If you're an employee at Subway, it's safe to say you've probably seen your share of TRULY WILD sandwich orders from customers.
The thread quickly went viral, as hundreds of Subway employees — past and present — started sharing their stories in the comments. Here are some of the most OMG responses:
1. "Used to have a guy come in regularly to order a footlong on white, with just double mayo, salt, and pepper. He then sat in the lobby and ate the whole thing."
2. "So after my three years at Subway, this is the wildest sandwich I’ve seen. This guy got a meatball sub...then he continued to ask for numerous veggies. That’s not too strange, people do that sometimes. Then he asked for like four different sauces on it. And here’s the kicker: he asked for two chocolate chip cookies crumbled onto it. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES ON A MEATBALL SUB WITH A LOAD OF VEGGIES AND A DISGUSTING COMBINATION OF SAUCES."
3. "This 50-year-old trucker asked me to toast a tuna sandwich, put extra pickles on it, and sprinkle two Splenda packets on top. That was all the sandwich had."
4. "We had these frozen egg disks that we were supposed to heat in the oven...This one guy would come in every shift I had and order just the egg circle, but he 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."
5. "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 two 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."
6. "Not a worker, but a Grubhub driver. Someone ordered a meatball sub from Subway that had nothing on it but meatballs, the sauce, and about four times as much mayonnaise as would go on a regular sandwich. That was it. He made two orders for the same thing within two hours, and I delivered them both."
7. "A meatball sub with pickles and mayonnaise. He ended up not having enough money to even pay for it, so we kept it. I ate it 'cause I was hungry, and it was surprisingly really good, LOL."
8. "A coworker of mine was once asked to toast just the cheese. JUST A SLICE OF CHEESE. She was brand new and didn't know how to say no to customers yet, so I came out on line to her scraping a single piece of melted cheese off of a piece of paper and onto a sub."
9. "Weirdest, or at least most disgusting, one was this guy who would come in regularly and order a 'tuna pizza.' We would literally take the tuna salad and just put a layer of it across the pizza, then cover it with cheese and bake it for a few minutes. Holy shit the smell that would come off of that thing was terrible."
10. "There was a guy who ordered everything on a footlong. I mean every single kind of meat, including like three or four different types of chicken, steak, meatballs, tuna, all the deli meat, all the cheese, and then adding every single vegetable and condiment we owned. And we didn't skimp on anything, he got exactly how much of each that should be on a footlong, so as you can imagine it was literally impossible to fold. We basically just left it open-faced and wrapped it in paper. Dude walked out after paying like $60 just for that one sandwich."
11. "I had to cut extra holes in Swiss cheese for an 8-year-old. Been the strangest request since we opened in 2007."
12. "Worked the night shift for Subway during college. Had a regular that would come in at 3 a.m. and request that we toast the shit 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. Apparently, he really liked the taste of burnt everything. Grossed me out, but as long as he paid, I didn't really care."
13. "Worked at Subway and had a customer ask me for guacamole. She insisted I give her the guac without avocados. I explained there’s no such thing, then she pulled a Karen and asked for the manager."
14. "Worked at a Subway and a guy ordered a meatball sub, no sauce, but with copious amounts of vinegar."
15. "Woman wanted the inner, fluffy part of the bread removed, leaving only the hollowed out shells of the hoagie. Proceeded to have them filled with mayonnaise, and toasted."
16. "I worked at Subway many years ago. There was a customer who 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 shit rang it up."
17. "'What can I get for you?' 'I'll get a six-inch on honey wheat, just condiments.' 'Just condiments?' 'Just condiments. All of them, if you don't mind.'...That day ruled."
18. "Cold tuna and hot chicken teriyaki, American cheese, buffalo sauce, onions, pickles, oil and vinegar."
19. "Had a very stoned guy come in and order a steak sub. He wanted every extra that he could get for free on it. I ask him if he’s sure. He. Wants. Everything. It ended up being steak with ketchup, mustard, mayo, BBQ, ranch, honey mustard, Thai chili sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, olives, jalepenos, banana peppers, melted butter, and a few other random things I don’t remember. He made me go through all the screens on the register to make sure I didn’t miss anything."
20. And finally, there was this pure as heck submission:
I worked at a Subway for a couple months after high school. While working there, I had a very polite customer, who was pregnant at the time, come in every other week or so and order the same footlong ham sandwich. What made this sandwich so strange was that she would ask for a ton of black olives. Like MULTIPLE whole handfuls of black olives. So much that it was hard to close up and wrap the sandwich without some olives spilling out.
Some of my coworkers would only give her so much before they refused to add more. There were no rules, to my knowledge, stating a limit on the amount of black olives a customer could request, so I always obliged. Knowing this, she would refuse help from my coworkers and wait for me to make her footlong black olive sandwich. She would always comment that it was something she started ordering after becoming pregnant and it was the baby that wanted the olives.
Some time had passed where I didn’t see her come in anymore. Until one day, I see her walk in with a stroller and her brand-new baby daughter. She brought her in so I could meet the “olive baby.” She thanked me for all the times I made her olive sandwich just the way she liked it and then proceeded to order a ham sandwich. Only this time, she asked for just a few olives.
I quit a short time after but I still think about that sandwich and the olive baby from time to time.