TikToker shows how Subway steak looks before it’s stuffed in a sandwich – and it’s not pretty

<p>The TikTok clip shows how a block of meat is transformed into a popular sandwich filling</p>

The TikTok clip shows how a block of meat is transformed into a popular sandwich filling


TikTok continues to pull back the veil surrounding our favourite fast food meals, and it doesn’t make for mouthwatering viewing.

Over the past few weeks we’ve been treated to half-eaten McDonald’s burgers and mayonnaise-laden Wendy’s chicken sandwiches. Now it’s Subway’s turn.

An alleged employee at the popular lunchtime chain posted a video captioned: “Just to let y’all know how subway steak looks. Behind closed doors.”

The clip begins with the worker – who uses the handle @Travis2official – placing a plastic package containing a block of brown meat on a counter.

It then cuts to a shot of the “steak” in a metal serving tin which our obliging host then crumbles by hand.

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The video has been watched more than 7.5 million times in three days, racking up more than 1 million comments.

Scores of viewers have expressed their horror at the popular filling’s natural state, with one writing: “I wouldn’t even feed that to my dog.”

A number of TikTokers observed that it “looks like cat food”.

While one disgusted user announced: “I’m never ordering Subway again.”

However, others were more generous in their outlook, with one asking: “What do you expect for $6? We know why we’re here.”

Another added: “Well it’s shredded steak, what do you expect?”

And many confirmed they would continue to eat at the chain: “I’m still going to eat it regardless,” commented one. “Steak and cheese still be bussin’,” said another.

A sandwich evolution: From brown block to flakes of steak

Other people pleaded to be kept in blissful ignorance.

“The steak is my favourite sandwich, don’t ruin it for me,” said one devastated viewer.

“Subway employees have GOT to stop posting. I don’t need to know what’s in it,” wrote another.

And another predicted trouble for @travis2official: “Next video: ‘How I got fired from Subway’,” they wrote.

Despite her joke, the clip’s mastermind has continued to post “behind the scenes” footage from the Subway kitchens.

One shows him smooshing together whole plastic bags of flaked tuna and mayonnaise in a bowl, while another shows him making “chicken teriyaki” using overly processed rectangular chunks of meat.

The tuna and mayonnaise are mixed together by hand

Indy100 has contacted Subway for comment on whether the videos accurately convey how meals are prepared in its outlets, and whether or not this particular employee can expect disciplinary action.

Meanwhile, we agree with one TikToker’s more universal assessment following the steak debacle.

They wrote simply: “TikTok ruins fast food for me.”

It does for us too, friend. It does for us too.

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