Subway’s reputation for fresh sandwiches is intact but its honesty was tested recently when Matt Corby, an Australian teen, posted a photo of a Footlong measuring 11 inches. Consumer lawsuits followed in the United States. Thomas Zimmerman, an attorney in a Chicago case, told Reuters: “This is no different than buying a dozen eggs and getting 11. You’re buying a dozen inches and only getting 11.” San Diegans recently saw a similar smackdown, when local authorities won a $250,000 settlement with a New Jersey company that sold half-empty Disney Princess jewelry kits to kids.
Have you measured a Subway Footlong lately? (One site says Subway has 41 stores in San Diego County.) Take a picture and share it here.
Any other marketing claims you’ve seen that don’t measure up?