Food Nation Radio Measures Subway’s Foot-long Sub

From the Food And Travel Nation Archives (2013)

Matt Corby’s 2013 picture of his sandwich

In 2013, an Australian teenager posted this picture and a story online that his “Foot Long” sandwich from Subway wasn’t actually 12″ long.

So having a curiosity about such things (and the fact that we were hungry) we jumped into action!

We spoke with noted Tampa Bay attorney Joseph F, Pippen (himself a foot long customer) about a possible class-action lawsuit against Subway.  On the way to the radio station for the broadcast, we stopped at a local Subway restaurant and purchased a sub to measure it for ourselves.    Here’s the interview and our own measurement.

 

Our Verdict!

Subway agreed that the length of the sandwiches should be the same as advertised and settled with the 10 original plaintiffs. That prompted an appeal.

So where do we stand today in 2021?

We’ll have to stop for a sandwich for a proper follow up.

About elizabethd

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on FoodNationRadio.com and stations around the country.

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