Mmmmmmm toasty. Yeah, I love Quizno’s. As a matter of fact, I just enjoyed one of their salads tonight. But I have a beef with them. Quizno’s is under the assumption that all the toasty-sub-buying public cares about is carbs. Thing is, I don’t particularly care about carbs.
So, what DO I want to know? I want to know the calories and fats in various foods. That’s why I have bookmarks for dietinfo.com, calorie-count.com and calorieking.com. They are helpful for general food info, plus list many restaurants’ offerings. But their databases can only be as good as the information released by the restaurants.
I believe that Quizno’s, like other vendors who remain mum on the nutrition question, should follow in the footsteps of competitors who have done the public service of spilling the beans. Chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s, for instance, help their customers make menu choices based on information other than just net carbs. Quizno’s does list a couple of their menu items’ nutritional info, but it’s not enough.
So, I wrote them a brief note via their website. You can, too. Below is an expanded version of what I wrote them.
I am a fan of your restaurants and appreciate the wide variety of choices you offer customers. One thing is missing, though. May I please have a list of the complete nutritional analysis of your menu items?
I know you offer some info on carbs, but there are thousands of us health-conscious folks who don’t give a hoot about net carbs. We want to know not just the carbs, but the calories, fat, sodium, and protein in your menu items.
I would eat at your restaurant a lot more often if I knew that info. In fact, our family actively seeks out restaurants which offer healthy menu choices and lists nutritional content. We choose them before other places. I know we’re not alone in this. Sooner or later, the government’s going to mandate such nutritional disclosure, so Quizno’s might as well be proactive about it, right?
And you can let ME know first. I won’t tell a soul. 😉
Oh, and if you have any coupons, I sure wouldn’t refuse ’em.
Thanks in advance!
* By the way, did you know Baby Bob is actually a little girl? I mean, sheesh, she really sounds like a boy! Badum-bum! My favorite ads were the silly ones with Joel Veitch’s bug-eyed, toothy Spongmonkeys singing “Get Quizno’s Subs…They have a pepper bar!” (you know, THIS ONE!). I drove my poor, odd-humor-challenged husband crazy playing those clips.
We love the subs! Because they are good to us.
The Quiznos subs.
They are tasty. They are crunchy.
They are warm because they toast them.
They got a pepper bar!
Update 7/25/2006: Still no word from Quizno’s regarding a nutrition guide for their food. What a shame. Also, I’ve closed comments on this entry because it has been a spam magnet and I’m tired of deleting the junk comments from my MT junk filter.