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?