Howdy folks...I have avoided Subway for many years for a number of reasons:
1) Those "Veggie Delites" were boring, not very nutritious, and simply not enough food for me.
2) I hated the bread (I'm from NY and like harder bread, not mushy, soft bread).
3) I had heard, many years back, that the wheat bread actually had lard in it (I don't know if this is still true). The recommendation was to actually eat the white bread, which was vegetarian.
4) I hate the commercials.
However, yesterday, I went to a Subway b/c all the other places around it had an hour wait (I've never seen a Subway with more than a few people in it!!!). They had a "Veggie Patty" (wasn't called VeggieMax) on the menu. Was surprised. Had never seen it there before.
Now, if you live on the East Coast (don't know if this is true elsewhere), many of the Blimpies have a "Veggie Max" on the menu. They've had it for at least 5 years, since I have been eating them there for that long. At least they had that going for them (they don't have harder bread though...).
Both the Veggie Max and Veggie Patty appear identical. In the early 90s I used to buy the same exact thing in a round patty (I believe from Morningstar Farms). I even recognize the ingredients someone posted. I don't know if they still make it for public sale.
I'm not a regular to this board, I just wanted to post this little bit of info if you didn't know it already!