Subway Sub of the Month – Italian B.M.T.


Italian B.M.T. ® from Subway

For the month of July 2011, Subway is featuring the Italian B.M.T.® as their featured $5 Footlong.  This option has been a longstanding staple of the Subway sandwich menu, it is not typically available at one five dollars. 

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At first thought, the name seems like a creative spin on a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich.  However, the BMT is not named for it’s components.  It’s actual composition is with Genoa salami, spicy pepperoni, black Forest ham. 

The acronym B.M.T.® stands for Biggest, Meatiest, and Tastiest. In the early days of SUBWAY® restaurants, it was a promotion that was based on the Brooklyn Manhattan Transit system in New York City that went along with the subway theme. [Subway.com]

If you have read my previous reviews of the May and June $5 Footlongs, I have been fair, but critical of the nutritional value of the featured subs.  Alas, this month will be no different.

Unlike the Chipotle Chicken and Cheese offered in June, this sub is already exposed in the nutritional information provided at Subway.  There is even a nifty little calculator available on their website if you’d prefer to customize your toppings (click Nutrional Facts below the animation, then click Your Build).

Nutritional Value
6″ Italian B.M.T. (R)
Italian B.M.T. (R)
July 2011 $5 Footlong
Calories
450
900
Fat
20g
40g
Carbs
48g
96g
  Sugar
7g
14g
Protein
22g
44g

In my opinion, the sad fact is although Subway is offering one of it’s more popular offerings at a great price, each successive $5 footlong from May to June to July has been getting worse and worse for the waistline.  Perhaps this is a promotional move to sell a heavier sandwich during months in which most people are trying to slim down for beach vacations. 

My summer vacation may occur in September, so I challenge Subway to be more sympathetic and offer a lighter option in August and September so I can enjoy their featured sandwiches without sacraficing my waistline.

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