Subway Response To 'Footlong' Controversy: Name 'Not Intended To Be A Measurement Of Length'

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    Jan 20, 2013 10:21 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/19/subway-response-footlong-controversy-measurment_n_2511316.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

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    Jan 20, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    I would say the great scale back on the meat and other sandwich fillings is more offensive than the bread not quite meeting 12".
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    Subway's response might be acceptable if their commercials didn't plainly indicate that "footlong" is indeed a measurement of length.

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    Jan 20, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    I wondered when this was going to go to court.
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    nicodegallo saidI would say the great scale back on the meat and other sandwich fillings is more offensive than the bread not quite meeting 12".
    YES! That's why I stopped eating there. One time I ordered a turkey breast sandwich. Got like 3 slices of turkey and LOTS of veggies. I though it was a quirk. So I went to a different one the following week. Same thing. Fuckers. I wanted a turkey sandwich, not a salad sandwich!
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    Seems like they really dropped the ball on that PR potential. Instead of saying the name is not meant to be factual they should've stressed the fresh baked aspect.
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
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    nicodegallo saidI would say the great scale back on the meat and other sandwich fillings is more offensive than the bread not quite meeting 12".
    YES! That's why I stopped eating there. One time I ordered a turkey breast sandwich. Got like 3 slices of turkey and LOTS of veggies. I though it was a quirk. So I went to a different one the following week. Same thing. Fuckers. I wanted a turkey sandwich, not a salad sandwich!


    It's definitely become the norm at their stores these days. If I wanted just bread, I could run to the nearest bakery or supermarket and buy a baguette icon_confused.gif

    I no longer eat at Subway either. I've become quite loyal to subs from Wegmans because at least those sandwiches have some substance!
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    This marketing insult pales before the travesty that is the american "pint" of beer. For those of you in other countries, believe or or not, the US has no "fair pint" law. Most establishments define a "pint" as anything in a certain shape of glass, which is often 12 or 14 fluid oz. Up to a 25% shortage!

    Some brew fans keep attempting to get a fair pint law on the ballot in Oregon, but so far they have not been able to collect enough signatures. Easier to stay on your bar stool and gripe about it, I suppose.
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    Jan 20, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    nicodegallo said
    xrichx said
    nicodegallo saidI would say the great scale back on the meat and other sandwich fillings is more offensive than the bread not quite meeting 12".
    YES! That's why I stopped eating there. One time I ordered a turkey breast sandwich. Got like 3 slices of turkey and LOTS of veggies. I though it was a quirk. So I went to a different one the following week. Same thing. Fuckers. I wanted a turkey sandwich, not a salad sandwich!


    It's definitely become the norm at their stores these days. If I wanted just bread, I could run to the nearest bakery or supermarket and buy a baguette icon_confused.gif

    I no longer eat at Subway either. I've become quite loyal to subs from Wegmans because at least those sandwiches have some substance!

    My partner & I sometimes have a "Large" sub from the Publix supermarket deli near us in Wilton Manors. Aristoshark knows the place, he once lived near there.

    I don't care about the length, and they make no claims. We have them cut it in half. And even then we each can barely eat the things, they have so much cold cuts in them.

    We did have Subway sandwiches in December, I think it was in Georgia as we drove north to New Hampshire. They had just closed, but this nice guy unlocked the door for us. And the sandwiches were great. First time I'd eaten Subway in about 7 years.

    So I dunno. Is it the individual stores? Maybe like any place you decide for yourself, and go back there again, or not. I'll give any place a shot. But that Subway in Georgia off I-95, just over the Florida State line, was very good.
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    Jan 20, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    The two Subway sandwiches I've had were both bad. The ingredients didn't taste fresh.
    So getting less of a bad sandwich is a good thing, right guys?

    It begs the question, why call a sandwich a footlong if it doesn't measure 12"
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    Jan 21, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    All the Subways I know make their employees work on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will never support Subway because Subway doesn't support community spirit.
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    Jan 21, 2013 12:16 AM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidAll the Subways I know make their employees work on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will never support Subway because Subway doesn't support community spirit.


    They choose to work on holidays. Nobody puts a gun in their heads.
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    Jan 21, 2013 12:44 AM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidAll the Subways I know make their employees work on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will never support Subway because Subway doesn't support community spirit.

    You know who else is against community spirit?
    Airports. Hotels. other restaurants. Hospitals. Fire departments. Police stations. Some stores, too.
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    Jan 21, 2013 2:56 AM GMT
    Sounds like Subway would be a natural on a hookup site.
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    Jan 21, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    Isn't Subway the place where the fat guy got skinny...




    ...then got fat again by eating too many of the samiches?
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    Jan 21, 2013 4:37 AM GMT
    The foot long.

    Using Internet inches!!
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    Jan 21, 2013 4:39 AM GMT
    Somebody go in the kitchen and make me a sandwich I hungry
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    Jan 21, 2013 4:41 AM GMT
    If you are honestly worrying about 1 inch on a Subway foot long sandwich, you need get to a gym...and eat better food, and get a life.
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    Jan 21, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
    Narciso saidSomebody go in the kitchen and make me a sandwich I hungry

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    Jan 21, 2013 4:44 AM GMT
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    Narciso saidSomebody go in the kitchen and make me a sandwich I hungry

    I don't think there are any women on RJ. icon_confused.gif


    Can't I just make someone my bitch, I really want that sandwich icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 21, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    Narciso said
    IceBuckets said
    Narciso saidSomebody go in the kitchen and make me a sandwich I hungry

    I don't think there are any women on RJ. icon_confused.gif


    Can't I just make someone my bitch, I really want that sandwich icon_sad.gif


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    You didn't specify the type of sandwich icon_biggrin.gif
    People should feel jipped if the size isn't as advertised. If I go for something that is advertised as 7.5" and it ends up being 5.5" I would feel cheated icon_sad.gif

    I'm talking about sandwiches of course.
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    Jan 21, 2013 6:03 AM GMT
    ConfederateGhost saidAll the Subways I know make their employees work on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will never support Subway because Subway doesn't support community spirit.


    As a mcdonald's minimum wage whore crew member I worked thanksgiving by choice, where I got paid an extra dollar an hour to stand around, clean and talk to my coworkers while eating pulled turkey sandwiches and pumpkin pie. Best day of work ever. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 21, 2013 6:20 AM GMT
    I think some of you guys are missing the point. It's not about 1 measly inch. It's about companies lying to consumers and offering less product for the same amount of money. It started with grocery stores, and now it's spreading to other facets of our lives. If no one noticed it now, I'm sure someone would have noticed it later after Subway offers foot long sandwiches that were actually 9 inches.
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    Jan 21, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWell, obviously if you take a product that the public was once used to and then shrink it down so that it's noticeably smaller (yet still charge the same price) I can easily see people complaining. I would just brush it off as marketing gimmick. It's clever and memorable to say and sing the slogan "$5 foot long" as a catchy tune.

    It's really the only fast food item you can get with the most bang for $5 and the ingredients (veggies at least) are fresh and healthy. As a vegetarian on the go, I can't find any other healthy and very affordable option to grab when I'm out and about. What can you get for $5 at Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mc Donald's or god forbid, King Burger?

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    McD has salads now. Two of them, without meat. All under $5 and dressing on the side. icon_wink.gif

    http://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/food/full_menu/salads.html
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    Jan 21, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    Doesn't surprise me. I've been boycotting Subway since 2005 when they revoked the stamp program and would not honour my stamps one week before the program ended.

    I've only eaten there once out of desperation in Sept 2006 in St. John's , NFLD. I was vacationing and bought a "footlong" also because they were giving a free movie pass with each footlong. I asked to have my sub toasted, reached over the counter and grabbed an entire handful of passes when the clerk had her back turned. I'm on a crimestopper's camera somewhere I'm sure.

    Take that!!icon_lol.gif

    In Canada we have a superior store called Mr. Sub.