I am having a tough time with this one, folks. No cheddar cheese at Subway? Say WHAT?!
Let me set this up for you.
A few months ago, I went into Subway in Nisswa. I wanted “my usual” oven roasted chicken breast with cheddar on flatbread, toasted. At that time, Subway was featuring a brisket-style sandwich, which was served with SMOKED cheddar. NOT a fan of smoked cheddar. So I asked to make sure that I did NOT get the smoked cheddar, but just the regular cheddar, to which the ‘Sandwich Artist’ said, “I am sorry. We only have smoked cheddar.” Okaaaay. So I said, “are you just out of regular?” “No, we just don’t have it right now.” I went for it… “slap it on, I’ll try it.” (bad move…smoked yuck). I asked when the regular cheddar would return, the artist said she didn’t know.
Fast forward to last week. I went to the Subway in Breezy Point and asked for my oven-roasted chicken breast with cheddar on a wrap this time. The conversation with the Sandwich Artist went like this:
SA: I’m sorry, Tess, we don’t have cheddar slices anymore.
Me: WHAT? Are you serious?
SA: Yeah, we know. There is some cheddar in the SHREDDED cheese mix if you’d like that.
Me: No thank you, it’s not the same. (it’s NOT!)
SA: Yeah, we know that too. Sorry. We still have American, Provolone, Pepper Ja…
Me: I’ll take that American, I guess. So, what is the deal with that?
SA: Corporate decided to mainstream the menu a little and they say that cheddar is the cheese that sells the least, so to cut costs, they pulled it.
Me: That is just dumb. CHEDDAR? They pulled CHEDDAR? I don’t get it.
SA: Most of us in the plains states don’t either. What’s worse, is that people get mad at US (the workers) and get upset at us like it’s OUR fault.
Me: That’s dumb, too, and I am sorry you have to put up with that. I hope you know that I am not mad, I am just bummed…and kind-of shocked.
SA: We have this conversation so many times a day. Let’s hope they bring it back. We are letting them know what a stink it’s causing, so maybe….
Me: Well, I hope they bring it back too, for our sake and yours!
First of all, don’t blame the Artists. That made me sad. Over cheddar cheese. Yes, we cheddar-lovers are bummed but it’s not their fault. Remember that.
This made me wonder if our friends down south would rise-up if they pulled Pepper Jack cheese or the jalapenos from the mix. We northern folk like our mild cheddar, it’s who we are. And really, isn’t everything is better with cheddar? I like to think so. Subway… PLEASE BRING CHEDDAR CHEESE BACK.