The Worst Sandwich At Subway According To Nearly 40% Of People

Subway is a fairly divisive restaurant as far as fast food chains go. Yes, there are hordes of people that turn up their noses at the thought of any kind of fast food, as well as the nutrition-obsessed who point out that no chain restaurants (or any restaurants) are quite as healthy as dining at home on plain steamed fish and broccoli. Among those who do eat fast food, however, Subway does have its fans, likely due to the fact that its sandwich selection is far wider than the menu options offered by most burger chains. What's more, the menu does offer some healthy options as long as you tell your sandwich artist to hold off on the creamy dressings and cheese and double down on the veggies.

Others, however, are put off by Subway's scandal-plagued background. While the chain really can't be blamed for their one-time spokesman Jared Fogle's egregious extracurricular activities (he was hardly likely to have disclosed them on his resume), more recent controversies have to do with what the chain does — and does not — include on its menu. In fact, a recent poll conducted by Mashed found that Subway's least popular sandwich is one that's been in the news lately, and not for any good reason. Respondents had a list of seven from which to pick — the All-American Club, Black Forest Ham, Italian B.M.T., Meatball Marinara, Spicy Italian, Tuna, and Veggie Delite.

This notorious sub may contain a mystery ingredient

We polled 594 Subway sandwich eaters in the U.S. to find out which sub they considered to be the worst on the menu. The Italian B.M.T. was disliked by the fewest people with 4%, while neither the All-American nor the Spicy Italian had too many haters either, with both coming in at around 5%. Coming in at the middle of the pack was the Black Forest Ham with 7%, and Meatball Marinara at almost 11%. And over 28% of respondents found the Veggie Delite to be less than delightful. The clear winner, or rather loser, with almost 40% of pollees giving a big thumbs-down, was Tuna.

Or should we say "Tuna?" The reason that many are so dubious about this sandwich may have to do with its ingredients. While one employee's video does show tuna salad being made with actual tuna, lab tests have shown other Subway tuna subs to contain nothing that can be identified as tuna DNA. So were these subs made with some type of unidentified swimming object, or perhaps the dreaded textured vegetable protein (aka TVP)? It could just be that the artist who created the tested sandwiches simply forgot to include the tuna in that particular batch of mayo salad. What with all the bad PR, though, we wouldn't be surprised if Subway quietly let the tuna sub swim right off the menu.