As blogged previously, Quiznos has finally disclosed nutritional data (which they agreed to disclose earlier this year). However, they are doing so in a real pain-in-the-gut way (and by gut, I mean a different part of the body). You can only view nutritional data one item at a time. No way to compare unless you write/copy each item down to compare it.
Thankfully, others have done exactly that, and put it on an easy-to-read list. Everything except Quiznos new Sammies (half pitas) are listed on one page.
And, the news is not good. Almost half the menu exceeds daily allowances in either salt or fat. Even the salads are grossly unhealthy. But the worst part is that the small subs are worse than low-grade fast food hamburgers, toting an average of 1.2 grams of sodium. A large veggie sub has 75 grams of fat! Yes, 75, without a single slice of meat! Just for context, you shouldn’t have more than 65 grams of fat in an entire day. Needless to say, Quiznos food is downright unhealthy.
I’m all about fixing things, making them better. For Quiznos, I would not suggest scrapping the menu. Not right away at least. I would suggest using Sammies as the way to start a new “more healthy” menu. I’m not expecting miracles, but a separate menu that at least offers items that are in the context of being a complete meal… and that you’ll actually be having two other meals in a day.
In other words, if you’re headed to Quiznos, and can make a meal out of a half-pita, good for you. But, until Quiznos re-thinks how people are eating, I’d otherwise stay far, far away.
Update: Just for fun, I tried their Sammies for a late lunch. Woefully un-filling… tasted great (like everything else, see above for the reasons why), but could be eaten in just a few bites. If it tastes good, but still leaves you hungry, you’re going to go eat something else, and then that semi-healthy meal becomes unhealthy quickly.