Sub Chain Faces Lawsuit When 'Footlong' Comes Up Short
A national sub chain with a location in downtown Wakefield is facing lawsuits that its footlong subs are not 12 inches long.
Subway, the world’s second largest fast food restaurant chain with a location on Main Street in downtown Wakefield, is facing accusations that its footlong subs come up short.
On Wednesday, a lawsuit filed by a Marlboro, N.J. used car dealer alleged the company duped customers out of $142 million with its footlong subs not being 12 inches long, reports the New York Post on Thursday morning.
Jason Leslie told the Post he felt “like an idiot” after measuring a footlong meatball sub he ate last week only to find it was short of a foot. He said he pulled out a ruler after reading an earlier story in the Post about Subway sandwiches being shorter than a foot.
In a statement, Subway told the Post that its “commitment remains steadfast” to making sure every Footlong sub is 12 inches long.