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Monday, June 22, 2015

MOBILITY MONDAY -- Subway Restaurants


I had a review prepped for today, but the company hasn't gotten back to me with answers to some questions I had about their item. So, I will have to move it to next week and hopefully, I'll be able to post the review.

However, My family and I went out to dinner tonight to Subway, and I wanted to write about some things I noticed there, and how their policies endear me to them even more.

Subway Restaurant -- Grant Ave, Auburn, NY

The Subway restaurant I'm writing about is located at 217 Grant Ave, Suite 3A, in the Auburn Plaza, Auburn, NY.

Upon entering the restaurant, you immediately notice a disability-accessible table to the right of the door. There are only 3 chairs at this table, leaving one side open for a wheelchair. This is so awesome, because I find while most restaurants are walking-aid friendly, not too many restaurants are wheelchair friendly. My other favorite restaurant in Auburn, Applebee's, may have the ramps outside and they do have one inside to go to the restroom, but the tables in Applebee's are too close together for a wheelchair.

And speaking of the restroom in Applebee's... forget it. They have two stalls, neither one very disability-friendly. As a matter of fact, the stall designated for disabled women doesn't allow for a walker or wheelchair to get entirely IN the stall. A person using a wheelchair or a walker in Applebee's would need to leave their device in the middle of the restroom's walkway or let the whole world see their business because the stall door cannot shut. Not very ideal for the disabled person OR other patrons.

Now, the restroom at Subway... COMPLETE OPPOSITE OF APPLEBEE'S. Very large and ample room, enough for even a motorized wheelchair to go entirely inside and shut the door. There are plenty of grab rails and the sink is at the right level for wheelchair users.

The ordering area is also large and open. The ingredients, while behind a sneeze guard, are right at eye level for wheelchair users, along with the cash register platform is the perfect height for someone in a wheelchair.

The thing that really made me want to write about this particular restaurant is their 'Hours' sign by the door (which I really wish I had thought to take a photo of). Right on this sign, it says if you have Special Needs, just ask! We'll help!

I had Mama Melissa with me, so I didn't need to take the restaurant up on this, but I like the fact that if I was alone in the restaurant, the 'Sandwich Artists' would happily carry my sandwich/meal to a table and get my drink for me.

Another thing that made me want to write about this restaurant is what else was written on the 'Hours' sign... 'Service Animals Welcome.' With a LOT of public places breaking ADA laws and shunning Service Animals in their establishments, it's nice to know that IF I had a Service Dog, it would be welcome in Subway and I would not be asked to leave because of my 'filthy animal.'

To find the nearest Subway restaurant to you, please go to http://www.subway.com/storelocator/default.aspx

I really like the fact that Subway restaurants looks out for the disabled members of the community by offering all these amenities for them. I can see Subway quickly becoming one of our 'Go-To' restaurants when we go out to eat.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing. It is important for businesses to be away and important for all of us to support those businesses.