At some point last summer, I stopped at a Subway located near my home in Forsyth Missouri and fell in love with their Cold Cut Combo 6” meal deal! (A great lunch time selection and hopefully a healthy addiction over time)!
And so it was on one of the coldest mornings of the 2016- 2017 winter, that I stopped at the 14974 US Hwy 160 venue (a location that was just to the north of small town of Forsyth Missouri), to grab a midday lunch! And, yes, I knew exactly what I wanted to chow down on!
Their Cold Cut Combo is just one of many sandwich offerings to be found at Subway, but it had tickled my fancy mostly because it was a healthy combo of veggies and meats on bread – simple and wholesome, just like myself. [OK. So, maybe I’m just simple].
I arrived at the popular eatery early on a Tuesday morning, at around about11:30 AM, in order to skirt the crowds that always seem to show up right at about the noon hour. I ambled into the always spotless eatery and found that there was only one person at the order counter. Perfect! But, now a word of caution! When you approach the counter of any Subway in the US, there is most always a great looking display of ‘chips-in-bags’, just begging to be snatched up. But, don’t do it! These little bags of joy are actually ‘caloric weight bombs’! And when they detonate, they can wreck even the most carefully devised diet! Thus, as I approached the counter that morning… I quickly grabbed myself a bag of Lays chips! [So, go ahead and sue me]!
Bag in hand, I then got the attention of the person I like to call the ‘Facilitator’. (That’s the guy or girl who assembles your sandwich according to your instructions). From a strictly procedural standpoint, you first call out the base and style of the sandwich. ‘White bread, 6 inch cold cut combo,’ I stated assertively that morning. The Facilitator eyed me casually and then asked, ‘Ya’ll want that toasted?’ ‘Yes, I do’, I answered back. (My mouth had began to drool a bit, at that point. A troubling, but well understood development from past visits).
That chore accomplished, the last item in the order process was what most always got me flustered. My ‘virginal white bun’ had just come out of the flash oven and it smelled terrific! It was hot-to-trot and merely awaited my personal selection of veggies from what looked to be a cornucopia of mouth watering selection bins that contained every condiment imaginable. (On this day, however, excessive drooling forced me to forego normal speech in favor of a cannibalistic form of grunting and pointing. Thankfully, the Facilitator interpreted these strange gyrations correctly). [FYI – I prefer hot peppers, mayo, lettuce and onion on my cold cut combo]. In no time, the meal was expertly ‘wrapped up’ and I then paid up.
OK, just a word about Subway and the cost of their food. It’s atrocious! Seriously, I sometimes feel like an addict scoring some drug for a hundred dollars. OK, may be not as bad as all that. Still, the 6 inch sub and the bag of chips cost $5.25 including tax! Personally, I think that a little costly! But hey, I’m a true culinary addict, like I said…