Why You Should Think Twice About Getting Tomatoes At Subway

Although most fast food chains face the occasional scandal to do with the quality of ingredients, some chains come under suspicion much more frequently. Sorry, Subway and your absurd number of sandwich combos, but we're looking at you.

The most well-known of the sub chain's scandals is undoubtedly that of the Subway tuna drama. For years, people have been questioning the contents of Subway's "tuna," to the point that there is an actual Subway webpage devoted to defending the fishy product regardless of DNA testing done by countless third-party organizations.

But we digress. Tuna isn't the only ingredient you might want to avoid the next time you order a footlong at Subway. You should also think twice about ordering jalapenos – as they frequently still have their stems attached. And maybe avoid tomatoes, too. Thankfully, the reason you might want to skip the tomatoes is a little less disturbing than that of the tuna. 

Subway's tomatoes are never 'just right'

When it comes to things you should never order at Subway, tomatoes are perhaps an unexpected addition. However, if you've had tomatoes on your Subway sandwich, you likely know what we're talking about.

According to a Subway Q&A on Reddit, the tomatoes that get delivered at Subway locations just aren't great. They either ship before they're ripe — being served to customers still pale and flavorless — or they arrive overly ripe, to the point of being too "squishy" for employees to cut. Either way, not super appetizing.

But if that wasn't bad enough, countless Subway employees have confessed to other tomato troubles, including not washing the tomatoes, using the same slicers as they do for meats without cleaning the tool in-between, and managers making them serve moldy tomatoes (via So Yummy). Of course, this won't be the case for every Subway location, but it's enough to make you think twice about your order.