BUSINESS
07/06/2015 05:07 pm ET Updated Jul 06, 2015

No, Subway Isn't Adding Peas To Its Guacamole

The internet is lying. Subway is not #TeamPea.

Cabel Sasser, co-founder of the Oregon-based software company Panic, on Monday tweeted a picture of a Subway storefront displaying a banner for a new guacamole made with peas. Naturally, people flipped -- but it turns out the tweet was just a hoax.

A spokesperson for Subway denied that the company was experimenting with peas in its guacamole, and Sasser's office confirmed his photo was a fake. Sasser was not available for comment at the time.

His tweet follows an Internet debate sparked by The New York Times last Wednesday, when the publication tried to suggest that adding peas to guacamole is a good idea.

The suggestion became so controversial that even President Barack Obama had to weigh in. "Respect the NYT, but not buying peas in guac," he tweeted Wednesday. "Onions, garlic, hot peppers. Classic."

Chipotle, a renowned favorite in the world of guac lovers, also scoffed at the suggestion. "Let there be peas on Earth," the company tweeted, "but not in guac."

Even though we're probably not going to be seeing peas in Subway guac any time soon, people on Twitter are still burning mad at the very thought:

In their defense, Subway has a history of following food fads. In 2013, the sandwich restaurant was the first major food chain to have Sriracha on its menu. And it was only a few months ago that it added guac to its menu in response to the food's recent spike in popularity.

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