The Truth About Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich

Subway is a brand that you can go to with your eyes closed when you need a quick but reliable meal without any extra frills. According to the Daily Meal, Subway's beginnings were humble, though. It all started in 1965 when the brand opened its first outlet in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Its name originally was Pete's Super Submarines, and it was only changed to Subway in 1968. When it was first opened, the restaurant was greeted with immense enthusiasm from customers who bought 312 sandwiches on the first day itself. Per the brand, today, it is now the biggest sandwich shop chain in the world. 

Speaking of which, some of the offerings at the restaurant are truly irresistible such as the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich. According to Subway, the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki is one of the eight subs on their Fresh Fit list. In fact, the next time you're stopping at a Subway, you should definitely sample this one. Here's why the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki is one of the best and healthiest options on the menu.

Subway's Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich packs on the flavor

As per Thrillistthis one's a solid option to opt for if you're looking for a bunch of flavors and enjoy a sweet and savory dish. As Mashed has described, the teriyaki-soaked chicken strips, fat-free sweet onion sauce, and crisp veggies on this sandwich make it perfect for those who like to mix sweet and savory. While the exact recipe for the sweet onion sauce is a chain secret, copycat recipes suggest a mix of vinegar, mustard, poppy seed, onion flakes, and other spices (via Food).

The Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich is not even that unhealthy: you'll be looking at 320 calories and around 4 grams of fat per serving if you opt for a 6-inch sandwich. The sandwich is made up of a sweet teriyaki sauce that is the hero of the dish.

In a Reddit thread, someone asked Subway fans about their favorite sandwiches at the restaurant. A commenter vouched for the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki sandwich and suggested, "Sweet onion chicken teriyaki on Italian bread (double toasted), all vegetables on it except spinach, with light mayo." That sounds pretty delicious, doesn't it? As per Insider, this sandwich does well on the health front thanks to its fat-free sauce and glazed chicken. With such flavorful sauces already on the sandwich, you hardly need any extra mayo. And according to a survey conducted by Mashed of 656 people, the Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki won best sandwich with almost 23 percent on the vote. Yum. Who's craving a sub?