Subway announced that it would include calorie listings on menu boards across all US restaurant locations in April, more than a year before the FDA enforces national menu-calorie labeling requirements. The new menu panels will be on display in all U.S. sandwich shops beginning April 11, 2016.
"For years it has been a priority for Subway sandwich shops to share full nutrition information with our guests so they can make more informed meal choices," said Subway’s dietitian Lanette Kovachi, MS, RDN. "We want consumers to know the calorie value of our sandwiches and salads but we also want them to know that many of our menu items contain quality calories and are packed with beneficial nutrients from whole grains, lean meats and the wide range of vegetables we serve."
This menu labeling milestone is the latest step in the brand's journey to evolve its menu to better meet the changing preferences and expectations of today's guests.
Last month, Subway sandwich shops started serving rotisserie-style chicken raised without antibiotics and, by years end, will be serving only chicken raised without antibiotics while starting to phase in turkey raised without antibiotics by 2017. In addition to the protein sourcing changes, the brand continues to make significant progress on a number of other menu and ingredient improvements announced over the past year, including the decision to remove all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from North American menu items, and its plan to serve only eggs from cage-free layer hens across its 30,000 North American locations by 2025.