Subway, fresh off the scandal involving their spokesperson Jared, has just agreed to a settlement over a lawsuit which claims that their footlong sandwich is not actually, — well — a foot long.
Like most of you I consume my food by the foot and am incapable of looking at a sandwich to determine if it is worth what I paid for it. So if it comes in a little under or over the advertised units of length or weight such as a foot, lb, or in metric measurements a “whopper,” I need to be told about it or else I would never be able to evaluate my purchase. I mean really, where would it end? Next thing you know 2×4’s would not actually measure 2 inches by 4 inches!
No money damages have been awarded but you will be glad to know that as part of the settlement agreement the required remediation measures will include.
- Requiring franchisees to use a tool for measuring bread, to ensure that the bread sold to customers is either six or 12 inches long;
- Requiring regular inspections to be made to ensure that the baked bread is at least 12 inches long;
- Requiring regular inspections of ovens to ensure they are in regular working order;
- Increasing penalties for non-compliance for Subway restaurants that are found to be using bread that is not at least 12 inches long;
- Updating all training materials, protocols and franchisee communications to require sandwiches to be at least six or 12 inches in length; and
- Requiring franchisees to add the following notice in each Subway restaurant: “due to natural variations in the bread baking process, the size and shape of bread may vary.”
So there you have it. Bread does not always bake to an exact size. No word yet on how they intend to measure a “whop.”
Although there is no cash settlement, the lawyers who sued Subway are of course being paid for their time. Below is a list of the bastards who enriched themselves by a little over half a million dollars while wasting everyone’s time;
ZIMMERMAN LAW OFFICES PC
DENITTIS OSEFCHEN PC
LAW OFFICES OF TODD M. FRIEDMAN
EDELMAN COMBS LATTURNER & GOODWIN LLC
AGRUSS LAW FIRM LLC
ADEMI & OREILLY LLP
FARUQI AND FARUQI LLP
EVANS LAW FIRM PA
HIRSCH LAW FIRM PA
MARKS & KLEIN LLP
Should you need a law firm willing to publicly shame itself on your behalf I would highly recommend any of these.