Late to the party, except no one was there.

I had an early interview this morning with two restaurant owners. Yes, I do drop off Van for her 8 a.m. class but I’m usually not very awake. Thankfully, the guys had coffee and the interview turned out quite well. But, that’s not the point of this post.

After the interview, I had a hankering for an omelet. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to go into some place and order one. I think my love of migas stems from my love of omelets, so I briefly considered getting a migas taco and ditching the tortilla. I drove to Broadway Daily Bread #2 on DeZavala in hopes of finding some sort of omelet-ish breakfast sandwich, but no dice. BDB is closed on Mondays because Mondays are horrible days. (I don’t think this is the real reason, but that’s what it felt like this morning.)

Instead, I went to Subway. It was right next door! I was hungry! Don’t judge me. I’m actually a fan of Subway because you do get to choose what goes into your sammich, and they’re pretty straightforward about the calorie counts and have been for as long as I can remember. My only problem is their bread. Every time I leave Subway I end up smelling like the bread. There’s just something wrong with that. It’s not an awesome smell.

Either way, I decided to give the breakfast sammiches a try. The product’s been out for a little less than a year, I believe, but I just never got around to trying it and today showed me why.

Basically, like anything else at Subway, you go in and you order. I tried the Western without the ham because of lent. You get plenty of options: egg whites or whole eggs, wheat english muffin or 6-inch bread of choice and whatever veggies you want. In my case, I went with the egg whites on an English muffin.

Everything’s fine and dandy except for one thing: the egg’s already cooked. It’s a flat sheet that the sandwich artist pulls from a container. That’s  weird. I don’t like it. I feel like considering the line for these things wasn’t out the door (ie I was the only person there), then Subway could take the whole minute and a half (or less considering industrial strength microwaves) and nuke my egg! But, no.

My sandwich artist took my muffin, heated it,  plopped egg white sheets on each side, then cheese (American because they discontinued provolone and substituted it with MONTEREY JACK. ew), then I asked for spinach, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, then she nuked the whole thing for maybe 30 seconds.

Yes, I tried styling my sandwich.

The end product wasn’t disgusting. For $3.71, including a Minute Maid juice, the sandwich was pretty much exactly what I paid for, but it also left me with tons of questions.

Am I unreasonable in thinking that the egg could be cooked to order? I know this is Subway, but I feel like it would be in the company’s best interest to put forth a little more care into these breakfast sandwiches. Get some good word of mouth going because you make that extra effort. I’m just being idealist…

Am I the only one weirded out by the already-cooked-and-waiting-for-you egg?

Has anyone else tried the sammiches? What are your thoughts?

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2 thoughts on “Late to the party, except no one was there.

  1. I haven’t tried them, but yes, the pre-cooked egg strikes me wrong, too. Plus that looks like a Thomas’ English Muffin. I like that brand, but one thing I have liked about Subway in the past was that at least they bake the bread in the store. Clearly, they could do a better job ventilating so you don’t smell like burnt bread crumbs when you leave, but baking in store is great for freshness.

  2. Tom Resing says:

    I haven’t tried them, but yes, the pre-cooked egg strikes me wrong, too. Plus that looks like a Thomas’ English Muffin. I like that brand, but one thing I have liked about Subway in the past was that at least they bake the bread in the store. Clearly, they could do a better job ventilating so you don’t smell like burnt bread crumbs when you leave, but baking in store is great for freshness.

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