Subway Nutrition Facts

Subway is healthy for a fast-food establishment, but how healthy? We take a deep dive!

Subway, which was first established and branded as “Subway” in 1968, has become one of the most globally renowned restaurant franchises in the current day and age. Having become extremely popular during the late 1990s and early 2000s as a healthy option and alternative to regular “fast food” at the time, which offered greasy meals for cheap prices, Subway offered a healthy option for those looking for healthier fast food during a time when there was a heavy focus on switching from unhealthy food, such as fast food, to healthier alternatives.

Subway continues to pride itself on offering healthy meals and foods for an affordable price, with a meal currently costing around the same price as a meal from McDonald’s would.

Subway offers a plethora of options for you to choose from when it comes to customizing your very own sub sandwich. If you do not want to customize a sandwich, or are in the mood for something different, Subway does offer a selection of curated specialty subs which can be prepared for you.

Subway allows you to see the nutritional value of everything you choose to put on your sub sandwich, from the bread, to the meat, to the cheese, to the toppings, all the way to the condiments you choose to add on to your sub sandwich. You can see the nutritional and caloric value of all the choices you make for your sub sandwich. In each section of the sub sandwich-making process, you can find the nutritional information for all the items in said section posted on the glass in front of you, allowing you to see the information and make informed decisions based on the nutritional information which you have been provided with.

Subway has a focus on providing accessible, healthy meals in a variety of forms, not just in sub sandwiches. Subway is also offering customizable salad bowls, soups, and customizable protein bowls. The nutritional information for all of these items is readily available for you to see as you order and customize your meal to exactly how you want it. 

If you are looking for more protein in your meal while opting for fewer carbs, a protein bowl from Subway is a great option. A protein bowl allows you to have your sub sandwich without the bread, chopped and diced into a bowl to create an easy-to-eat, high-protein meal. You can customize your protein bowl exactly how you want it while still being aware of the nutritional information and value of everything going into it as it goes in since Subway displays all the nutritional information of its ingredients in each section for its customers to see.

You can choose to cut out carbs while increasing your protein and vegetable intake, you can choose to have a salad bowl. Opting for a salad bowl allows you to give yourself a healthy dose of veggies, chopped up with a side of protein, with any additional vegetables you want added in, with a side of any sauce you want to top it all off with.

Subway offers options for those who are looking for vegetarian-friendly options or vegan-friendly options, all with available nutritional information directly in front of you. Offering a variety of vegan-friendly faux-meat products, such as Subway’s meatless meatballs. There are a few bread options available which are made without dairy and without eggs, offering any vegan visiting Subway more choices to choose from than simply just a salad.

What Nutritional Information Does Subway Display?

Subway displays quite a lot of nutritional information for you to see right at the counter window. Some of the information displayed is a relatively recent addition, such as the display of calories for items which began in 2016 with the remodeling and rebranding of Subway, which included a change in the iconic logo.

Subway first began displaying nutritional information for customers to see all the way back in 1998, roughly 30 years after Subway became the sub sandwich franchise it is known as today. The nutritional information shown in 1998 was only for core menu items, such as the signature subs you could order.

In 2001, Subway made the decision to share further nutritional information surrounding its core menu items. The latest nutritional information given to the public at the time was the ingredient list and allergen list for the core menu items.

In 2016, Subway increased the amount of nutritional information available to customers dramatically, showing nutritional information for all products and ingredients served directly in front of the customer. This change allows the customer to see all information related to the nutrition of the food being chosen in real-time, from the choice of bread all the way to the choice of condiment added at the very end of the process.

So what exactly does Subway show its nutritional information for? Listed below are all the categories Subway has grouped together to show the nutritional information of:

  • 6” Subway Series Sandwiches

  • 6” Build Your Own Sandwiches

  • Footlong Pro Subway Series Sandwiches

  • Footlong Pro Build Your Own Sandwiches

  • Kid’s Mini Sub

  • Make Any Build Your Own Sandwich Into A Wrap

  • Make Any Sandwich Into A 6” Fresh Melt

  • Make Any Sandwich Into A Salad

  • Make Any Footlong Into A Protein Bowl

  • Breakfast & Pizzas & Sliders

  • Bread 

  • Sandwich Toppings & Condiments

  • Vegetables

  • Cheese

  • Seasonings & Spices

  • Individual Proteins

  • Cookies & Desserts

  • Soups 8oz.

The nutritional information Subway displays for all of the above categories which are seen by customers shows the nutritional information in grams (g), milligrams (mg), and daily value percentage (% DV). The following is the included nutritional information categories shown to customers:

  • Serving Size (g)

  • Calories

  • Total Fat (g)

  • Saturated Fat (g)

  • Trans Fat (g)

  • Cholesterol (mg)

  • Sodium (mg)

  • Carbohydrate (g)

  • Dietary Fiber (g)

  • Sugars (g)

  • Added Sugars (g)

  • Protein (g)

  • Vitamin A % DV

  • Vitamin D % DV

  • Calcium % DV

  • Iron % DV

Subway has always been at the forefront of keeping its customers aware of the nutritional information which they are putting in their bodies, allowing them to see all the information directly as they order.