For many years, a Subway sando has been a classic day-before-payday meal and an ideal option for a dusty Sunday when you've bankrupted yourself buying too many rounds of cocky-Ts the night before.
Well, it appears Subway's status as a cheap and cheerful way to chow down is slipping, and New Zealanders are salty about it, to say the least.
Redditor u/Used_Environment_356 pointed out they paid $9 for a 6-inch tuna sub, and that kicked off a wave of other complaints about how much higher the cost is now.
"I went to get Subway for lunch today. I asked for the sub of the day and the cashier replies 'sorry we don’t do sub of the day here, but you can get a ham 6inch for $7'. I just left," one comment read.
"Paid over $20 for a foot-long combo, so won't be going back. I thought it was a mistake so had to check," said another.
"I pointed out to my partner that it was $40 for 2 subs and a drink each. WTF," a third person wrote.
Remember the good old days, when you could grab a sub of the day with the coins you found in your car's drink holder? Reddit does.
"I remember when it used to be $3.90. Good times," one comment read.
"RIP 2012 when the foot-longs were $8," said another.
"$5 veggie delight ft long then $1 for salami from the supermarket del was my uni go-to for student allowance days. Oh, don't forget the $6 double brown dozen to wash it down with," another financially wise person chimed in.
And just in case you were wondering if old mate's $9 six-inch was the result of extra cheese, added avocado or some other luxury, the original poster confirmed they only added "lettuce, carrot and pepper" to the sandwich.
Righto, back to the bakery, is it?
But then of course, you have to watch out for this kind of thing: