"This one guy used to come into my sub shop at least twice a week. Always ordered a steak and cheese with extra, extra ketchup. Except you couldn’t put enough ketchup on it. We could use over half a bottle and he would still come back and ask for the bottle because “packets took too much time.”"
"My town had a lot of foreign exchange students from South Korea and they would always order the meatball subs with scoops of “seafood sensation” which was just mayo and imitation crab. Then have it toasted, it smelled horrible.
Also had a guy that could barely talk he was so high wanted every sauce on his chicken bacon ranch, it was more soup by the end. Then he gets to the register and he remembers he doesn’t have any money and walks away. My manager actually asked anyone if they wanted it."
"Worked the night shift for Subway during college. Had a regular come in at 3am usually that would request that we toast the [email protected]#t out of his sandwich. I’m talking the whole thing was basically charcoal.
First time he came in while i was on shift, I pulled his sandwich out of the toaster and he told me to put it back in…and again… and again. I thought he was a drunk guy [email protected]#king with me.
Apparently he really liked the taste of burnt everything. Grossed me out, but as long as he paid I didnt really care."
"Damn, this reminds me of an @$$shole that would always order 2 footlong flatbread sandwiches right before we officially closed. He demanded that we toast each sandwich separately for eight minutes with all of the veggies on it. If someone tried to toast them together, he refused to accept it and insisted we start over.
There was never a manager for the closing shift, so this @$$hole just liked to bully whoever was working.
Oh, and then extra extra regular mayo and Sriracha. I think he wanted to know what a dumpster fire tasted like."
"Not an order but my boyfriend had a customer come in with a Kermit the frog puppet. The customer spoke through the puppet, had my boyfriend hand the change to the puppet, and also slide the sandwich to the puppet"
"Quiznos. Mostly working with teens.
This one kid brings in a bunch of tupperwares at the beginning of his shift. Weird, but I don’t care.
End of his shift (edit 3: not closing time, we had a line-up) and his mom shows up to give him a lift. He starts filling the tupperwares with chili.
Turns out his mom tried it one day and loved it. Whole family tried: they all love it.
They’d made a deal with our boss to buy bulk chili every week."
"We had frozen egg disks that we were supposed to heat in the oven. I say egg, but really it was more of a frozen circle of egg whites with a yellow piece in the middle (that may or may not be missing depending on luck of the draw). This one guy would come in every shift I had and order just the egg circle, but didn’t want us to heat it up. We handed him hard, frozen, disgusting looking, disks that sounded like rocks when banged against the counter, covered in ice flakes. He barely spoke English, so the first time he showed up we were very confused to say the least. But once we understood he was very happy with his egg hockey pucks."
"Worked at a Subway and a guy ordered a meatball sub, no sauce, but with copious amounts of vinegar.
Also worked at Sonic and had multiple times where a lady ordered tomato sandwiches. Just tomatoes and a bun."
"I had to cut extra holes in swiss cheese gor an eight year old. Been the strangest resquest since we opened in 2007."
"I worked at a subway next to the shadiest motel in town and hookers would come in all the time. For the most part they were fine, but one lady would come in and get the cold cut combo and ask for oil on it. I always loved watching new employees make her food because of the look of amusement, turning to confusion, turning to horror as she demanded more oil. Empty the bottle on this sandwich and she’d get all huffy and rudely ask you to refill it and keep going."
"By the time you were done the bread was so saturated with oil that it just mushed apart if you tried to touch it. You had to use the paper to try and topple the oily mess into a vaguely sub shaped blob and roll it up fast before it leaked everywhere. I always wished she’d stay in the lobby to eat it just once, so I could be sure she really intended to use it as food, but she always shuffled back to the motel to have her oily feast."
"I haven’t worked at Subway for like 15 years but will never forget the @$$shole regular that came in and wanted a [email protected]#k ton of olives and drowned in chipotle. He was a [email protected]#k the entire time for no reason so we all got real passive aggressive with him and just did the prescribed 6 olives at a time and three lines of dressing.
He’d turn red, call the owner (he b#tched enough the manager was told to just have him call the owner) and the owner would just say they’re doing it how they’re trained and how subway requires. He’d disappear for a month or so then repeat. "
"I worked at a subway a long time ago and a guy would order two full bags of lettuce on his sandwich every day. Imagine 2 pounds of lettuce on some bread. He would order often enough that I knew to go in the back and grab two full bags just for him."
"Is anyone else going through this thread hoping with fear to see their own order?
I say this as a customer whose Subway orders always end with “and a literal fistful of pickles, please”."
"“What can I get for you?”
“I’ll get a 6-inch Honey Wheat, just condiments.”
“just condiments. All of them, if you don’t mind.”
That day ruled."
"I worked at Subway many years ago. There was a couple that would come in semi-regularly and she wanted just a double helping of American cheese on white bread. No veggies, no condiments. Just cheese. I never charged her for the extra cheese since I figured the veggies she wasn’t getting offset it. Eventually she started asking for more and more cheese until it was easily 10x what came on it. She must have been bummed when I quit. That cheese sandwich probably would have cost about $10 if someone who gave a [email protected]#t rang it up."
"Worked at a “pizza place” for like 5 min during uni.
Guy used to come in and order a calzone stuffed with just ketchup. No cheese, no actual tomato sauce…"
"Worked at Subway, this 50 year old trucker asked me to toast a Tuna sandwich, put extra extra pickles and sprinkle 2 Splenda packages on top, that was all the sandwich had."