Subway Accused of Not Measuring Up

The Milford-based corporation is coming under fire after an Australian man posted a photo of an 11'' "foot-long" sub.


Subway, the world's largest fast food chain with 38,000 locations, and whose corporate offices are in Milford, and employ over 800 workers at the Milford headquarters, is facing widespread criticism after a man who appears to be from Australia posted a photo on the company's Facebook page of one of its footlong sandwiches next to a tape measure that shows the sub is just 11 inches, the Middletown Press is reporting.

The original photo was no longer visible by Thursday afternoon on Subway's Facebook page, which has 19.8 million fans. A Milford spokesman for Subway said Subway did not remove it.

Subway also said that the length of its sandwiches may vary slightly when its bread, which is baked at each Subway location, is not made to the chain's exact specifications.

But comments by other Facebook users about the photo ran the gamut from outrage to indifference to amusement. One commenter urged people to "chill out." Another one said she was switching to Quiznos. And one man posted a photo of his foot in a sock next to a Subway sandwich to show it was shorter than a "foot."

CB January 18, 2013 at 07:50 PM
I bet you see a disclaimer now in small print now that says, actual length of a foot long sub may very from store to store.
RONALD M GOLDWYN January 18, 2013 at 09:23 PM
A foot long frank, is not stated as being 12". Yet the complaint seems to be about the bread and not the hot dog. Are we discussing the precooked hot dog or one after cooking? When one is looking for an excuse, anyone will do.
CB January 18, 2013 at 09:30 PM
I don't believe Subway sells foot long hot dogs. It's about the roll.
Starla January 19, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Photographs of fast food sandwiches posted anywhere never look like the one served to you. Not ever. They always look over stuffed and very tempting. The one I get usually ends up looking like a flat tire. Especially the biggest fast food place of all.


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