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Subway Gets It Right

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Subway Gets It Right
Submitted by capdog on Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 06:59

If there was anything that could get me to pack my bags and move back to dreary London, it wouldn't be for friends, family or money. Ho-no.

It would be for Subway sandwiches. These rolls are like the bunnychow of the health-concious, the shining beacon of fast food that outplays all competitors. When greasy KFC and fatty McDonalds gang up to attack Gotham, Batman better move aside for a caped Subway sandwhich that will be there, tights on, ready to defeat the evildoers. It's that good.

So you can imagine the utter shock I experienced while walking around the Ballito Junction yesterday, only to turn the corner and come face-to-face with this: A Subway store. In KZN. Un-fucking believable!

Now I know that going to Ballito is ALMOST like visiting another planet, but for a moment I had to check around for further signs that I hadn't stepped through a wormhole straight to Shaftesbury Avenue. No "Underground" signs anywhere? It's not raining, and I'm not being threatened by a pack of 12 year olds in hoodies... no, this is definitely not London.

And yet, there it was. The white and gold capital lettering, those small pointy arrows garnishing the ends. The familiar daily special, and comfy yet practical couches dotted around the entrance. The real mccoy indeed.

I put them to the test. Entering the store, I quickly skimmed the menu and selection of ingredients. Everything was fresh, all was available. A smiling face appeared from behind the counter, ready at my beck and call to assemble the finest and wildest sub-roll my imagination could command. I opted instead for the safe bet: "Why, a 6-inch Italian BMT, my good lady".

There were questions asked, tough ones; but I knew the answers would come, if I listened to my heart:

"Type of roll?" That's easy - the seeded one over there!

"Fillings?" The works, of course.

"Sauce?" Don't mind if I do, darling!

The answers were delivered with fluidity and accuracy. I was back in the Subway game, and it felt good.

The quality of the sub was unmatched. The soft, fresh roll was complimented perfectly by the crisp lettuce and green pepper; all the while the subtle tastes of the cold meat easily surviving the often-overpowering tang of the tangy mayonaisse.

As I reflected on the unsurpassed quality of my meal, and thought back to life in Durban, I thought about how much money I'd blown on sub-standard fast food: KFC, Steers, McDonalds, even Debonairs was a culprit. Would I ever get back those years of my life, now lost to poor health?

Please, Subway, my love; come to Durban. Or I may have to seriously consider packing my bags... and moving to Ballito.


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Subject:  Ballito is the new black !!
Author:  Marc (not verified)
Date:  12 July, 2007 - 08:34

I'm a proud "Ballitonian" (our planets name), and I have to admit there is nothing better than a Good Subway. They even have the Sub Club Card, buy 8, get 1 free. Even more of a reason to head north :)


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Subject:  hook up those sub(way)s lahnie
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Author:  kliktrak
Date:  12 July, 2007 - 13:11

yeah when I was in London last year, Subway was the meal of choice also on a relatively tiught budget - and healthy too !

hope they expand the franchise across the sub-saharan galaxy

KLIKTRAK
http://www.kliktrak.com


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Subject:  Subway Sandwiches
Author:  Paul Redhead (not verified)
Date:  13 July, 2007 - 06:14

I drove some of my friends up to Ballito just to go get a meatball sub... it was awesome! The people at the shop thought I was crazy coming all the way just for a sandwich but I know better :)


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Subject:  ballito food
Author:  georgie
Date:  13 July, 2007 - 10:23

While we're at it, the Everfresh in Ballito is amazing.It has everything you could ever wish to find in a dewey farmers market on a crisp spring morning, and more…it has everything you could ever wish to add to a meal accompanied by these fresh finds (except, sadly wine… athough they have very nice vinegar).

If only their Durban branches were up to that standard!


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Subject:  Good news
Author:  voyager
Date:  15 July, 2007 - 14:32

One of my best memories from London is Subway too and also the Ben and Jerry's inside the shop. Perchance does Ballito sport one of those? Oh, and I heard there was a Subway in Cape Town for some time now... bastards


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Subject:  No Ben & Jerry's! But Haagen
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Author:  capdog
Date:  17 July, 2007 - 06:45

No Ben & Jerry's! But Haagen Daaz was better anyway!! ;)


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Subject:  WTF?
Author:  chrisso
Date:  17 July, 2007 - 14:17

The only subway I ever ate (once) was a Subway in Dublin. The cheese was manky and the place smelled like a sperm bank.

True tho there is a massive shortage of good roll places in town. Fuckin Yiroll. Bavaria is very good as well tho, solid roast pork or kassler on a kif roll for ten bucks

Velly velly nice. Hope they open one in town. Hungry Lion just doesn't do it for me


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Subject:  Subway at Durban "International" Airport
Author:  voyager
Date:  22 July, 2007 - 15:17

When I started raving about Subway recently, someone pointed out that there is one (or it's in progress perhaps) at the Durban Airport. They said it's halaal, so I don't have much home. Macon anyone?


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Subject:  SWEET!! Now how bout one at
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Author:  capdog
Date:  22 July, 2007 - 16:21

SWEET!! Now how bout one at the Pavilion?! ;)


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Subject:  rolls
Author:  Lorene (not verified)
Date:  18 July, 2009 - 00:24

Yiroll makes foot long baguette rolls which are to die for. Tasty fillings, hot or cold, all healthy and fresh. There is a branch in The Home Centre in Springfield off Umgeni Road, another one at the Crescent in Umhlanga and also at the Pavilion in Westville, outside Pick N Pay. Try one and let me know what you think.


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