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Chicago Lawsuit Claims Subway Short-Changing Customers On Footlongs

Home - by - January 24, 2013 - 16:45 America/New_York - 25 Comments

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This image from a Subway customer's federal lawsuit shows a ruler next to one of the restaurant chain's Footlong sandwiches, proving it is less than 11 inches long. (Supplied to CBS)

 

CHICAGO (CBS) – A subway customer has filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago, alleging the sandwich store’s popular “Footlong” subs aren’t really a foot long.

As CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports, when it comes to Subway sandwiches, size matters to customers.

The lawsuit – which seeks class-action status – includes photos of a Footlong sub that measures less than 11 inches long.

Subway sells Footlong subs at all of its stores, but the lawsuit alleges that’s not what its customers get every time.

It claims the company behind Subway restaurants acted “fraudulently and deceptively,” by pumping out ads that promise Footlong sandwiches, which often turn out to be smaller than advertised.

“They clearly state that the length of the sub is one foot, and I don’t see how it could be any clearer than that,” attorney Tom Zimmerman said.

But Zimmerman said consumers are getting shorted at stores across the country, with sandwiches that are sometimes less than 11 inches.

With a ruler held up next to the sandwich she had just bought, one woman said it appeared her Footlong was only about 10 inches long.

“I think it’s messed up,” she said.

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  1. dapenguin

    January 24th, 2013

    You do remember that all the subways in Chicago agreed to make slightly shorter sandwiches by cutting off the last several inches of each sandwich and giving them to moose.

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 24th, 2013

    Waiting for the feminazi response: “The sandwich was measured by a MAN.”

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  3. Foot Long?

    January 24th, 2013

    It’s just an expression. I’ve been saying its a foot long for years,but is only 9″.

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  4. B. Hussein Obama

    January 24th, 2013

    Well, I just love a footlong …

    and every inch counts!

    No, not a sammich, you silly!

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  5. Anonymous

    January 24th, 2013

    Ah, the old joke that women don’t make good engineers and architects, because they were always told 4″ was 6″.

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  6. thirdtwin

    January 24th, 2013

    In my crystal ball, I see a Chicago jury full of fat fucks who buy subway sandwiches with EBT cards.

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  7. theJadedBarrel

    January 24th, 2013

    Who cares about Subway! I’ve been short changed to. However, Thank you lady for debunking the “Size doesn’t matter” theory!

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  8. MemphisRebel

    January 24th, 2013

    I’m sure Subway will come back and say that the bread was a foot long beofre it went into the oven. That’s how McDoogal’s get’s away with the quarter-pounder (fine print: “weight before cooking”).

    Which reminds me of a very crude and tasteless joke that I’m gonna share anayway…

    What do you call an anorexic with a yeast infection?

    A quarter pounder with cheese.

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  9. JimBob

    January 24th, 2013

    My boot is 12.5 inches

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  10. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 24th, 2013

    This posting proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Cardigan is a female. No man would have touched this topic with a 9’10″ pole.

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  11. grayscape

    January 24th, 2013

    What’s up with Chicago?

    Stupid lawsuits…dog-hating cops….marxist dictators…

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  12. 12inchMooch

    January 24th, 2013

    Subway? Barky gets the full 12 inches most Friday nights.
    Reggie delivers.

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  13. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 24th, 2013

    They’re suing over INCHES? How about suing over TASTE? lol.

    You know what though? They’re right. If you advertise as footlong, it better be a foot long.

    You heard me.

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  14. Pickled Liver

    January 24th, 2013

    How many Foot long hot dogs are really a foot long? Never really thought they were!

    Now I guess they’ll have to advertise subs ranging in size from 9 to 11 inch’s!

    Don’t these people have a life?

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  15. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    January 24th, 2013

    Chicago trial lawyers have to compensate for striking out on Division Street.

    Hey, my FOOT is 11 inches long, but a size 13. Definitions!!!

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  16. cfm990

    January 24th, 2013

    Acording to subway: I am sooo above average. :D

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  17. Wyatt, Insensitive Progressive Jerk

    January 24th, 2013

    I ordered a Subway foot-long sandwich, and it was actually 13″ long. Do I owe Subway a refund?

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  18. The Mad German

    January 24th, 2013

    I’m surprised Chicago hasn’t started sueing oil companies for their 9/10′s gallon of gas.

    Corruptville has got to come up with funds somehow for their pension shortages they’ve bilked.

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  19. m00pa

    January 24th, 2013

    I wait until they buy lumber … thier heads will explode.

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  20. Jethro

    January 24th, 2013

    When I first glanced at the title I thought the city of shitcago had legalized male prostitution, but only underground…

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  21. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 24th, 2013

    I thought they had machines that pinched off the logs…er.. I mean, loaves at 12 inches. :roll:

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  22. Eleanor in Hell

    January 24th, 2013

    Mister Two Inches, you’re one to talk about size.
    :eek:

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  23. F.D.R. in Hell

    January 24th, 2013

    Babs, sweetie, is that what made you become a switch-hitter?
    And I’m not referring to Mickey Mantle.

    :evil:

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  24. Eleanor in Hell

    January 24th, 2013

    No, Franklin. It was your playing ball with my secretary, Lucy Mercer.

    Now, let’s drop this talk before we’re banned for hijacking the thread.

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  25. Carlos The Jackal

    January 25th, 2013

    “In a surprise move, Subway has said it will begin serving actual 6″ long dill pickles to make up for the deficit.”

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