posted on Aug, 1 2004 @ 03:11 PM
Being a former employee, I was involved before they even had 'atkins' approval.
Back then, it was cool. I noticed the healthy eaters knew what they needed on their food, and some even opted for a salad version of their order
instead of a sub(there is an offer to change any 6' sub into a salad instead). These folks would typically buy bottled water, no chips or cookies.
Then we had the junk food junkies (myself guilty
) Who would order a foot long pizza or meatball sub, chips, cookies, and a pop.
When I returned to them, some years later, and they were pushing the atkins thing. I was saddened. We don't usually get junk food customers since
they are being pushed to eat healthy, instead of giving them the freedom to be creative. The health food peeps return, but I feel they are being
misled. For starters, there is a conflict here. In order for a sandwich to be Atkins quality, it has to be made in a certain manner. customer gets no
choice or it's not Atkins. We of course cannot tell them that. Instead we just let them put whatever they want instead, thus breaking out of the
Atkins formula, and thus being indirect false advertising, as they think they are getting the Atkins formula, but in reality are not.
The old days were so much simpler when Subway did not tell there customers what to put on their subs. I am glad I no longer work there now, if they
were to revert to the old ways, I might come back having it as a 2nd job.
[edit on 1-8-2004 by Crysstaafur]