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    • dalo
    • By dalo 6th Apr 18, 10:01 AM
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    Subway lunch deal no more?
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    Subway lunch deal no more? 6th Apr 18 at 10:01 AM
    Just went into my local subway and they have stopped the 3/3.50 5/5.50 lunch time deal.

    So now my Sub & Drink has gone up by 0.80p. Is this a global thing? Or can franchises decide if they want to run this promotion or not?
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    • K80 Black
    • By K80 Black 17th Apr 18, 5:28 PM
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    My local still does the 3 lunches and is also doing sub of the day for 2.49. Must be up to the individual franchises?
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 18th Apr 18, 12:10 PM
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    • 18th Apr 18, 12:10 PM
    My local still does the 3 lunches and is also doing sub of the day for 2.49. Must be up to the individual franchises?
    Originally posted by K80 Black
    So does mine, although annoyingly they seem to have stopped selling full sugar drinks.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 18th Apr 18, 2:38 PM
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    Some franchies have a better deal, no 3 lunches but any sub comes with dispensed drink for 50p more, useful if you want a premium sub as a "meal deal" add on is like 1.50-2 more and only diffrence is it comes with cookie/crisps so works out cheaper and the cheaper subs may be 20 or 30p more but not bank breaking.


    The drinks thing I was told was part due to the sugar tax and part due to some goverment guidelines on cutting down sugar drinks in fast food places.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 18th Apr 18, 2:41 PM
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    Subway is just becoming too expensive. 10 years ago it was ok and had a place in the market.

    Now it is just an expensive fast food outlet.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 18th Apr 18, 4:39 PM
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    Subway is just becoming too expensive. 10 years ago it was ok and had a place in the market.

    Now it is just an expensive fast food outlet.
    Originally posted by NineDeuce

    I disagree, 3 for a sub, refillable drink and some do student/kids deals so you also get crisps/cookie I get chicken salad with drink and crisps for 3


    Compared to McDonalds the cheapest of the other chains where its like 3.50 for a big mac meal and drink (if you have the 1.99 vouchers and drink is about 1.50 on top) cheapest thing on menu for a full meal.


    Of course if you compare the most expensive thing on menu, and not on a deal its more expensive than McDonalds but then you have to factor in the dearer McDonalds options too.
    • adindas
    • By adindas 18th Apr 18, 5:10 PM
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    I disagree, 3 for a sub, refillable drink and some do student/kids deals so you also get crisps/cookie I get chicken salad with drink and crisps for 3


    Compared to McDonalds the cheapest of the other chains where its like 3.50 for a big mac meal and drink (if you have the 1.99 vouchers and drink is about 1.50 on top) cheapest thing on menu for a full meal.


    Of course if you compare the most expensive thing on menu, and not on a deal its more expensive than McDonalds but then you have to factor in the dearer McDonalds options too.
    Originally posted by dekaspace
    You are not comparing like for like.

    You can not compare MCDonald (1.99 if you have voucher + 1.39 drink) = 3.39 with subway.

    3.40 meal deal with mcdonalds include Bic Mag, Medium French Fries (Chips), and Large Soft Drink (not Medium).

    The portion of Big Mac menu is comparable to 1 foot sub, (not 6" sub) and Large soft drink.

    For some adults (if not majority) 6" sub is simply not enough for lunch.

    How much will you pay for 1 ft long Subway + Large Drink ?
    Last edited by adindas; 18-04-2018 at 5:51 PM.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 18th Apr 18, 9:18 PM
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    You are not comparing like for like.

    You can not compare MCDonald (1.99 if you have voucher + 1.39 drink) = 3.39 with subway.

    3.40 meal deal with mcdonalds include Bic Mag, Medium French Fries (Chips), and Large Soft Drink (not Medium).

    The portion of Big Mac menu is comparable to 1 foot sub, (not 6" sub) and Large soft drink.

    For some adults (if not majority) 6" sub is simply not enough for lunch.

    How much will you pay for 1 ft long Subway + Large Drink ?
    Originally posted by adindas

    You think that sloppy burger is comparable to a footlong rather than a 6 inch sub packed with salad?

    And Subway is free refills.
    Last edited by dekaspace; 18-04-2018 at 9:24 PM.
    • adindas
    • By adindas 18th Apr 18, 10:05 PM
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    You think that sloppy burger is comparable to a footlong rather than a 6 inch sub packed with salad?

    And Subway is free refills.
    Originally posted by dekaspace
    Well, my point here is that

    If you go to subway you often see grown up adults (Especially avarage size big/tall male adult) will choose to buy 1ft long Sub for lunch, because 6" is simply not enough.

    If you go to Mac Donald you hardly ever see (if any) a grown up adult order 2 (two) Big Mac for lunch, because just one Big Mac + Medium Fries + Large Softdrink for lunch is more than enough.

    Refill is quite irrelavant in this comparison because for many people if they already have a large softdrink, it is already more than enough. So they are not going to refill it anyway. Keep in mind you are going to takeaway for quick lunch not to sit in the pub / bar for chatting.
    Last edited by adindas; 18-04-2018 at 10:13 PM.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 18th Apr 18, 10:25 PM
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    Well, my point here is that

    If you go to subway you often see grown up adults (Especially avarage size big/tall male adult) will choose to buy 1ft long Sub for lunch, because 6" is simply not enough.

    If you go to Mac Donald you hardly ever see (if any) a grown up adult order 2 (two) Big Mac for lunch, because just one Big Mac + Medium Fries + Large Softdrink for lunch is more than enough.

    Refill is quite irrelavant in this comparison because for many people if they already have a large softdrink, it is already more than enough. So they are not going to refill it anyway. Keep in mind you are going to takeaway for quick lunch not to sit in the pub / bar for chatting.
    Originally posted by adindas

    You however had to bring up subway was a medium drink compared to a large, implying that meant it wasn't as good value.


    But then you say drinks sizes are irrelvant.


    I go to Subway daily actually, its rare to see anyone get a footlong and many of the times I do people often can't finish it, or I hear them joke about being greedy.


    And from experience if you get a McDonalds drink without ice it takes away a sizable chunk of the cup size, if you filled that medium cup to the top it would be similar if not almost the same as that large McDonalds one without ice


    Bearing in mind I as a obese guy only get the smaller sub, its what you get with it that matters the times I do see people get footlongs as well they often don't get salad with it that fills you up.


    I buy chicken, with salad both enough to fill you up, if you ate ham and no salad it wont fill you up much.


    In that case why not get the big beef melt? Its basically a burger in a sub with salad.
    • ffacoffipawb
    • By ffacoffipawb 19th Apr 18, 5:51 AM
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    Well, my point here is that

    If you go to subway you often see grown up adults (Especially avarage size big/tall male adult) will choose to buy 1ft long Sub for lunch, because 6" is simply not enough.

    If you go to Mac Donald you hardly ever see (if any) a grown up adult order 2 (two) Big Mac for lunch, because just one Big Mac + Medium Fries + Large Softdrink for lunch is more than enough.

    Refill is quite irrelavant in this comparison because for many people if they already have a large softdrink, it is already more than enough. So they are not going to refill it anyway. Keep in mind you are going to takeaway for quick lunch not to sit in the pub / bar for chatting.
    Originally posted by adindas
    If 6" isn't enough for them, they must have been spoilt!!!
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 20th Apr 18, 10:17 AM
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    I disagree, 3 for a sub, refillable drink and some do student/kids deals so you also get crisps/cookie I get chicken salad with drink and crisps for 3


    Compared to McDonalds the cheapest of the other chains where its like 3.50 for a big mac meal and drink (if you have the 1.99 vouchers and drink is about 1.50 on top) cheapest thing on menu for a full meal.


    Of course if you compare the most expensive thing on menu, and not on a deal its more expensive than McDonalds but then you have to factor in the dearer McDonalds options too.
    Originally posted by dekaspace
    3 is for the most basic 6" sub meal. Very disingenuous to compare this to one of the bigger McDonalds meals, which you have even alluded to yourself.

    I could just do the opposite. A basic McDonalds meal probably costs 3, in comparison to a footlong premium sub meal costing close to 8. Every single other fast food chain will offer better value than 8 and will offer a much fuller meal than one that contains a 50p pack of crisps or modest cookie.
    • DollarPincher
    • By DollarPincher 9th May 18, 8:29 PM
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    My local still does the 3 lunches as well so it must be up to individual franchises given what everyone else has said.
    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 9th May 18, 8:34 PM
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    The other option is Sub of the Day for 2.49 + a hot drink for 100 Subcard points.

    If you go at least once a week, that's a free drink on every other visit.
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    • jmatt81
    • By jmatt81 10th May 18, 5:27 PM
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    My local Subway has Sub of the Day for 2.49 and a drink with any sub is 70p
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 10th May 18, 5:38 PM
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    Don't forget you will need to include 1.50 extra in your budget for a 6 inch subway.


    Mainly because you'll pop into greggs to get a pasty on the way back to work.
    • dekaspace
    • By dekaspace 26th Jun 18, 8:42 PM
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    3 is for the most basic 6" sub meal. Very disingenuous to compare this to one of the bigger McDonalds meals, which you have even alluded to yourself.

    I could just do the opposite. A basic McDonalds meal probably costs 3, in comparison to a footlong premium sub meal costing close to 8. Every single other fast food chain will offer better value than 8 and will offer a much fuller meal than one that contains a 50p pack of crisps or modest cookie.
    Originally posted by NineDeuce

    You are saying something totally different there, I was comparing cheapest prices, and the fact that Subway was disregarded as it has a smaller drink, which is counteracted by free refills. Just as Mcdonalds has more expensive meals, Subway prices fluctuate you can get places with 5 footlong deals. and vouchers are common similar to how McDonalds as a 1.99 voucher, and I havent't seen a 3 McDonalds meal in years the most basic Extra Value Meal is about 3.50-3.80


    And "basic" is a personal term there, you can get franchises where you can get chicken for that price, with salad and cheese, or a salad bowl for same price with a drink for 3 and a cookie at some too.


    I don't think a chicken salad with a drink is a "basic" lunch.
    • JReacher1
    • By JReacher1 5th Jul 18, 8:11 AM
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    If you are comparing mcdonalds to subway you should really compare the 1.99 wrap of the day that mcdonalds do versus the 2.49 sub of the day. Personally I believe the wrap of the day is better value, more filling and nicer.

    I often just have the wrap of the day for lunch and I think it is great value
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 5th Jul 18, 8:17 AM
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    I've never liked these "lunchtime deals", 3 is a LOT to spend on a lunch when you consider your options.

    "Meal Deals" sucked people into buying things they wouldn't have had except they were sucked into the word "Deal" ... and some notion that "this is what everybody does".

    What do you get: bread roll, drink, biscuit/crisps
    That's what many give you ...

    You could simply take your own 25p can of drink from home, buy a 1 sandwich at a supermarket and go without the fattening cookie/crisps. 1.75/day saved - now THAT's a deal
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 5th Jul 18, 9:20 AM
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    The deal works best when you choose the most expensive options in the deal. Sure there are 1 sandwiches but there are also 2.70 sandwiches. If you can't tell/don't care about the difference between a 1 ham only and a 2.70 All Day Breakfast triple then you won't benefit from the deal. Ditto for a 25p can of Aldi coke-alike and a 1.75 pre-mixed chilled latte. The supermarkets have caught on to this - both Sainsbury and Tesco have reduced the number of items that were in the Meal Deal compared to when it was launched.

    Of course, as a MoneySaver , I usually make my own and drink water - I only buy lunches once or twice a month. The only Subway I've been to in the last 5 years is the one at Doncaster railway station - where the meal deal is the best value available without going out of the station, through the shopping centre and into the town. Which is not practical in the 11 minutes between train connections!
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