What happened to Subway in Saddar, Rawalpindi?


#1

Has it closed down? Are there any other franchises of Subway in Rawalpindi/Islamabad?

Ohh and it is related to tech. Many of us are foodies :D


#2

there is a Subway in Blue Area....if I recall correctly its near the Warid building...I could be wrong though as blue area always manages to confuse me [:/]


#3

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there is a Subway in Blue Area…if I recall correctly its near the Warid building…I could be wrong though as blue area always manages to confuse me [:/]
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Oh yeah. I have seen it there but I’m not totally sure myself of the exact location.


#4

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Oh yeah. I have seen it there but I’m not totally sure myself of the exact location.

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its right on the corner of the start of the shops

here it is http://wikimapia.org/#lat=33.711614&lon=73.0612278&z=17&l=0&m=a&v=2


#5

why you worry about subway its #$%# in pakistan. its disgrace to subway chain,


#6

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why you worry about subway its #$%# in pakistan. its disgrace to subway chain,
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it is better than some other fast food chains!

but never eat their salad! the sandwiches are good though


#7

man i love their things. i am in Lahore btw. they are good. they used to suk so bad when they launched and for a year or two they sukd but now they are good. i like them alot! yummy yummy.


#8

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why you worry about subway its #$%# in pakistan. its disgrace to subway chain,
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They are not so bad as people make it sound like. At least my experience hasn’t been good with the saddar branch and I have tried them earlier in UAE, and I love their chicken teriyaki sandwich. And when you get bored of all the same tasting offering of KFC, McDonalds, AFC etc, or PizzaHut and similar, then subway is a treat.

I’ll miss subway in saddar though as that was near. :P


#9

I would advise against going to the Subway on Boating Basin

(Karachi). It's a 24 hour shop and the meat lays out there in

the bins. By the time it gets to you, it smells something rancid

and tastes even worse.

I have been there twice (second time just to make sure) and

it's the same story. In the US they put the tuna topping on

your bread with an ice cream scoop. Here, the guy was spreading

it thin on the bread with a knife, like it was butter! They are

making out like bloody bandits over here.

Every multi-national company skimps in quality and charges

double for their crap in Pakistan. Last night we were at Pizza

Hut and their pizza was nowhere near the quality you get

abroad. The crust was like chewing through cardboard and

you had to really look to find a piece of chicken on there.

But then you'd only know it, if you've been served abroad

and they are confident that they can get away with these

shenanigans.

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Sheikh 'Iron Crust' Chilli


#10

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The crust was like chewing through cardboard and

you had to really look to find a piece of chicken on there.

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Well in my experience their pizzas have always been like this (in Pak), so at least they are consistent! :P

So which franchise would you guys say is doing a good job and providing same amount of quality as they do in other countries?


#11

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I would advise against going to the Subway on Boating Basin

(Karachi). It’s a 24 hour shop and the meat lays out there in

the bins. By the time it gets to you, it smells something rancid

and tastes even worse.

I have been there twice (second time just to make sure) and

it’s the same story. In the US they put the tuna topping on

your bread with an ice cream scoop. Here, the guy was spreading

it thin on the bread with a knife, like it was butter! They are

making out like bloody bandits over here.

Every multi-national company skimps in quality and charges

double for their crap in Pakistan. Last night we were at Pizza

Hut and their pizza was nowhere near the quality you get

abroad. The crust was like chewing through cardboard and

you had to really look to find a piece of chicken on there.

But then you’d only know it, if you’ve been served abroad

and they are confident that they can get away with these

shenanigans.

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Thanks for the advice there :) . I have lived my life abroad on fast food (yeah, 4-5 years of 2 meals daily…) so I do know the difference. But the quality isn’t so bad and the meat never was rancid at Subway saddar. And well, we’re in Pakistan so we can’t be hypercritical of things. In that case, I’d stop eating the veggies and the meat available (even in the supermarkets) right away. It’s all disgusting to be frank! Most importantly, I’d stop stepping out of the house. :lol:


#12

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Well in my experience their pizzas have always been like this (in Pak), so at least they are consistent! :P

So which franchise would you guys say is doing a good job and providing same amount of quality as they do in other countries?

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the service at zamzama branch is quite good! maybe coz its new!


#13

The owner (bearded guy) of the Zamzama Subway franchise

sits there and makes sure his customers are getting properly

served and if there is a problem, he goes in the back and yells

at them. I have had no real problems with that branch.

Asad_N, I hear you man. But still, there's a limit to what you

can tolerate. Even abroad, it's not all perfect. There used to

be some KFC franchises over there which were run by blacks

(they had little regard for hygiene and cleanliness) and if you

had to eat there, you would undoubtedly come back with an

upset stomach.

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Sheikh 'Wheres The Beef ?' Chilli


#14

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The owner (bearded guy) of the Zamzama Subway franchise

sits there and makes sure his employees are getting properly

served

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you mean customers?


#15

now that we are talking restaurants look at this:

http://telecompk.net/2008/07/12/mcdonald%e2%80%99s-sms-lounge/

McDonald giving away free meals sending barcodes thorugh sms


#16

One day there was this big fight at subway saddar and the ppl dere threw out all the subway stuff onto the road. It looked like the the subway lease had expired and they were refusing to move out...but thats just my guess....


#17

SaadIbrahim Wrote:

you mean customers?

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Yep.

About that link, that's a smart way to incorporate

tech into your marketing strategy. MBAs at work.

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Sheikh 'Happy Meal' Chilli


#18

Subway is totally not safe due to their lack of business, that food just lays out there, and they normally never have an aircondition on and with load shedding its guaranteed in the summer that the food laying there is going to be spoiled... not even counting the transportation to the outlet. Just remember SSSA. Subway Summmer = Stay Away~!


#19

Ughhh.. Cold burgers! :P


#20

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Ughhh… Cold burgers! :P
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I never ate a cold burger at a restaurant or fast food restaurant except for a cold sandwich at Kamran Restaurant in Islamabad :confused: … Now don’t ask me why would I eat a sandwich there as that’s off-topic :lol: