Ever since Subway first launched in the ’60s, the chain's sandwiches have been known for their customization options. Hacking together your own creations as you move down the line is what the restaurant is all about, and arguably even kicked the chipotle-and-poke-shop-fast-casual revolution into gear.
But today? In the age of the internet? Individual creations are immortalized these days, and thanks to the innovations of many, there’s an unofficial roster of Subway secret menu items. Here are all the hacks from the secret menu at Subway you need to know about.
had the Subway pizza sub for lunch and I regret NOTHING pic.twitter.com/eKtQ9o4aS8— AJ is The Haunted Gels of Mario Bava (@HauntedGels) April 5, 2023
Here’s a classic. We’ve all done this, right?
Order a sandwich with pepperoni, marinara sauce, provolone, mozzarella, and any veggies that call to you.
Toast it up.
Deconstructed Breakfast Taco
Order a breakfast sandwich with egg whites, steak, guacamole, tomatoes, spinach, red onions, and chipotle Southwest sauce.
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Order a sub with roasted chicken breast, ham, Swiss cheese, a few slices of bacon, and honey mustard.
Who’s old enough to remember when Subway cut their sandwiches this way? pic.twitter.com/yQ1RpMj61Q— RG3 (@rascalgas) April 22, 2021
Subway’s “Old Cut,” named very literally for the old way they used to cut the bread, is only moderately different from what they do today. Apparently the chain used to cut the bread more like a hot dog bun, with a hard V-shape.
I can’t imagine this makes much difference, but go nuts. Just ask for Subway's bread cut "the old way."
Sweet and Sour
Order a Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sub.
Add some red wine vinaigrette alongside the sweet onion sauce.
Subway’s got tuna. Subway’s got cheese. Subway’s got a toaster. That’s all you need right there.
The chicken isn’t fried, but it’ll do.
Order a sandwich with roasted chicken, marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese.
Spicy Nacho Steak
Order a sub with steak, chipotle Southwest sauce, shredded Monterey cheddar, onions, and peppers.
Grab a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos and stuff ‘em in.
Eggs Florentine Flatbread
Order a flatbread with egg whites, spinach, olives, banana peppers, red onions, and black olives.
Apparently you’re supposed to use Italian dressing in place of hollandaise, though I’m not sure how that makes any sense.
This is a meat-folding technique … or lack thereof. The “wing effect” really just refers to not folding the meat as usual, so that the extra edges hang outside of the bread.
Though some locations may know this by name, the employee I spoke to looked at me like I was speaking ancient Egyptian. It might be best to just describe this one.