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A Subway employee reveals the worst item you could order

If you want to, as their slogan says, "eat fresh," avoid ordering these menu items at all cost!
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A Reddit user who also happens to be an employee at fast food chain Subway has revealed the restaurant’s secrets in an “honest” Q&A.

Among the most interesting revelations was the advice to never order chipotle or teriyaki chicken in your sandwiches. Why? The man sharing under the moniker subwayworkeruk wrote: “Chicken is given a two day shelf life, once in the counter. However these two bypass this and get four days, and can get a little stinky.”

He added that “steak is probably the freshest, and safest” choice when you’re hanging for a fast feed at Subway.

Then a user from the US responded with another gross bit of information, writing: “I was a Subway employee for around a year here in the states and seeing that you guys have a two day shelf on chicken teriyaki amazes me.

“Our CT had a five day shelf life and we were told that once it reaches the fifth day, to just change the date. With all of the shift changes and varying factors, we never knew how long this chicken was out (between five to nine days). I quit after I got reprimanded for throwing out CT on the fifth day.”

The staffer also revealed that chicken isn’t 100 per cent meat, but is in fact made of 84 per cent chicken and pumped up with added starch and water.

Someone asked why the foot-long subs don’t measure up to their name, to which the user responded: “‘Subway Footlong’ is a trade mark of Subway, and is just the name of the submarine sandwich size.

“However due to a lawsuit, subway have decided to ensure each footlong is exactly 12 inches. In regards to shrinkage, minor shrinkage occurs when the bread is baked.”

But if you’re really set on getting your money’s worth, his tip is to “try flatbread” as he says “the way flatbread is made and prepared we give you 14 inches.”

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