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Subway needs a drive-thru

Posted Mon November 13, 2006 8:53 pm, by Patricia T. written to Subway (Sandwich Shops)

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Subway really needs a drive-thru. I love Subway's sandwiches but sometimes when I'm dressed in my pajamas, I don't feel like getting out of the car. A drive-thru for Subway should be considered.


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by crazyprincess14210 Posted Fri August 20, 2010 @ 5:55 AM

haha wow and i thought i was the only one thinking about the drive
threw lol im always going to subway alot! my fave is turkey ya im
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do hust say ur from the subway drive threw lol

by LaurenJ Posted Sat November 25, 2006 @ 2:46 PM

I completly agree with you. People today are always eating fast food,
look at all the Mc Donalds, Burger King and Wendys there are. However
that food isnt good for you at all. On the other hand, we have
sandwich shops which serve healthier food (sandwiches) than a Big Mac,
but they have no drive thrus which most people perfer. I myself have
been thinking about opening a drive thru sandwich shop in a busy area
near me in NJ. I would love to hear some feedback on what everyone
thinks, good idea?

by sportygirl101 Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 8:48 PM

i actually thought about that also.... and its nice to eat healthy but
fast, if they have fast food serving junk then they should have fast
food that's healthy. our closest subway is in a movie theatr complex
and you have to find parking and then walk to the subway. i really
like the location and all but i think a close drive-thru subway would
be great


by crewboy Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 7:34 PM

Just march right in the store in your pajamas. You're going in to
spend your money, right? That's all they should care about.

by mswaim Posted Sun November 19, 2006 @ 9:41 AM

We have one Subway in town that DOES have a drive-thru. Not MUCH of a
drive-thru, because the store is in a converted bank building. You
drive right up to the window (not a speaker) and give your order to
the person who opens the window. It isn't really any faster, but it
IS handy if you don't particularly want to be seen. Hope you get a
Subway with a drive-thru sometime soon!!


by `~`Leanne`~` Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 11:27 PM

I think you should wear the fluffiest pair of slippers you can find
and march right on in that building.


by Buddy Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 6:32 PM

Just when I thought I've heard it all....

by mrstonecold Posted Thu November 16, 2006 @ 11:59 AM

idea of a drive thru is to make the customer transaction faster for
people that are in a hurry..unfortunately also people with family
sized orders like to abuse the drive thru and order for large
families... while people do complain because of no drive thru,.. the
next thing people will complain about is the service at a subway's
drive thru because its taking too long.. i would rather have people
complain about no drive thru personally.. as one person pointed out,
people with 8 family members do go thru and they are the most picky..
i.e. what they do/don't want on their sandwich...(type of bread, kind
of cheese, heated/not heated, condiments... 8 people means order
accuracy is getting screwed somewhere, or its going to take 30 minutes
to get that order done and all the while someone behind them is
getting impatient)...


by Gino Version 1.2 Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 9:19 PM

Some stores just don't lend themselves well to the drive thru model of
sales. Though I have seen drive through Subway's, IMHO, this happens
to be one where it won't work well. Too many pressing decisions. White
cheese, parmesan cheese, swiss, four different types of breads,
several types of meats, lettuce tomato, oregano, mayo, vinegar oil,
chips, flavor, type, fried or baked, soda choices etc... it's a
disaster waiting to happen.
As far as the pj's--- leave them home. No one wants to see me in my
spiderman underoos, trust me on this one ;D


Spiderman underoos??? Thanks for the heads up LOL n/t by `~`Leanne`~` Fri November 17, 2006 @ 10:15 AM

by JuliePie Posted Wed November 15, 2006 @ 7:51 AM

There is a Subway near us with a drive-thru. You need to specify the
location near you if you want Subway to be able to do anything. They
might take it into consideration, but they need to know where.


Yeah... I was thinking about it... by Tina N Wed November 15, 2006 @ 12:36 PM
by Prefect Zachary Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:20 PM

Well, just go inside the Subway with your pyjamas, but I know that
some Mr. Subs where we live have a take out, maybe Subway has the


story by Prefect Zachary Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:23 PM

Mr Sub by Richard S. Wed November 15, 2006 @ 2:23 PM

by SiouxFan Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:17 PM

2 of my town's Subway's are drive thru, the rest of them are inside
other businesses. It is possible, but I think you need to specify
WHERE you would like these drive-thru Subway's.


by Sava Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 9:26 PM

I agree with previous posters - drive thru at Subway? I've seen them,
they're a recipe for disaster when you have a picky customer taking a
huge amount of time to order a sandwich to their specifications.

But you know, I NEVER leave the house in pajamas, even to go to a
drive thru. Hehe, here's my morbid thinking: what if I get in an
accident on my way home? Then I have to have an EMT laughing at my
girlie Strawberry Shortcake PJ's? The only other sleepwear I own is
not suitable for anyone but my husband to see, LOL!

by MommyG4 Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:55 PM

but it would be nice. Good letter.


by mary jo Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:29 PM

I agree! Good letter! Short, sweet, and to the point.

I have said that MANY times about Subway, Firehouse and Larrys Giant
Subs. I actually dont eat at those places very often because they dont
have drive thru and I rarely have time to go in.


by eydie Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:07 PM

they do in certain areas. We have several Subways here and one of
them does have a drive through.


by Daniela E Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 6:55 PM


by M H Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 6:33 PM

Some of them *do* have drive-thrus.

There's on in Logan, Utah with a drive-through. I went there several
times when I was in college there. It was rally quite handy on a
snowy day and you just don't want to get out of your car. The Quizno's
in the same town also has a drive-thru.

I have to admit though, when I first saw it, I laughed. I'd never
imagined a Subway with a drive-thru.


by Alexandra Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 5:06 PM

Um, get dressed, get out of your car, and go in. Drive-thrus are not
that feasible at Subways because of, as another poster said, customer


Come on... by Daniela E Tue November 14, 2006 @ 6:55 PM

That's not what the other poster said by tickytack Wed November 15, 2006 @ 4:30 PM

Have hubby go get it by Alexandra Wed November 15, 2006 @ 8:07 PM
by Marty5223 Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 3:14 PM

If Michael Jackson can go to court in his PJ's then you can just march
right on in your local Subway and order up! They don't care what you
look like they just want your money!



by nick l Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 2:56 PM

Sorry, a drive-thru at Subway really isn't feasible. They like to
customize your sandwich, asking you what you want on it, and what type
of bread you want. It would take too long to complete an order and
defeat the whole purpose of having a drive-thru.


by Firebrat Tracy Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:55 PM

Here in Cincinnati, there are a couple of Subways with a drive-thru.

Trust me when I tell you: Bad idea.

It's fine if you're just getting one sandwich and you're not picky
about what it's topped with, but most people enjoy the aspect of
picking their toppings as they are laid out in front of you. I'm not
overly picky, but it felt strange to order a sub at the drive-thru,
even though they got it right.

We've all been behind the family of 8 at the McDonalds' drive thru.
You know the family I'm talking about. The ones that order 8 value
meals, with specific items on each one, and can't get their lazy asses
out of the car and go in. The ones that take 10 minutes to simply
ORDER the items, let alone the time it takes to give them their food.

Now, picture these people at a Subway drive thru.

Did ya shudder?

Bet ya did! LOL


I did shudder n/t by Daniela E Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:01 PM
by Mr. Mafia Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:49 PM

It's a good idea, but it won't work, this is because you have to
select the ingredients that you want on your sub.


by MA Loper Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:30 PM

God I hate that!

For crying out loud, stop being so lazy, get up, get dressed and go DO

Oh wait, I wasn't talking to my slacker little brother!

Patricia, seriously though, the whole point of Subway is to "dress"
your sandwich your way. Could you imagine what a fiasco that would be
to try and tell someone on the other end of a speakerbox what veggies
and condiments you want on your sub?

Why oh why do people always insist on trying to change things about
specialty stores and restaurants to suit their own whims?

I suppose next you'll want them to start serving waffles with


LOL! by littlyte Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:46 PM

What?! by Daniela E Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:03 PM

If waffles are so simple. . . by MA Loper Wed November 15, 2006 @ 6:16 PM

if waffles by sher Thu November 16, 2006 @ 11:32 AM

NO WAY! by MA Loper Fri November 17, 2006 @ 1:03 PM

they serve breakfast now by J O. Thu December 1, 2011 @ 3:38 PM

by Alley Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 12:33 PM

do you order ur subs soaked in mayo too??


What does that have to do with anything? (n/t) by tickytack Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:04 PM

lol by Alley Tue November 14, 2006 @ 2:16 PM
by Richard S. Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 12:15 PM

I disagree. I do not believe Subway should have a drive thru. It is
bad enough that people in line have to many choices when their
sandwiches is custom made for them. How will this be any faster with
having a drive thru? All you will be doing is polutting the air while
you wait at the drive thru window because you are to lazy to put some
clothes on.


Well.... by Daniela E Tue November 14, 2006 @ 7:00 PM

by Homie Erik Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:26 AM

Our local Subway has a drive-thru. And I do have to say, it comes in
quite handy when I'm making my nightly ritual in-the-nude driving
sessions and I don't feel like leaving the safety of my the car and
possibly being arrested again.


*snerk* by TheNewMrsDragonflygrrl Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:16 AM

Glad I wasn't drinking anything sitting here... by Tina N Tue November 14, 2006 @ 12:02 PM

by tickytack Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 9:44 AM

Maybe you should put some clothes on BEFORE getting in the car?


Maybe... by vc Tue November 14, 2006 @ 10:12 AM

tsk tsk VC! by Starlight22203 Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:21 AM

What?! by vc Tue November 14, 2006 @ 11:44 AM

LMAO! by Starlight22203 Tue November 14, 2006 @ 1:42 PM

by Jeffrey Posted Tue November 14, 2006 @ 8:54 AM

Dressed in pajamas?

If you want to leave the house in your pjs, that's your business. But
then, why not just go into the Subway?

How hard is it REALLY to put on SOMETHING that you wouldn't mind being
in public in?


by RedheadWGlasses Posted Mon November 13, 2006 @ 11:28 PM

I agree with prisoner6 -- it seems like a recipe for
order-correctness-disaster. Especially people like me, who like to
say "spinach please." "Can I have more spinach?" "A little more
spinach. Perfect." I like to watch that my sandwich is done

And hey, pajamas are the trend -- I see the high school kids wearing
them at Perkin's (at lunch time!) on the weekends. Be cool! Dress
like you're in school!


by prisoner6 Posted Mon November 13, 2006 @ 10:24 PM

I understand your reasoning but I don't think it would work. Subway
has too much "customer involvement" in terms of how the sandwiches are
made. It would probably require 2 "lineups" of ingredients and it
would require Subways to make a massive change to either stand alone
outlets or, at the very least, being on the end of a strip center.
All of this would be contingent upon the landlords agreeing to the


some subways do have drive thrus by d K Mon November 13, 2006 @ 11:22 PM

If the franchise owners.... by prisoner6 Mon November 13, 2006 @ 11:27 PM

Okay but then can we all agree by RedheadWGlasses Mon November 13, 2006 @ 11:30 PM

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