Review: Steak, Bacon, Egg and Cheese Flatbread from Subway

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After a great experience with the Bacon, Egg White, and Cheese Breakfast Flatbread sandwich from Subway, I had high hopes for what was essentially the same sandwich, with shredded steak on top. Who doesn’t like a little extra meat with their breakfast? Not this girl. However, despite the fact that the new breakfast option is so similar to a legitimately tasty option, it is not nearly as good. I’d even go as far to say it was barely edible.  Here’s my review of the Steak, Bacon, Egg and Cheese Flatbread from Subway.

The Steak, Bacon, Egg and Cheese Flatbread as described by Subway:

Start your day in a melt-a-licious way with the Steak, Bacon, Egg & Cheese for breakfast. This mouthwatering masterpiece is piled high with tender, juicy steak, crispy bacon, egg and melty cheese, all fresh toasted on flatbread. Get yours today.

What went wrong with this sandwich is very simple: the steak was so heavily salted that it threw off the balance of the entire thing. Sloppy construction and sub-par ingredients were also issues: the bacon was simultaneously soaked with grease and too brittle; part of the flatbread was stale and stiff… and even the weirdly washed-out tomato was not as flavorful as I hoped.

With no other options for breakfast, I dutifully ate half of the sandwich before trashing it. Based on this experience, I’d also steer clear of the other ‘Steak Melt’ options. Adding Subway’s shredded steak to an already-tasty breakfast option just results in adding a whole bunch of salt. If you’re still determined to try it, now is a good time — Subway is having a buy-one-get-one-free special on all 6-inch subs (including breakfast sandwiches) before 9 a.m. Unfortunately, I found that out when it was too late (damn you, lazy Subway employees!)

Pros: A pretty good value if you get the BOGO offer (during November).

Cons: So salty that it's practically inedible, bacon is not consistently good, sandwich is not even remotely healthy.

Taste: 4.75/10
Value: 6.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 7.00/10
Price: 4.60 for a 6" flatbread sandwich

Overall GrubGrade: 5.00/10

More Info: Subway.com
Nutrition Facts:
Based on a 6" sub
Calories: 480
Total Fat: 36 g
Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
Trans Fat: 18.1 g
Cholesterol: 265 mg
Sodium: 1410 mg
Total Carbs: 47 g
Dietary Fiber: 5 g
Sugars: 7 g
Protein: 32 g

15 comments on “Review: Steak, Bacon, Egg and Cheese Flatbread from Subway

  1. Adam says:

    You know, there really is not a breakfast sandwich of meat+eggs+cheese that can provide relief or cooling. As far as I’m concerned, they’re all salt bombs. Subway gets points in my mind for providing fresh produce you can customize, as well as some sauces and dressings.

    I despise fast food eggs though. A yolk is wasted when cooked completly.

    • larry says:

      “I despise fast food eggs though. A yolk is wasted when cooked completly.”

      I would generally agree with that statement with the exception of White Castle. A freshly cracked and fried egg with your choice of meat on a small pillowy roll is excellent food for the road.

      • Manavee says:

        I agree with this 100%. I always find it so random that White Castle, of all places, has the best breakfast sandwiches around.

    • Billy says:

      Yep, White Castle’s are fantastic.

      You’ll never see eggs cooked to order at a fast food place, though. At a restaurant when you order it after reading the disclaimer on the menu about undercooked food, sure. But not in a drive-thru.

  2. Manavee says:

    Drench it in the southwest chipotle sauce, add jalapenos, black olives, green peppers, and onions, and you can barely tell how bad the steak is. With this combo, its actually quite tasty.

  3. Chefprotoss says:

    That bacon looks dreadfull.

  4. ChrisLad says:

    The bacon looks like school cafeteria bacon, which bears no resemblence to the real thing. Also I’ve never heard of a sandwich with this mix of ingredients before. Seems very odd, steak, bacon, eggs, and tomatos. Chopped steak and bacon mixed together isn’t my idea of breakfast food.

  5. jesika lin says:

    i used to work at subway, and after way too much time spent parceling out handfuls of that dreadfully sloppy “steak” into those little paper boats, i can safely say i would never touch the stuff. its just gross. mealy, weird, not steak-like in any way. maybe if you absolutely COVERED it in melted cheese and sauce… but then, why bother? why not just get another meat you actually like? well and lets not forget… subway bacon is bacon that’ll never touch a frying pan or griddle in its sad little life. it just gets microwaved in with the rest of your sandwich. bacony flavor, but no bacony crispness. its a little better if you have them microwave it separately, not toast it with the other ingredients. its own fat will crisp it a little this way.

  6. kikurage says:

    This is my first time to hear “brittle bacon”.
    Sometimes I eat a bacon like a chewing gum.
    I am scared. What kind is this bacon meat?

  7. Mikey F Baby says:

    Damn…..really ruined it for me. Had high hopes

  8. George says:

    I’ve eaten this sub for lunch a few times now, and it’s great on Italian Herb and Cheese bread. Sometimes the Subway near me only charges $5 for this sandwich, and it’s probably the best deal for this price around.

  9. Griffin says:

    Just had a Meatball for lunch… got it with Bbq Sauce…its a mountain of sweet and savory… I added pepperoni jalapenos and tomatoes… it came out very tasty….ne else put Bbq sauce on their Meatball?

  10. Obbop says:

    For various reasons, one being the cleanliness.. well, lack thereof, of the Subways AND the “sandwich-making craftspeople involved” I shun Subway.

    Out west a local chain titled Togos made a dern’ good sandwich but NOTHING compared to the delights to be had from grabbing a sandwich from an east coast deli with the best around the New York City and New Jersey areas.

    In general…. anything from those delis was superior to goodies from any same or similar foos joint across the land.

    Admittedly, there are always a few “bad apples” to be found and a few decent delis located across the USA but the highest concentration of superior delis seem to be in that upper east coast area.

    • TJ says:

      Nice Togos reference… I’ve always been a fan. I agree it’s not the best, but pretty good for a chain.

      As for subway, it’s fine for lunch, I’ve never been even tempted to try their breakfast stuff. I can’t imagine trying to customize a sandwich so early, sounds irritating.

  11. Griffin says:

    One amazing importer/ deli is in S
    Western ma called Frigos…. they make everything very fresh and tasty they even age 3 types of proscuitto and have other quality meats/ cheeses for reasonable prices and not one of their large sandwiches are over 8 bucks… and they are full of meat plus use great breads