The Quiznos’ Oven Is Waiting For Your Torpedo

Have you heard the term food porn? Wikipedia says it is a sarcastic term variously applied to a spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, cooking shows or other visual media.
Of course, Carl’s Jr. is the “Food Porn, Burger Division” King. Now Quiznos is clearly after their own “Sub Division” title.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. Linda Roseland says:

    I’m not buying Quiznos anymore because of this ad. It’s the nastiest ad on TV! That boy starts off saying he’s not going to do “that” anymore because he “got burned.” And he looks DOWN, so the only thing to think is that he’s been sexually active with the sandwich oven – who wants THAT on a sandwich? The only way I can have effect on them at all is with my dollar – so I’ll spend mine elsewhere.

  2. nancy Krabbenhoeft says:

    The joke is adult, right? Straight or not, it’s sexual humor.
    Years ago we would used to say this doesn’t affect our children because they really don’t know know what is being hinted. What about today?
    Today more and more children are exposed to all types of sexual behavior not out on the street, but right there in the comfort of their home on their computer screen. Also , they may make a connect because mom and dad joke about this stuff with a certain tone and body language. So, it can’t be bad. But how do mom and dad joke about it?
    In the context of their loving, let’s hope so, union.
    Every time the mom or dad sleeps with the spouse it’s not always about connecting on a deeper level, parents have sex for all reason, but all under the greater umbrella of love.
    When it’s joked about on the internet does the child see the difference? Is mom and dad there to explain the difference?
    Also this just came to mind because i mentioned sexuality in some type of deeper spiritual connection. I can remember back to art history 101 and looking at renaissance art, ancient asian sculpture and thinking this is blatant sexual reference. No doubt that the triangle there is meant as a PT cruiser reference and that elongated object meant as a phallic symbol.
    If advertising is somehow at all connected with art (see floating signs below), is this what they were thinking when they released their design and artwork?
    Personally, maybe it’s my body frame as of late, but I like to take a slightly different view. Look around America, maybe i am in the minority. Gluttony is this where it got us(?) or is it still in(?) or more correct and justified than being either reserved or slender.
    somehow somewhere I would post a link, but behind the scenes you’ve all seen it all before.