Open Letter to Subway: Bring Back the OG Sweet Onion Sauce
To whom it concerns at Subway:
On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, I drove over to my local Subway restaurant for a chicken teriyaki salad. I've been craving it since 5:30 a.m. (I work an early shift) and it was around noontime when I committed to making the purchase.
However, I noticed the sauce, before consuming it, was darker and much thicker. From the first bite to the last, the taste just wasn't the same, nor was the consistency. It's not that it was bad, just different, and that doesn't sit well with me.
The phrase goes, "Don't fix it if it's not broken." Perhaps your marketing team should have sat on this decision a little longer because I'm here to tell you that I've crowd-sourced news of the new sweet onion sauce that came out earlier this year and the people also agree that it's not the same.
"Yes, I noticed, not too long ago. I think they did it when they switched over their new menu." -Mikey Mohawk Tavares
"Same. I hate it now!" -Timothy M. Lynn Jr.
The sauce went from being the staple of Subway to a satisfactory sandwich and salad topper. I truly hate to be a "Karen." but you never even gave us a heads-up that you were switching out the sauce other than this 30-second star-studded NFL "refresh" nonsense you released two weeks ago:
There's already a Change.org petition from a person named Kahlan K of Newport, Kentucky, asking for 200 signatures. The petition is currently at 135 signatures, but after I release this article, I have no doubt that it'll far exceed its goal.
For years, I've been a fan of your sweet onion sauce. Just like the motto of Frank's Hot Sauce, I put that *explicative* on everything.
I may be eating fresh, but I'm left feeling salty and betrayed.