Have you ever bought a Subway foot-long and thought, “Gee, this seems a few bites short”? Well, it turns out your hunches may have been on the mark.Subway has just reached a settlement agreement in a 2013 lawsuit that accused Subway sandwich artists of coming up short. Now Subway will have to measure each of their six-inch and footlong rolls to make sure they are true-to-size, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.
The lawsuit reached class action status following a photo of Australian Matt Corby posing with a Subway sandwich and a tape measurer that barely came to 11 inches. As a result of the lawsuit Subway will have to provide amended training materials to employees which had originally “allowed for a small tolerance in the size of a footlong sandwich” to mandate that sandwiches must measure the full 12 inches. Subway will also begin enforcing stricter penalties for franchises that fail to follow these guidelines.
A hearing for final approval of the agreed terms has been set for January 2016, and plaintiffs could be awarded up to $1,000 as well as coverage of the $525,000 in legal fees.