Nutritional Leadership

Ever since 17-year-old Fred DeLuca made sandwiches for his first customers in a small storefront sandwich shop in 1965, it was clear that SUBWAY® stores would be a new kind of quick service restaurant - a sandwich bar without a fryer and sandwiches were not pre-made, but made to order.

The SUBWAY® brand is committed to:

  • Improving the nutritional quality of our products
  • Providing detailed nutrition, diet and healthy lifestyle information

We are a committed partner to the UK Government's Public Health Responsibility Deal and the only Quick Service Restaurant to have endorsed all of the relevant nutrition-related pledges:

  • Out of home calorie labelling
  • Salt reduction
  • Non use of artificial trans fats
  • Calorie reduction
  • Improved access to fruit and vegetables
  • Saturated fat reduction
  • Out of home salt reduction

Variety of Menu Items & Ingredients

SUBWAY® SUBWAY® stores offer a large variety of sandwiches within the quick service takeaway industry. Each 6 inch Sub or flatbread provides one of the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day when customers choose the five salad items which come at no additional cost with all our Subs and flatbreads. We also offer a range of fresh, delicious salads, which count as two portions of the World Health Organisation 5-a-day target.

Customers can choose from a wide range of low fat choices including our Low Fat Range, flatbreads and salads, which all contain less than 3g of fat and 1.5g of saturated fat per 100g and fewer than 370 calories per 6 inch Sub or flatbread, making them a great choice for customers looking for a low fat option. The range of low fat flatbreads replaces the SUBWAY® wrap product. The flatbread is lower in calories, fat, saturates, sugar and salt and contains more fibre than the wrap, without compromising on taste. 

• The Low Fat Range of Subs, flatbreads and salads is easily identifiable in-store with a red Healthy Heart symbol on menu boards. This shows that Heart Research UK supports a customer's choice from the Low Fat Range. Our goal is to offer a variety of great tasting sandwiches which meet the high nutritional standards our customers expect

• None of our core 6-inch Subs exceeds 600 calories and at least two thirds of our core 6-inch Subs/flatbreads contain fewer than 400 calories.

We have a range of five delicious bread choices, which are baked in-store daily, providing you with an excellent source of Calcium and Vitamin D. Each 100g serving of bread contains at least 30% of your RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance).Our NEW 9-Grain Wheat bread and 9-Grain Honeyoat bread are both high in fibre, containing at least 6g of fibre per 100g.restaurants offer the largest variety of nutritionally balanced sandwiches in the QSR industry. In North America and major international markets for example:

Kids' Pak

The Kids' Pak™ includes two of the recommended 5-a-day[1], when accompanying your Sub with the BEAR Pure Fruit Yoyos and Robinsons Fruit Shoot My-5. In addition to the nutritional benefits of the meal, children have the freedom to build their Sub, their way. With guidance from the SUBWAY® Sandwich Artist™, children can create their Low Fat 4-inch Sub choosing the bread, as many delicious salad items as they want at no extra charge, and a filling of Ham, VEGGIE DELIGHT® or Turkey Breast.

We Believe in Nutritional Transparency

It is important to us that we provide nutrition and dietary information to our customers so that they can make informed choices.

SUBWAY® stores offer a variety of great-tasting options as well as more indulgent items. We believe it is important to provide nutritional information on all menu items so customers can make informed choices.

Providing easy to access, detailed nutrition, dietary and healthy lifestyle information is a priority - that's why we have made nutritional information available in our stores across the UK and Ireland for many years! This information includes calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt per 6-inch Sub. Not only is this information displayed on the glass counter fronts and calorie information on our menu boards, we've gone one step further by providing large posters with detailed nutritional information available at point of sale, as well as providing all this information on our website.

All nutrition details are compiled and reviewed by a registered dietician. Nutrition information is verified routinely by a third party accredited laboratory.

Committed to Improving the Nutrition Quality of Our Ingredients

The SUBWAY® brand follows the latest nutrition research and recommendations to satisfy the evolving dietary priorities of our customers and improve the nutritional quality of our ingredients around the world.Examples of our improvements include:

• Removal of artificial trans-fats from menu items worldwide

• Continuously researching ways to further fortify our bread

• Reduced salt in core products, including: Chicken Strips, Roast Beef, Steak, Ham, Bread and Cookies. Salt reduction work continues on some of these and other items around the world, whilst maintaining the quality and great taste of our products

We understand the potential positive health impact of lowering the amount of salt the average person consumes and have been proud supporters of Salt Awareness Week for the past two years. We are delighted to announce that by 2012, in line with the Responsibility Deal pledge, we had delivered a 48% reduction in salt across our product range.

Our Customer Service team receives questions everyday from people like you all around the world. We’ve compiled a list of the most popular ones – perhaps these might have some of the answers you are looking for.

Your feedback and questions are important to us so feel free to tell us about your SUBWAY experience. Click on the link below to contact our Customer Service team.