Last week, an intrepid Australian teen did something that, shockingly, nobody had ever thought to do before: he actually measured a Subway "Footlong" sub. To his dismay, the sandwich’s length fell short by a full inch from what was promised, and the Internet went nuts.
Now, in the wake of two actual lawsuits being filed by several claimants in New Jersey and Chicago with a class-action lawsuit as its goal, the folks at Subway realized that this seemingly mundane issue is no laughing matter. According to The Chicago Tribune, they released this statement:
"We have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve. Our commitment remains steadfast to ensure that every Subway Footlong sandwich is 12 inches at each location worldwide."
So it appears as if Subway is actually going to change their practices to ensure that all sandwiches are in fact 12 inches long, a transition that will most likely end up costing them a lot of money due to the need to create entirely new equipment.
It will most likely still cost less than the legal fees and potential payout that a class-action lawsuit would bring, however.