(Closed) Thinking of using Subway as a caterer….what do you think?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
9816 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

That all sounds good to me! It’s a crowd pleaser, not too big of a pain to clean up. Maybe little baggies of chips, bottles of water and a sauce table (italian, teryaki stuff like that).

Post # 4
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you can get a deal on it, go for it!!! I like the sauce table idea! And the idea of different options as sides.

Post # 5
4485 posts
Honey bee

Go for it!

Post # 6
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

This sounds like a great idea!  You’re lucky your Fiance can get good discounts on it, I’d go for it.  We had my nephew’s b-day catered with Subway last year and it was such a crowd pleaser.  The food didn’t last long, lol!  I think people enjoy being able to customize their own meals.  Instead of sitting down to something they don’t like, they will get to make their sandwich however they want it.  Make sure you order a variety of meats and cheeses and breads.  Include every possible topping and sauce, too.  A lot of people love that Southwestern sauce.  Pasta and potato salad are good with sandwhiches.  Maybe consider doing some fresh fruit, too.  We did that at my nephew’s party.  I have a chocolate fountain, so we bought a bunch of fruit and cut it up and people dipped and ate it like that.

Post # 7
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think this is a great idea and kind of a cool personal touch since your SO works for Subway. We also did sandwiches, although we didn’t go through Subway. As sides, we had Fritos, fruit and veggie platters, and a delicious pasta salad. People loved it!!

Post # 8
7289 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011


Sounds amazing and super economical..you can put the money you save elsewhere 🙂

Post # 9
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love this idea!

Post # 10
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

your guests will be well fed and the menu is sure to be a people pleaser, sounds like a great idea!

Post # 11
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My nephew quit his job at Subway and I’ve stopped going there since they named Michael Vick “Sportsman of the Year.” Uggh.


If you have any animal lovers at all at your wedding they might not want to eat the food! (I wouldn’t)

But to each his own….

Post # 12
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Three words here: NOM NOM NOM.

Go for it!

Post # 13
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It could work…I guess it depends on what sort of feel you are going for. Would this be a morning wedding with a lunch reception? And are many of your guests travelling from out of town? Because while I think this would be fine for a casual, daytime wedding, I don’t think it’s appropriate for a late afternoon/evening event.

I am very much on a budget and understand the difficulty of finding catering at an affordable price. At the same time, though, I would be pretty dismayed to spend hundreds of dollars on airfare and a hotel room only to be told to make my own cold sandwich if I want something to eat. If it’s in the evening, IMO, you definitely need to give them a hot meal. A lot of bees have found ethnic restaurants (mostly Mexican, but Indian would also work great if you have a good restaurant in the area) willing to cater for about $10/head, so that’s one option you could consider.

At the very least, I would look into roasting or grilling a bunch of onions, peppers, etc. at home so the subs are a little more interesting. A fruit salad or a platter of roasted veggies (green beans and cauliflower both work really well and are delicious at room temp) or something might be nice options for sides and would make it feel more like you put some thought and care into the food.

Post # 14
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I respectfully disagree that it would be inappropriate for an evening affair.

Our wedding was an evening wedding and people actually kept telling us how they appreciated that we had healthy sandwiches and how the sides were amazing. We had several guests also tell us that a cold meal was actually refreshing because our wedding was during the summer.If you’re in NC, it will still likely be pretty warm in Oct., depending on where exactly you are.

I agree that sandwiches are not enough on their own, but when presented with items like pasta salad, potato salad, fruit, veggies, etc., you can actually make it look pretty classy. It’s all in the presentation.

Post # 15
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wish I could do that!! We are doing brats, hamburgers and chicken with homemade sides and/or store bought sides.

I would love to get a simple restaurant like that to do the catering.

Post # 16
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Subway is an awesome idea!

Do a fruit salad / fruit platter and a veggie platter too. Most grocery stores do them or you can buy everything cut up in the produce department so it wouldn’t be too much extra work.

Can I come and eat at your wedding? I’m serious. I’d rather have a delicious sandwich and sides then a bunch of boring fancy food!

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