Subway Launches Deliciously Unhealthy Fritos Enchilada Melt Nationwide


After its test debut in Florida and Seattle last summer, Subway’s shamelessly indulgent, Fritos-stuffed Enchilada Melt has finally made its way nationwide, available throughout the month of February. It’s shredded chicken soaked in enchilada sauce and topped with melted cheese and crunchy Fritos.

Truth be told, we’ve been anxiously scoping our local Subway since last week in hopes of sneaking a peek. No dice, but we are happy to report the sandwich was well worth the wait. Even after sitting for a good five to ten minutes, the Fritos still maintained a decent amount of crunch. We also dressed ours in jalapeno cheese bread, chipotle sauce, and pepper jack cheese for a little extra spice, though the enchilada sauce by itself was nothing to sneeze at.


For those in the mood for Italian over Mexican, there’s also a new series of “Flatizzas” (pizza toppings on flatbread) available, including cheese, pepperoni, “Spicy Italian,” and veggie.

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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  • Linda Lovelush

    I stopped into Subway today to get me a 6″ veggie on flatbread and while waiting on it, I noticed the signs for the pizzas. I commented, “Oh, you guys have little pizzas now?” And the guy working the counter said, “Yes, and we hate them.”

    I asked him why and he said the pizzas slow down their usual daily output because they take too long to make, mentioning that a few customers in line just wanting a basic sub have turned and walked out. That and he said the pizzas take up valuable oven time and people who want their subs toasted have to wait until the pizzas are done.

    Makes me wonder how long those little “Flatizzas” are going to last.

    • Anonymous

      I had a similar experience when I went into a Subway and saw that they had biscuits & gravy (Full order and half order)… When I asked for a half order the counter girl sorta sighed and got all shiatty and moped over to split a biscuit to pop into the oven, and put the whole gravy tub into the microwave to heat it (apparently they just keep re-heating the entire tub over and over instead of a portion-at-a-time….???) I asked her who took the jam out of her doughnut and she said “we HAAAAATE making biscuits and gravy, I usually just tell people we’re out”.

      I weep for the future.

      • Linda Lovelush

        Whoa, seriously? Not just on the girl’s comment, but that they’re reheating the same pan of gravy over and over. Hell, I didn’t even know they *had* biscuits and gravy. Perhaps it wasn’t available here.

        I can kind of understand, though, the employee’s frustration. It’s a sub shop. They don’t need to be doing biscuits and gravy, or even pizza for that matter, although the pizza makes more sense than the biscuits.

        I worked at deli for a while. And while it was great fun (a job I actually enjoyed) every time the management team would put something new on the menu – especially something that was completely off the wall – we groaned and pissed and moaned like we’d just lost our best friend. It kind of throws a wrench into your routine and it almost never failed, just as we were getting used to working it into our routine and used to making the new product, it would fail and they’d take it back off the menu again, only to introduce something else a few weeks later that caused the same chaos.

        But, oh well, new products can and will be introduced into restaurant menus and as much as we hate it, it’s our job to do it. You can’t just tell customers you’re out of something because you don’t want to make it for them.

  • Xavier

    Competition breeds strange breadfellows. Healthy goes only so far.

  • Frsnobear

    People should have the Freedom to eat what they want without the food police beating it into your head that your too fat, thin, hairy, ugly. And we wonder why people have such poor self images it is because of people telling you what you should and shouldn’t eat. No wonder Einstien was worried with technological advances we would have a generation of mindless slaves that cant think for them self. Everything is bad for you you just have to eat in moderation. The high fat, high calorie diets we grew up on were leftovers from the days when we toiled in the fields from dusk to dawn and needed that type of food to sustain that type of activity. I have maintained the same weight for over 5 years by simply eating slow, watch my sodium intake, and gave up ALL artificial sweetners and High Fructose corn syrup. I eat what I want when I want but eat in moderation….it works.

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