There's no limit to the kind of sandwich you can get at Subway. You want a meatball sub with mayonnaise? You got it. How about a chicken sandwich with just four pieces of lettuce? It's yours. What about a tuna sandwich with olives laid out to make a smiley face, then dipped in gravy and sealed with a kiss from the guy making it behind the counter? Yes, you can get strange with your sandwiches at Subway, and, as employees can attest to on Reddit, some sub creations can get borderline dark.
"An older couple walks in. The husband has health issue and the wife won't let him get cookies. They fight about it the entire time they're in line. The wife steps away to use the restroom. The husband leans in and frantically whispers 'I want those mother f--king cookies, smash them in my sandwich before she comes back.'
So I did. I watched him eat the entire thing with the biggest smile on his face. It was awesome...and gross." — Anonymous
"The most disgusting sandwich I've ever made is Tuna + Avocado. Now alone that may not sound gross but it's the way he had me make it. I scooped the tuna on and then he wanted it blended with the avocado. So the Tuna turned some light green putrid color." - ConnerKid
"There is one that I remember not because it was crazy, just a huge ripoff. Some guy ordered a footlong white bread with olives and mayonnaise. We're limited by how many olives we can put on a footlong , so it was practically a piece of bread with like six olives. All that for $5 plus tax." — KidneyLand
"I was at a Subway a few weeks ago and a woman in front of me was basically getting everything on her sub, and then some more. It got to the point where the Subway employee was basically pleading with her to stop because as he put it, 'there's no way I can close this.' When it came time for the sauces, she got some weird combination of 2 or 3, but here's where it gets weird. She then orders salt, pepper, oregano, parmesan and the Tuscan Chicken seasoning. The guy making her sandwich told her the chicken seasoning wouldn't taste good and she replied with 'I like crazy stuff like that.' He flat out refused to put it on her sandwich, repeatedly explaining to her that it would ruin it because it's a seasoning for chicken, not the sandwich. She would not give up on it, rebutting every excuse he made for not putting it on the sandwich with 'but I like chicken/random flavors/savory spices' until finally the guy basically just said he wasn't allowed to use it unless someone got a Tuscan Chicken sandwich. After no less than 3 minutes of this conversation, she finally relents and goes to pay. I figured the entertainment was over, but I was wrong. She attempts to pay with a coupon for apparently a free 6-inch sub (the guy making her sandwich was the owner, so at this point, he's clearly pissed that he's had to deal with her all this time and it's making him $0) and starts bitching when he tells her she has to pay for chips and a drink. After she finally relents to that, he asks for the coupon and she won't give it to him because there are additional coupons on the back that she wants to keep. The entire ordeal of her ordering, arguing, then complaining until ultimately giving him the coupon lasted at least 15 minutes. It's the longest I've ever been in a Subway in my life." — porscheblack
"Regular customer ordered a footlong double steak and cheese with added meats: pastrami, pepperoni, salami, and some of the marinara sauce from the meatballs. He would add 3 different cheeses and enough mayonnaise to kill a small child. It was like a $10 sub with all the add-ons." — NegativecapS
"I used to be a shift leader at Subway. Probably the worst of the worst came into my store every day. He always decided to stare at the menu until every customer before him started getting angry. He would order a footlong on wheat, with the bread inside pulled out, tuna, half Swiss cheese, and the other half of the sandwich cut in half, with half provolone and one piece of pepper jack. Only one half toasted. Then he would get mayo on half, and chipotle sauce on the part with the provolone. Lettuce, tomato, extra onion, and green pepper on the Swiss cheese side, and just black olives and ranch on the other two. Then drenched in all spice, and bunch of cucumbers on the side. I've also had a customer get a footlong with absolutely nothing on it but almost a full bottle of chipotle sauce. I felt disgusted even selling it to him." — ohlongjohnson1
"Today, I probably made the meatiest sandwich I'd made in quite some time. Sounded disgusting but more power to the guy. Footlong italian herb and cheese bread with the following meats: teriyaki chicken, pork riblet, chicken fillet, ham, salami and bacon. Toasted with cheddar cheese, no salads, chipotle and ranch sauce I think. Blech." — winter_soul7
"Subway Employee here- And having worked here all summer long, the weirdest sandwich would be a flat bread crab sandwich with tons marinara sauce from the meatball toasted. Then he told me to literally put 5 lines of Chipoltle southwest on both sides of the bread." - dirtybirdz520
"I once made a sub for a woman that may have killed her. She waddled into the store, perhaps 5'4" and over 300 pounds, and ordered the single most disgusting thing I have ever laid eyes on.
It was a footlong double meat barbeque rib sub with triple cheese and triple bacon, topped with nothing more than half a bottle of mayonnaise, on white bread. Let's break that sh-t down, and gross everyone out!
4 pork rib patties at 420 calories each: 1680 calories
12 pieces of cheese at 40 calories each: 480 calories
12 strips of bacon at 45 calories per pair: 270 calories
white bread at 200 calories per 6 inch: 400 calories
mayonnaise at 45 calories per 1/2 fluid ounce: 540 calories (I am estimating she had 6 ounces of mayonnaise, and we only served the lighte variety - which is good, it would be more than double the calories had we served regular).
That is, quite literally, a maintenence diet for a 125 pound woman who is 5'4" in the pork patties alone. All told, we have almost 3400 calories in a single sandwich. That is more than I eat in a day, and I am an active 6'3" 210 pound man who bikes to work daily and who regularly plays intense sports. She ate enough food for nearly two people (assuming average daily need of 2000 calories) in a single sandwich. Not in a day, not even in one big meal, but in a sandwich. She had chips and a drink on top of it.
The sandwich passed the Homer Simpson grease test, too. Almost 60% of the calories come from fat. It also made both layers of wax paper seethrough when I wrapped it, it was a soggy, floppy mess, and when I closed the top of the bun it made a disgusting 'glorp' sound as the mayonnaise was pushed around.
I never saw that woman again. I assume she died." — thegleaker