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  • Ashy Oldlady

    Yeah, people like to trash Subway, but I’ve never seen one without a line at lunchtime.

    • stacksp

      Same scenario with Chipotle, Potbelly etc. Always packed during lunchtime. For some, its purely economics. $5-$7 footlong or a $12-$13 half of sandwich

      • Duponter

        Um, there’s a line at Chipotle because Chipotle is delicious. Subway? Meh.

        Also, aren’t most of the work places around 1st and K NE government? If so, well that is probably why you aren’t seeing a Devon & Blakely there instead.

        • stacksp

          I have no problems with Chipotle but I have seen others talk down about the chain.

  • NH Ave Hiker

    hey, Subway isn’t bad when you’re in a pinch for a fast lunch.

  • B’dale Res

    I really don’t see what the big issue is with Subway and why people frown upon them. At least they offer economic opportunities for franchising and quite frankly, while their sandwiches aren’t the best in the world, they sure hit the spot when you don’t want something fried/greasy. I am also delighted there is one near Nats Park to have as an option when ballpark food gets old on the palette.

  • NOMA Resident

    As a NOMA resident this is great. Though I don’t go to Subway as a first choice there are limited food options close and without food trucks on the weekends we rely on Harris Teeter. With the closure of Union Social these types of food options are the best for now. If we want a sit down/better quality meal we just walk to Mass Ave or H st.

    Keep the Poop Emoji away!!

    • Tsar of Truxton

      Potbelly, Roti, Five Guys, Perfect Pita, Mint, ABP, Moe’s, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, DD, Starbucks, and I am sure I am forgetting some. I would say the area has quite a few fast food options. I personally don’t go to Subway, but I don’t hate its existence either.

  • smn-dc

    Going to the Nats game where you can bring in food–I usually pick up a Subway sandwich. Way better than $5 for a tasteless hot dog inside the stadium. Also, for my co. lunch meetings, I always order big trays from them since it’s the most decent price around for limited nonprofit budgets like my work place.

  • OStreet Neighbor

    I got a Subway BLT on my way to work this morning. I’ll much on it all day, sparing me the challenge of finding something satisfying, quick, and cheap close to my office. Where else can you get lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, cucumbers, and jalapenos on a big sandwich for $5.75, in 5 minutes?
    Is it super-delicious? No.
    Is it organic / natural / guaranteed GMO-free / farm-to-table, or whatever? No.
    Is the existence of Subway restaurants, for those who want to patronize them, an actual problem in this town?


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