Think you’ve got what it takes to eat a Subway (probably) bigger than your girlfriend and (slightly shorter) than a bouncer? You’re gonna need an extra long lunch break to polish off this super-sized humdinger.
Yep, Subway Sandwich Artists have created a whopping SIX-FOOT sub – which can feed 25 hungry customers – to mark the longest day of the year.
The Giant Sub doesn’t exactly come cheap but that goes without saying. If you and a dozen mates came together, the £116 price tag won’t cut too deep into your bank account.
This gigantic Italian BMT took a team of three Sandwich Artists and two-and-a-half hours to complete.
So also spare a thought for the guys and gals who are busting their balls fixing this up for you. Don’t go getting it if you’re ‘kinda peckish’. The six-foot sub takes no prisoners. It deserves your respect.
As for what’s in it:
• 680g of lettuce
• 96 slices of tomato
• 96 slices of cucumber
• 96 slices of pickle
• 96 slices of olive
• 227g of onion
• 96 slices of green pepper
• 64 slices of ham
• 96 slices of pepperoni
• 96 slices of salami
• 64 triangles of American-style cheese
• Subway’s signature Chipotle Southwest Sauce
The monster snack is part of Subway’s campaign for everyone to enjoy a long lunch, after a poll of 2,000 Brits revealed the average worker takes just 34 minutes of their lunch hour.
More than one in ten (11 per cent of respondents) said they don’t take a lunch break at all.
Sacha Clark, Marketing Director for Subway UK and Ireland said:
We are delighted to be launching the Giant Sub, a sharing Sub which can be made in any of our 62 million flavour combinations.
We were dismayed to learn that so many Brits are cutting short their lunch hour and hope that everyone will take this opportunity to book in that long lunch by getting together with friends to enjoy a Giant Sub.
The Giant Sub is currently being trialled at the 40 City Road, London store before being rolled out nationally.
Subway as we know it started out life in 1965 – as Pete’s Subway – after founder, Fred DeLuca, opened up the shop with the help of a $1,000 loan from mate Dr. Peter Buck.
He offered to become Fred’s partner, and a business relationship was forged that would change the landscape of the fast food industry forever.
The first shop was opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut in August, 1965. Their goal was to have 32 stores opened in 10 years.
Throughout these early days, Fred learned the basics of running a business, as well as the importance of serving a well-made, high quality product, providing ‘excellent customer service’, keeping operating costs low and finding great locations.
By 1974, the duo owned and operated 16 submarine sandwich shops throughout Connecticut. Realizing they would not reach their 32 store goal in time, they began franchising, launching the SUBWAY brand up, up and away.
In June 2015, Suzanne Greco was named President and CEO of Subway® restaurants following the death of Fred.
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