You've probably seen the well-publicized change at Subway: several footlong subs are now dropped to $5.00. Did you know, however, that several Subway restaurants are increasing the price of the Veggie Delite footlong sub to $5.00? I've now seen and heard about this increase in price of veggie subs at a few different Subways, but as of this week I know it hasn't spread to every Subway.
So while Subway is decreasing the price of many subs, they are increasing the price of the veggie subs. This also means that they expect vegetarians to pay the same amount for their meatless subs as several meat eaters pay for their meat subs (in other words, vegetarians have to pay the same amount for less food).
It never bothered me terribly that veggie subs cost the same amount as the meatball subs. Whatever. But if Subway is now increasing the price of the Veggie Delite subs so that they cost the same amount as seven different meat subs, then I will no longer eat at Subway. Ever. As long as the Veggie Delite footlong sub costs as much as seven different meat subs, I will never eat there again.
I'm still debating whether I should still occasionally get subs at those restaurants that keep the price of the Veggie Delite under $5.00. But I'm very close to giving Subway the DTM stamp of removal. As Subway basically says "f--- y--, vegetarians, you can pay the same price as meat eaters for less food," I'm nearly ready to make the statement:
Subway: dead to me.