Subway Footlongs 1 Inch (2.54) Shorter, Consumers Angry

A man from Australia posted his measurements on Facebook, and they didn't add up

By on January 18th, 2013 08:57 GMT

A Subway client from Australia has voiced his complaint about the chain's popular footlong sandwich, which, as it turns out, is not really a foot (30.5 cm) long.

Matt Corby wrote to the company on Facebook, Gawker notes. He posted pictures of the sub as he was measuring it. In most cases, sandwiches were only 11 inches (28 cm) long.

Some consumers feel as though they are being robbed of their 1 extra inch, while others defend the brand. Its advocates suggest that the cold footlong was bigger, but shrank after being toasted.

The post received 100,000 likes and many shares, from users prompting the company to explain why they have lied about the size of their dish.

In all fairness, even if the bread shrank, I believe the company was well aware of that and should have considered making the sub bigger from the get-go.

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