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Olivewatch ’07: Olive’s fair in Subway stores

Sorry about that title. As penance, we present to you: Olive 3D.

As Olivewatch ’07 enters its third month, It’s What’s Between is learning more, but has come to no definitive conclusions.

Our go-to Subway is averaging six olives per sandy. Members of the It’s What’s Between team visited the upstart northern Subway this week, which recently launched an ill-conceived and easily exploited promotion wherein they broke into our office and left dozens of free sandwich coupons in the lunchroom. In a move that’s still paying off, our art director Michael took a healthy stack and we’ve been enjoying free sandies ever since.

Our fact-finding mission revealed fascinating new data. First, I received a record 13 olive slices on my Cold Cut Combo. I believe this may have been due to my ordering method. Check it out: I ordered my bread, meat and cheese, and once it was veggie time, I began staring at the open sandwich and said slowly and deliberately that I would like olives. I then closely watched the sandwich
bilden’s actions as she placed a good fistful of delicious olives on my sandy before I requested any other toppings.
Michael, who simply asked for “the works,” received a meager five olives — the Subway equivalent to the Oregon Trail’s bare bones rations.

So maybe that’s the key to more olives at Subway — begin by ordering olives and stare your way into the employee’s soul until he or she dumps a dozen olives on your sandy out of fear.

Fact: Not all North American Cold Cut Combos are created equally. While the U.S. CCC’s meats are turkey bologna, turkey ham and turkey salami, the Canadians are stuck with bologna, luncheon loaf and salami. We have a few concerns here. First, why all the turkey? Second, what the hell is turkey ham? (Ed: Actually, I just answered this one. Apparently turkey ham is the result of the USDA’s loose ham-standards.) Third, what is luncheon loaf? If we had to guess, we’d say luncheon loaf is the same as bologna, but they’re clearly two separate ingredients.

We contacted Subway seeking clarification on these and other questions, so we hope to have some exclusive answers for you soon.

It’s What’s Between


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