"About value and nutrition, I don't think chicken wings and sewer water cleaned vegetables, could compare with subway."
I'm not just trying to argue for the sake of argument, but I'll take the outdoor BBQ chicken wings over subway if health and nutrition is the only issue.
First of all, too many people have gluten intolerance for bread to be considered much of a health food. Some people tolerate it better than others, though. But personally, bread is my worst enemy as I will be a big fat blob in no time if I don't watch my bread intake.
But then the bread is highly processed with chemicals. And.... cold cuts are not all created equal. If you go to Metro, you will see that some french hams etc.... cost an arm and a leg. Like 80 kuai a package. Those are high quality cold cuts. But I'm sure that Subway uses the lowest-quality cheap ass cold cuts to maximize profits.
And therefore the chicken wings win the contest from a nutrition standpoint.
But taste-wise, yeah a sandwich has more varied flavors and texture. Sweet, mixed with vinegar, mustard, etc... and that's one reason sandwiches have endured as a favorite food for a million years.
But they're over-priced. Back home, Chinese buffets (ie fast food) —- all you can eat —- are still under 12 dollars for lunch.
And you can get a pretty good Chinese meal for 36 RMB. Never been to Gare du Sud. I'm guessing it's much more. But if you can't find decent restaurants with decent dishes for 40 RMB, I think maybe you haven't explored too many restaurants. Or maybe you're just one of these expats that will never assimilate and like the local food. And if that's the case, then don't force yourself. If you don't like it, you don't like it. I met someone who doesn't like and never eats Indian food. I thought 'wow! really?'
I eat Chinese maximum once a week apart from stuff like chicken wings, which isn't really that Chinese-y anyway. Eat mostly my own grub, and fast food once a week. I will not elevate Subway above McDonald's. They're both fast food which I try to limit to once a week.
Sorry, but I am immune to Subway's deceptive marketing tactics.