Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I've cracked the B.M.T. mystery!

So today at Subway, I asked the lady what the B.M.T. stands for on an Italian B.M.T. sandwich. I'd been doing a little investigating while eating my sandwich the night before, and noticed that BMT was written below a bunch of the subway stations on the wallpaper. This sparked my curiousity, but no one seemed to know. The lady today told me it was probably Italian for something, I don't think so lady. So, I googled it.

The Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit (BMT, formerly the Brooklyn Rapid Transit, BRT) was the rapid transit company which built, bought, or assumed control of the Brooklyn Els. The BMT is today's N, R, L, F, B, D, Q, S, J, M, Z.

I was right, it had something to do with the subway system. Unfortunately a link came up from Subway's website as well that said something about, Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest. I guess I wasn't 100% right, but at least the mystery is solved. Next up, we're going to tackle the mystery of why a Veggie sub is $3.09 for a six inch, yet a Cold Cut Combo is $2.79. I'll let you know what I find out.

P.S. Results.


Anonymous said...

im pretty sure bc the bmt ingredients cost less then the veggie...yep its that bad.


Anonymous said...

The real question is, how is the chip selection?

Anonymous said...

vegetables are more expensive than meat...that's why...

Anonymous said...

Market pressures and thresholds. Yeah I know...that is a cop out answer that could be applied to any question about prices but it makes me sound like an economist so I went with it.