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Subway sandwich scandal inches into court

Published on Jan 24, 2013 6:08 AM
 
Angry American diners want to take a bite out of the Subway fast food chain over what they say are too short "Footlong" sandwiches. -- PHOTO: AP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Sometimes if you don't give an inch, you'll wind up in court.

Angry American diners want to take a bite out of the Subway fast food chain over what they say are too short "Footlong" sandwiches.

The bulging lunch bun is Subway's signature offering. But ever since a keen-eyed Australian discovered earlier this month that his "Footlong" measured only 28cm, and not 30.5cm, the United States-based global franchise has been on the back foot.

In what appears to be the first related lawsuit, two New Jersey men filed a complaint on Tuesday in New Jersey, alleging that Subway deliberately and systematically shortens its sandwiches to 11 or 11.5 inches.

 
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