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Sandwich Maker 'Threatened' After Refusing to Put Ketchup on Cheesesteak
KSEE24 news ^ | 5 Jan 2013 | NBC news staff

Posted on 01/05/2013 10:12:49 PM PST by smokingfrog

A Florida man just wanted ketchup on his Philly cheesesteak sandwich at Subway. When he didn't get it, a confrontation with the sandwich maker ensued, leading to a 911 call.

Now-former Subway employee Lawrence Ordone told TV station WFTV he was working behind the counter at the sandwich restaurant in an Orlando Walmart on New Year's night, when a man ordered a Philly cheesesteak.

"He (the customer) wants ketchup on the Philly cheesesteak and I have never put -- we don't even have ketchup at Subway -- I've never put ketchup on anybody's sandwich," Ordone told WFTV.

The restaurant chain -- famed for its "$5 footlongs" and diet commercials with "Subway Guy" Jared Fogle -- does not offer ketchup, according to a menu on the Subway website. Only condiments like mustard, mayo, vinegar and oil are available.

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1 posted on 01/05/2013 10:12:57 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Did he get fired or quit?


2 posted on 01/05/2013 10:18:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: smokingfrog

What a greedy corporation, that poor deprived citizen is certainly due a large settlement for his suffering.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 10:19:59 PM PST by wrencher
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To: smokingfrog

Who ever heard of a restaurant that refuses to have ketchup?
I guess the founder of Subway must have had some early childhood problem.


4 posted on 01/05/2013 10:24:41 PM PST by AlexW
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To: smokingfrog

Don’t tell anyone in Philly, but sliced ribeye and wiz on an Amorosa roll with nothing else but KETCHUP is pretty tasty. Oscar Madison said it best: “I like ketchup - it’s like tomato wine.”


5 posted on 01/05/2013 10:27:08 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: AlexW

That is a little strange. But, still, anyone who want ketchup on a Philly cheese steak ought to be taken out back by the dumpsters and fluffed up a bit.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 10:28:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: AlexW

The local donut shop here doesn’t have ketchup. I don’t know if they’d refuse it, though. Not that many people, at least here in these parts, find that ketchup improves donuts.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 10:29:35 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: smokingfrog

As Ben Franklin said, “Ya don’t put ketchup ona Philly”.
(He would’ve said it if he had a Philly)


8 posted on 01/05/2013 10:32:17 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He fled the scene, so I’m guessing he was fired.

I don’t understand why Subway can’t have ketchup, but they don’t, and that’s the way it has always been.

I’ve carried my own packets once or twice, but I’ve gotten used to not having ketchup on my subs.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 10:35:14 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he was fired.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 10:36:07 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: AlexW

You would think that they would at least have some ketchup packets.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 10:37:54 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: AlexW
At first I thought, just give the man some ketchup. But then I realized that none of Subway's offerings would ever have ketchup on them. So no surprise they don't have it.

The closest thing would be the tomato sauce for the meatball sub I guess.

12 posted on 01/05/2013 10:38:04 PM PST by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: TigersEye

” anyone who want ketchup on a Philly cheese steak ought to be taken out back by the dumpsters and fluffed up a bit.
______________________________________________

Being a southern boy, I have never seen a Philly Cheese steak, and I have no desire to even try.
That being said, no one is going to tell me what and what not I can put on my food.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 10:38:26 PM PST by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Sure.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 10:44:00 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: smokingfrog

If you eat at my house, the steak will be medium rare and I will not serve A1 or ketchup.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 10:44:10 PM PST by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: count-your-change
Harry Callahan: No, this stuff isn't gettin' to me. The knifings, the beatings, old ladies being bashed in the head for their Social Security checks, teachers being thrown out of a fourth-floor window because they don't give As, that doesn't bother me a bit.

Burly Detective: Come on, Harry. Take it easy.

Harry Callahan: Or this job, either. Having to wade through the scum of this city, being swept away by bigger and bigger waves of corruption, apathy and red tape. Nah, that doesn't bother me. But you know what does bother me?

Burly Detective: What?

Harry Callahan: You know what makes me really sick to my stomach?

Burly Detective: What?

Harry Callahan: Is watching you stuff your face with those hot dogs. Nobody, I mean NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog.

16 posted on 01/05/2013 10:44:51 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: smokingfrog

Ketchup with Lobster, you want Ketchup!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDtj2bSduM


17 posted on 01/05/2013 10:56:45 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Moonman62

Who would put ketchup on hot dogs? I would. That said Subway does not offer ketchup at all. It is not McDonalds. (But then I never asked)


18 posted on 01/05/2013 10:59:41 PM PST by NathanR
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To: Moonman62

A Taiwanese woman told me that after seeing spaghetti on an American TV show, her family decided to try it. So they cooked noodles and covered them with ketchup.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 11:02:30 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Moonman62

Ketchup on a Hamburger, Mustard on a Hotdog, just as God intended.


20 posted on 01/05/2013 11:07:33 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I don't Trust a Government that doesn't Trust me. How about you Comrade?)
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To: GraceG

lol That was funny.


21 posted on 01/05/2013 11:11:59 PM PST by NathanR
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To: smokingfrog

Is Subway called GrinderWay in Boston?


22 posted on 01/05/2013 11:38:18 PM PST by ASA Vet (There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.)
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To: smokingfrog

???

Who eats a cheesesteak without ketchup?
Do Subways not have ketchup at all locations?
(I don’t frequent Subway very often, but if they don’t have ketchup I sure won’t be visiting one anytime soon.)


23 posted on 01/05/2013 11:43:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Moonman62

That’s why Harry got to carry the big gun....A couple of 44 slugs flying overhead would make anyone lose their appetite for ketchup on a hot dog. Ole Harry knew!


24 posted on 01/05/2013 11:58:23 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: smokingfrog

Ketchup is yucky - good for not polluting anyone’s sandwich with that crud.


25 posted on 01/05/2013 11:58:23 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: smokingfrog

Sriracha works on everything.


26 posted on 01/06/2013 12:08:12 AM PST by gasport
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To: gasport

I have used Sriracha on rare prime rib, turkey, corn flakes, brownies...


27 posted on 01/06/2013 12:11:09 AM PST by gasport
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To: AlexW; TigersEye
Sandy's Deli in Rouses Point NY.

Best Philly Cheese steak ever. They put Russian Dressing on it. mmmmmmmmmm

28 posted on 01/06/2013 12:14:45 AM PST by onona (KCCO)
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To: smokingfrog

Who would befoul an innocent cheesesteak with ketchup?


29 posted on 01/06/2013 1:32:18 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Jean Fraude Kerry, but of course.


30 posted on 01/06/2013 1:42:47 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: TigersEye

>> and fluffed up a bit.

LOL... “Don’t push your luck, customer, or you’ll end up in porno film”


31 posted on 01/06/2013 2:38:24 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: smokingfrog

While I love catsup with a variety of comestibles, I never put it on steak. And I love Subway’s Phill cheese sandwiches. You don’t catsup on it.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 2:42:52 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Kickass Conservative
"hamburger..hot dog

make mine ketchup and mustard on both. With a little pickle relish. yum yum!

33 posted on 01/06/2013 2:46:04 AM PST by driftless2
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To: TigersEye

So....putting Whiz on it is okay? I can tell you one thing. I used to love Cheese Whiz when I was a boy in the 50s. It was real then. Today’s Whiz is nothing like the original - it has a funny after taste to it.

[And, yes, I write this even with the understanding of the great fun other Freepers will have with ‘whiz’ ‘aftertaste’ and so on.]


34 posted on 01/06/2013 3:22:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: smokingfrog

I think I had a Philly cheesesteak a couple times, I guess it didn’t rock my world. But sometimes I like seared roundsteak with a thin layer of ketchup spread over the whole thing while it’s sizzling hot, and lots of black pepper. Yum.


35 posted on 01/06/2013 3:31:30 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: smokingfrog

I don’t know about putting ketchup on a Philly but I do remember the late Chicago columnist Mike Royko had a thing about people who would put ketchup on a hot dog. He felt it was un-American. I tend to agree with him. Mustard or hot sauce, onions and a relish does it for me.


36 posted on 01/06/2013 4:28:24 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: smokingfrog
No God fearing Yooper would ever think of eating a Pasty without Ketchup.
37 posted on 01/06/2013 4:38:54 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: TigersEye

like ordering a non fat philly sandwich.


38 posted on 01/06/2013 5:33:43 AM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: smokingfrog

——famed for its——

Lettuce sandwiches.


39 posted on 01/06/2013 5:36:51 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: smokingfrog

——famed for its——

Lettuce sandwiches.

Oh and BTW......... on the subject of FRESH. Every thing there except the lettuce and tomatoes is brought in frozen. The bread, the meat, the eggs....... frozen

One of the most disgusting things ever was the sight of a broken case of Subway Egg portions scattered across the frozen food warehouse floor.


40 posted on 01/06/2013 5:40:42 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: smokingfrog

For us Southerners, ketchup (catsup anyone?) is a basic food group.

That said, ketchup on a Philly — a popular Yankee sandwich — is a bit odd.


41 posted on 01/06/2013 5:42:46 AM PST by twister881
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To: AlexW

Never been to a Subway shop, their sandwiches on TV advertisements look like the bread is made of soft,soggy hot dog buns rather than crisp, chewy, baguette-type bread.
No ketchup in the store? Obviously they do not sell American style french fries!


42 posted on 01/06/2013 5:43:37 AM PST by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: LukeL
If you eat at my house, the steak will be medium rare and I will not serve A1 or ketchup.

If you eat at my house, the steak will be anyway you like it, I will serve A1 or ketchup.

43 posted on 01/06/2013 6:06:10 AM PST by steelwheels
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To: smokingfrog

I grew up in Newtown Square, 10 miles west of Philly. I have eaten many cheesesteaks in my time, and enjoyed ketchup on them. I also like onions, sweet and hot peppers on them as well. Pat’ s and Geno’ s are not the best, IMHO. I once ate a bellyfiller at Larry’ s that immobilized me for several hours, but the family pizzerias usually made the best cheesesteaks.


44 posted on 01/06/2013 6:36:15 AM PST by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: NathanR

I have NEVER had a hot dog without ketchup. Hot dogs without ketchup are sold in Cuba, Red China and North Korea. Oh, wait. They don’t have hot dogs in NORK. Any live dogs remaining are in fear for their lives.


45 posted on 01/06/2013 6:44:57 AM PST by Ax
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To: AlexW

Being a southern boy, I have never seen a Philly Cheese steak, and I have no desire to even try.
That being said, no one is going to tell me what and what not I can put on my food.


It’s one of the few things those yankees get right...Philly CheeseSteaks are pretty good ;)


46 posted on 01/06/2013 6:50:57 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Fiscal Conservatives are Neither)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
From the article:

Whatever the details, Ordone said he regrets his actions that led to his dismissal.

48 posted on 01/06/2013 6:59:57 AM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: smokingfrog

I grew up in Kensington,right in the heart of Philly and all I can say is What kind of a knuckle dragging barbarian puts ketchup on a cheesesteak?...Freakin’ savages


49 posted on 01/06/2013 7:05:50 AM PST by Paddyboy (Roma Omnia Vincit)
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To: Paddyboy
You don't like ketchup? Outrageous!

Do you know that by not eating ketchup you are depriving John Kerry's wife from making millions from the sale of her company's number one product, “HIENZ” Ketchup. Disgraceful I tell you, absolutely disgraceful!!

50 posted on 01/06/2013 7:41:51 AM PST by DaveA37
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