A man identifying himself as an employee of the Subway restaurant chain says to be wary of the roast beef sandwiches.
The Reddit user says the roast beef goes bad quicker than the other Subway meats, reports the Daily Mail.
He also said the meatballs are not always fresh, and claimed the marinara sauce is sometimes in a "congealed" state.
The chopping boards are not always sanitary, either, he contends.
"Let me sum it up for you, the deli-paper your sandwich is made on (just from coming into contact with the cutting board) should be considered a health biological hazard," he wrote. "In fact, if you notice an employee wrapping your sandwich in deli paper THEN the sandwich paper, tell them the f*** not to... Trust me... We wipe them off all the time, but we only clean them twice a month."
But he still eats at Subway, admitting a fondness for the footlong Spicy Italian, served on the Italian herb and cheese bread. He takes his with "double meats, onions and bell-peppers THEN toasted. Extra oil, two lines of vinegar, and if I'm feeling saucy, chipotle southwest and an avocado."
After discussing the pros and cons of the food, he lightened the mood with a tip on how to get a free sandwich -- or at least a discount.
The key, he said, is to complain. "Look really distressed and disgusted with how they're making your sandwich. Order something, and take it to your seat, open it... Walk back and tell them it's not made right. 9 times out of 10, they'll just make you a free courtesy sandwich... This wont work everywhere, but at our store we're trained to not argue back and to just give them a second sandwich for free."
Excessive kindness can help, too, he noted. "Another way is to be extremely nice, start a lot of casual conversation and engage the sandwich artist... Then when he's ringing you up, look into your wallet and exclaim, 'Oh s***, I thought i had more cash! I wont have enough'... then ask him if he can 'hook it up'... Again, it's a gamble, but if you play your cards right, you'll get a discount of some kind..."
For readers who might be interested in becoming a Subway "sandwich artist," he also gave an insider's view of what it's like to work there, sharing some personal anecdotes, details about the training program, and how he makes sandwiches.
The redditor is not the first Subway worker to go public. In August 2016, the Daily Mail reported on a whistleblower who came forward, advising readers to avoid the Chipotle Chicken and Teriyaki Chicken because “it stinks.”
But he, too, admitted to enjoying something from the Subway menu. In his case it was the “6-inch hearty Italian, meatball sauce, cheese, toasted. With a ton of salad and southwest sauce.” As for the best bargains, he cited the “Meatball Marinara, Chipotle Chicken, Tikka Chicken, Spicy Italian, and BMT.”
He also shared a trick for getting more bang for your buck. If you order a footlong sub on flatbread, you will actually get a 14-inch sandwich, instead of a mere 12-inch sandwich. “The way flatbread is made and prepared we give you 14 inches,” he explained.
Founded by Fred DeLuca and Pete Buck in 1965, Subway now has more than 44,000 locations around the world.