When is the last time you stopped at a Subway? If it's been a while, you might not be surprised to learn that 2017 was not a good time for the chain that's been banking on their "Eat fresh" image to get customers through the door. It was only in late 2017 that franchisees found out that business had fallen 25 percent since 2012, and stores were shutting their doors. CNN reported that in 2016, Subway closed 359 locations, and 2017 was even worse.
Chili is one dish for which it seems like everybody and their dog has their own special recipe, and that recipe, of course, usually owes its success to a super-secret ingredient that inevitably makes all the difference. Most of them sound pretty decent — beer, sriracha, ghost peppers, that kind of thing — while others are… less so. Coffee, Coke, even whiskey have been touted as potential ingredients. Some, like cauliflower or cranberries, are downright nuts. But hey, you do you.