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I went to Subway for the first time since becoming veg, and have a question.<br><br><br><br>
The lady in front of me ordered a turkey sub, and the man who was making the sandwiches had on plastic gloves... now, it hit me right then that he was going to be making my sub with the turkey gloves, and it really grossed me out. I thought about asking him to change the gloves, but I didn't want to appear... What's the word I'm looking for? Rude? Snobbish? Fanatical? Any of those things. I figured the man might be taken back, not to mention the woman who ordered the turkey sub. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
So, I didn't say anything. I'm curious as to what you guys would have done. Any comments are appreciated.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I remember someone writing back on VW about how they made the subway person change gloves, and clean everything first! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br><br><br>
Ive never had subway <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><i>Subway eat fresh</i><br><br><span style="color:#FFA500;">Danny</span>
 

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In sandwich lines I'll usually ask, "could you use a fresh knife?" The gloves though... well... Sheesh, I never thought about it before. :p<br><br><br><br>
I have been known to throw a fit in the dining hall at school. One time I ordered my pasta with "just the marinara sauce, please." So the guy pulls the spoon out of the meat sauce to dip into the marinara. I jumped half across the counter and screamed "No!" Then I politely asked him to please get a fresh spoon. Hehm. He looked frightened. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Yes you should be able to ask for fresh gloves, but that mean not you're going to snotty response, some people are just rude, but it's not rude to ask. Just be friendly with them and ask nicely. Although there is no excuse for be mean to your customers, food service people often get yelled at by grumpy people, so when you get a genuinly nice friendly customer, you tend to be willing to go out of your way to please them.
 

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yeah, totally not rude to ask in a good way, and people should be more accepting of others wishes. HOWEVER, i worked at subway once, and i mean ther are some downright dirty, disgusting practices going on there. flesh is definitely contaminating all sorts of non flesh foods in the back room!! not to give you more issues--and i know sometimes if you cant see it and all. sorry if i upset anyone. and people have peed in the pickles
 

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I've worked in a Subway and although yes it had some yucky aspects, working in a Chinese restaurant was far worse! You don't even want to know the absolutely disgusting stuff I saw the cooks do there, not to mentiont he fact that the place was totally infested with cockroaches. You'd never know it though by the cleanliness of the dining room.
 

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i am always eager to hear of disgusting restaurant practices-- it makes it easier to not eat out, and worry about what is vegan or not!!!!
 

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Thanks... I think, lol. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"><br><br><br><br>
There won't be a lot of Subway in my future! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I rather prepare the food myself, anyways. I'm sure I can make a sub just as good, if not better! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I hear so many horror stories of gross things that happen at restaurants and unfortunately I also knew some people that took part in it. However, I did work at a KFC when I was 16 and we were very sanitary.
 

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I actually had the same thing happen to me while I was on vacation recently. I was in Subway and the woman had just finished making someone a chicken sandwich. She actually shook chicken juice off of (gloved) hands right before reaching for the bread to make mine. I went ahead and asked her as nicely as possible to change her gloves (there was a box of fresh gloves sitting right under the thing holding the bread) and I got the meanest look I've ever gotten from a food service person. You'd think I had just asked her to go shower and change before making my sandwich.
 

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I don't go to Subway anymore, but when I did I noticed a few times that the workers did change their gloves after making a sub. I thought of somthing that is just as gross though, when someone orders a meat sub with vegetables, the worker is going to be touching all the vegetables with their glove that they handled the meat with. So, thats just as nasty.<br><br><br><br>
My brother works at Quiznos(another sub place) and all the times I got subs there, he would know to change his gloves for me!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Usually those gloves need a changin' anyway. They always look so tattered and used.<br><br>
You could always smile and say "Don't mean to to be a pain, but could you use new gloves please?" No one can get offended if you're real nice about it.
 

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I worked at a variety of restaurants in college, both before and after I went veggie. As long as people asked politely and nicely, I accommodated their wishes. At the Mexican place I worked, I had a few vegan regulars and once they explained that they were vegan, I made it a point to use fresh utensils and everything for them.
 

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What a coincidence. I just went to a Subway restaurant today to order a fresh veggie delite sub. I always go to Subway cuz it's cheap and the food is veg. I usually go in late afternoons or late mornings, in order to avoid the lunch rush hour.<br><br><br><br>
Today, I went to Subway during hte lunch rush hour and while standing in the long line, I noticed the employees handling meats WITHOUT changing their gloves. That sight sickened me so much that I went to a Chinese take-out eatery and ordered vegetable chow mein as a replacement (the eatery was very clean and part of a high-end restaurant).<br><br><br><br>
It is better to go to Subway outside of the rush hours because the workers will most likely be glove-less during those times (doing other stuff) and when they see a new customer walk in, they'll put on a fresh pair of gloves. That's why I never had a problem with Subway until today. I guess I'll need to stick going to Subway outside of lunch rush hour and making sure they wear fresh pair of gloves just before my order.
 

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Keep in mind that they do lots of prep work that you don't see, and they don't wear gloves for that, so one may fill up a container with frozen chicken and chop some lettuce without washing their hands. Subway is nowhere near as gross as the chinese buffet though.
 

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In a way, I prefer getting food at places where you can see them making it, think of what people are doing in the places where you <i>can't</i> see them. Yuck!
 

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i never ever realized that b4 !!!<br><br>
i wud order subway like alot !!<br><br>
o well guess ill be making my own from now on !
 
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