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Subway uproar: Chain responds to controversial ‘footlong’ claims

Posted on: 4:03 pm, January 19, 2013, by , updated on: 05:24pm, January 19, 2013

Subway responds to controversial ‘footlong’ claims

Subway restaurant has responded to allegations that its “Footlong” sandwich is only 11 inches, saying that “Footlong” is only a name and not a measurement.

The Huffington Post reported that teenager Matt Corby ordered what he thought was a 12-inch sub from a Subway in Perth, Australia.

He reportedly pulled out a tape measure before eating to find out the sub’s true length. He said he was disappointed to find the sandwich did not measure up.

He posted the photo to Subway Australia’s Facebook page with the message “subway pls respond.” The image quickly got more than 100,000 “likes.”

Subway Australia responded on Wednesday on its Facebook page, saying “Footlong” is merely creative license and does not designate measurement.

Below is Subway’s response, according to BuzzFeed:

“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 to be a measurement of length. The length of the bread baked in the restaurant cannot be assured each time as the proofing process may vary slightly each time in the restaurant.”

Subway Australia’s Facebook post has since been deleted.

 

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