Subway Employees Told To Tessellate The Cheese

According to the blog The Consumerist, a leaked memo out of Australia says the sandwich makers at Subway have been told to tessellate the cheese slices. That means alternating them right-side up and upside down so they fit together. Apparently some customers have been complaining about overlapping cheese.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And today's last word in business is tessellate. That's the operative word for employees of the sandwich chain Subway. You know, they make those submarine sandwiches, the long, thin ones.

According to the blog The Consumerist, Subway's sandwich artists, as they're called, are instructed not to place cheese triangles on the sandwiches side-by-side. As of July 1st, they are to tessellate the cheese. That's to move them around so they form one, continuous cheese strip.

(Soundbite of laughter)

INSKEEP: Because, otherwise, they might overlap, creating gaps in...

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Gaps in your cheese-ness.

INSKEEP: ...cheese coverage, cheese coverage. There's no official statement from the company, just a leaked memo out of Australia, where apparently, some customers have been complaining about overlapping cheese.

Bringing you the fullest business coverage, no matter how cheesy, it's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

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