Subway Sheffield: Fast food chain partners with Walkers to offer crispy sandwiches

The fast food chain is now adding Walkers crisps as a topping option.

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It will cost an additional 20p to add the crispy snack to sandwiches, wraps or salads.

Poppy O’Toole, Michelin-trained chef and “Potato Queen” of TikTok, has been named Subway®’s first Crisp Sandwich Sommelier. The new role was created in partnership with Walkers to advise the British public on the art of creating the perfect crispy sandwich, after scientific research revealed the best combinations of crispy and sandwich flavours.

But the “specialty” crunchy sandwich won’t be around for long as it’s only available until May 23.

You can get a crunchy sandwich at any of Subway’s 27 restaurants in Sheffield.

The special comes as the restaurant chain has also appointed a ‘crispy sandwich sommelier’ in partnership with Walkers to educate customers on the art of creating the perfect crispy sarnie.

Poppy O’Toole, a Michelin-trained chef and TikTok’s “potato queen,” landed the lead role because of her deep love of crispy sandwiches, her passion for finding the perfect flavor pairings, and his knowledge of techniques to achieve the most pleasing texture combinations.

Poppy O’Toole, Michelin-trained chef and “Potato Queen” of TikTok, has been named Subway®’s first Crisp Sandwich Sommelier. The new role was created in partnership with Walkers to advise the British public on the art of creating the perfect crispy sandwich, after scientific research revealed the best combinations of crispy and sandwich flavours.

Like many others, when Poppy lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world, her dream of being a chef was in tatters until she discovered TikTok.

Today the 28-year-old star, known as TikTok’s ‘Potato Queen’, has amassed more than 2.1 million followers and teaches her fans how to make everything from crispy sandwiches to roast potatoes perfect.

In her new role, Poppy will make lunchtime visits to Subway restaurants to educate customers on the perfect Walkers crisp flavor combinations to add to their subs, as well as provide expert advice on crisp layering techniques.

She will be on hand to answer anything you need to know about adding crunch to your lunch.

Poppy said she was honored to take on the role and added that the crispy sandwich has “evolved and is now a delicacy in its own right”.

The sandwich chain also announced new research supervised by leading food scientist Dr Stuart Farrimond, held at the University of Chester, which reveals the top 10 flavor pairings for crisps and sandwiches.

The top three were Chicken Tikka and Ready Salted Chips, Tuna Mayonnaise and Shrimp Cocktail Chips, and Meatball and Ready Salted Chips.

At first, it might seem like an odd choice for a restaurant chain to start offering chips as a filling option for a sandwich.

There’s a school of thought that crunchy sandwiches are only eaten when cupboards are empty of all other options, or at the end of a late night drinking session when the oven is turned on to make noise something seems a. a little faff, and b. downright dangerous.

But in reality, how many of us drop a few crisps on a sandwich we made at home? For me, almost every lunchtime.

So Subway’s decision to offer this as a trim option makes sense.

Judging by the reaction on social media, many customers leave satisfied with the added crunch to their sandwiches.

Once the trial period is over, I wouldn’t be surprised if the crispy option became a permanent fixture at Subway alongside the usual bread and salad selection.

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