Subway at walmart

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 9:03am
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Our walmart has put up a sign saying that the snack bar has closed and will reopen the end of the month as Subway. I read here that they sell peanut butter cookies, so now I'm worried about taking my kids into walmart, where other kids (and adults) may be eating peanut butter cookies both in the snack area (and not wiping hands after, and then touching cart handles, merchandise,e tc) or maybe even eating it in the store while they shop (imagine a little kid in a cart eating a cookie and getting crumbs all over the cart AND the store). Does anyone else have a subway in their walmart? If so, do they serve the peanut butter cookies? I think I will call the walmart manager and find out who I can ask about this but they are SUCH JERKS there. If I had another place to shop I would, but walmart has run all the others out of town. thanks.

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Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:25am
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Gale, you're right! Whatever item you need - Wal-mart has. I refuse to shop there. How can small businesses compete? One of these days, small town America will be a school, a church and a Wal-Mart. Every other business will have closed - and the former owners will be working for Wal-Mart at minimum wage, part time, with no benefits.
Think about it - Wal-Mart has pet supplies, auto parts, fabric, shoes, groceries, office supplies, books, etc. etc.
Which means the pet store, the shoe store, the office supply store, the book store, etc. etc. in your town will close after Wal-Mart invades.
Sorry, maybe I should have saved this post for the 'ranting' forum.

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 12:40pm
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Rant away! I feel the same way and I just hate hate hate walmart! I got hurt there a few yrs ago and they wouldn't do anything about it. Unfortunately my only witness left the store before I thought to get her info so it was my word against theirs. They decided that I never was hurt (My cart was run into by an empty pallet jack being pulled very fast) and that in fact, my cart was never even touched by it.
I really wish I had a target or kmart. I do try to shop the other places like walgreens, etc whenever I can but with 3 kids along, it's so much easier to just get everything in one place.
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Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 10:53pm
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Quote:...where other kids (and adults) may be eating peanut butter cookies both in the snack area (and not wiping hands after, and then touching cart handles, merchandise,e tc) or maybe even eating it in the store while they shop (imagine a little kid in a cart eating a cookie and getting crumbs all over the cart AND the store).[/B]
I just wanted to comment on this...I have seen many children eating candy and cookies in the cart. Once a little boy was eating a Nutter Butter ahead of us in the check-out line and wiping his pb hands all over everything.
What I am saying, you don't need a subway to contaminate a store...they are already contaminated. For me, I just wipe the cart handle down when we enter the store and keep my DS from touching everything. We then use wipes when we get back into the car.
This is not exclusively a Wal-mart problem. Target is just as bad with their food court. Food is everywhere whether we like it or not.
Donna

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 12:06am
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I agree. I don't usually check what everyone else is eating when I go to Subway, but I rarely ever see anyone with a cookie, never mind PB (although someone must buy them, or they would no longer offer them). But I have frequently, in the grocery store, Target, Walmart, etc, seen kids eating all kinds of cookies and junk. I would say Subway in Walmart is no additional concern than just Walmart.

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 4:47am
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Good points. I realize people do bring in their own unsafe foods, but it seems like if it's available right there (and we all know how strong subway smells) then there's going to be even MORE of a possibility. xx number of people already have their kids eating food that they brought. Now xx number will buy something at the store, so more people will have unsafe stuff floating around. Does that make sense? I don't know anything about target-we don't have one. But the old walmart snack bar didn't have any obvious peanut/nut items. We just didn't eat there in case of cross contamination in ingredients.
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Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 4:50am
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btw I want to add that I know that I can't eliminate all risk. I'm not that stupid. I just want to reduce the risk as much as possible, just like asking the grocery store to remove or cover the bins of bulk peanuts. I know that people still just had a reeses cup or ate peanuts at home. Obviously I'm not dumb enough to think that's not a possibility. But it seems like everyone says why bother worrying when you don't know where everyone's hands have been when I'm not striving for 100% safety-just reducing the risk.
oh and also, I was just asking if anyone else had a subway in their walmart and if they served the pb cookies or not. That was all.
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[This message has been edited by gw_mom3 (edited January 31, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 6:32am
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I never go through the door that has the subway in it at Walmart just cause I go through the main door and that on is far from where i usually park. Walmart in poconos is big and one side is subway/food court entrance but its at the far side of the parking lot. I would imagine they would sell pb cookies if that is a normal thing for Walmart. I never had a problem in there though, never saw anyone eating cookies.

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 6:54am
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Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b]btw I want to add that I know that I can't eliminate all risk. I'm not that stupid. I just want to reduce the risk as much as possible, just like asking the grocery store to remove or cover the bins of bulk peanuts. I know that people still just had a reeses cup or ate peanuts at home. Obviously I'm not dumb enough to think that's not a possibility. But it seems like everyone says why bother worrying when you don't know where everyone's hands have been when I'm not striving for 100% safety-just reducing the risk.
oh and also, I was just asking if anyone else had a subway in their walmart and if they served the pb cookies or not. That was all.
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We have a Blimpie in our Walmart instead of the Subway so I can't help you with the cookie question. I have the same concerns also when shopping. What I have for when I take DS shopping is a Floppy seat. It covers all areas of the cart where DS can touch. Not only for PA concerns but for germs in general! I, myself, do not like touching the cart when I go shopping. They've been shown to have traces of feces, urine, blood... It's pretty gross!
Mandy

Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 8:08am
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Thanks Mandy. I do wipe the cart handle, like you said, for germs for the most part. My kids are too big to get in the cart now but my dd likes to help me by getting the stuff I need off the shelves, etc. And she does push the cart sometimes but she touches other parts of the cart too. I can't really wipe every surface in the cart but I watch her really closely any time we go anywhere.
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Posted on: Tue, 01/31/2006 - 8:45am
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Gale:
I don't think anyone meant to imply that you are stupid in any way. I was merely trying to point out that grocery stores/discount stores are very contaminated regardless whether or not a subway is selling pb cookies.
Your post was not just about whether or not pb cookies were served at walmart...you post was about contamination from pb cookies...I was just pointing out walmart is horribly contaminated anyway (and I don't think that is going to change). That was all. We all have the choice whether to shop there or not.
We have a local grocery store that initially refused to cover their peanut bins. I made the choice to quit shopping there until the problem was fixed. Perhaps, Walmart needs to be added to that list as well.
Donna

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