Men Disappointed in Sandwich Length File Lawsuits Against Subway

Three men are suing Subway saying its footlong sandwiches just don't measure up.

If you're headed to Subway bring your appetite—and your ruler.

This past week, lawsuits were filed in California and New Jersey accusing the fast-food franchise of fraud and false advertising. Plaintiffs say the footlong subs just don't measure up.

According to a report in The Sacramento Bee, a suit filed Thursday in Sacramento by Richard Springer says the footlong sandwiches come up short of 12 inches.

The suit, which seeks class-action status, claims Springer “suffered an injury in fact and lost money as a result of the deceptive and unfair conduct” of Subway, according to the newspaper.

And in New Jersey, two men are also suing the sandwich giant because they say the advertised footlong sub is just shy of 12 inches.

According to NBC 10, the lawsuit was filed this week. The plaintiffs, John Farley of Evesham and Charles Noah Pendrack of Ocean City, NJ, said they measured 17 Subway footlong sandwiches and all were not quite 12 inches. 

Read the full story on NBC 10.

What do you think? Does this lawsuit have merit? Should a footlong sandwich measure 12 inches? Tell us in comments.

Washy January 29, 2013 at 02:45 PM
Eric I am sure the girth of your sandwich is average. And there is not a scale in the place....The subs are sold by size
John Hanson January 30, 2013 at 08:10 PM
The judge should have never heard the case. The court system needs a overhaul.
Tom Eiseman January 30, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I agree ... too many frivolous lawsuits. But we only hear about the ones that make it into the system. Most judges don't want to waste their time, and throw them out / dismiss them. In any case, seems like the Australian Facebook post (with the tape measure photo that went viral) did more to encourage Subway to make sure their ads meet the "Truth in Advertising" standard than anything else.
Deborah LongstreetMartin February 16, 2013 at 12:18 AM
Subway Deserves to get sued! I just came from Subway a short while ago and was ripped off the meat! There meat is No longer sold by weight! I came from store number 31612 in Boyette near Bloomindale, Florida. I ordered a Spicy Italian and substituted the pepperoni for Genoa Salomi. In this process you are given 20 slices of Genoa Salomi total and I was given only 16...I filed a complaint with the store manager that called me from a restricted number...Now I see why! She refused to do anything or rectify the situation! She told me she didn't care and that's what she puts on the sandwich and doesn't care what any of the other Subway stores put on there subs!!! Subway has really gone downhill. I will Not EVER eat at Subway anymore! I would rather be a fat pig! As for the veggies they put on the sub is ridiculous also! It's like all bread now! Sad! Truly Sad!
Deborah LongstreetMartin February 16, 2013 at 12:37 AM
I agree with you Elizebeth! Complaining alone does Nothing! It seems when a company gets sued they decide then they want to start following the rules or own up to there advertising! I had a similar issue today with Subway except it's not about the bread although, it was Not fresh as they claim! I was ripped off the meat! When ordering a Spicy Italian and you substitute the pepperoni for genoa salami you are suppose to get 20 slices of genoa salomi and I was only given 16...i filed a complaint with the manager and she said she didn't care! Wow! Really? Talk about being ripped off, False advertisement and Fraud! Sad...truly sad!


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