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New Nashville sub shop, SUB Standard, not living up to expectations

Sub Standard Reviews:

★☆☆☆☆ Doesn't measure up to The Standard

Chelsey Collins

We had very high expectations for SUB Standard. One reason for the excitement was that we had heard it was an off-shoot of The Standard restaurant downtown. One glance at the storefront told us that was not the case. It clearly does not measure up.

★☆☆☆☆ Not up to par

Bob Heflin

The first thing we noticed about SUB Standard was the random, barely-eaten subs laying in the empty parking lot. A customer walking out took one bite of his 12-inch club and threw it on the ground in disgust. We wondered why he didn't go back in and request his money back until we opened the door and caught wind of the the stale, manufactured stench of processed deli meat from inside the restaurant.

★☆☆☆☆ Should be condemned - stay away

Barry Newman

We waited in line for forty minutes while the one employee on duty rang customers up, handed them change, then began making the next customer's sandwich without washing his hands. Then he took a 15-minute smoke break followed by a bathroom stop. When it was finally our turn, we were told they were out of all meats except three slices of pastrami. They were also out of cheese, mayonnaise and lettuce.

We should of left, but were hungry. We settled for a 6-inch pastrami sub and headed outside to escape the horrible smell inside. I tried a bite of my sandwich only to add it to the growing collection on the sidewalk and parking lot. It was the worst thing I have ever put in my mouth. Despite multiple showers, I still smell like the restaurant, even hours later. I'm nauseated just thinking about it.

Our opinion is that the restaurant should be condemned immediately.

Stay away at all costs!

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