July $5 Featured Footlong at Subway: Buffalo Chicken

A new month is upon us and that means another footlong gets the $5 spotlight treatment at Subway.  For July, that footlong is the Buffalo Chicken.

Good things are hard to come by. That’s why we’ve brought the Buffalo Chicken back for good! All that cool, creamy ranch, poured over tender glazed buffalo chicken. Get it as a delicious FOOTLONG™ sub!

36 comments on “July $5 Featured Footlong at Subway: Buffalo Chicken

  1. Alex says:

    To anyone reading this — If you’re in the Detroit area, get the buffalo sub from Tubby’s. It uses shredded beef, is spicier, and just overall tastes better.

    I still might get one of these this month regardless though..

  2. George says:

    I’ll probably eat a few of these this month. Not a great enough sandwich to pay full price for, but for $5 it’s a pretty legit. The key is finding a Subway where they don’t have the pre-weighed trays of the chicken, and they just give you heaping scoops straight from the tray. These people almost always hook you up.

  3. TJ says:

    Let the generic Subway hate begin! I’ll come back tomorrow to read how everyone thinks Subway sucks compared to their favorite sub places 😉

  4. Lylat says:

    I actually like this with the extra stuff i put on it so might get it again.

  5. Charlie says:

    TJ, do you actually think Subway is good? I mean if you are hurting for money I understand eating at Subway. So if thats the case I understand. However, if you can afford to eat at places like Jersey Mikes and you don’t then I have no idea what is wrong with you. Subway is the most generic bland tasting food you could ever eat.

    • Crysta says:

      I can’t afford Jersey Mike’s. The one here charges upwards of 10 dollars just for a sandwich. The sandwiches there are not worth that.

      I can, however, afford both Firehouse and Quiznos, and that’s where I go. We also have a local place called “Mama Rosas” that has subs on the menu.

      We’ve given our local Subway restaurants more chances than they deserved; they all suck. If I only want to spend five bucks, I go to Wal-Mart and buy one of their pre-made subs in the deli section (not all Wal-Marts have them). More filling, so I can split it with my husband. And it has a flavor other than “generic sub”.

  6. RoleModel says:

    Subway is eh. It would never be my first choice, but it would never be my last choice (unless it’s a bad location). Plus the one near me never really skimps that much.

  7. Jd says:

    To be honest ill admit I love subway, just wish they’d go back to all $5 subs…. They really had one up on all the other sub places with that

  8. TJ says:

    I’m not super broke, but yea money is a bit tight sometimes, so I think Subway is a decent choice once in a while. I’m kind of with role model, my local Subway is not bad, and it’s conveniently located for me. I like Quiznos and Togo’s too. I’ve never seen a Jersey Mike’s around here, I live in Northern California.

    I don’t know, I just think it’s a little funny how every time there’s an announcement about Subway on here, a bunch of people make a point of telling everybody Subway sucks, eat at Jersey Mike’s instead, etc… It’s all cool to express your opinion once in a while, it just seems like it gets to be a little redundant. I rarely go on blogs about things I hate, but maybe that’s just me.

    • Raiders757 says:

      I think one of the biggest issues with Subway, besides their cheap meats, is that absolutely none of their foot long subs are worth anything more than $5. Their subs are O.K. at best, but I will no longer drive out of my way to eat at one, and haven’t ate at one since last September. When you get off the $5 menu, their subs are priced in the same range as better sub chains and local mom & pop sub shops in my area. I fell that adds a bit to the backlash.

      • Raiders757 says:

        Ummm, maybe I should have said when you “stray from the $5 menu”. I would never want to “get off” any menu, let alone Subway’s $5 menu.

  9. stevenp says:

    Alex, when I want a Buffalo sandwich/sub, it’ll have chicken and not beef! But ranch on buffalo chix is just wrong. Why, oh why, don’t they just go with bleu cheese!

    • Raiders757 says:

      I don’t eat either of those options, but I do know a lot of people who dip their chicken wings in ranch dressing when eating them, so that might be why it’s popular on these type of sandwiches. Also, bleu cheese tastes like eating a box of crayons, so putting it on anything seems wrong.

    • Crysta says:

      Because blue cheese is gross. 😛

      Both ranch and blue cheese are acceptable with buffalo wings, depending on where you are in the country. However, many people dislike blue cheese (smells funny, tastes funny, it has visible mold in it) so chain restaurants go with the safer option: ranch.

      You can also tell them “no ranch”, take the sandwich home, and add your own blue cheese if they don’t have it. 😛

      • Chefprotoss says:

        You do realize that all cheese is just rotten cow secretions, right? =P

        • Raiders757 says:

          Some “rotten cow secretions” are better than others. It’s obviously subjective as to which one’s are the better ones of course.

          I have to agree that bleu Cheese is rather funky for me. No matter what I’ve tried it with, I get the taste of crayons, and yes, I do know what crayons taste like. My eating habits as a kid were a lot more adventuresome than they are these days. I’m shocked I made it to adulthood to be honest.

          Happy 4th of July. Gotta go fire up the smoker now. Cheers.

  10. Mikey D says:

    In the suburban city I work in, there are no other sub options, Subway is it. I’m not a pretentious foodie snob, Subway works just fine for me. The price is right, its filling, I don’t have any complaints. Bash me all I want, but don’t come here telling people that they need to go your favorite spot when there isn’t one even close.

    I enjoy the buffalo chicken sub, no ranch, extra buffalo sauce.

    • Crysta says:

      You must be one of the lucky ones with a Subway that makes decent sandwiches. Our local ones… the subs aren’t filling at all. The bread is squishy with no substance, there’s hardly any meat on it, and the sauce… well it just gets everywhere because the bread is mostly air.

      Subway used to be really good. I don’t know if it’s just the areas of the country I’ve lived in recently, but in the last few years I’ve had no luck with Subway (except for the one we had on base when I was in Korea, that one was awesome). I really think our local stores just aren’t doing things right (they’re franchises, not corporate stores).

  11. Comrade Garlic says:

    I don’t get the cult of hating Subway. Sure it’s not very good. But there are plenty of areas where Subway is the best option. It’s inexpensive and easily customize-able. It is a really is good option if you need to watch your diet.

    • Mikey D says:

      Thank You!! Well said!!

    • Raiders757 says:

      It’s not all that inexpensive when you consider what your getting in return. I personally don’t hate Subway myself. I just don’t bother going there anymore. I’m just lucky that there are better options for around the same price in my area.

      It’s not hard to understand the hate when you see the slack amount of meat they give you. Even worse, is for a non-five dollar foot long, your paying similar prices to a decent mom & pop shop who doesn’t use turkey flavored as ham and the likes of. Why is it that I can buy a sub stacked with Boar’s Head meats and all the fixes I like for nearly the same price at a local gas station, but Subway has to give me “false flag meats”? See what I mean? It’s fully understandable why so many hate them.

      Like I said, I don’t hate them at all. When they’re the only option, I’ll get something off the $5 menu and always enjoy it for what it is. I just make it a point to never buy a drink or chips to keep the cost down, so I truly feel like I got a good value for such a slack amount of terribly cheap meat and tasty veggies. Well, that, and I’m a cheap bastard as well. 🙂

      • rondoman says:

        Very well said Raiders.

        Subway to me is pretty much the last option for me when I am hungry and need something to eat.

        I even put the local gas stations food ahead of Subway both in value and quality.

      • TJ says:

        Your comments are reasonable, I would never say Subway is amazing, but I don’t have mom & pop shops around, just other chains like Quiznos and Togos. Togo’s is similar and better, but not by a whole lot, and there aren’t a whole lot of them around. Subway is a decent lunch to me once or twice a week. I actually prefer their $3 daily special over a footlong for that reason… it’s an affordable, somewhat healthy lunch. I’m with you on skipping the chips and drink, but I do that almost everywhere.

    • rondoman says:

      Are you kidding me?

      Subway is just as unhealthy and process as McD’s, BK, or any other fast food joint.

      If you think eating the average Subway sub is good for you, than you need to do some research.

      One of the biggest myths in all the fast food industry, is that Subway is healthier and better for you.

      • George says:

        Subway is not health food, but it’s a heck of a lot better than 95% of other similar lunch choices. You can eat Subway every day for lunch and still be a healthy individual. That is absolutely not the case with fast food or basically any other lunch food.

        • TJ says:

          I gotta agree with George on this one. I’m a little surprised Subway’s actually getting so many positive comments, but I get it. It’s not that unhealthy if you choose lean meats and skip stuff like mayo. I knew a guy who did the Subway diet thing and ate 6 inch turkey subs with no cheese or mayo twice a day, that was his lunch and dinner. For a side he’d pick yogurt or baked chips. Sounds terrible to me, but I’ll give him credit, he lost a lot of weight pretty fast.

  12. Insert Name says:

    Don’t kid yourself. The amount and variety of vegetables in a Subway far surpasses anything at a burger joint, and for that, it’s way healthier.

  13. Sascha says:

    I don’t think it’s fair to Subway to compare them to the places mentioned, like Firehouse, Jimmy Johns and whatever Jersey Mike’s is. Those places advertise themselves as premium, Subway generally advertises themselves as a value.

    Back when I had a choice, there was Subway and Blimpie’s, and there was no comparison. Blimpie’s always cut their meats to order instead of cutting them in the morning and letting them get slimy as they sit on the bar. Veggies and sauces always seemed better too.

    Now, I no longer have many choices. I have 5 conveniently located Subways in town, 2 inconveniently located Quizno’s, and that’s it. Once Subway started toasting subs, I’ve liked them better, but they were no match for Quizno’s, until Quizno’s started completely sucking about 3 years ago. Now, it looks like Quizno is slowly starting to get some things right again, and I get a Buy one, get one coupon on the back of every Kroger receipt, so lately it’s been Quizno’s back on top.

  14. TJ says:

    I have to admit… this site has got me interested in trying Jersey Mike’s someday, so cheers to that I guess 🙂

  15. Bruce says:

    Well, I usually stay away from Subway. I just never much cared for their food. However, I needed a change from the usual fast food joints around here tonight. So, as I was passing by Subway, I noticed the $5 footlong Buffalo Chicken Sub ad in the window. I decided to take a chance and get one. I was generally impressed. It actually had a nice flavor to it. Not spicy in the least, mind you, but still very flavorful. So I guess I’ll have to eat this sub a few more times this month before I get sick of it, and go back to hating Subway again.

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