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#1 Wetcoaster

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

In the face of mounting consumer pressure and pending lawsuits Subway acknowledged that a "footlong" sub should be 12 inches in length.


Subway is apologizing that its “Footlong” sandwiches fell short of expectations.


The world’s largest fast-food chain faced widespread criticism last week after a man posted a photo online showing a “Footlong” next to a tape measure that showed it to be just 11 inches. Subway said Friday that it’s redoubling efforts to “ensure consistency and correct length” in all its sandwiches.


The company had already noted last week that bread length could vary when franchisees don’t bake to its exact specifications and that it would reinforce policies to ensure consistency.


In a statement Friday, Subway expressed “regret” for “any instance where we did not fully deliver on our promise to our customers.”


It declined to comment on lawsuit filed this week by two New Jersey men over the subs.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

Quiznos is better anyways.

But my god is it stupid to try to sue Subway.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:32 PM

What's next?

Measure the diameter of an 8", 10" or 12" pizza?

Is quarter pounder a McDonald really 1/4 pound ???

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

Lord knows Americans NEED a footlongs worth of food.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

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Quiznos is better anyways.

But my god is it stupid to try to sue Subway.

Why?

This is basic consumer law - you must deliver what is promised.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:37 PM

Lawsuit-worthy?
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

It's a Jersey Thing. Lol.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Why?

This is basic consumer law - you must deliver what is promised.


Over 1 inch?

That's a sample at Costco. I wouldn't even be bothered to fight over that.

You'd have to be an extremely dull person to want to money out of that. I hope it backfires on those two New Jersey people.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

What's next?

Measure the diameter of an 8", 10" or 12" pizza?

Is quarter pounder a McDonald really 1/4 pound ???

lol someone on welfare who had nothing to do that day

If you read the claim you will see that McDonald's is clear that the 1/4 pound refers to uncooked weight of the meat patty (in metric 113.4 grams).


Quarter Pounder with Cheese®


It’s 100% pure Canadian beefy cheesiness. It tastes great, and it knows it. Two slices of melting processed cheddar cheese, a quarter pound* of 100% pure Canadian beef on a toasted sesame seed bun. It’s a simple recipe, but it works.


*Weight before cooking at least 113.4g.


http://www.mcdonalds...der_cheese.html

Subway has made no such reservation and according to the company HQ the subs are expected to be 12 inches in length when baked.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Seems frivolous to me..

OH NOEEZZZZ MY SUBZZZ ARE ONLY 11.5"?!!!!!?!!!!!! :frantic:
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

Why?

This is basic consumer law - you must deliver what is promised.


True. But I think many of us would agree that the correct solution is:Subway: So fatty, we hear that we gave you an 11 inch sub.Fatty: Yuh. I need more food!Subway: Alright, here's a years worth of free Subway sandwiches. Please redeem these later at night though, we want people to think this is a healthy place to eat. Not a place to die from overeating.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

If you read the claim you will see that McDonald's is clear that the 1/4 pound refers to uncooked weight of the meat patty (in metric 113.4 grams).










Quarter Pounder with Cheese®


It’s 100% pure Canadian beefy cheesiness. It tastes great, and it knows it. Two slices of melting processed cheddar cheese, a quarter pound* of 100% pure Canadian beef on a toasted sesame seed bun. It’s a simple recipe, but it works.
*Weight before cooking at least 113.4g.

http://www.mcdonalds...der_cheese.html

Subway has made no such reservation and according to the company HQ the subs are expected to be 12 inches in length when baked.


Says who?

I've read other articles where they said it was simply just a name.

It's a Jersey Thing. Lol.


I laughed

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Lawsuit-worthy?

That is why there are class action lawsuits and in some US states there are provisions for increased damages.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

If it results in a extra inch on my sandwich of choice I'm all for it
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

I feel so lucky to live in a part of the world where some of the major problems are that a footlong sub is only 11 inches long.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:49 PM

Says who?

I've read other articles where they said it was simply just a name.



I laughed

Says who? Subway HQ in the US. In Australia a different justification was put forward initially in response to the claim.


Subway customers may soon be seeing “footlong” sandwiches that are more consistently a full 12 inches long, according to a company statement issued in the wake of lawsuits filed against the sandwich chain.


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. Subway responded Thursday 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.”


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 in Chicago 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 (U.S.). 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. Zimmerman described the attention surrounding the Australian teen’s sandwich photo as the “inspiration for moving forward” with Buren’s case.


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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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

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I'd be more upset at how awful the food is
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

Obviously!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

I already quit subway. It's mostly just bread and sauced out meat anyway.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

One of the goals of tort law is to change unlawful (in a civil sense) behaviour and it seems to have worked in this case.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

They say its a foot long, and its not. I applaud him for taking them to court. Give me a foot long or give me 8.3% off.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:53 PM

I'd be more upset at how awful the food is


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

I saw "Size DOES Matter" under new threads and started by Wetcoaster and was like, Whaaa??

lol.

got me.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

They will settle for a few million
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

What's a foot? Does it actually say 12 inches on the board?

Footlong isn't even a real word.

Just like a 2x4 isn't 2 inches by 4 inches.
Should Americans sue Home Depot and Lowes over that?

Sigh...the eco system is collapsing, people around the world are starving, and people in America are whining about the size of the bun...
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

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"Five...
Five dollar...
Five dollar 11-inch long"


It just doesn't have the same ring.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:12 PM

What's a foot? Does it actually say 12 inches on the board?

Footlong isn't even a real word.

Just like a 2x4 isn't 2 inches by 4 inches.
Should Americans sue Home Depot and Lowes over that?

Sigh...the eco system is collapsing, people around the world are starving, and people in America are whining about the size of the bun...


Up until Taco Bell started serving them and created the name, "gordita" and "chalupa" weren't real words either. And if I'm not mistaken, Chimichanga still isn't a real word. What is the point of using the "real word" angle?
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Up until Taco Bell started serving them and created the name, "gordita" and "chalupa" weren't real words either. And if I'm not mistaken, Chimichanga still isn't a real word. What is the point of using the "real word" angle?


Where does it say "footlong" is exactly 12 inches.

Again...see my lame reference to 2 x 4's.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

My girlfriend says she can't handle a foot-long, but that 6 inches is the perfect length ;)
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