Subway Tells Foodbeast Garlic Bread Recall ‘Not Food Safety Related’

We should have known it was too good to be true.

Apparently Subway’s new garlic bread has been pulled from the assembly line due to “contamination.” A tipster screennamed “lubby” posted this warning the city-date.com forums last Friday afternoon:

“This has not made the news yet, I checked. I work at Subway and we got an urgent message from Subway HQ to throw out any garlic bread plus the garlic butter topping. It was contaminated. Not sure how or what it was contaminated with. I wanted my fellow foodies to know in case they had some. The garlic bread was a new feature for September.”

It’s unclear whether the problems were  limited to any specific batch, but our local Subway in Santa Ana was not offering the garlic bread when we visited earlier today. A few comments have also appeared on the Subway Facebook page complaining about the garlic bread’s supposed contamination and unavailability (ex: A, B, C).

Garlic bread was just the second in a string of brand new menu offerings from the sandwich chain (the first being the Applewood Pulled Pork), so yeah, you could say we’re a little bummed, especially since it was just introduced September 1st.

So far, Subway has released this official statement:

“Our garlic bread seasoning was not being made to the specifications we required. Although it was not food safety related, we temporarily removed it from our bread offerings.  We’re working around the clock to get garlic bread back in your local Subway restaurant and it will be worth the wait.”

Which, okay, seems reasonable. Just hurry up and bring it back, would you Subway? We’re suffering from some serious QSR blue balls here.



Dominique would be a foodie if she had money to pay for food. For now, she gets by just looking at food photography, which results in at least one more starving journalism student every time Instagram breaks down.



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  • Anonymous

    I tried it the other day. I must say that I wasn’t that impressed with it. Just tasted like normal bread to me. Think I’ll stick to the Italian herb bread.

    • Anonymous

      I like abnormal bread better too.

  • chris

    so they threw away who knows how many tons of perfectly good food because the seasonings were not to their standards?
    sigh… america…

  • Mike

    I don’t think anything was wrong with it. I hope they bring it back. It was delicious and I was bummed when I went to my local subway and they didn’t have it. Bring Garlic Bread Back Subway!!!

  • http://www.engineeringtheepic.blogspot.com/ Alixandrea Murphy

    Right, I highly doubt they wasted that much money – I mean, bread, just because they wanted to tweak the seasonings. Sounds like they’re trying not to get the bad PR that comes with contaminated food.