If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Sun News Network)   Five-dollar footlong? Wrong. Five-dollar lies   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 278
    More: Interesting  
•       •       •

26262 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2013 at 8:06 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



278 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-01-17 05:48:21 PM  
I'd be okay there's some leeway with natural variation to the bread rising... as long as they're within an inch one way or the other I think it's okay. Now if they go down to 10 inches, it's a whole different story.
 
2013-01-17 06:07:32 PM  
Looks like some of the franchisees don't proof the bread long enough.

These nincompoops complaining don't realize that they're not going to get any more actual bread.
 
2013-01-17 06:13:44 PM  
measure diagonally
 
2013-01-17 06:23:04 PM  
Every subway sandwich tastes identical regardless of what you have them put on it
 
2013-01-17 06:30:04 PM  
Subway's inching for trouble if they think they're going to get away with this feat
 
2013-01-17 07:11:35 PM  
Five-dollar footWRONG!

*maniacal laughter*
 
2013-01-17 07:58:02 PM  
Dear Consumerist....
 
2013-01-17 08:08:28 PM  
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-01-17 08:08:53 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Every subway sandwich tastes identical regardless of what you have them put on it


This, this, this. You may as well skip the cheese, too, since it has no farking flavor.
 
2013-01-17 08:09:21 PM  
The guys who sign on to that complaint had better not have ever told a woman "OF COURSE it's eight inches!"

The women who sign on to that, well, I doubt any guy will go for them without being damn sure there's no tape measure in the bedroom.
 
2013-01-17 08:10:45 PM  
I go to my local deli for a sandwhich. They actually put meat in it.
 
2013-01-17 08:11:25 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Five-dollar footWRONG!

*maniacal laughter*


[icouldntfindapictureoflexluthorlaughingsoletsjustpretendiembeddedone h ereokthanks.tiff]
 
2013-01-17 08:11:36 PM  
IT WAS COLD! There was shrinkage!
 
2013-01-17 08:11:45 PM  
The foot-long is a lie.

That's what she said.
 
2013-01-17 08:11:55 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Every subway sandwich tastes identical regardless of what you have them put on it


They keep the meat slices in water for fark's sake! I know it's less expensive than a freshly made deli hoagie, but goddamnit! have some farking respect for yourself.

/Primo's in Philly area is pretty good.
 
2013-01-17 08:12:05 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Every subway sandwich tastes identical regardless of what you have them put on it

This, this, this. You may as well skip the cheese, too, since it has no farking flavor.


Except for the shredded cheese. Somehow that manages to be the only Subway cheese (including the pepper jack) that has any flavor.
 
2013-01-17 08:12:12 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Every subway sandwich tastes identical regardless of what you have them put on it


Exactly. And there's only enough meat on a foot long sub to make a half decent 6" sub anyway. Just throw half the bread away.
 
2013-01-17 08:12:58 PM  
I wanted to punch everyone in that story. And the assumption that they're a fatass already makes me want to tell them they could go without that extra inch.
 
2013-01-17 08:13:33 PM  

skwerl: Just throw half the bread away.


Well, 45% of it.
 
2013-01-17 08:13:44 PM  

tiiger: I go to my local deli for a sandwhich. They actually put meat in it.


This. I don't know or care if it's actually 12 inches long, but what it is is full of meat and other toppings, delicious, and still somehow comparable in price. Kicks Subway's ass easily.
 
2013-01-17 08:15:04 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Every subway sandwich tastes identical regardless of what you have them put on it


Truth!
 
2013-01-17 08:15:35 PM  
This is upsetting? We knew in the (spins calendar) 1960's that fast food won't look like the pictures of it on the television do.
 
2013-01-17 08:18:16 PM  
Firehouse is way better than Subway.

We don't really have any deli's around here.
 
2013-01-17 08:18:18 PM  
Are you f*cking kidding me? I saw a teaser for this story on the NBC Nightly News, and wept for our society.
 
2013-01-17 08:18:51 PM  
Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener : Five-dollar FIVEfootDONG!

fixed.
 
2013-01-17 08:19:11 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Looks like some of the franchisees don't proof the bread long enough.

These nincompoops complaining don't realize that they're not going to get any more actual bread.


If the bread is shorter, won't the drone put on less toppings? I don't go to Subway often (never, anymore) but I'm pretty sure they do not use pre-measured toppings.
 
2013-01-17 08:19:17 PM  

Raging Whore Moans: [icouldntfindapictureoflexluthorlaughingsoletsjustpretendiembeddedone h ereokthanks.tiff]


And I appreciate that - thank you!
 
2013-01-17 08:19:32 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Five-dollar footWRONG!

*maniacal laughter*


oyster.ignimgs.com

/hope my sub has plenty of MEAT and BONE
 
2013-01-17 08:19:59 PM  
Of all the crap that's going on with the world these days... and this? Seriously?

Time to let the cockroaches have a go.
 
2013-01-17 08:20:05 PM  
Whether it is 11" or 12" is really irrelevant. They are not going to add more dough; they're going to stretch the bread. Also, you're going to get the same amount of toppings; the extra inch is not going to add another slice of meat.

/Had Subway today.
//Got the Flatbread, but didn't measure it.
 
2013-01-17 08:20:26 PM  

Jument: won't the drone Sandwich Artist put on less toppings?


ftfy
 
2013-01-17 08:21:35 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Every subway sandwich tastes identical regardless of what you have them put on it


Haha that's kinda true. Maybe not the meatball.
 
2013-01-17 08:21:54 PM  
Can the picture-taker prove he didn't squish the bread himself?
 
2013-01-17 08:22:26 PM  
Food should never be measured in feet. This is why we're all so fat.
 
2013-01-17 08:22:58 PM  
Whats better a 12 inch sandwich that weighs 12 ounces or a 11 inch sandwich that weighs 14 ounces?
 
2013-01-17 08:23:43 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Looks like some of the franchisees don't proof the bread long enough.

These nincompoops complaining don't realize that they're not going to get any more actual bread.


This and this.
 
2013-01-17 08:24:01 PM  
Damn I shoulda measured my six incher at lunch.

/okay, that sounded better in my head.
 
2013-01-17 08:24:04 PM  

Supes: I'd be okay there's some leeway with natural variation to the bread rising... as long as they're within an inch one way or the other I think it's okay. Now if they go down to 10 inches, it's a whole different story.


www.faniq.com

/inyourendo
 
2013-01-17 08:24:11 PM  
Iwww.flowtown.com
 
2013-01-17 08:25:30 PM  
When they make the sandwich, they should lay a cucumber slice on each end that sticks out about 1/2 inch.
 
2013-01-17 08:25:49 PM  
If I were Subway I would argue that the term "Footlong" is a marketing term for a sandwich of approximately one foot in length and is not a guarantee that the sandwich will be precisely one foot long.

Also, anyone expecting fresh bread prepared by unskilled and minimally trained workers earning minimum wage to be universally uniform is sort of an idiot.
 
2013-01-17 08:29:25 PM  
That's just carpenter math at work. Or you could say lumber manufacturer math.

//a 2" x 4" is actually: 1 1/2 in × 3 1/2 in (38 mm × 89 mm)
/either way, it's reduced size for the same price
 
2013-01-17 08:29:46 PM  
Subway, the largest fast-food chain the world, has more than 38,000 restaurants in 100 countries.

IIRC that works out to 38,000 individual bakeries each producing at least a hundred loaves a day. And I bet they're nowhere near six-sigma in baking. So we have a large sample size in the bread department with proscribed meat and cheese slices which probably are sliced at or near six-sigma.

Of course, when I want a sub I hit Jimmy John's.
/Why can't women read maps?
// Because men insist that (hold hands about 6 inches apart) this is a foot long
 
2013-01-17 08:30:04 PM  
The English handle something like this with the bakers creating the bakers' dozen and I say we do the same thing here. Lets create a law with a ridiculous punishment that would scare them into making a Subway's footlong sub of 13". In the long run it will play into their profits but not enough to lay anyone off.

/I wonder if the foot has been standardized legally
//oh wait, it has been established
///someone better tell Subway and the tape measure makers that sometimes vary their products by up to 1/16" per inch.
 
2013-01-17 08:30:24 PM  
The sub is a lie.
 
2013-01-17 08:31:26 PM  
I told my girlfriend I was going to give her twelve inches, but I would have to put it in twice. She dumped me after she told me it was more like three times.
 
2013-01-17 08:32:50 PM  
Maybe it's an Imperial Foot?
 
2013-01-17 08:33:01 PM  
Subway has been irrelevant since they got rid of the "V" cut in their sandwiches.
 
2013-01-17 08:33:48 PM  
From Dictionary.com:


foot·long
[foot-lawng, -long] Show IPA
adjective
1.
approximately one foot in length: Their specialty is footlong hotdogs.
noun
2.
something that is approximately one foot in length.


Anyone who is complaining has never looked up the definition of the actual word.
 
2013-01-17 08:34:11 PM  
jimmyjohns
 
Displayed 50 of 278 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report