According to TIME magazine, the Publix Deli is the 8th wonder of the world (as if anyone is surprised by that). Any relationship starts with a mutual love of pub subs, the biggest deals in the business world are not made on the golf course, but rather while waiting in line at the Deli. In fact, recent studies show pub subs to be an effective treatment for nearly a dozen health complications.
On the surface, pub subs seem pretty similar. The fresh bread and quality ingredients come together in an infusion of flavor, masterful craftsmanship, and the secret ingredient: love. However, upon closer inspection, you can learn a lot about a person based on what kind of sub they order. Here’s our breakdown:
Chicken Tender Sub
The perfect sandwich for the beach, or a quick meal before happy hour. The chicken tender sub screams, “I mean business, but I’m here to party” Adding buffalo sauce? Then you might be riding the party train late into the night, taking no prisoners.
Any sub prepared “plain”
This type of sub is indicative of the Floridian who resides in a town with a small population. The plain pub sub is sticking to the basics with no-frills, un-tampered, simple solution to your everyday hunger, reflective of the more rural parts of Florida we so often ignore.
“Rebel without a cause” is an appropriate phrase to use here. This overlooked sub is typically ordered by the, “I like to break rules for no reason” crowd.
Anything with ‘Chipotle Gouda’ cheese
If you are unsatisfied with your present life and have the urge to be different for no apparent reason, you probably get chipotle gouda cheese on your subs. Chances are you overheard someone else ordering chipotle gouda and got it simply because it has the word ‘chipotle’ in it.
The sub that is on sale
Are you a broke college student or high schooler looking for the best sandwich for the lowest price? If so, you’re probably ordering the sub that’s on sale, every time. These are the dedicated, loyal sale grinders that patiently await the beloved $4.99 chicken tender sub special that comes around every so often.
Any regular Ultimate/American/Italian with lettuce, tomato, onion
These subs are ordered by the all-American, hard-working folks. The family oriented 9 to 5’ers, and the stay-at-home moms looking for dietary staples they can trust. These pub subs are the perfect trifecta of quality, taste, and price.
Philly Cheese Steak
People that order this sub are basically saying, “I’m from the north but I want to fit in!” It is up to us Floridians to help steer these folks into the proper direction with a more standard Ultimate or Chicken Tender option. While not a bad option, leave the cheese steaks to the 10,000 Ale Houses around the state.
What’s your go-to publix sub order? Let us know in the comments