Apparently, Subway Doesn’t Think Normal Rules of Measurement Should Apply to Them
By now you’ve probably heard that most Subway Footlongs (at least four out of seven purchased from New York test locations) are actually 11 – 11.5 inches long. If not, here’s the photo to prove it. But did you also know that Subway Australia doesn’t seem to think there’s anything wrong with their clear lack of measuring skills?
Here’s a statement recently released on the Subway Australia Facebook page:
Let’s read that again, shall we?
“With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, ‘SUBWAY FOOTLONG’ is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway® Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length.”
Oh Subway, you silly goose. I tried that argument with highway patrol last week. “But officer, I thought 60 mph was a suggestion, not a hard-pressed rule!”
Of course, with media backlash steadily growing, a quick search through SA’s page would reveal the statement has since been taken down, but you know what that Erica girl from The Social Network said about the internet. I for one would much prefer they stay mum. Shut up and give us back our money!
H/T + PicThx Buzzfeed
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