TribLIVE

| Business

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Subway 'crisis': Is footlong sub really 11 inches?

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By The Associated Press
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

What's in an inch? Apparently, enough missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar.

Subway, the world's largest fast food chain with 37,000 locations, is facing criticism since an Australian man posted a picture on the company's Facebook page of one of its famous footlong sandwiches next to a tape measure that seems to show it's just 11 inches.

More than 100,000 people have “liked” or commented on the photo, which has the caption “Subway pls respond.” Lookalike pictures have popped up elsewhere on Facebook.

By Thursday afternoon, the picture was no longer visible on Subway's Facebook page, which has 19.8 million fans. A spokesman for Subway, based in Milford, Conn., said the length of its sandwiches can vary slightly when its bread, which is baked at each Subway location, is not made to the chain's exact specifications.

“We are reinforcing our policies and procedures in an effort to ensure our offerings are always consistent,” Subway said in an e-mailed statement.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Small business hangs on fate of Export-Import Bank
  2. Low fuel pressure may have easy fix
  3. Wages, benefits stagnant, U.S. says
  4. 3 vehicles to keep an eye on for 2016
  5. Insurers: F-150’s aluminum costly to repair
  6. FirstEnergy to build coal waste processing facility in Beaver County
  7. Jaguar XJ flagship struggles to keep pace
  8. Trib 30 index slips in July; 29 percent drop makes ATI biggest loser
  9. $2-per-gallon gas expected by year’s end, but not in Western Pa.
  10. FedEx bid faces in-depth probe of bid to buy Dutch express company
  11. Chevy tweaks its truck remake