Subway Sued After More Customers Claim That Footlongs Don't Measure Up (VIDEO)

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subway footlongRemember that one "greedy" guy in Australia who had a problem with Subway footlong sandwiches not actually measuring in at a full, well, foot long? Apparently, he was really not alone in his frustration. After he launched his Facebook campaign to complain about the chain's signature sandwich, a couple of customers stateside decided to file actual lawsuits over the measurement discrepancy. For. Real.

This week, lawsuits were filed by separate plaintiffs in Chicago and in New Jersey, each who were seeking damages because their sandwiches were missing an inch or more. The Chicago suit alleges a "pattern of fraudulent, deceptive, and otherwise improper advertising, sales, and marketing practices." And the New Jersey lawsuit seeks damages in excess of $5 million. So. Crazy!!

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'Course now that the issue has actually made its way into legitimate courts, this is something Subway simply cannot ignore. They had to address the problem. And they have, releasing the following statement ...

We have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve. Our commitment remains steadfast to ensure that every Subway Footlong sandwich is 12 inches at each location worldwide.

Well, err, good for Subway for recognizing where they were coming up short (ha ha) and vowing to do something about it, I guess. And for customers, I'm sure it'll be a comfort to know that when they order a "footlong," they're actually going to get a foot-long sandwich. Whew! But was it really worth all this brouhaha and going to court? Um ... I take food pretty seriously, but still, I'll venture to guess NO.

How do you feel about these lawsuits?



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JCKit... JCKitten87

I've known for a long time that a foot long is not really a foot. Also I've more than once asked for a fresh cut 6 inch cuz it was obvious that it wasn't even 4 inches

lulou lulou

Im not sure if "redoubling" their efforts will help if their math skills are pretty poor already.

CAP1015 CAP1015

They have no case, the sub is called a foot long, not a 12 inch long.  All they have to show is that it is long a foot, someone's/anyone's foot.  this isn't new it started years ago with the footlong hotdog.  Geez what's next a legal definition by ounces of a "big gulp"...

Kimbyann Kimbyann

Guess what, CAP? A foot is 12inches

CAP1015 CAP1015

Kimbyann guess what, that is not the only legal definition of a  "foot" and no time does subway say "12 inch sub.  Do you not think Subway would have thought this would happen someday?  A yard is 36 inchs long, but a yard of concrete is 36 inches squared, the point I'm making is that subway didn't "legally" mislead anyone, therefore no damages.  Kimbyann also guess what, wanna bet on who wins the case?

CAP1015 CAP1015

Also what do you want to bet that the bread/sanwich is at least 12 inches long BEFORE BAKING........jsut like the quater pounder is pre-cooked I said not the first time these type of suits have been attempted. 

zandh... zandhmom2

Oh Cap ~ get out of here with your common sense! :)))))

lulou lulou

Im no sandwich artist, but woudnt the bread get bigger when baked?

nonmember avatar kevobx

Honestly speaking, that old adage saying is a set up of lies. Now truthfully speaking, the world may have remnant of truth seekers if pride is not in their heart.

CAP1015 CAP1015

LuLou, like the man in orthopedic shoes I now stand corrected!  maybe the bread may be smaller before baked, after baked, point and I do have one lOL is that there is not a legal basis for the suit and I may have used a poor example.   However if this suit works just wait and see what I do to slimfast, spandex, spanks, and everyother weight loss trick I've tried!!!!!!! LOL

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