Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Subway and Modular Homes Have a Lot in Common

I was in my favorite Subway sandwich shop the other day and while standing in line to order my usual steak and cheese on flatbread, I overheard the Subway employee and the customer talking about what goes into a sandwich and realized that this is the same way modular homes are built.

Consider this…the roll is the shell of the house.  The Italian roll could be the ranch style home, the 5 grain roll is the 2 story home, the 9 grain is the cape, the Italian herb and cheese is the custom and the flat bread is the modern prefab.

Making me hungry!

Now comes the home’s interior. Assuming that almost every home has a kitchen, a bathroom and at least one bedroom, the only thing that needs answered is what do you want them to look like. That’s where the huge selection of meats and cheeses come into the picture. Modular homes can be designed to your individual taste. Some people are on a budget, so the veggie 6” sub is perfect as is the affordable small ranch or cape cod home. Others that want more spice in the life choose Spicy Italian or the Buffalo Chicken by adding dens, extra windows, unique door and fancy kitchens to their homes. Modular factories can handle all these requests. The oil and spices are the decorations that are added after the home arrives and is ready for the buyer.

Size is all an important factor in both industries. You have the 6” affordable sub and the large footlong.  There’s also the 3 foot and the 5 foot sub. This is very much like determining the square footage of the modular home.  There’s even a Subway that reminds me of a Blu Home; the Classic Combo Platter where things are unfolded and assembled at home. It’s perfect for one of Blu Home's famous and frequently occurring Open Houses!

After all the choices are made, the sandwich (modular home) is wrapped and placed in a bag (carrier) and sent out the door.

But the similarities don’t end there. Every sandwich was tested in the Subway main kitchens before it was added to the menu in the stores. Costs were determined and prices were established for each type and option. The same general principles happen in the modular factory offices except without the Italian Salami.

Inspections are continually made to ensure both a high quality sandwich from your local Subway and in the factory where a modular home is inspected by a third party.

The biggest difference is that you only need one house but nobody can go very long without another Subway.

1 comment:

josh said...

Ok. Time to go off the diet. Go get some ice cream!