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Is it really 12 inches?



Complaints that Subway's "footlong" sandwiches don't quite measure up have now stretched all the way from Australia, across the Internet and into courts in New Jersey and Chicago.

A picture of an Australian teen measuring his "footlong" Subway sandwich to be only 11 inches went viral last week, sparking a wave of similar online posts by other Subway eaters around the world claiming their sandwiches also came up short of a foot. This week, lawsuits were filed by separate plaintiffs here and on the East Coast, each seeking damages over a missing inch or more.

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."

Buren's lawsuit was filed Tuesday, the same day two men filed a similar suit in New Jersey state court, and seeks damages in excess of $5 million. Both suits are seeking class-action status. Zimmerman said he expects to talk with the attorneys in the New Jersey case and hopes that suit will be withdrawn and moved to federal court so the suits can be combined.

While declining to comment on the suits, Subway issued a statement that addressed the matter of customer satisfaction. "We have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve," the statement said. "Our commitment remains steadfast to ensure that every Subway footlong sandwich is 12 inches at each location worldwide."

Subway Australia had previously responded to the original complaint from Down Under. In that situation, the chain said the "Subway Footlong" was a registered trademark used "as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length."

Subway has faced challenges over the "footlong" name before, including in 2011 by convenience chain Casey's General Stores. Subway had ordered Casey's to stop using the "footlong" name to describe its 12-inch sandwiches and even threatened to sue, prompting Casey's to counter that "footlong" is a generic term that anyone should be allowed to use. Casey's withdrew its petition before the matter went to court.

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6 inches FTW!

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Shit, if anything, they are doing this country a favor.

One less inch means a few less calories, which would help all the fatties in this country.

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This is a good example of why we need "loser pays" legislation. Stop these idiotic law suits.

This is marketing on Subway's part. I can't find anything where they state their Footlong sandwich is actually a foot long or 12". Hell, if they find Subway guilty most of the wives and girlfriends out there could sue their man for false advertising. lol.

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How the hell can the lawyer represent this case with a straight face? Buncha retards with nothing but time. Ain't nobody got time for that, except this guy.

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So thats how that guy got skinny eating footlongs. They weren't footlongs. I get it.

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How the hell can the lawyer represent this case with a straight face? Buncha retards with nothing but time. Ain't nobody got time for that, except this guy.
Because they just look at $$$$$. Fucking scum that they are.

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I actually do agree with these guys. fuck subway.

I wont eat there but I think its wrong of them to advertise something they never deliver.
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I actually do agree with these guys. fuck subway.
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I actually do agree with these guys. fuck subway.

I wont eat there but I think its wrong of them to advertise something they never deliver.
So if you buy a new bike that they say has 150hp and you only get 145hp you'd be upset? Subway never said it was exactly 12". Its just called a footlong.

BTW I got a footlong turkey today from them and its 12.5" long.

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So even if Subway loses the class action suit, who will get paid? This is stupid.
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So even if Subway loses the class action suit, who will get paid? This is stupid.
Same people that always get paid, the lawyers.

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So if you buy a new bike that they say has 150hp and you only get 145hp you'd be upset? Subway never said it was exactly 12". Its just called a footlong.

BTW I got a footlong turkey today from them and its 12.5" long.

Underpromise overdeliver.

And yes, I would be upset about that as well. If the manufacturer can only produce 145 then say 145. Why would they say 150?

Screen shots from their commercials. They dont state the name is a "footlong"
They show that a foot long is a unit of measurement.



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Underpromise overdeliver.

And yes, I would be upset about that as well. If the manufacturer can only produce 145 then say 145. Why would they say 150?
Theres a thing called manufacturing tolerances.


And these idiots filing suits over a fucking piece of bread need to be slapped upside the head until unconcious. Whats next? Pizza places for not having the crust exactly 12, 14, 16"? If those sue happy idiots can come up with an way to make sure everything made from dough comes out the same size, they'll have a case. But theres no freaking way to make sure bread is the same size without making it too long then cutting it. But I know damn well they wouldnt bitch one iota if the bread they got was over 12".

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And yes, I would be upset about that as well. If the manufacturer can only produce 145 then say 145. Why would they say 150?
Suzuki should be sued too. GSXR600? But it's only 599cc. What a rip off.
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actually they should be sued too
Only from '96 up. They probably narrowly avoided a lawsuit from the '93-'95 models which were 893cc.

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Only from '96 up. They probably narrowly avoided a lawsuit from the '93-'95 models which were 893cc.
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those bastards cheated me on my gsxr1000, its only 988
Yamaha cheated me also with only 749cc on an "advertised" 750.

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