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Close. Just wish they still did the U-gouge to the bread instead of what they do now. Its subway. Actually, todayâs Sandwich Artists probably have no idea what the U-gouge is. You can add an unlimited amount of veggies to any sandwich, according to The Packer â as long as it still fits in the bread, of course. The only veggie this recipe calls for is tomato, but you can add in anything else you want on top of that. Once in a blue moon, but it's very rare. Subway it is for me. If you're upping your meat intake, you may want to try the Meat Feast.  Prome theus-X303-23:08, 13 October 2006 (UTC) The cut is made in a "U" or "J" shap to the other side of the loaf and then continued down the length of the bread. http://DavidHackbarth.com I found the worlds greatest subway sandwich artist in Tualatin Oregon. I know they got rid of it because of the buns with crap on the tops, but I never get those anyway. Anybody who's ordered from Subway knows that its sandwiches usually come out with the slices of the meat nicely folded on top of one another. While you have this option with a variety of subs, the cut is especially perfect for a meatball sub. I've noticed Subway getting much more stingy with the toppings these days with the new cut. IF YOU LIKED THIS POST I BET YOU'LL ALSO LIKE: Forget French Toast Crunch, Bring Back Subway's U-Gouge Want an e-mail every time I write something new? Just ask the employee you're working with for more. I have been getting Subway sangas for years and despite going to different locations more or less every time, i have noticed a consistent drop off in salad volume and a lack of interest to keep up with quality standards and tastes. Instead of in half, as is the standard, Subway used to cut kind of a triangle out of the top, then put the "hat" back on once the meat and stuff was loaded. Some prefer their slices of meat laid flat, like you might do at home. Useful. Give it a try it before you dismiss it. It was a relief that the cut was changed. It really wasn't hard, no one ever taught me and I only ever screwed up the first one. That sounds like a pain in the ass to do, takes longer, plus with the way they do it now I know stuff can only fall on one side so I hold the open side upwards because they never really press on it after they finish building it to compress it a bit so that stuff doesn't fall out when I unwrap it to start eating. Order your sub with “Wing Effect” and the artist will leave your meat of choice hanging over the side of the bread. There was a field on the form asking at which Subway I encountered a problem, so I listed the one at frequented most, and by coincidence or not, there was a sign posted after about a week stating that customers could get their bread cut either the new way or the old way. IF YOU LIKED THIS POST I BET YOU'LL ALSO LIKE: Forget French Toast Crunch, Bring Back Subway's U-Gouge Want an e-mail every time I write something … We may have gone a decade without this culinary delight, but you don't have to survive another day without it. Subway cuts the bread for your sandwich using a single slice from the side, but you may remember when they used to make a U-shaped cut from the top. I kinda bought it hook-line-and-sinker. Do you ever get nostalgic for the good old days, when things seemed less confusing and just simpler? 1989 – 1990 1 year. I worked at Subway in the mid-90s and found that the U-Gouge was difficult to master. Perhaps that's why Subway was so late to the breakfast game â it only got its foot in the door in 2010, AOL.com reported at the time. 7 reviews. Instead of slicing the sandwich so it opens sideways, the first Subway subs had a U-shaped cut on the top of the loaf, former sandwich artist Stav explained in a video for Hit Network. But for all those who love getting that extra bite of meat overtop your bread, Subway's got you covered. The vinegar cuts through the sweetness of the onion sauce, and the resulting mixture is a masterpiece. Subway for me!! You can always add veggies as well (spinach would be a good option here or cucumbers for some crunch). When I worked there in the mid to late 90's, all of the official Subway propaganda talked up the U-gouge as the superior way to slice a sub bun, and how proud they were to have invented it. It just made it all the more unique in my mind. But there are still other ways you can enjoy a meat-free meal at the international chain. The Wing Effect. No one now knows how to cut them anymore, either. Ahh, the famous U-Gouge. I stopped eating at subway when they dropped the uâgouge. Basically, this sandwich combines every type of deli meat on the menu along with your favorite cheese. Secret menu items you can order at Subway. No, not patented. The flavor of this sandwich is quite mild, though, so if you want some extra spice, you can't go wrong with some jalapeÃ±os. Originally, employees used what's now known as the "old cut" or "U-gouge." I guess its hard to teach to the youts nowadays. Subway U-gouge The old-style way of cutting the sub. So, if you think it would do one thing well, it's making sure that it has the freshest food in the market. When the sandwich is closed, the meat of choice will hang out over the bread, forming a "wing." Share review. What you're doing is basically the same thing as the U gouge, in that the opening of the sandwich is facing up, but with the U-gouge you don't have to turn your head to the side to take a bite. Colibri: Let’s move this over to Cafe Society. In 2015, Subway launched a few "off-the-menu" specials. But I remember the U-Gouge. And don't be afraid to ask for some jalapeÃ±os if you want to take the spice to the next level. It was just perfect, held all the toppings in and also made for a more even topping to meat ratio in every bite instead of entire bites of only toppings or only meat. Many Subway fans feel the same way. For example, Subway sandwich shops used to carve the bread of the sandwich in a "U-gouge," meaning the top was opened up, the filling was stuffed in and the top was put back on. Most people will have no idea what you're talking about though. No, but the customers that want it are always willing to teach my employees! 07/13/2019 Roshanne E. Roshanne E. We have ordered this subway for catering twice and they are SO great. Update: According to someone who left a comment, who use to work at Subway, they called this the âu-gougeâ and she said it doesnât hold nearly as much stuff. from the comments on flickr: "knife is held parallel to the loaf of bread and the tip inserted into the end of the loaf. Used to work there when it first was established. If you want a sandwich packed to the brim with all your favorite meats,Â The CarnivoreÂ is the way to go. Cool. Years ago, the chain used to be much different than it is today. Considering how messy they are, you don't want to try to hold the sandwich together from the side. Its subway. I have to say though, they've stopped the way I originally remember them cutting their bread. “Variety is another selling point. lol no way in hell that sandwich is mine...i found it on flickr by searching "subway u gouge" 05-19-2008, 05:36 PM #12. johnsbod. Just wish they still did the U-gouge to the bread instead of what they do now. cinderslikesnow. I made a sub at home last week and cut it in a U-gouge. The first are the ones who order according to the menu every time. When I was at Subway it was about 25 years ago so I figured my info wasn't necessarily relevant these days, but, yeah, we cut most of the veggies. when they still had the wonderful u-gouge of which i am pissed they no longer have. Well, if you decide to order from the secret menu, that is. I think the "meat boat" shape holds everything together better. Type your email address in â¦ The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. That's just what The Wing Effect is all about. Just wish they still did the U-gouge to the bread instead of what they do now. One secret menu item that really embodies this truth is the Chicken Cordon Bleu Sub. Anyone can do a hinge cut (and they do), but a U-Gouge, is truly a work of art. Subway U-gouge The old-style way of cutting the sub. I do however prefer the U-Gouge to the Hinge. Don't forget the Dijon mustard since that will give the sandwich the kick of flavor it needs. Press J to jump to the feed. The best part about this sandwich is the fact that it combines two of the best sauces that Subway offers: the red wine vinaigrette and the sweet onion sauce. This is as opposed to the old 2 piece U shaped canyon method of cutting the subs called the U-Gouge. (I was there for a month or so -- I was hired to deliver sandwiches, on roller skates. But that's not what everyone wants. Add chicken as your protein and tomatoes, red onion, and banana peppers to finish it off. Perhaps I could patent that. Embed review. ...A lot happened between then. And yet Subway hasn't been fairing too well these days. At the dismay of all the loyal Chicken Parm fans out there, Subway discontinued the sandwich back in 2010, according to The Sun. Simplicity can pay off when you know how to mix the best flavor combinations. I still agree with the old propaganda. 9 months ago. What many people don't realize is that you can still order a Chicken Parmesan Sub at some Subway locations. This is one of the earliest Subway commercials around! Iâm retro-cool like that. The fillings would go inside, and the cut bread would rest on top. This allows you to skip a step of pulling out bread to hollow out the bread a bit. The next time you find yourself at Subway, consider trying something new from the secret menu. It doesn't look like this recipe stuck around for long, unfortunately, but you might be able to get it at your local Subway â if you're lucky. What is you favorite Subway sandwich? P.S. Most of the time, Subway isn't going to skimp on the meat. I worked at Subway in the mid-90s and found that the U-Gouge was difficult to master. Sales began to decline in 2014, according to Business Insider, and then cameÂ the Jared Fogle scandalÂ the following year, which, of course, tarnished the restaurant's image. Ah, the "U-gouge." Instead of slicing the sandwich so it opens sideways, the first Subway subs had a U-shaped cut on the top of the loaf, former sandwich artist Stav explained in a video for Hit Network. When did Subway stop the U-Gouge? Didnât work because I didnât cut deep enough. Then an employee told me that they would make my sandwich the old way on request. For Old employees, if they were trained how to cut the old style they probably could cut the U gouge. It's just like any other sandwich available at the chain, sans the meat. The thought of seeing untucked cold cuts may make some people out there want to bang their heads against a wall. Also, the Subway I work at is 24 hours, so there is no closing point, I was doing the overnights at first, but I have since been put on during Lunch Rush, The cookies generally sell by the end of the day as we end up baking cookies twice (Once right before first shift, and again in the beginning of second shift. And as for Sam6 if you're a Subway franchisee and they treat you like crap try being just the employee. Colibri: Letâs move this over to Cafe Society. First choose the bread you want, then ask for both shredded American and the Monterey cheddar blend. Even though Subway does seem particularly well-equipped to provide meatless options to its patrons, it hasn't always done a great job in that department. (I was there for a month or so -- I was hired to deliver sandwiches, on roller skates. Of course, you can get any sandwich in either a six-inch or a footlong, but if you're going to go all out with the Meat Feast, you'll probably want to go all the way and opt for the footlong. Actually, today’s Sandwich Artists probably have no idea what the U-gouge is. Finish it all off with some Italian dressing and you're good to go. Then, add the cheese and ask the Subway worker to warm it up for you. It's notÂ exactly low-carb (though you can ask them to scoop out the middle of your bread if you're trying to cut back), it is absolutely packed with protein. 19. Education. Try the old cut for yourself the next time you order from Subway and expand your horizons. I ruined a few loaves that way. Subway stopped cutting their bread this way in 2000. But it wasn't until I tried sandwiches from other restaurants that I realised how dry and tasteless Subway's bread was, no matter which one I â¦ User account menu. While it's true that the chain's popularity has started to decline and many don't see the restaurant's carb-heavy offerings as particularly healthy choices anymore, we'd be lying to ourselves if we said we didn't still crave a delicious Subway sandwich from time to time. Remember the old "five-dollar foot-long" jingle? I'll never understand why they stopped doing it. when they still had the wonderful u-gouge of which i am pissed they no longer have. I've always just cut the bun in half, and then torn some of the excess bread from the bottom half. Been ordering it that way ever since without issue. Remove the strip from the middle of the bread and then build the sandwich.". Manager, so I got to see all the indoctrination material.) (My roommate was studying to be an Ass't. And the change hasnât decreased the frequency of my Subway patronage, so I guess they have no reason to listen to me. They used slanted language seemingly intended to influence the customer to prefer the new cut by calling the old version a "U-gouge", in comparison to their new "hinge cut". ...A lot happened between then. Request your sub toasted to warm it up and get the cheese nice and melty. Embed review. bmt with seafood crab with pickles and lettuce. We have ordered this subway for catering twice and they are SO great. Then an employee told me that they would make my sandwich the old way on request. And then there are the mavericks â the ones who aren't afraid to take a chance. Played a key role in the sandwich construction change from U-gouge to hinge cut to create a more flavorful eating experience. Meanwhile, Subway is still serving processed meats, CBS News explained, which we now know are pretty bad for you. Don't worry, though; the ingredients are still available, which means you can always customize your A.M. flatbread to reflect your favorite old-school offerings. Subway U-gouge The old-style way of cutting the sub. In fact, there are a reported 38 million combinations you can make with all the ingredients most locations offer. That may be the way to eat sometimes, but other times, taste trumps variety. Add any veggies or sauces you may want and you're in for a serious treat. Roshanne E. Boulder, CO. 156 friends. It was a relief that the cut was changed. I think the "meat boat" shape holds everything together better. It just made it all the more unique in my mind. If you fall into the second category, you're going to be all about the Sweet and Sour Chicken Sub. Useful. I’m retro-cool like that. At the same time, though,Â low-carb diets like keto and paleo are also gaining steam, with adherents often choosing to eat more meat in lieu of pasta, rice, and yes: bread. For Old employees, if they were trained how to cut the old style they probably could cut the U gouge. I kinda bought it â¦ this is how we used to cut the bread for sandwiches back in the early days. The Subway bread is baked in front of customers, which is another selling point; and there’s our traditional ‘U-Gouge’, which is a way of cutting the bread so … Stav's disappointed that Subway doesn't cut their sandwiches like they used back when he worked there :( Let him show you the real way! Next, you'll want to addÂ egg whites. Loach October 6, 2012, 10:32pm #20. r/subway: The unofficial subreddit for Subway sandwiches! Subway is also criticized for their new "Hinge Cut", a method of cutting the bread in one piece. Start with a flatbread (it's not a tortilla, we know, but play along). Just be sure to decide whether you want to toast your cheesy bread before or after adding the toppings. But I remember the U-Gouge. Ah, the "U-gouge." I had to go to three different Subways before I found a "sandwich artist" who knew what I was talking about. One thing that Subway definitely does right is the meat. Petition to SLICE SUBWAY BREAD THE OLD WAY ("U"-gouge) Results 1 to 18 of 18 Thread: Petition to SLICE SUBWAY BREAD THE OLD WAY ("U"-gouge… "The wing effect" or "winged style" isn't a particular sandwich but a technique â some may even dare to say a way of life. This sub may be the closest you can get to fine dining when eating at Subway. 7 reviews. r/subway: The unofficial subreddit for Subway sandwiches! 19. The chainÂ stopped requiring its franchises to open for breakfast hours, according to Business Insider, though many still do. That is, if your local Subway is open for breakfast. I think the "meat boat" shape holds everything together better. 7/13/2019. It may be blasphemous to some, but its true. Lettuce or spinach wouldn't be a bad idea here either. Roshanne E. Boulder, CO. 156 friends. That was a far superior way to slice the bread, but was too labor intensive. It's probably one of our favorite items on the secret menu, so it's definitely worth a try if you want to get your morning off to a great start. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Originally, employees used what's now known as the "old cut" or "U-gouge." That brings back some memories for sure. (Side note: Sandwich artist for life! Back on topic. It may not be a standout on the Subway secret menu, but for kids, picky eaters, or those desperate for a simple meatless meal might get a kick out of this Subway offering. The most stolen car in U.S. is also the best-selling (My roommate was studying to be an Ass't. 7/13/2019. I don't think the quality of ingredients has gone down, it's still the same old shit. Funny. Subway stopped cutting their bread this way in 2000. The restaurant chain may have ventured into the breakfast territory in an attemptÂ to bounce back from the mid-2000s recession. Anyone can do a hinge cut (and they do), but a U-Gouge, is truly a work of art. *i was there when the new breads came in and the u-gouge got ditched, it was a tumultuous time in my life posted by soma lkzx at 10:32 PM on February 17, 2006 As someone who ate at Subway today, and will be making salad breadbowls tomorrow, I concur that the proofer is key. And it’s been even longer than that since I’ve purchased some completely useless, idiotic item for no reason at all. "Â Instead of slicing the sandwich so it opens sideways, the first Subway subs had a U-shaped cut on the top of the loaf, former sandwich artist Stav explained in a video forÂ Hit Network. Its subway. And as for Sam6 if you're a Subway franchisee and they treat you like crap try being just the employee. But the new cut was implemented for health issues. Here's a useful tip for you: If the Subway employee at your local store doesn't know how to make this sub, just buy a bag of chips on the side and ask if they can put them in your sandwich (or just do it yourself if you don't want to have to explain). They haven't been consecutive years. Subway U-gouge The old-style way of cutting the sub. Though, already, I found myself drawn to the island of misfit toys vibes in my other gig working at a Subway, a sign of things to come. Having the option to choose whatever you want and getting to see the staff member make your sandwich right there in front of you brings back memories of the good old days when a meatball sub could be considered diet food. Especially try it the next time you make a meatball sub, or a cheesesteak. This was before this famous sandwich restaurant became a huge success. I just think quality of ingredients for other lunch options has gone up and left Subway … It was a lot easier to hold the sandwich and all its ingredients together with the "U"-shaped cut than just cutting the bread in half the way they do it now. Subway has probably forgotten all about the U-gouge. The Wing Effect. I guess its hard to teach to the youts nowadays Read more. If that's a concern, you can surely pass up the meats and still enjoy a protein-packed breakfast at Subway. Do you still have customers that ask for it? Update: According to someone who left a comment, who use to work at Subway, they called this the “u-gouge” and she said it doesn’t hold nearly as much stuff. And while you can really choose any of the available veggies, this specific recipe calls for spinach, red onion, banana peppers, and black olives. The fillings would go inside, and the cut bread would rest on top. This idea seems so simple that you may be mad you didn't think of it before. If you're one of the lucky ones and your local Subway is still open in the mornings, there is a secret breakfast menu item you may want to try: the Deconstructed Breakfast Taco. Order your sub with âWing Effectâ and the artist will leave your meat of choice hanging over the side of the bread. Subway stopped cutting their bread this way in 2000. I do, because I worked for Subway in 1998 as well as today in 2017. When I was at Subway it was about 25 years ago so I figured my info wasn't necessarily relevant these days, but, yeah, we cut most of the veggies. Bring back the U-gouge!) And you can't forget the most important ingredient: the Nachos Cheese Doritos. What is you favorite Subway sandwich? The ones who will mentally run through every combination of flavors at lightning speed, trying to decide on the best condiments for any given sandwich. For a long time, Subway might've been the freshest option out there, but other restaurants have since caught up. And made the "seafood salad" and "tuna salad" ourselves. (Pssst – next time you go to Subway, ask them to cut your bread with the U-gouge. 2. Not Jared Fogle. In Aus, nobody who works at Subway gives two fucks because the boss is some franchise investment guy who they've never met. Its longtime signature meat-free option, the Veggie Delite, falls flat as far as taste is concerned. Share review. As the name implies, it all starts with the flatbread. The Subway bread is baked in front of customers, which is another selling point; and there’s our traditional ‘U-Gouge’, which is a way of cutting the bread so the contents of the sandwich won’t fall out. These days, there is an increased interest in vegetarianism and veganism, leading fast food restaurants to respond to this shift in consumer dynamics by offering a wide variety of veggie-friendly choices. Cool. It's a delicious and dare we say healthyish way to start the day. Subway offers an almost dizzying array of options with its wide variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Its subway. My local Subway has been owned by an awesome Iraqi gentleman for the past 30 years. The current cutting method is faster. For example, Subway sandwich shops used to carve the bread of the sandwich in a "U-gouge," meaning the top was opened up, the filling was stuffed in and the top was put back on. Gives me a free cookie every time, is amazing to all the towns various charities/ organizations, and always wants to know how mom is. You may never go back to "normal" again. Silly, I know. But the vegetables don't seem to get the same attention â even when it comes to the Veggie Delite. like, working on the subway? My eyes darted back and forth between dad and the television, waiting for him to change the channel at each bleep bleep bleepety-bleep. There were tons of breakfast combinations back in the day, butÂ most of them are no longer on the menu. Manager, so I got to see all the indoctrination material.) Back on topic. This isn't a specific sub, but it's a Subway menu secret you may want to get in on, particularly if you've found some of your subs kind of lackluster in the past. It may sound strange, but it's truly a superior way to eat your sandwich since you don't have to worry about the insides squishing out when you bite into it. Then, ask for steak, egg whites, tomatoes, guacamole, red onion, and chipotle sauce. View Profile View Forum Posts VIP Member Join Date: Dec 2004 Location: Texas, United States Age: 46 Posts: 7,489 Rep Power: 117864. Abandoning the U-gouge (meat boat) was ridiculously controversial. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the eatsandwiches community, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Abandoning the U-gouge (meat boat) was ridiculously controversial. Funny. I believe it was about 4-5 years ago. When you get this secret menu item, expect six pepperoni slices, four whole servings of steak, and eight pieces of bacon. Most people don't consider the meatless options at Subway apart from the Veggie Delite (even though the company has now teamed up with Beyond Meat). Loach October 6, 2012, 10:32pm #20. We're glad you we asked. It mostly depends on if the staff knows what to do â some of the newer employees might not know the drill. To order this now-secret item, ask for ham, chicken breast, and Swiss cheese to top it off. ! And it's not complicated. Most importantly, he still cuts my sub in the old V style. I guess its hard to teach to the youts nowadays. Used to work there when it first was established. Originally, employees used what's now known as the "old cut" or "U-gouge. That wealth of choices can lead to some pretty over-the-top Subway creations absolutely packed with meat and fit to burst. I emailed Subway corporate headquarters last year about the new cut and how terrible it is. What secret menu? It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been on an airplane. I preferred it that way as it seemed to be less messy to eat. None of my fixin's fell out. I stopped eating at subway when they dropped the u–gouge. They inherently trust the genius chefs who came up with the original recipes. (Pssst â next time you go to Subway, ask them to cut your bread with the U-gouge. If they don't know what you're talking about, here's the combination: Roasted chicken breast, marinara sauce, black pepper, spinach, olives (optional), and parmesan cheese. Very prompt and thorough and make sure everything is perfect and easy to understand. It'll taste just like the good old Subway you used to know. Why and when did Subway stop cutting their sandwich rolls in a "U-gouge"? Posted by. If you love eating chips on your sandwich, this is probably the sub for you. 07/13/2019 Roshanne E. Roshanne E. We have ordered this subway for catering twice and they are SO great.
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