Re:Subway Breakfast Sandwiches
I again found myself in front of a Subway this morning, in a different part of town. I still had some nagging questions about that omelet and who they get their muffins from. Last night, I looked at the nuitrition information for Subway's line of new breakfast sandwiches and the cholesterol figures were too low for pure scrambled eggs. I began to suspect what Don in Miami posted about a few hours ago (just about the time I was in this morning's Subway.)
I was going to try the 6" sub sandwich with coffee, but the price quoted to me with the 16 ounce cup of coffee was $4.49 plus tax. So, I again ordered the Double Bacon, Egg and Cheese combo on the light wheat English muffin from a friendly "Sandwich Artist (R)" this time. He did not try to upsell me. First, he pulled out the light wheat muffin from a plastic bag like what they overwrap Tombstone pizzas with. No names on the bag. Obviously defrosted. Then, he cut one of the "omelets" into four slices again. My eye is not that good, but it is between 6 and 7 inches in diameter. The sandwich was again prepared on a piece of white deli paper. He put just two of the slices of "omelet" on the muffin, along with two pieces of their microwave bacon and just one piece (half-slice wedge) of American cheese. He heated it in that "melt" oven they have. This store does not have baskets, so the sandwich was wrapped in the deli paper with an additional paper overap, insuring the sandwich would get steamed but stay hot. The coffee was served to me with Coffee Mate portion control containers. I did get it for the advertised price of $2.50 plus tax.
I pulled out a piece of the "omelet" to examine. It was too light and fluffy to be 100% egg. Subway does not tell you what is in it. I did look in a supermarket later to see what was in their frozen scrambled egg breakfast items. I echo the sentiments of Don and 6star.
So, I've concluded that this is a "diet" version of eggs, bacon, and cheese on an English muffin. That probably accounts for part of the negative comments from people who were expecting what you would get in a Roadfood diner.
Again over a 40 minute period, there were a total of 3 people who ordered breakfast and eight who ordered lunch sandwiches. One woman ordered the breakfast sandwich on flatbread (again from a plastic bag and obviously defrosted.) The "omelet" was the first item placed in the flatbread, and just slightly hung out over of the edges. That is the reason they use this size.
So, Subway's breakfasts are made with reduced calorie/fat/cholesterol eggs and everything but sub bread comes in from a factory to be reheated.