Reddit Is Unimpressed With Subway's Vegetable Cutters

When you think of fast food, you probably think of burgers, fried chicken, tacos, or even donuts, but you probably don't think of too many vegetables. After all, most fast food chains aren't necessarily known for the amount of healthy stuff they put in their menu items, with one exception. The sandwich chain Subway has long offered more vegetable options than many of their competitors. The menu has many vegetarian options, including the Veggie Delight and Meatless Meatball Marinara subs and wraps, and the brand offers all their customers the chance to add a wide variety of veggies to their sandwiches, from classic lettuce and tomatoes to flavorful slices of onions, peppers, and even spinach. 

Since Subway workers have such a large amount of produce to deal with on a daily basis, one might think that they would have access to high-quality equipment to help make cutting, slicing, and preparing the ingredients easier. However, that is not necessarily the case, as some Reddit users recently pointed out.

Reddit has joked Subway's vegetable cutter is outdated

One Subway employee turned heads online when they posted a video to Reddit of the vegetable cutter at their place of work. While the person meant for the post to be an appreciation of the oddly satisfying motion of slicing the green veggies, other Reddit users had a very different takeaway from the video. Many couldn't even begin to appreciate the satisfying slicing, because they just couldn't get past how outdated Subway's hand-operated cutter looked.

"Wow. Manual powered. Glad to see Subway has come into the 1900s finally," joked one person. "Lol! Same slicer I used in the '90s when I worked at Subway," posted another user, while a third agreed, "Very standard piece of equipment dating back to 1970's. Used to slice onions — and once upon a time, cucumbers — with this slicer at Wendy's." However, while the vegetable slicer didn't get a lot of love from most of the Reddit thread, the original poster didn't seem to have a big problem with the equipment they use at their job. "If it isn't broken, why fix it?" they responded to the critics. 

So, if Subway employees don't appear to have any complaints about the vegetable cutter, then perhaps there is no reason to update to more expensive machines. After all, just because something isn't brand-new or high-tech doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't work just fine.