Greedy Guy Complains His Subway Footlong Is an Inch Too Short (VIDEO)

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matt corby facebook subwaySubway wouldn't be Subway without their signature Foot-long sub. It's their prize menu item -- the heart of their super-catchy jingle ("$5 ... $5 dollar footlong! Any, any, any."). But according to an Australian customer named Matt Corby, the chain isn't delivering on one of their menu's most simple, basic promises: Their sandwich's length! Yep, Corby's accusing Subway of shortchanging him on an inch of sandwich!

The guy actually took a tape measure to his sandwich and posted a photo of the inch-short sub to prove that it wasn't long enough. And now, he has a whole group of "sandwich sympathizers" who feel his pain when it comes to buying "length-challenged hoagies." OMG. Are we suddenly living in an alternate universe? Is this for real?!

As someone who enjoys going out as much as cooking (sometimes more) and is a fan of casual spots like Subway for lunch on occasion, I get how getting stiffed on the amount of food you're expecting at any establishment can be frustrating as a consumer. This isn't exactly the same, but it was easy to get accustomed to Chipotle's generous doling out of hefty portions of rice, beans, meat, and salsa on burritos or burrito bowls. And when I had my first experience where the employee put like three chunks of chicken on my bowl, I did sort of go all Matt Corby on them. Straight-up stinginess isn't a good look for any restaurant.

But there's a fine -- or not even all that fine -- line between stinginess and an honest, minute discrepancy ... a slightly shorter sandwich. Corby's complaint just seems really nitpicky. Because it happened once (in a statement, Subway explains it was an "isolated incident"), but also, because inch shmnich. He and his followers should get over it. So it's a little less sandwich. Go higher instead of longer. Pile on some extra veggies, a couple more slices of meat. Or don't, and save 50 calories! Cuz really, a "length-challenged" sandwich roll really the end of the world.

What do you think of Corby's Subway complaint? Does it annoy you when a restaurant gives you a smaller portion than you were expecting?


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Momma... MommaNuney

Um...it could have shortened (sqwished) when wrapped up. I have seen some of them wrap it tight! And who complains about an inch of missing bread!!?? REALLY!

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

If it were a regular thing then I'd be on his side. Pay for 12 foot longs, only get 11' of sandwich. Not cool. But one little slip is not a big deal.

CPN322 CPN322

My boyfriend told me about this last night. We laughed and then didn't think anything else of it. I get posting a picture but really, there are bigger fish to fry dude.

nonmember avatar Joshua

He posted this as a joke. I'm sure he's not actually concerned that he's missing an inch of sandwich. It IS pretty funny that Subway is all about their Footlongs, and they aren't actually a foot long. Subway's response is pretty confusing though - they say that's just the name of the sandwich, it doesn't refer to the actual length of your hero.

ethan... ethans_momma06

I'd be annoyed if I didn't 'get what I paid for'. There's a million reasons why this could be smaller than advertised. Shrinkage anyone? ;)

zandh... zandhmom2

Sometimes getting an inch less than you were expecting can be a big deal ;)

rhps2000 rhps2000

Why is he greedy? There should truth in advertising (definitely a contradiction in terms!). Idk about shrinkage, but I'm curious to hear Subway's explanation.

ashes... ashes2ashes831

Actually many people have posted pictures its gone "viral" I think it's funny but think of it this way. Tide pods (judt an example) say there's 18 pods. If you consistently got 16-17 pods would you be frustrated :) I've never actually measured a ft long, but its still funny he did

EmmaF... EmmaFromEire

I think it was meant as a joke, but if they advertise a certain amount for your money, you should get that amount.

MrsYo... MrsYoung1287

I used to manage a subway and we have no control of the bread. It comes frozen pre rolled, all you do is put take out the box and put it in the poofer (season it if its the flavored bread) then put in the oven, that's it. Btw the only thing thats fresh besides the bread is the lettace,tomato and onion. EVERYTHING ELSE is pre packaged and all the meat like steak and chicken are frozen. Oh yeah it fresh........

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