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17 Subway Employees Share the Most Awful Sandwiches They Ever Had to Make

The life of a sandwich artist isn't all glamor and glory. Sometimes some real weird customers get down and dirty with what they want. And no matter how much instinct screams against putting tuna salad on a meatball marinara, you've gotta do it. Fast food work can be weird, like all the stuff drive-thru workers have heard over the mic.

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    Text - kiwisheep95 28.0k points 6 days ago Subway worker coming up 9 years, managing for 4 years. Had many odd combinations but the top one is when a drunk came in and wanted everything on the sub. And I mean everything. I explained that if he had everything it 2 would be very expensive and he insisted. So I opened up a footlong, heated all the meats and cheese. Toasted and all the salads with majority of the sauces, salt and pepper. Being very large sandwich, we couldn't close the sub so we had
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    Text - zachygogo 10.5k points 6 days ago I worked there in college. One guy would come in and order two quadruple meat, quadruple cheese BLTs. That's 40 pieces of bacon per sandwich. He would house both of them sitting right there in the dining room. 80 pieces of bacon down one piehole.
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    Text - nemesiasundrops 10.4k points 6 days ago Not sandwich but when I worked at Subway there was an option to turn any sub into a salad for a nominal fee. Guy comes through and orders a hot meatball salad. I've never been able to get it out of my mind. S 2
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    Text - pm_me_flaccid_cocks 21.0k points 6 days ago 3 A guy came in with a Tupperware bowl of natto and asked us to put it on a Chicken & Bacon Ranch Melt. We're not allowed to do that, so we just made him the sandwich and he took it to his table. He came back a few minutes later and asked if we could heat his sandwich more. It was pretty clear that he'd added the nattõ himself and now wanted us to cook the damn stuff. He was polite, so my coworker obliged. Our place smelled like rotting rat anus
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    Text - NotmyMainaccthmm 9.4k points 6 days ago Before getting fired I would often have a customer that would order a footlong honey wheat with nothing but onions, hot sauce, mayo and black olives. It smelled of feet and sickness when it was done being toasted
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    Text - mimdevs 1.4k points 6 days ago When I used to work there there was once this guy edited 6 days ago who told me "I want the steak and cheese, but I want it with everything that I can get for free." He got it toasted with all the vegetable options. But the disgusting part is that when I asked him if he wanted any sauce on it he said, "which can I get for free?" I said, "any, all of them." This man made me squeeze EVERY SINGLE SAUCE OPTION on his sub. EVERY SINGLE ONE. I wrapped that thing s
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    Text - edited 6 days ago Cheybean 14.4k points 6 days ago Oh boy something I can answer! I used to work for subway back in 2008-2010, and we had this dude that would come in 3 times a week. He rotated between 3 sandwich choices, each one truly grotesque. 1. Foot long White Italian Bread. Triple meat meatball sub. Triple American Cheese. Not Toasted, with mayo and sweet onion teriyaki sauce. 1 scoop of tuna for his cat on the side. 2. Foot long White Italian Bread. Triple meat Tuna. Triple Americ
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    Text - DarkMatterSpook 33.2k points 6 days ago A drunk guy came in and asked for a 6 inch flatbread with just mayo, garlic mayo, and ketchup. And he wanted it toasted
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    Text - sharnlalala 9.2k points 6 days ago A footlong with lots of marinara sauce and pickle juice Not pickles, the juice from the bag that they came in from the supplier. Nasty
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    Text - pukipuki66 13.6k points 6 days ago I worked at Subway for a few months during my freshman year of college. The grossest thing I ever made wasn't a sub but a salad I made for an older lady. She came in right before closing and she asked for a salad with shredded lettuce, cut up ham, and mayonnaise. So. Much. Mayo. I squeezed a few lines on her salad and looked up at her to ask if that was to0 much and she said "oh no baby, I'm going to need a lot more than that" and I ended up squeezing wh
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    Text - edited 3 days ago S OkButHurry 2.3k points 6 days ago Took my sister to subway when she visited the mainland. She lives in rural Tasmania and had not been to subway before and was quite nervous. When she discovered you could just pick what you wanted, she just came alive (like she had been waiting her life for this opportunity). She ordered meatball with seafood, tuna +and teriyaki chicken; with just capsicum and pickle.I was not phased... until she asked for tomato sauce. They lady was r
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    Text - micahz3 7.0k points 6 days ago Way back when we used to make cheesy bread by pulling out the middle and melting the cheese in its place (we don't do that anymore, thank god), there was this person that wanted that. Then she asked for nothing else except oil. I mean, literally a shit ton of oil, there was a pool about 3cm filling the excavation of bread. She gave a $10 tip, so that was kinda nice. But I'll never forgot you, oompa loompa oily cheese bread lady.
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    Text - ladyandluna 11.9k points 6 days ago It was a salad and the entire situation was gross So this dude wearing tan and gold, rimless sunglasses walked in, and kept his sunglasses on. He tells me he wants a chopped salad. I don't remember the meat or veggies he asked for, but I do remember the toppings... After reading my name tag, he asked for olive oil. As he peered at me over his glasses he said, "I like it really wet, ladyandluna," and licked his lips. I put in a whole bunch, but kept repe
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    Text - CrushedLaCroixCan 2.8k points 6 days ago Former Subway employee - this elderly man named Larry would come in every other day and get a footlong tuna. He would eat one half that day, the other half the next day. Tuna on wheat with nothing except handfuls of jalapenos. I mean one huge fistful on each half and then some. You could barely close the sandwich. I'm sure in his old age he had perhaps lost some sense of taste, but my god - I don't know how he even could taste the tuna. Not particu
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    Text - foolhardyass 11.2k points 6 days ago I made many a gross sub for late nite drunks. One that stands out particularly is a foot long seafood with a entire bottle of "lite" mayo and three whole tomatoes double toasted
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    Text - edited 6 days ago S enderfinch 2.2k points 6 days ago I worked at Subway for some time with really close friends. I dare say that we created some of the nastiest shit known to man. The worst would always be the seafood sensation, which was imitation crab. On its own, not the worst thing. When combined with the other horrors available at Subway, it can turn into a real gut bomb I've seen it combined with sweet onion sauce, tuna, always gross amounts of mayo, jalapenos. The worst was when t
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    Text - bethestorm13 11.1k points 6 days ago We were across the road from a pub. A customer who'd been across the road all day came and ordered a meatball sub. He asked me to put every meat we had on it. Seafood, tuna, cold meats, the 4 different chickens we had at the time, everything. Was an absolute bitch to close and cost him something like $40 for one (6 inch) sandwich IIRC. He sat down inside and ate it all
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