Once, I used to enjoy having Beetroot on my Subway subs. Then one day I went in to grab a sub and was informed that Subway stores in South Australia no longer have Beetroot (or Pineapple) on the menu. I was aghast and when asking why was even further repulsed by the answer that they were no longer allowed to have Beetroot due to 'rules' from 'head-office'. Another customer overhearing the conversation was likewise astounded.
Not good enough I thought. Why should what is a US based company be dictating what we like to eat? Another flavour directive from the likes of those who brought us raw onion on our hamburgers! Since when did others become the authorities on what we like on our subs?
I went straight home and sent an email to the US Subway people.
Almost needless to say, I got not response from them, and to this day still haven't. When they respond I'll remove this paragraph.
Trying to gauge the feelings from other people in the State I sent email to a local Talkback Radio station, 5AA (1395AM) and again got no response.
There were others I spoke to who likewise had noticed that Beetroot had gone missing from the Subway menu and they too bemoaned the fact.
So there you go, that's why this website exists. I've had enough of just lying down and taking it. This is the Beet that broke the camel's back!
If you too like Beetroot and think Subway should bring it back on their menu, please visit my guest book and make your feelings known. Perhaps, maybe, if we get enough response I can submit the evidence as a petition to Subway.
Oh, and if you don't like Beetroot but think this smacks of yet another company that tells us from the other side of the world what to eat or appears to be playing big-corporate bully on the tailstrings of so-called 'economic realities' and you don't like it, let me know in the guest book.
dnwallace at gmail.com