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NO $5 FOOTLONGS DUE TO $10 MINIMUM WAGE

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Free Beacon

Subway’s signature $5 foot-long sandwich is no more in San Francisco due to the high cost of doing business and the city’s rising minimum wage.

NBC in the Bay Area reports:

The sandwich-making chain stopped selling the five-dollar footlongs in San Francisco due to the “high cost of doing business,” according to SF Weekly.

Signs posted at Subway sandwich shops sadly inform San Francisco patrons — we hear Willie Brown is a big fan — that “all SUBWAY Restaurants in SF County DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN Subway National $5.00 Promotions,” according to the newspaper…

Apparently, the city’s new minimum wage, raised to $10.24 as of Jan. 1, make $5 footlongs an impossible business model.

 

» 21 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    March 30th, 2012

    Make then 6″ and still charge $5. Isn’t that the going rate anyway in San Fran.

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  2. Dyrewulf

    March 30th, 2012

    I stopped going to Subway, period, about six weeks ago. The one next to the grocery store we shop at has some ‘different’ sales, it seems. The sign said “$5 Footlongs” and listed the types for the month. I picked one, and told the lady “I’ll have the $5 footlong (subtype)” She snapped back “That’s only on Thursdays,” which is NOT what the sign says.

    Then I remembered – this B____ says something like that EVERY TIME I picked one of the specials. So I walked out, and haven’t been back, and I won’t go back. It isn’t even worth my time to snap a photo of the sale sign and email it to the district manager asking him/her to identify ‘where the hell does it say ‘on Thursdays only.’

    I don’t need to argue with people over their own advertising.

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  3. reddecaesari

    March 30th, 2012

    that’s gonna piss off the footlong crowd.

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  4. John Bruno

    March 30th, 2012

    That’s going to put a real burden on Sandra Fluke’s “lifesyle.” But what’s an extra $5.24 when your having that much fun!!!

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  5. r3c0n

    March 30th, 2012

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  6. Stirrin the B.S.

    March 30th, 2012

    Hey, when you’re a congressman who makes $190,000 plus benes to die for, WHO CARES how much a footlong costs!

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  7. Jarhead Cracka

    March 30th, 2012

    When the “Occupy” people were calling for a higher min. wage last fall, my counter-argument was this: If everybody at Burger King is making $20.00 an hour, how much will your Whopper cost now?

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  8. Cracker-bitch, stfu

    March 30th, 2012

    Ha ha! They get what they deserve. Subway sucks anyway. They hardly put enough meat on the sandwich.

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  9. Noodengr

    March 30th, 2012

    SARCASM ON ” i think san fran should give folks a tax refund making up the difference between the actually cost of a Subway sub and the advertized cost the people of san fran see on their TVs it is not fair that they get misled and then have to pay more”
    SARCASM OFF Isn’t there a verse in the Bible that says ” you reap what you sow”? go ahead and pay for your stupidity folks of sn fran i could not care less

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  10. Elmer

    March 30th, 2012

    How can this possibly be true? Raising the minimum wage only helps people and raises buying power. There must be a mistake.

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  11. Annie

    March 30th, 2012

    Minimum wage aside: you’d better be fluent in Spanish to get any kind of sub at my Subway.

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  12. Cliff Weismeyer

    March 30th, 2012

    “Ha ha! They get what they deserve. Subway sucks anyway. They hardly put enough meat on the sandwich.”

    That’s always been my issue with Subway.
    They basically make bread sandwiches.

    That being said , the next step,of course, for the brain-dead lefties will be to pass a law that Subway still must price the sandwich at $5;price control.

    Then Goodbye Subway.

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  13. TooMuchTime

    March 30th, 2012

    Apparently, [San Francisco's] new minimum wage, raised to $10.24 as of Jan. 1, make $5 footlongs an impossible business model.

    Or, as Thomas Sowell calls the minimum wage, The Black Youth Unemployment Act.

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  14. Nutjob

    March 30th, 2012

    When the “Occupy” people were calling for a higher min. wage last fall, my counter-argument was this: If everybody at Burger King is making $20.00 an hour, how much will your Whopper cost now?

    @jarhead Cracka

    well if they did the math $1.89.

    Wonder if the next subway commercial will be, “10, $10 dollar, $10 dollar half a foot looooooooong”.

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  15. Cruisin' Cat

    March 30th, 2012

    SF?
    If you’ll just step down this alley, there is an individual who would be happy to offer you a “$5.00 footlong deal.”

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  16. Noelegy

    March 30th, 2012

    And yet they’ll never understand this is the natural consequence of continuing to raise the minimum wage.

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  17. Noelegy

    March 30th, 2012

    For those of you soured on Subway, try Firehouse Subs. They put plenty of meat on their sandwiches, and they blow Jimmy John’s out of the water. AND the chain was started by firefighters, and they do good work for charitable causes for firefighters and their families.

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  18. muddjuice

    March 30th, 2012

    Don’t worry, the government will step in and take control of Subway, saving the day and bringing food to the masses…..

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  19. Lerxst

    March 30th, 2012

    Suck it San Fran…you reap what you sow.

    $10.24 minimum wage…sheesh.

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  20. scr_north

    March 30th, 2012

    Kinda tells how thin the profit margins are at Subway. Even at thin margins their subs aren’t very good. Having said that I wish the franchisees luck as they are the ones that created jobs and gambled their fortunes, not like the city hall douchebags that constantly try to buy votes with taxpayor money. The city hall folks now have another great story to tell at the cocktail parties while businessmen are driven into a hiring freeze (which the progs will blame on them) or bankruptcy.

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  21. Cynic

    March 30th, 2012

    It shouldn’t hurt sales too much, Every guy there wants 6″ of beef anyways.

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