We’ve stated the ways in which restaurant dress codes are problematic. Really, it’s just one way: dress codes are often vague, thinly veiled justifications for racial discrimination. Black and brown people’s skin color and clothing are often mistaken for troublesome or criminal, a fact perhaps no one knows better than…
Ten years ago, Subway began offering its best-known promotion: A footlong sub sandwich for $5. You know that jingle. (Our apologies for inserting that between your ears.)
Sure, Subway has hit few bumps. Yes, it could hardly have selected a worse choice (unknowingly, but still) for a spokesperson. It announced last month that it’s closing hundred of stores in the U.S. So who could blame the brand for wanting to drum up some interest with a Twitter poll or two?
Subway, the most omnipresent of restaurant chains, has fallen on tough times. Bloomberg reports the struggling sandwich brand plans to shutter 500 stores in the U.S. this year in favor of international locations; last year, the corporation closed 800 stores.
This week saw the launch of Supper Club, The A.V. Club’s new food section. Given the firestorm of debate that greeted food editor Kevin Pang’s list of the 10 best fast food items, we thought the following question only fair: