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Footlong-Gate: Subway Apologizes for Sandwiches Not Measuring Up

January 25, 2013

Apparently size really does matter.

At least when it comes to a footlong sub. It may not be as bad as the crisis Taco Bell had to deal with when it was accused of using little actual beef in its ground beef, but Subway has had its own set of PR headaches this week with the revelation that its footlong subs aren't always a foot long.

It all started on Jan. 16, when Australian Matt Corby posted a photo to Subway Australia's Facebook page of a sandwich he'd just bought, asking why that footlong sub was actually only 11 inches long. Not long after, others began inundating Subway's Facebook page asking for an explanation. Even as late as this afternoon, Facebook users were posting images of their lacking-in-length sandwiches.

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