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2013-01-18 05:40:59 PM
The size of a Subway sandwich should be the yeast of your problems.
 
2013-01-18 05:41:38 PM
Wrong answer, Subway.

/One day corporations will understand that everyone can get the internet.
 
2013-01-18 05:41:57 PM
Clearly Subway is run by women. And you can't possibly expect women to be accurate with measurement. I mean, for years we've been told what six inches looks like, only now to find out that no, that particular length is actually significantly less.

Speaking of false advertising...
 
MFK
2013-01-18 05:43:06 PM

vudutek: Jackson Herring:
I am sure you are going to miss that extra quarter inch in each of your two meals

Would you be ok getting shorted 4% of every gallon of gas you buy? If they decided 'gallon' was just a marketing term? And didn't bother to tell anyone? The point isn't the .5" itself, it's the b.s. marketing crap they're trying to hide behind.


I honestly can't tell if you're trolling or not, but I'm wondering if you understand what bread actually is. Even if you're not getting that 12th "inch", you are still getting the exact same amount of bread.
 
2013-01-18 05:43:18 PM
I love how people are biatching about half an inch of bread that is missing, and not the measly 3 slices of meat they give you on their subs.
 
2013-01-18 05:43:24 PM
I want to urge all you young parents to be careful with that Tooth Fairy stuff.
That is where it starts.
When Santa Claus was outed, I lost all trust in my fellow human.
 
2013-01-18 05:43:47 PM
If you can show that the bread is consistantly shorter than a foot, you might have something. My guess is they're all over the map.

//You said it was a foot long!
//Oh, come on baby. 11 1/2 ain't good enough for you?
 
2013-01-18 05:44:04 PM
So their response was basically "fresh baked bread varies a bit, and seriously, sometimes it won't be an actual foot, footlong is the name of the sandwich"?


That's actually a pretty reasonable response.
 
2013-01-18 05:44:05 PM
Subway's reply was dumb - they should have said that ... Since our bread is fresh made every day, on site, there will be times when an individual loaf does not turn out to be an exact 12" - we do try our hardest to provide the healthiest and most affordable fast food option while providing the element of having freshly baked bread. We want to take this time to also thank all of you have made Subway a part of your healthy lifestyle.
 
2013-01-18 05:44:10 PM

Jackson Herring: this is literally the saddest thing I have ever seen anyone up in arms about

 
2013-01-18 05:44:20 PM
 
2013-01-18 05:44:26 PM

vudutek: Jackson Herring:
I am sure you are going to miss that extra quarter inch in each of your two meals

Would you be ok getting shorted 4% of every gallon of gas you buy? If they decided 'gallon' was just a marketing term? And didn't bother to tell anyone? The point isn't the .5" itself, it's the b.s. marketing crap they're trying to hide behind.


This
Henry Ford once said that if he saved one inch of wire per vehicle it would save his company millions.
Number of locations, 38,181 restaurants in 99 countries, I'll bet that one inch adds up to quite a bit per day.
 
2013-01-18 05:44:38 PM
And then some (I hope most of you get this reference):
Link

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2013-01-18 05:44:43 PM

LineNoise: I love how people are biatching about half an inch of bread that is missing, and not the measly 3 slices of meat they give you on their subs.


Oh, we know it isn't really meat.
That would be stupid of us.
Here, we fark with the corporate stupid.
 
2013-01-18 05:45:27 PM
Maybe they measured from the balls.
 
2013-01-18 05:45:36 PM

jigger: Why do Subway restaurants smell awful?


The people working there?
 
2013-01-18 05:45:41 PM
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USA Prime Credit Peggy: Jackson Herring: this is literally the saddest thing I have ever seen anyone up in arms about

 
2013-01-18 05:46:04 PM
Subby:

"foot is not a unit of measurement"

TFA:

" '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."

Let me show you how to properly misquote that passage to suit your headline:

"[A foot] [...] is [...] not [...] a measurement of length."

This better not be an English Major submission.
 
2013-01-18 05:46:27 PM
I would start eating Subways 11" foot longs if they brought back the v-cut.

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2013-01-18 05:46:44 PM

USA Prime Credit Peggy: Jackson Herring: this is literally the saddest thing I have ever seen anyone up in arms about


It is way better that the up in arms about arms currently fashionable.
 
2013-01-18 05:46:54 PM
oh ffs. food varys slightly in preperation and outcome, even when done in industrial style. be like complaining the lettuce wasn't fresh one time so that's "false advertising" because they have the slogan of "eat fresh." Its not a secret trick of the company, its just one bad sandwhich. take it back if it bothers you that much and ask for a refund or don't shop there in the future.
 
2013-01-18 05:47:45 PM

theFword: I would start eating Subways 11" foot longs if they brought back the v-cut.

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You get "guts" at Erbert and Gerbert's.
 
2013-01-18 05:47:55 PM
I farking hate Subway. The employees there do not have the ability to follow directions. My experience, every time I had to eat there was like this:

Me: Salami sandwitch please
Employee: Sure, would you like mustard?
Me: Sure, everything but tomatoes please.
Employee: Mayo?
Me: uh... yeah, everything but tomatoes.
Employee: Lettuce?
Me: ........ 8-|
Employee: Sir, would you like lettuce?
Me: I'm sorry... I thought I was talking but you couldn't hear me. Sure, Everything execpt tomatoes.
Employee: Would you like tomatoes?

ARGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.
 
2013-01-18 05:48:14 PM
I'll be glad to have saved my Subway receipts for the eventual court decision. For every 12 receipts you turn in, that's a free sub. Actually, there's no penalty in that, since they've already shorted you that much. Maybe I'll only need 10 receipts.
 
2013-01-18 05:48:41 PM

boozehat: At least the guy just posted a picture on facebook.... Things could have been a lot worse!

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Why, what would the guy from Heroes have done about it?


Subway should have just treated it as an anomaly and given the guy a free sub. (Unless of course it's NOT an anomaly, in which case, they suck balls for calling it a "footlong". But nooo they had to go full retard.
 
2013-01-18 05:48:50 PM

vudutek: Jackson Herring:
I am sure you are going to miss that extra quarter inch in each of your two meals

Would you be ok getting shorted 4% of every gallon of gas you buy? If they decided 'gallon' was just a marketing term? And didn't bother to tell anyone? The point isn't the .5" itself, it's the b.s. marketing crap they're trying to hide behind.


It seems everyone skipped the first paragraph of the reply, where Subway agreed that bread was not up to their standards.
 
2013-01-18 05:48:59 PM

lennavan: Clutch2013: "A foot is not a unit of measurement."
"A foot is not a unit of measurement."
"A foot is not a unit of measurement."

I...I think I want to stab someone now.

Interestingly, that quote does not appear anywhere in the article. I suggest you start by stabbing subby for making you post something so silly.


You're right. It's "not intended to be a measurement of length." (See above.) That changes everything.

So how tall am I now? Do I need to start using that damned British "stone" thing?

/don't give a rat's ass about the damned sub's missing inch
//also, no Hedwig jokes?
 
2013-01-18 05:49:18 PM

theorellior: I can't wait to hear the new jingle for "$5 Footlongs Plus or Minus 5% of the Linear Length"


OK that made me laugh. Next you'll be telling me a quarter pounder isn't always exactly a quarter pound.


/stats guy
//pretty close to half of everyone is below average.
 
2013-01-18 05:49:38 PM
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A mile is not a unit of measurement.
 
2013-01-18 05:49:39 PM
It's still the same amount of bread. That bit about the proofing process is correct; proofing is what you call the process of the dough expanding before you cook it, and variations in ingredients, temperature and humidity have an effect on that. Knowing that, Subway restaurants use a scale to weigh and portion out a certain amount of dough that is to become a loaf of bread. Regardless of how much the dough proofs, you're still getting the same amount of material by weight. Same applies to toppings; they're all pre-weighed, and you still get the same number of cheese slices and whatever else. Complaining that an 11 inch Subway sub isn't going to be as much food as a 12 inch Subway sub is just dumb.
 
2013-01-18 05:49:42 PM
Subway is 100% correct here. It's a trademarked name, not a description of the sandwich.
 
2013-01-18 05:49:57 PM

vudutek:

Sincerely,

Non-fatty


LOL are you positive about this? You're on the internet defending Subway of all places
 
2013-01-18 05:50:30 PM

vudutek: Elzar: Dear fatties,

Go be fat somewhere else...

Sincerely,

Subway Management and the rest of us who don't like seeing/smelling your fat fugly asses.

Dear troll,

Some of us get two meals out of a 'footlong', and would really prefer that it actually be a foot long, as advertised.

Sincerely,

Non-fatty


It's cool, at 5'9" and 165lbs, I do the 3 footlongs deal, eat two of them in the store and have the third for a snack a bit later.
 
2013-01-18 05:50:58 PM
defending or obsessing, it's Friday I don't care what words mean
 
2013-01-18 05:51:59 PM

ten foiled hats: So how tall am I now? Do I need to start using that damned British "stone" thing?


You need to RTFA stop smoking crack.
 
2013-01-18 05:52:08 PM

teeny: boozehat: At least the guy just posted a picture on facebook.... Things could have been a lot worse!

[blogs.ocweekly.com image 637x267]

Why, what would the guy from Heroes have done about it?


Subway should have just treated it as an anomaly and given the guy a free sub. (Unless of course it's NOT an anomaly, in which case, they suck balls for calling it a "footlong". But nooo they had to go full retard.


You forgot to close your parenthesis in your trolling efforts.
 
2013-01-18 05:52:11 PM
People calling for a lawsuit are literally the stupidest people on the planet... yes, every one of you...

False advertising my ass... I'm sure every Big Mac you have ever ate looked just like the one on TV... Did your Toyota really bring you excitement?? How many splatters of ketchup did you really get with your Carl's Jr burger?? I bet your Siri really sings you to sleep...

How about just not buying a Subway sandwich if it really bothers you, nah, Subway owes you a million dollars for hurting your feelings....
 
2013-01-18 05:52:20 PM

boozehat: I farking hate Subway. The employees there do not have the ability to follow directions. My experience, every time I had to eat there was like this:


I farking hate customers. Customers do not have the ability to give instructions. My experience, when I used to run a hot dog stand in high school was like this:

Customer: Gimme a hot dog with everything except ketchup.
Me: Peppers?
Customer: Nah no peppers.
Me: K. Cucumbers?
Customer: No none of that either.
Me: Pickle relish?
Customer: No, I don't like that.
Me: K here you go.
Customer: Aww dude, onions? Damn I meant to say no onions. Can you make me a different one?

Yeah, there's a reason this was your experience:

boozehat: Me: Salami sandwitch please
Employee: Sure, would you like mustard?
Me: Sure, everything but tomatoes please.
Employee: Mayo?
Me: uh... yeah, everything but tomatoes.
Employee: Lettuce?
Me: ........ 8-|
Employee: Sir, would you like lettuce?
Me: I'm sorry... I thought I was talking but you couldn't hear me. Sure, Everything execpt tomatoes.
Employee: Would you like tomatoes?


 
2013-01-18 05:52:44 PM
Fark you Subway. Your food is crap, tasteless and overprocessed. Your employees are surly assholes who are apparently under orders from you to count each flavorless olive slice as they apply it. It's a wonder half of them can even tessellate the cheese.

I stopped eating you years ago and enjoy hearing more and more people rant about you.

Fark you Subway.


And if a footlong isn't 12 inches, wtf is a "6 inch"? I will urge my State's Attorney to look at you.
 
2013-01-18 05:53:11 PM

jigger: Why do Subway restaurants smell awful?


THIS.

There's a Subway in the lobby of a building where I used to work, and it smells like cheese that has been vomited up. I always held my breath when walking by there. Gaaah.
 
2013-01-18 05:53:24 PM
I'm glad people have time to give a fark about this, with all other problems solved and the world otherwise perfect.

Don't want to eat at Subway? Don't eat at Subway.

Not news worthy.
 
2013-01-18 05:53:38 PM

Kanabiis: People calling for a lawsuit are literally the stupidest people on the planet... yes, every one of you...

False advertising my ass... I'm sure every Big Mac you have ever ate looked just like the one on TV... Did your Toyota really bring you excitement?? How many splatters of ketchup did you really get with your Carl's Jr burger?? I bet your Siri really sings you to sleep...

How about just not buying a Subway sandwich if it really bothers you, nah, Subway owes you a million dollars for hurting your feelings....


If you are going to support jailing a jaywalker or meth dealer, why give a pass to corporate greed?
 
2013-01-18 05:54:14 PM
Reduce the width by 1/4" and extend to 12" length. Problem solved and it reduces the total bread area. Sounds like a win-win for Subways.
 
2013-01-18 05:54:35 PM

lennavan: vudutek: Jackson Herring:
I am sure you are going to miss that extra quarter inch in each of your two meals

Would you be ok getting shorted 4% of every gallon of gas you buy? If they decided 'gallon' was just a marketing term? And didn't bother to tell anyone? The point isn't the .5" itself, it's the b.s. marketing crap they're trying to hide behind.

It seems everyone skipped the first paragraph of the reply, where Subway agreed that bread was not up to their standards.


I think it's because they then go on to say that you'll eat that sub-standard sub and like because the fine print says we can give you whatever we please and still call it a footlong.
 
2013-01-18 05:54:42 PM

had98c: Subway is 100% correct here. It's a trademarked name, not a description of the sandwich.


Then why do they ask "do you want a 6" sub or a foot long sub"?

And as others have pointed out, why do they show 12" in their ads?
 
2013-01-18 05:54:47 PM

snocone: Kanabiis: People calling for a lawsuit are literally the stupidest people on the planet... yes, every one of you...

False advertising my ass... I'm sure every Big Mac you have ever ate looked just like the one on TV... Did your Toyota really bring you excitement?? How many splatters of ketchup did you really get with your Carl's Jr burger?? I bet your Siri really sings you to sleep...

How about just not buying a Subway sandwich if it really bothers you, nah, Subway owes you a million dollars for hurting your feelings....

If you are going to support jailing a jaywalker or meth dealer, why give a pass to corporate greed?


Because being greedy isn't a crime?
 
2013-01-18 05:55:03 PM

Jackson Herring: this is literally the saddest thing I have ever seen anyone up in arms about


I don't know that anyone is "up in arms" about it.
The issue as I see it:
1. Subway is omni-present
2. Their advertising is annoying
3. Their product does not match the claims of their annoying advertising
4. They suck
 
2013-01-18 05:55:06 PM

Jackson Herring: this is literally the saddest thing I have ever seen anyone up in arms about


Welcome to The Internet. I'm sure someone will find something stupider in short order.
 
2013-01-18 05:55:21 PM
Some company (Heinz?) got sued because the product would settle in the bottle resulting in less than advertised. Now they slightly overfill at the factory.

This IS a big deal. Why don't they short you a half ounce of gas at the pumps? BECAUSE IT'S ILLEGAL!
 
2013-01-18 05:57:05 PM
Where's all the outcry about quarter-pound hamburgers? None of them are 1/4 pound unless you are eating them raw. They shrink significantly during cooking. Apparently nobody notices this? So what if your bread is sometimes up to an inch shorter. As someone else pointed out, the meat is the same number of pieces all the time (if they do it right). Now, if the meat slices shrink, THEN let's gripe. But BREAD???
It's just the "pointless thing to biatch about" du jour. The meat never fully covers the bread anyway and I bet 8 out of 10 of those biatching about the short sandwich throw away the leftover bread after the meat/toppings run out.
 
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