Subway is a fast food restaurant franchise that specializes in subs and salads. It is popular for its fast delivery, fresh ingredients used for making the foods and the customised subs. It has over 44,000 branches in the United States so there is a probability of one being close to you.
A lot of Subway restaurants in states with restaurant meal programs accept EBT Cards. Subway restaurants in states without restaurant meal programs might accept EBT Cards but they will only do so for some cold items.
How Does EBT Work At Subway?
If you are qualified for benefits, just order any EBT accepted item (cold sub or salad) from the Subway employee and customise it anyhow you want to. When you are done, you checkout normally at the cash register.
This works because your account is established in your name and loaded with cash at the beginning of each month. With this, you get a plastic card that you will use to make qualified purchases using your benefits. To make use of this card, you will need a PIN (Personal identification number) and this will better be explained to you by the local worker.
But if you qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at Subway, then you can use your card to buy any selected item at the point-of-sale registers at Subway.
What Can EBT Buy At Subway?
The purpose of the EBT card is to help the Elderly, Homeless and Disabled who earn less than the federal poverty level to be able to buy food to cook at home. Emphasis is on “cook at home” because the EBT card doesn’t cover any form of fast food or takeout meals.
But the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) started a Restaurant Meal Program (RMP) and this allows the EBT card to cover expenses incurred at low budget restaurants.
If you are not on the Restaurant Meal Program, these are the things you can buy with your EBT card
- Breads and cereals
- Fruits and vegetables
- Meats, fish and poultry
- Dairy products
- Seeds and plants that can produce food to eat at home.
You are not allowed to purchase the following
- Vitamins and medicines
- Beer, wine, tobacco
- Soaps, paper products
- Household supplies
- Food that will be eaten in store
- Hot foods.
Subway Locations that Accept EBT Cards
These are the counties with Subway restaurants that accept EBT Cards:
- Apache Junction
- Bullhead City
- Camp Verde
- Casa Grande
- Chino Valley
- El Mirage
- Fort Mohave
- Fountain Hills
- Gila Bend
- Lake Havasu City
- New River
- Queen Creek
- Rio Roco
- San Luis
- San Tan Valley
- St Johns
Subway restaurants in California qualify for the EBT program but not all of them. So below are the counties with Subway restaurants that accept the EBT card.
- Alameda County
- Los Angeles County
- Orange County
- Riverside County
- Sacramento County
- San Diego County
- San Francisco County
- San Luis Obispo County
- Santa Clara County
- Santa Cruz County
3. Rhodes Island
Below are the Subway restaurants in Rhodes Island that accept EBT Cards.
- 255 Weybossett Street, Providence
- 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
- 719 Westminster Street, Providence
- 583 Elmwood Avenue, Providence
- 962 Cranston Street, Cranston
- 483 Clinton Street, Woonsocket
- 104 Broadway Unit 1A, Newport
- 614 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket
- 310 Broad Street, Central Falls
- 258 Post Road, Westerly (Walmart)
Any other Subway restaurants in states asides these ones listed above do not accept EBT Cards.