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After 21 Years, Subway Is Dumping Coke

Pepsi products are incoming in 2025

(Newser) - If you're in the habit of going to Subway and getting a footlong and a Coke, you're going to have to change your routine up a bit. As CBS News reports, the sandwich chain announced it will dump longtime beverage supplier Coca-Cola and turn to the frosty cold,...

Cops: Guy Got Really Upset by Unsliced Subway Sandwich

Florida's Alberto de Barros accused of attack, charged with battery after his sandwich allegedly wasn't cut

(Newser) - It's definitely annoying trying to eat a large Subway sub when it hasn't been cut in half, but one Florida man may have taken that annoyance a bit too far. Per an arrest report cited by Fox Business , the Martin County Sheriff's Office responded to a call...

After 58 Years, Founding Families Sell Subway

Chain is being sold to private equity firm Roark Capital

(Newser) - Subway said Thursday it will be sold to Roark Capital, a private equity firm with expertise in restaurant management that could help the sandwich chain expand and improve its stores. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Atlanta-based Roark was offering...

Thousands Volunteer to Change Their Name to Subway

Contest winner will get free subs for life

(Newser) - Subway is going to name the winner of its latest free-subs-for-life contest later this month—and the winner will be named "Subway." The Name Change Challenge, which closed August 4, offered free sandwiches for life, in the form of $50,000 in gift cards, in return for contestants...

Subway Will Handle Its Meat Differently
Subway Rolls Out
an $80M Change

Subway Rolls Out an $80M Change

Deli meat will now be sliced fresh daily in most US locations

(Newser) - Subway hasn't had the best week public relations-wise , but the sandwich giant is rolling out what CNN terms a "big change" to its deli meat. Starting Wednesday, some 20,000 of the chain's US restaurants will slice its ham, pepperoni, roast beef, salami, and turkey fresh in-store...

Subway's Riff on Titanic Sub Does Not Go Over Well

'Our subs don't implode' sign at Georgia franchise is quickly taken down

(Newser) - A Georgia Subway's attempted riff on the Titan submersible disaster resulted in a very easily foreseeable brouhaha of the public relations variety. As WTOC reports, it seems that someone at the restaurant in Rincon thought it was a good idea to update its roadside sign with this little missive:...

Subway Ponders $10B Sale: Report
Subway Eyes $10B Deal: Report

Subway Eyes $10B Deal: Report

It would be 'one of the most expensive deals for a restaurant chain in history'

(Newser) - Subway, a fast-food company that has remained in the hands of its two founding families for more than 50 years, is exploring a possible sale. The restaurant chain with more US locations than any other has retained advisers to explore selling the company for as much as $10 billion, the...

Traveler's Half-Eaten Subway Sandwich Costs Her $1.8K
Costly Mistake:
Not Declaring Her
Subway Sandwich
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Traveler's Costly Mistake: Not Declaring Her Subway Sandwich

Australia is strict when it comes to entering the country with meat and vegetables

(Newser) - A woman forgot to declare one half of a Subway sandwich after flying home to Australia and now has to pay a nearly $2,000 fine. Jessica Lee took to TikTok to describe what she calls "the most expensive sandwich ever," which is somewhat accurate considering Guinness World...

Judge: Plaintiff Can Try to Prove Claim About Subway's Tuna

Chain slams 'meritless' suit

(Newser) - A lawsuit alleging that there's something fishy—or not fishy enough—about the tuna subs at Subway can proceed, a federal judge in San Francisco has decided. US District Judge Jon Tigar ruled that the chain can be sued over claims that its tuna sandwiches are not "100%...

Cops: Subway Worker Killed Over Mayo Complaint

Woman in Atlanta was fatally shot and a co-worker wounded

(Newser) - A fatal shooting at a Subway restaurant in Atlanta comes with a hard-to-fathom quote from the shop's co-owner: "It breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a weapon and shoot someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich," Willie...

Physicist Who Co-Founded Subway Dies
Nuclear Physicist Who
Co-Founded Subway Has Died

Nuclear Physicist Who Co-Founded Subway Has Died

Billionaire Peter Buck has died at age 90

(Newser) - Peter Buck, whose $1,000 investment in a family friend's Connecticut sandwich shop in 1965 provided the genesis for what is now the world's largest restaurant chain—Subway—has died. He was 90. Buck, a nuclear physicist who was born in Portland, Maine, in 1930, died at a...

Subway: Stick a Fork in This Lawsuit, It's Done
Subway Tuna Lawsuit
Has Taken a New Turn

Subway Tuna Lawsuit Has Taken a New Turn

3rd version of complaint claims sandwich chain's tuna contains cattle, pork, chicken DNA

(Newser) - Update: The first version of a lawsuit against Subway claimed its tuna wasn't really tuna. The second, which was dismissed, said the tuna wasn't the right kind of tuna. Now, in a new amendment to that proposed class-action complaint, the plaintiffs say testing has found animal proteins in...

What's Going On With Subway's Tuna Sandwiches?

One lab said it couldn't find tuna DNA

(Newser) - We already know that Subway’s bread isn’t bread—it’s cake. Now DNA testing can’t confirm the tuna is tuna. What’s going on? Is it time to freak out? Well, actually, probably not. It’s true that two people in California started a class-action lawsuit accusing...

Subway's Tuna Isn't Tuna, Alleges Lawsuit

2 California residents file claim against the chain, which denies the allegation

(Newser) - At least one court doesn't think Subway's bread is actually bread . Now, a new lawsuit alleges that Subway's tuna isn't actually tuna. As Law and Crime reports, two California residents are bringing a class-action suit that asserts the chain's tuna sandwiches "are made from...

Election Day Have You Stressed, Hungry? Check Out the Freebies

Doughnuts, chicken, and massages are gratis

(Newser) - Once you've voted, head to the gym for a free workout and massage, then reward yourself with a free doughnut. Still waiting around for election results early Wednesday? You can snag a free coffee, too. It's all possible with perks offered by various businesses this Election Day, which...

Court: Subway Bread Doesn't Qualify as Bread

Sugar content is way too high, Irish court says

(Newser) - Subway bread doesn't qualify for a value-added tax exemption because it doesn't meet the legal definition of "bread," or indeed "food" under the relevant law, Ireland's Supreme Court has decided. The court ruled that all six varieties of bread used in the company's...

Judge Orders Subway to Pay Big Bucks in Chicken Lawsuit

But it's unclear whether the chain did anything wrong

(Newser) - A CBC report on Subway's chicken sandwiches is going to cost the chain fairly big bucks—regardless of the report's accuracy, the CBC reports. A judge has ordered Subway to reimburse the CBC $500,000 in legal costs after the chain tried to sue over the eye-grabbing 2017...

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward for Beyond Meat

Tim Hortons ends partnership, while KFC and Denny's expand theirs

(Newser) - Canada's largest coffee chain is giving up Beyond Meat products after just seven months. Tim Hortons served up an imitation sausage breakfast sandwich, and later added the Beyond Burger to the menu at many of its nearly 4,000 locations last year. But most had dropped the faux meat...

Cops: She Got Hired by Subway, Wanted to Party. Her BF Didn't

Kathy Jones accused of trying to set beau on fire because he wouldn't celebrate with her

(Newser) - Getting a new job is certainly worthy of celebration, but one Arizona woman's alleged response to a lukewarm reaction from her live-in boyfriend appears to have crossed the line. Court documents cited by KHOU and KPHO note that 46-year-old Kathy Jones was charged with aggravated assault and criminal damage...

Subway to Franchisees: Sell $5 Footlong Only If You Want To

Complaints over slim margins on cheap sandwich has led to pullback on program

(Newser) - Customers love Subway's $5 Footlong deal; franchisees, not so much. That's why the chain's CEO has decided to let individual owners decide whether they want to offer the sandwich at that price to their customers, per USA Today . Trevor Haynes tells the paper that, after hearing complaints...

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