Irish court says Subway bread isn’t bread
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Red Robin's Simply Grilled Chicken sandwich with a side of fruit salad totals 610 calories.
Red Lobster's Wood Grilled Shrimp is 380 calories. For healthy sides, asparagus is 80 calories, and broccoli is 40.
Cracker Barrel's Lemon Pepper Grilled Trout is 330 calories. Healthy sides are available, such as applesauce (50 calories), country green beans (60), fruit (50 calories) and steamed broccoli (40).
Noodles & Company
A small order of Noodles & Company's Japanese Pan Noodles or the Penne Rosa is 360 calories. Adding grilled chicken will add 90 calories, or adding sautéed shrimp will add 70.
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Arby's Roast Turkey Farmhouse Salad with light Italian dressing is 250 calories.
Buffalo Wild Wings
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A single butter burger at Culver's is 390 calories, as is the grilled chicken sandwich. For sides, the green beans and the mashed potatoes and gravy are 130 calories each. A side salad is 60 calories.
A hot dog at A&W is 310 calories, and the Coney dog (without cheese) is 340. A pouch of applesauce on the side only adds 60 calories.
Jack in the Box
The Jr. Jack burger is 320 calories. A side of Chiquita Apple Bites with caramel is 70 calories.
LONDON — Ireland’s Supreme Court has ruled that bread sold by the fast food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread.
The ruling came in a tax dispute brought by Bookfinders Ltd., an Irish Subway franchisee, which argued that some of its takeaway products, including teas, coffees and heated sandwiches, were not liable for value-added tax.
A panel of judges rejected the appeal Tuesday, ruling that the bread sold by Subway contains too much sugar to be categorized as a “staple food,” which is not taxed.
“There is no dispute that the bread supplied by Subway in its heated sandwiches has a sugar content of 10% of the weight of the flour included in the dough, and thus exceeds the 2% specified,” the judgement read.
The law makes a distinction between “bread as a staple food” and other baked goods “which are, or approach, confectionery or fancy baked goods,” the judgement said.
Subway disagreed with the characterization in a statement.
“Subway’s bread is, of course, bread,” the company said in an email. “We have been baking fresh bread in our restaurants for more than three decades and our guests return each day for sandwiches made on bread that smells as good as it tastes.”
Bookfinders was appealing a 2006 decision by authorities who refused to refund value-added tax payments. Lower courts had dismissed the case before it reached the Supreme Court.
Subway said it was reviewing the latest tax ruling. It added that the decision was based on an outdated bread exemption set by the Irish government that was updated in 2012.
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