The Real Reason Subway Is Disappearing Across The Country
The Real Reason Subway Is Disappearing Across The Country

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If you're new, Subscribe! → When is the last time you stopped at a Subway? If it's been a while, you might not be surprised to learn that 2017 was not a good time for the chain that's been banking on their "Eat fresh" image to get customers through the door. It was only in late 2017 that franchisees found out that business had fallen 25 percent since 2012, and stores were shutting their doors. CNN reported that in 2016, Subway closed 359 locations, and 2017 was even worse. According to Business Insider, that year saw Subway closing another 909 stores across the US, which accounts for about three percent of their domestic footprint. So, it's not entirely surprising there's a lot going on behind the scenes at Subway, and their problems are way more complicated than you might think. So, why did your neighborhood Subway close? Not-so-fresh | 0:45 Is this chicken? | 1:36 Franchisee revolt | 2:35 Chaotic leadership | 3:41 Serious competition | 4:18 Slow to change | 6:07 The face of Subway | 7:02 Read more here → Fast Food Ex-Workers Reveal The One Item You Should Never Order At McDonald's What Makes McDonald's Coke Taste Better Than Other Coke McDonald's Worker Reveals Why You Should Always Ask For A Receipt Fast Food Myths You Probably Fell For Shady Things You Never Knew About Papa John What Die Hard Fans Don't Even Know About Steak 'N Shake Website → Like us → Instagram → Pinterest → Mashed is the ultimate destination for food lovers. Whether you're just learning how to cook or ready to take your kitchen skills to the next level, Mashed has all the tips and tricks you'll ever need to be a chef… Or at least enough hacks to help you fake it til you make it. We’ve got your back at every step, from grocery shopping smarts to serving a perfectly prepared dish. Would you rather eat out than whip it up yourself? Mashed has all the info you’ll need for that, too — from the best and worst foods to order at your favorite restaurants, to what today’s most popular chefs really have up their sleeves. No matter what kind of foodie you are, Mashed has your recipe for success.


Akilleus : It’s Jared’s fault. May he forever take footlongs in prison.

Thomas Brown : I stopped going because the prices are ridiculous for a damn sandwich

R.J. Burle : They used to put out a good product. Then they cut every corner they could and they lived off the good name of their past. Lots of businesses start out well and sell the good name to corporations. The corporations run it into the ground.

Hammond : Stale bread, lazy staff, questionable ingredients.

James Edmond : Their sandwiches are not worth their cost.

TheSameDufus : The real reason: $8.00 for a sub you can make yourself for $3.00.


husky500cr : Air bread + tasteless cold cuts + old vegetables

All Mine : i stopped going when a sandwich cost me 12 dollars and i got attitude frim the employee when i asked for more than two tomatoe slices. no thanks

Robert Mitchell : I stopped eating subway a LONG time ago, because they got to greedy. Prices to high, and they kept putting less and less ingredients. Plus service sucked.

Camilo R : The food really become awful and the quality of their ingredients was abysmal. It got worse over time.

Sean Fournier : Subway is the worst, overpriced, low quality, and many scandals involving ingredients. I stopped going after they started charging $10 for a footlong BLT with 8 strips of bacon (That ready crisp stuff, which is $2 in grocery stores for a pack of 12.

Al Legory : 6:55 "Fresh has a different meaning than it did 20 years ago" Only at Subway.

millerjoan : The lunchmeat they use is fake food. Just chemicals and flavorings. Gross!

skliros : It's simple. The food is not fresh. Cheap ingredients.

Ben Bending Rodriguez : Subway is disgusting 😂 That's the reason.

danilo e jesus : publix simply makes a better sandwich

DIO GALLARDO : it's so expensive and it has that weird smell

Richard Johnson : Screw subway. They shrunk their meat portions, stingy with the veggies and raised their prices. They advertise deals and release coupons that aren't honored at many locations. I ain't paying 10 bucks for a not so fresh footlong and still have to shell out more for extras like chips, cookies, and drinks. They think we customers won't notice these changes BUT WE DO! Said goodbye to scamway awhile back.

Venom Snake : Subway just isnt the sub giant anymore, their are so many sandwich shop now that are either cheaper, taste better, or are just overall better

Usman Chaudhry : Firehouse subs, Jersey Mike's are much better.... hope Subway goes out of business this year..

Wendell Sims : You can go eat real food for what you pay for that crap at Subway....❌❌❌❌❌❌❌

Arjun Lumbhani : It's really costly, Anyone would like to prefer quantity Foods in this prices, with full Taste also. Sometimes it's really Looks damn for their sub.

sunnydaze80 : Subway stopped using actual meat, when all the others are actually slicing deli meats.

Solar Prophet : They're failing because every other sub chain has a superior product. Subway is one step above those shrink-wrapped subs you see at gas stations and party stores, and costs twice as much.

Sírena C. : Am I the only one that likes Subway? I've never had a bad experience at one. And the food is always fresh. ??? 😗 ???

vic pease : Man, no more $5 foot long subs More like nearly 7$ !!!

Martin Frink : Bad taste bad price bad quality bad employees Use to be good. What a shame

Jericho Oban : Quality of food is low Bad PR Prices, using ingredients past date of use. Some factors

Scotty W : Because of their ridiculous prices. Only reason why they are dead to me. No reason to charge almost $8 for a damn sandwich

Eamon O'Connell : Honesty I think subway is gross. Yes it's real bread. I've heard not so flattering comments about everything else from former employees. Ask an employee if they eat the foot. I only ever eat their meatball sub's. Same meat as you buy at any supermarket.

Arthur Dewith : 10 dollars for a sub and they add little toppings

James Pollman : Last time I went to a Subway was 1989. Why? NO MEAT. Had to order double meat to get a decent sandwich. Even that wasn't enough. Decided against the "lettuce sub". No Meat.

SharkSport : The Gargantuan at Jimmy John's. Yum!

Jon Mantooth : I go in expecting a $5 footlong and it comes out to about $8. Thats why I dont go back anymore.

Hi_ Tamera : Jimmy John's is just too good that I haven't looked back to Subway. 🤷🏾‍♀️

negative & -ve : footlong sub + medium drink = $10

Danny Padilla : 7$ for a 6 inch sub, which is equivalent to a regular sandwich, small bag of chips, and small drink. Over priced I think much

R Sanchez : I live in the northern subs of Chicago. Wisconsin has Cousins. Those guys make a pretty good sub.

Master Warning : The product sucks

Denise and Mark Firestine : There sandwiches are awfull and so are their management, there ranking is at the very bottom of sandwiches 🤮🤮🤮

Joshua Lee : Don’t let this distract you from the fact that Panda Express deceives customers by displaying false prices on the menu, and displaying the bs “starts at” 7.99 making people think it’s an entree with 2 sides for only 7.99. But it’s really extra for the 2 sides and costs 10.99.

ANARKHY IN THE UK : over priced rather go to get a store sandwich with a drink and crisps for 3pound

Mary M : The reason Subway is less popular than it was initially is because certain types who do not care about health and sanitation laws are running and working there.

クリスタルきみこ : They cost too much and are stingy on the ingredients, also not fresh anymore.

KONTRA VERSHAL : Blimpies was always better than Subway.

Taco Tacotington : Sounds like the people at the top of Subway are running it like a ponzi scheme.

Seymore Butts : Subway failed since the secret ingredient in their “fancy” sauce tubs was discovered. That being Jared Foggle’s jizz

J Chris The Formula : They just need a drive through, then they will be ok