The Truth About Subway's Chicken And Bacon Ranch Sandwich

There's something about a quick fast-food sandwich that can leave you feeling rather satisfied. One of the most well-known names in this domain is, of course, Subway. As per Entrepreneur, the company is easily considered to be one of the biggest fast-food names around, boasting a massive global presence. To get a sense of just how huge Subway is, consider this mind-boggling stat: it's been estimated that the company serves as many as 5,300 sandwiches every minute.

And it's not like you'll ever have to settle if you find yourself inside a Subway outlet. The options are endless. The menu options are said to be so customizable that you can create 38 million different combinations. Wait, what? 

On the flip side, you need to consider the fact that the brand doesn't exactly offer the healthiest items on the planet. Take the Chicken and Bacon Ranch sandwich, for example. As delicious as it is, the sandwich is extremely bad for you. Sad but true. Here's what you need to keep in mind the next time you're tempted to order this sandwich.

It's extremely unhealthy

As per an article by Eat This, Not That!, the Chicken and Bacon Ranch can really ruin your diet plans in a jiffy. Sigh. What does it have? Delicious ingredients such as cheese, bacon, chicken breast, and ranch sauce that together could cost you somewhere around 610 calories for just a 6-inch sub. There are also 32 grams of fat to consider, 41 grams of carbs, and a crazy amount of sodium (1,340 milligrams) if you go by those numbers. However, it's worth pointing point that Subway's nutrition guide provides different figures, listing 530 calories, 26 grams of fat, 41 grams of carbs, and 1,100 milligrams of sodium.

Even with those differences, you'd easily be consuming a large amount of fat and about half your daily sodium intake in a single sitting. If Eat This Not That! is correct, then you'd be better off getting a Big Mac. Who would've guessed that one? As pointed out by Fast Food Nutrition, your calories can go up based on the size of your sandwich which means that it has the potential to be unhealthier. Do yourself a favor and consider skipping this delicious option. Try something healthier like the Veggie Delight (via Spoon University). After all, feeling like a scrumptious meal is a bad decision meal isn't the best feeling in the world, huh?