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Old 02-21-2012, 11:43 AM
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A "BMT" sandwich, Subway? Really?

Saw an ad for this last night, and, as a New Yorker, I naturally thought, "a Brooklyn Mass Transit Subway sandwich?" That sounds unappetizing, if you have ever taken a Brooklyn subway.

Alternately, a Bowel Movement and Tomato sandwich? Ewww. So I Googled, and found it is a "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest" sandwich. Not what anyone would think hearing "BMT."

Maybe for dessert you can have some of Jamie Lee Curtis' Poop Yogurt (I also saw one of those commercials where people send Jamie Lee Curtis poop diaries and she airs them!).
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:52 AM
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Where's Super Kapowzler when you need him?

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:54 AM
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Well, the BMT hasn't been around for years. It went out of business in 1940, but the name was still used for some time afterwards. However, the designation was phased out in the 80s.

The name is clearly a nod to the actual subway, though. Subway started by identifying itself with the NYC subway, including maps and articles on their wallpaper.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:05 PM
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Somehow I've never noticed the name of that sandwich (since I don't eat beef or pork I would have passed right by it) so am surprised to see it is a long standing name and not something just introduced. According to this site, Subway officially changed what BMT stood for in 1975.

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:11 PM
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Fortunately not all of us make the connection and just appreciate it for what it is... a really good sandwich! I've been eating these (on their Italian Herb and Cheese bread, pepper jack cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, mayo and spicy mustard) for a few years now. It is my go to sandwich at Subway.

And even to me "Subway" is a sandwich store much more than a train that runs underground.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:13 PM
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It's not Bacon, Mutton, and Tomato?

Shame.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:29 PM
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as a New Yorker, I naturally thought, "a Brooklyn Mass Transit Subway sandwich?"
Actually, as a New Yorker you should have naturally thought "Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit", and with Wiki and Google ever present you have no excuse even if you're younger than 30.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:34 PM
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It's not Bacon, Mutton, and Tomato?

Shame.
That's the first thing I thought of too.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM
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That's the first thing I thought of too.
Me three... I wonder if the Princess Bride movie had anything to do with that connection. (Max the Miracle man raving about a good 'MLT'...)

No tomatoes on mine, please.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:38 PM
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Well, I'm still waiting for someone to come out with a LGBT sandwich (lettuce, gouda, bacon, tomato? Gherkin? Guacamole? There's certainly possibilities enough...).
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:48 PM
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It's not Bacon, Mutton, and Tomato?

Shame.
Where the mutton is nice and lean? I thought of that.

I did think "train" also.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:53 PM
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Perhaps the 'poop diaries' comment in the op belongs in the commercials you hate thread. i certainly hate em - but I like the bmt sandwiches.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:09 PM
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FWIW,, obfusciatrist, I think the menu says that the BMT meats are all turkey based so you might be able to avoid four-footed animals in your diet.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:09 PM
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So a Golden BMT, typically six inches or a foot long?
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:15 PM
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Thanks, I'm glad to know what "BMT" stands for, finally - I order those fairly regularly and my best guess was "bread, meat, and toppings."
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Maybe for dessert you can have some of Jamie Lee Curtis' Poop Yogurt...
My household is a big consumer of plain yogurt. I was startled recently when I looked (really looked at a tub of plain Activia yogurt.)

I don't find an actual image of the package, but it is mostly this.

You got your faux-scientific tradename for their particular culture of lactobacillus which hits you over the head with the Promise of Pooping. You got your arrow indicating passage through the alimentary canal of a stylized human torso. It's not pictured in my link, but this arrow points directly at an image of a spoonful of yogurt.

That at least makes sense on a yogurt tub, right? But wait! Look at that spoonful. It looks like this - only more so. Note that the yogurt has clearly not found its way onto the spoon through the usual spoony method, but has rather been extruded through a small aperture, giving it the characteristic appearance of soft serve ice cream or a novelty dog turd.

The only reasonable explanation I can imagine for this packaging is that it has allowed some marketing executive to collect a very handsome bet.

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:44 PM
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FWIW,, obfusciatrist, I think the menu says that the BMT meats are all turkey based so you might be able to avoid four-footed animals in your diet.
If they're serving a sandwich that, according to the web site contains pepperoni, Genoa sausage, and Black Forest ham and yet everything is turkey based I think I want it even less. (I don't like the bread or cheese at Subway so they're already at the bottom of my list, generally relegated to remote truck stops on road trips.)
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:45 PM
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FWIW,, obfusciatrist, I think the menu says that the BMT meats are all turkey based so you might be able to avoid four-footed animals in your diet.
Not quite:

"Genoa salami, spicy pepperoni, Black Forest ham and all your favorite crisp veggies."

Other than the veggies I'm pretty sure most pigs have four feet.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:51 PM
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Bacon Mayo and tomato.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:56 PM
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I'm pretty sure most pigs have four feet.
Not the really good ones: "Pig that good, ya don't wanna eat all at once."
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:01 PM
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Other than the veggies I'm pretty sure most pigs have four feet.
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Not the really good ones: "Pig that good, ya don't wanna eat all at once."
And when you take the second leg, the pork becomes lean.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:02 PM
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I cant argue with that.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:03 PM
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Not the really good ones: "Pig that good, ya don't wanna eat all at once."
Damn you... I almost included a reference to that but wasn't sure everyone would get it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:15 PM
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And even to me "Subway" is a sandwich store much more than a train that runs underground.
Obviously. That's because the underground trains are the Metro.

Not to be confused with Metro, of course.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:47 PM
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My wife likes Cosi's TBM Melt (tomato, basil and mozzarella), except that she doesn't care for tomatoes. So whenever I have to order that for her, I have to ask for a "BM Melt."
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:00 PM
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Damn you... I almost included a reference to that but wasn't sure everyone would get it.
This is the SDMB. You underestimate our hoi polloi.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:31 PM
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Well, I'm still waiting for someone to come out with a LGBT sandwich (lettuce, gouda, bacon, tomato? Gherkin? Guacamole? There's certainly possibilities enough...).
I thought an LBGT was just a BLT with guacamole added.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:00 PM
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My wife likes Cosi's TBM Melt (tomato, basil and mozzarella), except that she doesn't care for tomatoes. So whenever I have to order that for her, I have to ask for a "BM Melt."
Eww.




Vaguely related, in the sense that it involves removing a food item from a menu option (and I've posted this before) - my sister is a vegetarian and she goes to McDonald's and orders "two Big Macs, no meat" on a regular basis. One as a combo (for the fries and drink, obviously) and the other because just one Big Mac without meat isn't filling enough.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:12 PM
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I thought an LBGT was just a BLT with guacamole added.
Holy shit, that sounds so good right about now. . .

(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:27 PM
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BTW, the Cold Cut Combo (CCC) is made with turkey-based meats, not the BMT, FWIW. YMMV, but I find them both PBG (pretty damn good). Never tried the BLT.

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Old 02-22-2012, 07:07 PM
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In 2010, McDonald's Japan introduced a new burgers named after locations for its BIG AMERICA series.

Texas Burger, New York Burger, California Burger, Hawaiian Burger

And this year:

Grand Canyon Burger, Las Vegas Burger, Broadway Burger, Beverly Hills Burger
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:08 PM
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Are they going to do Canadian locations?

Introducing the all-new McDonald's Moose Jaw Burger. 100% pure meat.




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Old 02-22-2012, 08:43 PM
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Are they going to do Canadian locations?

Introducing the all-new McDonald's Moose Jaw Burger. 100% pure meat.




Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump Burger.

Spuzzum Burger.

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Old 02-22-2012, 10:01 PM
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Saw an ad for this last night, and, as a New Yorker, I naturally thought, "a Brooklyn Mass Transit Subway sandwich?" That sounds unappetizing, if you have ever taken a Brooklyn subway.
I've been eating in Subway Sandwich stores since maybe 1987 or so, and that thought never occurred to me. I mean, I figured that the name of the sandwich was chosen to evoke romantic images* of the New York City Subway system, as it was when it first opened to the public. The wallpaper in the first stores I went to replicated what looked like a special edition of a newspaper promoting the subway system as both an engineering marvel, and a boon to the citizens of New York, who could now traverse the city in comfort and style.

I never gave a lot of thought to what B.M.T. stood for. Further investigation suggests that it was intended to stand for Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.







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Old 02-22-2012, 10:24 PM
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If they're serving a sandwich that, according to the web site contains pepperoni, Genoa sausage, and Black Forest ham and yet everything is turkey based I think I want it even less.
Put in some saucisson and kielbasa and you've got yourself a Third Reich sandwich.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:39 PM
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Weird, I thought BMT stood for Big Meaty Trio. And a little googling shows I'm not the only one under this misconception.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:07 PM
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Weird, I thought BMT stood for Big Meaty Trio.
And I thought that was Stephen, Daniel and William Baldwin.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:40 PM
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:49 PM
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Yahoo answers sez...

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This sub's name is the "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest":

Subway B.M.T. foot-long on roasted garlic bread.The "B.M.T." sandwich at Subway was originally named after the "Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit." Consisting of sliced genoa salami, pepperoni, ham and your choice of salad, it has become one of the chain's most popular subs.

With time, the sub's name has evolved to mean "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest."

A six-inch sub has 24g of fat, 55mg of cholesterol, and 1900mg of sodium
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:53 PM
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And I thought that was Stephen, Daniel and William Baldwin.
Does that make Alec the cheese?
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