Really? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post

    Look at the picture of the sub in their commercial. You can't get that at a Subway.
    Look at the pictures on any fast food menu and then look at what you actually get

    Look At The Shocking Difference Between Fast Food Ads And Real Menu Items - Business Insider
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Look at the pictures on any fast food menu and then look at what you actually get

    Look At The Shocking Difference Between Fast Food Ads And Real Menu Items - Business Insider
    Loved those comparison pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Look at the pictures on any fast food menu and then look at what you actually get

    Look At The Shocking Difference Between Fast Food Ads And Real Menu Items - Business Insider
    What really surprises me is that someone has waited this long to challenge the length.

    I remember watching a show about photography for the food industry. In one shot the burger was slightly smaller than the bun so the photographer cut the patty and spread it from the backside so it filled the bun. Then she went through a half a head of lettuce to find the one leaf that had just the perfect shade of green and the proper amount of curl. Then the tomato, it had to be just the perfect shade of red and the perfect size. In all I think it took her over an hour to get just the perfect shot for the ad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Crazy. A class action. Winners get a free 6" sub, attorneys get 14 million cash. Attorneys ought to get subs too.
    That is exactly how it will play out. The lawyers get richer and the public gets little or nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    Just me, but I would consider less of a Subway sandwich a blessing.

    As a full time sandwich artist.... that hurts!
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    This is dumb. McDonalds sells a quarter pounder but has a disclaimer that says that was before being cooked. Maybe subway should put a similar disclaimer about being approximately one foot long.

    Regardless, this is just stupid. No one actually sues over something like this unless they are a greedy, selfish person who doesn't want to work for what they get in life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    What really surprises me is that someone has waited this long to challenge the length.
    In Subway's case, bread comes as frozen sticks, its thawed over night in the cooler, stretched, moistened, proofed(allowed rise under heat and humidity) and baked. If your bread is not 12 inches a lazy baker didn't stretch it properly and therefor a little fatter and shorter than it should be. If its over stretched it will be longer and thinner than it sould be.

    This has been part of the Subway baking process for more than 30 years. It could be stretched to 3 feet long or squished to 8 inches. The volume of bread is still the same, no one has been cheated.
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    [QUOTE=SCXDm9;2571800]
    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    What really surprises me is that someone has waited this long to challenge the length.

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    In Subway's case, bread comes as frozen sticks, its thawed over night in the cooler, stretched, moistened, proofed(allowed rise under heat and humidity) and baked. If your bread is not 12 inches a lazy baker didn't stretch it properly and therefor a little fatter and shorter than it should be. If its over stretched it will be longer and thinner than it sould be.

    This has been part of the Subway baking process for more than 30 years. It could be stretched to 3 feet long or squished to 8 inches. The volume of bread is still the same, no one has been cheated.
    By reducing the amount of meat and cheese and not telling the customer yet charging the same price is cheating the customer. A company that sits around and thinks of ways to give their customers less and less so they can make more and more is NOT who I want to give my business to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig35seven View Post
    By reducing the amount of meat and cheese and not telling the customer yet charging the same price is cheating the customer. A company that sits around and thinks of ways to give their customers less and less so they can make more and more is NOT who I want to give my business to.
    The problem is that it is either reduce the amount of food or increase the price of the food. The economy is in the dumps and Subway has to compete with other fast food restaurants. The "5-dollar footlong" advert has been a big selling point for them, and if they raise the price, people will start looking at the 5-dollar hot and ready pizza or other deals out there, or go to a Panera or more "gourmet" sandwich restaurants for near the same price.

    If you get a sandwich and you are unhappy with the contents, you are free to complain and ask for more for being cheated, or just not go back. I'd wager that most people don't even notice the difference with the sandwiches, and the great thing about free market capitalism is that competition exists to give us the option to go elsewhere.
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    Shrinkage ,maybe it was a little chilly out.If you can sue because someone came up a little short,the courts will be flooded with Ex Girlfriends
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    Dangit how many ounces of ice have they been putting in my 44 oz Mountain Dew! You don't short a man Mountain Dew! Heads are gonna roll!

    Yeah people want fresh baked bread, yet if they ever baked bread they'd realize it's nigh impossible to get everything to come out exactly as planned every time.
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    It may be about "sub sandwich" control.

    No one needs a 12" sandwich. Too many calories that could make you fat. A twelver incher could cause heart acttacks and make our children fat!

    So,they are going to "ease" it back some. Make it safer for the community. People everywhere will like it. Kids will be skinnier, all of society will benefit.

    At the rate we are going, any sandwich over 12" will need to be registered...so that we can" keep tabs" on it.

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    They are just lowering the sandwich capacity to prevent deaths. Who needs 30 ounces when 7 will do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaDawg View Post
    The problem is that it is either reduce the amount of food or increase the price of the food. The economy is in the dumps and Subway has to compete with other fast food restaurants. The "5-dollar footlong" advert has been a big selling point for them, and if they raise the price, people will start looking at the 5-dollar hot and ready pizza or other deals out there, or go to a Panera or more "gourmet" sandwich restaurants for near the same price.

    If you get a sandwich and you are unhappy with the contents, you are free to complain and ask for more for being cheated, or just not go back. I'd wager that most people don't even notice the difference with the sandwiches, and the great thing about free market capitalism is that competition exists to give us the option to go elsewhere.
    I agree with some points...however, what if your local gas station wanted to gain an edge over their competition and instead of giving you a gallon of gas for $3.50 they cut back the amount of gas to 7/8ths of a gallon. They are charging the same amount yet giving you less product without the customer knowing it. The point here is that people don't know they're being cheated and the corporation is getting away with it. (of course the gasoline industry is government controlled so they can't do such unscrupulous business practices but they used to).

    I agree that the law suit is stupid but it does expose them for what they are.
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    They should just laser print a photo of the meat and cheese onto the bread and do away with it all together.
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