Can You Get Unlimited Veggies On Your Subway Sandwich?

As the growing inflation crisis continues to impact America's lower-income and middle class communities, access to affordable food is more important than ever. According to the USDA's Economic Research Service, food prices are expected to increase between 8.5% and 9.5% by the end of 2022 — an alarming number for hungry families and individuals. While there are some affordable solutions to skyrocketing food prices, such as shopping at discount grocers like Aldi or Dollar Tree, even food banks are taking a hit from inflation.

Due to the country's rapid increase in food insecurity, many Americans have lost the common luxury of eating out. However, thanks to one rule at Subway, footlongs just became even more affordable and filling. According to Eat This, Not That, the employees at the popular sandwich chain are required to abide by a strict set of rules. From microwave protocols to greeting phrases, the rules generally don't affect their customers. But one rule states that employees can't refuse a customer's request for more vegetables, even if the sandwich is already towering with leafy greens and crunchy cucumbers.

The rule doesn't apply to olives, avocado, or tomatoes

While you may be able to ask for an unlimited amount of spinach, bell peppers, onions, and just about any vegetable on Subway's expo line, there are some exceptions. Olives, tomatoes, and avocado do not apply to the rule (per Eat This, Not That). Since avocado and guacamole is generally associated with an extra charge at most restaurants – we're looking at you Chipotle – it's no surprise that Subway follows suit. But when it comes to olives and tomatoes, it's definitely worth asking for more. According to the rule, Subway chefs don't actually charge extra for olives or tomatoes, they're just expected to use a certain quantity.

So if you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from food insecurity but still want to experience the simple joys of eating out, you may want to try out your local Subway and load up on vegetables with this infinite veggie hack.