Subway Makes Major Menu Change for the First Time in 60 Years

If you’ve always been indecisive at the sandwich chain, you can now choose from 12 signature sandwiches.

July 06, 2022

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Subway

Photo courtesy of Subway

Subway has long been a spot we head to to make a sandwich how we want it, when we want it. Whether that means tuna with pickles and peppers or a veggie blend with cheese, it always hits the spot. But now this sandwich shop has gone in a whole direction and is celebrating the move in a big way.

Subway has launched the Subway Series, a streamlined menu of 12 signature subs that can be ordered by name or number. Traditionally, Subway’s sandwiches have been all about the customization. You choose the proteins and veggies and sauces you want and the sandwich is made-to-order. But the ordering by numbers system is reminiscent of a simpler time (and cuts the choice paralysis), when we may have visited our favorite corner sandwich shop and ordered a tuna or turkey sandwich as is. It feels nostalgic, but also – new?

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Subway

Photo courtesy of Subway

The 12 sandwich creations are divided into the categories of Cheesesteaks, Italianos, Chicken and Clubs and have fun names like The Philly, The Boss and Bella Mozza. Just read the menu, choose the sandwich that sounds good, and then walk over to the counter and order. “I’ll have the number 4, please!” It’s as easy as that.

Certainly a win for less pressure when ordering.

The Subway series is now available nationwide. But on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. local time, the chain is celebrating the launch by giving away up to one million free 6-inch Subway Series subs.

Photo by: Photo courtesy of Subway

Photo courtesy of Subway

“The Subway Series is the most ambitious undertaking in company history, as we are changing the nearly 60-year-old blueprint that helped make Subway a global phenomenon,” said Trevor Haynes, President, North America at Subway, in a statement. “Last summer’s Eat Fresh Refresh laid the foundation to build a better Subway, and now the Subway Series enhances the entire Subway guest experience – proof that we continue to improve and get way better. Whether you leave the sandwich-making to us or are craving your custom creation, there are more reasons than ever to make Subway your dining destination.”

Oh, and for the people that really still want their favorite customized mix from the old way? That’s fine. You can still order any sandwich the way you really want it, too. But if you are in a rush, we’re all about the ordering by number menu option!

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