein will cost you at Subway, but thanks to one talented sandwich artist, a store outside Indianapolis was temporarily offering it for free this week. Video uploaded to Facebook by a horrified customer shows the employee swinging a tennis-racket zapper and connecting with multiple …

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Garbage Person Jared Fogle Is Suing One of His Victim’s Parents

Source: Grub Street NY

What could disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle possibly do to lower people’s opinions of a man already in prison for possessing kiddie porn, soliciting sex with minors, and begging moms to let him film their own children? Several media outlets report

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Jared Fogle Tells Court Parents ‘Failed to Properly Supervise’ One of His Victims

Source: Grub Street NY

What could disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle possibly do to lower people’s opinions of a man already in prison for possessing kiddie porn, soliciting sex with minors, and begging moms to let him film their own children? Several media outlets report

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Subway Employee Arrested for Spiking Cop’s Drink With Meth and THC

Source: Grub Street NY

Police say a Subway employee in Utah deliberately poisoned a cop who came in for lunch on Monday. The officer, a sergeant with the Layton Police Department, was taken to the hospital after nearly running a red light on his way back to the station. Luckily, the other…More »

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Eaterwire: Pulp Fiction Film Feast; Pizza Workshop at Emily

Source: Eater NY

2011_nite_hawk_something1.jpgWILLIAMSBURG — Nitehawk Cinema is hosting a “film feast” in honor of the 20th anniversary of “Pulp Fiction.” Various courses like the “one minute they’re having a Denver omelet” will be served at specific times throughout the movie. The screening is on October 15 and tickets cost $75. [Eaterwire]

CLINTON HILL — Emily will host a pizza making workshop on the afternoon of September 27, where students will learn to make and stretch dough. The course costs $125 and includes a meal and pie dough to practice with at home. To reserve a spot, email pizzalovesemily@gmail.com. [Eaterwire]

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EaterWire: Backyard Opening at The Pines; Ramp Dishes at Pagani

Source: Eater NY

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[The backyard of The Pines by Krieger]

GOWANUS — The backyard at The Pines is reopening on May 9. John Poiarkoff will serve a menu of casual dishes, including house-made kielbasa with ramp kimchi, blistered shishito peppers, lobster rolls, and house-made popsicles. The backyard is open Fridays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Drinks specials will be offered on opening day this Friday. [EaterWire]

WEST VILLAGEPagani is cooking ramps sourced from a farm owned by restaurateur Massimo Lusardi’s family. Specials include ramps with poached eggs and guanciale, ...

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Pool Food: The space above McCarren Park Pool…

Source: Eater NY

mccarren-content1.jpgThe space above McCarren Park Pool that’s supposed to hold a cafe will remain empty this year, because the city won’t pay for repairs and the elevator needed to bring the site into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. When the pool reopened in 2012, the Bloomberg administration discussed putting a Subway up there, but never set aside the money. [NYDN]

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Listage: Yelp’s Yahoo Deal; Uni’s the New Bacon

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo: Cook and Shaker/Facebook]

· Social Media Brings Back Menu Items from Dead [Time]
· Subway: ‘Yoga Mat Chemical’ Almost Out of Bread [AP]
· The World’s Best Margherita Pizza Is From Melbourne [Guardian]
· Yelp’s Yahoo Deal Has Small Businesses Crying Foul [WSJ]
· Uni Is the New Bacon [Food & Wine]
· 11 Companies That Won’t Reveal Meat Source [BuzzFeed]
· My Favorite Songs: Anthony Bourdain [Rolling Stone]
· Weed-Centric ‘Bud and Breakfast’ Opening in Denver [-EN-]
· Kitchen Nightmares: Return to Amy’s Baking Company [-EN-]

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Sietsema: Four Pizzas From Hell

Source: Eater NY

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[K! Pizzacone. All photos by Robert Sietsema]

We like to think of pizza as a formula that can accept any sort of innovation or improvement. Ziti pizza? Sure. Hawaiian pizza with ham and pineapple? I guess. Bacon cheeseburger, Nutella, or tofu slices in several crust thicknesses and shapes? Well, OK. But is it possible to mess with pizza so much that it’s not really pizza anymore, so that it becomes repulsive rather than tolerable? Here are four “pizzas” that go way too far.

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Bagel Pizza — Did this start out in the schools? Or with some harried mom who, ...

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Cheesesteaks, Doomed: Here’s a dude who has got…

Source: Eater Philly

smgenos50cent.jpgHere’s a dude who has got Things to Say about cheesesteaks. So many things, in fact, that Eater cannot quite find a satisfying way to sum up the treatise, titled “The Future of Philadelphia’s Terrible Cheesesteak Tradition Is Doomed.” It’s a little about fast-food bastardizations of cheesesteaks, a little about suspect vegan versions, and a little about how Geno Vento has dared suggest he might try to lighten his steaks up. And it includes this line about a Subway “Philly,” so we’re cool: “I got mine on a freshly made ‘Italian Herbs and Cheese’ roll with chipotle mayo because hell ...

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EaterWire: Cassoulet at Back Forty West; Tickets to the Jubilee

Source: Eater NY

backfortywest221.jpgSOHO — On March 9, Back Forty West is hosting its annual cassoulet tasting. Six chefs, including Seamus Mullen of Tertulia and cookbook author David Tanis, will serve their versions of the dish along with wines from southwest France. Tickets, which include food and wine, are $65 per person, with part of the proceeds going to benefit New Amsterdam Market. Tickets can be bought online. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARE — Gotham Bar & Grill has just launched a chocolate dessert tasting menu. For $25 it includes two courses, which involve things like juniper ice cream, and chocolate marzipan among ...

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The Shutter: Brio, Lisa’s, Pan Restaurant All Serve Their Last

Source: Eater NY

Welcome to the weekly Shutter Report. Know of any other restaurant that has served its last? Please send any and all intel and/or photos to the tipline
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1) The Flatiron: Brio at 920 Broadway has closed, the bar stripped bare and the furniture removed. If recent OpenTable reviews are any indication there had been a decline in service and the quality of the food as of late. The space may be bordering on cursed as it was preceded by Mayrose and Lunetta. But then again any Italian spot this close to Eataly is going to face challenges, just ...

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EaterWire: Parts & Labor Now The Partisan; First Lady Visits Subway

Source: Eater DC

weenie.jpgFALLS CHURCH&#8212 These are pretty cool. Sea Pearl has some new decorations courtesy of local artist Alison Sigethy. They’re bubbling glass tubes with ocean items inside. Northern Virginia Magazine has more. [NVM]

OBAMA ENDORSED&#8212 First Lady Michelle Obama went to Subway. Gasps ensued. [GoG]

PENN QUARTER&#8212 The Neighborhood Restaurant Group will change the name of its butchery-driven restaurant from Parts & Labor to The Partisan. This is because Woodberry Kitchen’s Spike Gjerde is also opening up a butcher shop and restaurant named, you guessed it, Parts & Labor. [WCP]

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS&#8212 Half-smokes: ...

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