January 25, 2013

Subway sued over 11 inch foot

We previously reported on the fuss in Australia over this. Now it's come home

Complaints that Subway's "footlong" sandwiches don't quite measure up have stretched all the way from Australia, across the Internet and this week into courts in New Jersey and Chicago. Today, Subway responded with a statement saying it would work harder to achieve sandwich-length uniformity.

"We have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve," the statement said, while declining to offer comment on the suits specifically. "Our commitment remains steadfast to ensure that every Subway Footlong sandwich is 12 inches at each location worldwide."

The Chicago lawsuit was filed by Nguyen Buren, who alleges that he visited a Subway location near his North Side home on Sunday but didn't get the final fraction of his sub. Buren's suit, filed against Subway parent Doctor's Associates Inc., claims his sandwich was less than 11 inches long and alleges a "pattern of fraudulent, deceptive and otherwise improper advertising, sales and marketing practices."

"This is no different than if you bought a dozen eggs and they gave you 11 or you bought a dozen doughnuts and they gave you 11," said attorney Tom Zimmerman, who is representing Buren. "Here, you bought a dozen inches of sandwich and you got less than 11. It's no different, and yet you're paying for 12."

Another law suit in New Jersey

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