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.
Welp. That was fast. pic.twitter.com/SM4CVgpir1
— Cabel Sasser (@cabel) July 6, 2015
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.
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:
— jonalisa (@JonaLisa) July 6, 2015
@cabel That’s a travesty and a shame.
— Aaron Bazinet (@aaronbazinet) July 6, 2015
@cabel made with peas? Seriously?
— Taylor (@NevaEnoughMe) July 6, 2015
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.