Subway’s Footlongs have fooled us for the last time. The sandwich chain has finally settled a lawsuit that claimed Subway Footlong sandwiches often measured 10 or 11 inches at the most, and while you’re now paying $6 for every Footlong sub, every inch of meat (and bread) counts.
The original lawsuit was filed by an Australian teenager in 2013, who posted a photo to social media of a ruler against a Subway sandwich which appeared to measure just shy of 11 inches.The New York Post followed up with an investigation that concluded that only four out of seven Footlongs at different Subway locations measured up to expectations and advertised length.
The sandwich chain had to pay $520,000 in attorney fees and only $500 to each of the 10 individuals who filed the lawsuit.
“This allows us to move forward, without distractions, on our goal to provide great tasting sandwiches and salads, made exactly as each guest likes,” Subway said in a statement. “We have already taken steps to ensure each guest receives the Footlong or six-inch sandwich they order.”
Subway has until May 30 to make sure all stores are in compliance with the new crackdown which guarantees a 12-inch sandwich experience for all customers.