What, No Ketchup?

Ketchup, Anyone?

Everybody puts ketchup on their hot dogs, on their hamburgers, on their cheeseburgers, etc. So, why is ketchup, then, not offered at the sub-sandwich fast food restaurants such as Subway, Firehouse, Robin Hood, and others? What is it about a sub-sandwich that makes you NOT want to put ketchup on it? Beats me. That has puzzled me ever since I was one day in the Subway restaurant, and I asked for ketchup to put on my sub. Their answer was that ketchup was a condiment that they did not offer. They have plenty of mustard, though. They have plenty of mayonnaise. They even have pickles, and jalapeƱos (isn't that a Mexican thing?). The Firehouse has plenty of hot sauces. But I didn't see ketchup when I went there, either. I thought ketchup was a good ole American condiment.

I'll have you know, that there is a sub place close to the place where I used to work. It is called, Robin Hood, and, they have good subs. Sometimes I used to eat there. Again, once I went there and asked for ketchup to put on my sub, and they said that they did not have any. They had plenty of Mustard, Mayonnaise, and other stuff; they even had oil and vinegar, but no ketchup. So I mentioned it to the lady that was making the subs. I said, "You know, I'd like to put some ketchup on my sub and I wonder why it is not offered." The next time I went in there, there was a tub full of little ketchup packets/squeezies. Now, they are smart. They know how to please the client, the customer. Today I used the little ketchup packets for the first time when I went there. Not bad, I say, a sub with a little bit of ketchup is a good thing. You ought to try it sometime!

A Sub Sandwich - I Can See The Mustard

I Don't See Any Ketchup In There, Do You?
I Don't See Any Ketchup In There, Do You?

Believe It Or Not, Here Is A Recipe For Ketchup!

A No-Cook Method For Making Ketchup

Here You Will Find Two Recipes

Here you will find two recipes for Ketchup. The first one is a recipe that you would create in your Crock-Pot. The second one is a No-cooking method. Try them both and see which one you prefer. They say that homemade ketchup is better than store bought. The store bought variety might have too much sugar in it. If you make it at home, you can control every ingredient. Of course if you don't want to bother with it, just go to the store and get yourself a bottle. You just might have to take it to your favorite sub restaurant!

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William F. Torpey 9 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

Good observation, and good hub. Don't get me started on the foibles of the food industry!


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writestuff914 9 years ago from Westchester, NY

Hey I've never been a ketchup eater but am all for freedom of choice. I am still peeved that coffee drinkers get unlimited refills at the restaurant while quirky tea drinkers like myself get eyerolls if we request a refill.


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teeray 9 years ago from Canada

Great comments, maricarbo. I usually bring my subs home as there is a Subway on my block, so I never thought about the 'ketchup issue' before. Thinking more on this topic, I would definitely have a ketchup issue if I stayed put to eat in the fast food joint, because I do usually put ketchup on the subs I bring home.

By the way, there is a 'Ketchup Recipe Toolbar' adsense ad on this hub! *thumbsup* I am going now to click it and see what that's about! Imagine...ketchup searches through the toolbar...how great will that be??


Sarah 7 years ago

Nice hub! I agree, I think they should have ketchup there also. Luckily, I normally eat mine at home, so I put my own ketchup on there. LOL


Juan 23 months ago

I have anxiety over some thigns and I really don't feel comfortable talking about it with family. I have told friends and I am seeing a psychologist. I just really want their support, but if I say I have anxiety they will demand to know about what. I am planning to be ambiguous about it, but the amount of worry I go through can't be explained by just saying worrying about stuff. I also don't know if I should lie initially and then tell them the real story. What do you think is the best way to approach this?


Krishna 23 months ago

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