From the Subway website:
"ELIGIBILITY. Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States who are currently over the age of 18 and have children who attend elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted."
That's right, folks... they are discriminating against homeschool children! So I guess we need to discriminate against their sandwiches. It won't be hard to boycott them for our family. We personally enjoy eating at the many other sandwich places around town anyway.
Instead of Subway, why not try:
Jason's Deli (cheapest kids plates in town and it's hard to beat their salad bar - try the Amy's Turkey-o, Ranchero Wrap, or BLT - extra crispy!)
Manny Hattans (heavenly knishes - my very favorite is Ebbot's Field Knish)
Quiznos (chipotle Sammie is yummy)
Schlotzsky's (the best home made sour dough bread - I get the Turkey Original)
Which Wich (every kind of sandwich you can imagine - even an Elvis banana, honey and peanutbutter... Kev's favorite is the Hummus Sandwich)
Chic-Fil-A (wraps or chicken salad - check for your local "kids eat free night" dates)
Chipotle (ok, so it's not a sandwich, but who needs a sandwich when you can have a burrito?)
If you can think of some other good sandwich places to add to the list, let me know! No reason to give money to homeschool excluding sandwich makers, now, is there? Get out and try something new! You'll be glad you did. Then maybe we can enlighten Subway on just how many homeschool families (that enjoy eating out at lunch) there are out there.
Update: Go sign the Subway petition and let them know you want them to include homeschoolers. There are already over 600 names!
Update again: I changed the article name and the link below to excludes rather than hates. I feel that hate was a bit over the top! Thanks for your comments everyone. Yes, Subway made a bad decision, but we don't hate them! The purpose of spreading the news about this is to EDUCATE, not badger Subway.
Update yet again: Subway has apologized to homeschoolers and said it would include them in future contests! Be sure to thank them.
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