Subway customers ‘grossed out’ by employee's behind-the-scenes food prep video: ‘I hated doing that’

Dillon Thompson
·2 min read

A Subway employee is going viral after sharing how the sandwich chain prepares one of its well-known menu items.

The behind-the-scenes footage, which was unsurprising to some social media users but left others “grossed out,” shows exactly how the restaurant prepares its tuna salad.

In the clip, which was posted to TikTok by a user named highimmar, an unnamed staff member begins by slicing open a fully frozen packet of tuna. The hard block of meat is then dropped into a bowl, broken up and mixed with a large scoop of mayonnaise.

The video, which has been viewed nearly 1 million times in just one day online, drew several comments from users who said they’d changed their opinion of the sandwich chain — which is famous for using the motto, “Eat Fresh.”

“Lol guess who’s no longer eating tuna at Subway,” one user wrote.

“The fact that y’all needed this to stop you from eating [at Subway] is sad,” another added.

Meanwhile, several users were quick to point out that essentially all types of canned tuna are extremely processed, making it hardly any different than Subway’s frozen packets.

“What’s the difference from this and a can of tuna….. nothing,” one user claimed.

“Everyone grossed out by this has never bought tuna that isn’t sushi,” another added.

Other commenters, many of whom claimed to be former Subway workers, were reminded of their time with the fast-food chain. For some, it seemed as though making tuna was not their favorite part of the job.

“When I worked at subway the owner made us do it with our hands he wouldn’t let us use a spatula,” one user confessed.

“I HATED DOING THIS! Lol,” another added.

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