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How long can a sub be left out for?

Just got a footlong roast chicken from Subway and got another one free with a coupon. I plan to have it for supper.

Now my question. I *can't stand*' how Subway bread gets all soggy when you leave a sub in the fridge. How long can I leave it out for on the counter before it goes bad? Can I leave it out 4-5 hours?

Keep in mind it is all wrapped up and in the subway bag.
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At least a day.
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4-5 hours is totally fine if there is no mayo, I've done that many many times.
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sxz wrote:
Aug 12th, 2009 12:02 pm
At least a day.
NO WAY?!

Gross.

I think you're good for 4-5 hours, but no more than that.
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failget wrote:
Aug 12th, 2009 12:12 pm
4-5 hours is totally fine if there is no mayo, I've done that many many times.
Sweet onion chicken, no mayo
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sxz wrote:
Aug 12th, 2009 12:02 pm
At least a day.
yep
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a day....



if you like diarrhea
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Without mayo, i think 4-5 hours would be fine.

When you think about it, the subway counter ingredients are kept at room temperature anyway.
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appleb wrote:
Aug 12th, 2009 12:45 pm
When you think about it, the subway counter ingredients are kept at room temperature anyway.
they're in a cold table.

the probably isn't the veggies, it's leaving meat/deli meat out at room temperature.

reminds me of a post in the Food forum where a user said he would make a salami sandwich, throw it in a paper bag, and toss it on the front seat of his car in the blazing sun for a few hours to heat up (lol!)
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lol
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If the Simpsons have taught me anything, you can continue to eat the sub until such time as the bun turns purple and sprouts little mushrooms on it. Even then, apparently, it is very hard to stay mad at.
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Disassemble the sub and store each part properly. Put it back together then toast in the oven.

Assuming the sauce is already on the bread, that will make it soggy anyways. put the bread in the freezer, when you take it out and toast it its just as good.
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Once left out an Italian Sub for around 6 hours, it turned out alright.
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Ryan wrote:
Aug 12th, 2009 1:08 pm
Doctors usually say that you shouldn't eat meat or dairy if it's been left out for more than 2 hours.

Article from CNN yesterday:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/11/fo ... index.html
Not sure if fast food meat/dairy applies. :twisted:
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