At kosher Subway shops, all ingredients must be certified kosher, requiring special suppliers.
No pork products allowed, including ham or bacon.
No dairy products allowed where meats are served, so any cheese-like product has to be made from a dairy substitute.
A Jewish employee has to turn the ovens on and off. A rabbi has to supervise the operations at the stores.
Kosher meat can cost twice as much due to strict preparation requirements. Kosher foot-longs can cost more than $9.
They are closed at what are peak dining times—the Jewish Sabbath, which begins on sundown Friday and ends at sundown Saturday.
Seems like a lot of hassle just so stricter Jews can eat at Subway. I mean, it's Subway. You could be eating at a Jewish deli!
During the 2006 grand opening of the first kosher Subway, Subway pitchman Jared Fogle led a Hebrew blessing in a white yarmulke emblazoned with the store's green and yellow logo.
It's often hard to find suppliers, said proprietors of now-closed kosher Subways in Kansas and Brooklyn.
Of the 15 kosher Subways that opened in the United States, one was in Kansas?!
Harry Kozlovsky, an investor in the Baltimore store, says that even though Tofurky didn't make it on the menu, "Subway has bent over backwards" to accommodate his requests for other unique items such as shawarma and French fries.
Subway shawarma and French fries!!!
Hmm… $436 round-trip to Baltimore.