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Subway Sued Over Footlongs


Subway has been sued over its footlongs.

The sandwich shop received a lot of criticism last week when a photo was posted on the internet of an 11-inch “footlong” sub. Now, two men from New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against the company.

Stephen DeNittis, the lawyer for the plaintiffs, told Yahoo: “The case is about holding companies to deliver what they’ve promised.”

DeNittis said that getting a sandwich that is a half inch short may not sound like a big deal but when you take into account that Subway has more than 38,000 stores around the country those inches quickly add up.

KPic reports that Subway is being sued for “compensatory damages” and DeNittis is asking the company to change its practices.

Subway hasn’t responded to the lawsuit yet but after some photos went viral last week the company released a statement saying that the term “footlong” is meant as a descriptive term and was not meant as an accurate measurement.

Subway said:

“With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, ‘SUBWAY FOOTLONG’ is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway Restaurants and not intended as a measurement of length. The length of the bread baked in the restaurant cannot be assured each and every time as the proofing process may vary slightly each time in the restaurant.”

What do you think about the Subway lawsuit? Do you feel like you’re getting shorted when you eat a footlong sandwich?

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19 Responses to “Subway Sued Over Footlongs”

  1. Mandy Bandy

    wow, now subway is going to raise prices on there food because these people are going to sue and get a few pennies , Thanks a heep for who ever posted this picture!

  2. Timothy Shearer Jr

    and who says they didn't cut 1 inch out of the middle of the sub and make it shorter? you get money for a short sub, and I can't even get a responce for a stale sub roll.that was not fresh…maybe I should call that ambulance chasing.

  3. Anonymous

    any idiot judge that allows this case to move forward shoudl be removed from their job.

  4. William Tsevas

    Subway sucks ass for way more reasons then the sandwich being a little short!

  5. Joe Muller

    Subway sucks! Sue the hell out of them. There sub is a loaf of bread with a salad in it. Where is the meat? They rip you off in every way possible. Have not gone there in years after getting ripped off in the past.

  6. Wm Sutter

    still one of the besr meal value found. in december I ate 20 of the 6, make that the 5 1/2 inch meat ball for only $2:00 each.

  7. Robert Sistrunk

    Notice the new subway commercials never even mention foot long.

  8. Mason Rieber

    These people are dumb… they prolly took a picture of an underproofed bread… the bread only starts at maybe 8" so if the people there do not know how to proof it of course it would be short… but then again someone did so a popcorn company because they ate popcorn three times a day and it supposedly caused them some disease… and they won

  9. Jake Fetzer

    maybe they care about your health by not giving you their artery clogging and highly processed excuse for meat.

  10. Sabrina Spencer

    This is crazy Americans are so over weight I'm sure 1 inch is alot better anyway. Plus I'm sure it's 12 inch before u bake it, once baked it shrinks. People really need to stop sueing. I'm gunna sue u for sueing me….. Get a fucking job people.

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