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(Buzzfeed)   Subway responds to controversy over its eleven inch footlongs, say that a "foot is not a unit of measurement"   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 323
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2013-01-19 12:49:25 AM  
The measurement is meaningless and the kid who took the photo needs to lighten up. He measured 1 sub from 1 shop and has no idea what the expected variation is. Its not like every sub is going to be exactly 12 inches. The vast majority will be either under or over 1 ft. I would agree with his concern if he measured 30 subs from several different shops and found them to all be under 12 inches or if subway had advertised as being 1ft +/- .05". Then his 11" sub would represent a failure to meet specification. As it is he has nothing to biatch about.
 
2013-01-19 12:51:46 AM  
Sometimes a guy need an extra inch.
 
2013-01-19 01:05:25 AM  

HumanBeingsSuck: bmihura: Seriously, their food is good with me as is

That's too bad. Depending on where you live in the Austin area, you have the choice of a bunch of places that actually serve delicious sammiches. Your being ok with Subway means your credibility is diminished.


I didn't know there were any Subways in Austin. I honestly didn't think that Thundercloud, Jimmy John's, Jason's Deli, Which Wich, Schlotsky's, Quizno's, Texadelphia, or Jersey Mike's had left any physical space or customer base for them.
 
2013-01-19 03:06:43 AM  
Maybe the baker just has undersized feet.

/Measured with an actual foot?
//Free cheese.
 
2013-01-19 06:12:25 AM  

Jackson Herring: Anyway, the reason the length of the sandwich literally does not matter is this: Every piece of subway bread is the same weight before being proofed and cooked, and the meat and veggie portions are standardized. You get your six pieces of turkey and whatever weight of bread regardless if it is 11" or it was stretched a little bit more before proofing and it is 13".


This.

Also, it is the same reason that McDonald's sells a 1/4 Pounder, as a 1/4 Pounder even though it weighs far less than that after all the fat melts off of it while cooking.

Considering this observation, I cannot believe Subway's response to this. Me and this other person gave a better explanation than they did.
 
2013-01-19 07:40:29 AM  
First off, my Subway subs tend to be closer to 12 inches than 11. So it might be a regional thing or the customer in question got a smooshed roll.

Second, for all you fools with "ordering stories" above...tell them what they want to know when they ask for it. I have NEVER given all the sandwich ingrediants to the first guy. Usually there are 3 or 4 doing the work...roll and meat guy, cheese and "toast it" guy, veggie girl, and check out girl. You are not ordering at a sub shop where they write the order down, you are ordering at a Subway where they make it right there in sequence.
 
2013-01-19 08:42:48 AM  

uncleacid: The size of a Subway sandwich should be the yeast of your problems.


It *is* a problem when you drop that much dough for lunch.
 
2013-01-19 09:40:46 AM  
They are all horny bastards at Subway..selling all those 6 inch sandwhichs. Hey baby, want 6 inch or foot long? Foot long? Eew, I think I might gag..better stick with 6....

The following is the average length of the male penis:

_________________________________

Yep that's 6 inches alright
 
2013-01-19 10:03:47 AM  
You know during the middle ages if a baker lied about the quality and weight of his bread he would get dunked publicly.
 
2013-01-19 10:52:52 AM  
Someone might have already pointed this out but I've always assumed that it would be 12" long if made correctly like their pictures generally suggest. You know, with meat and lettuce hanging out of the bread.

Also, Subway is terrible and generally flavorless unless doused in mayo and mustard or another one of their "sauces." And although I'm blessed to live in an area with a lot of good sandwich shops, I can't imagine most cities not having a much better local chain or mom and pop shop.
 
2013-01-19 10:54:13 AM  

UsikFark: HindiDiscoMonster: sarajlewis83: Personally, I'm more concerned about the lettering on the order board of our local Subway that says something to the effect of "All meats are turkey-based"....

.... what?

Turkey tuna salad.... O.o

ewwww

It's the Turkey of the Sea.


I think that calls for a photoshop.
 
2013-01-19 11:36:20 AM  
Quote according to the Fark headline:

"foot is not a unit of measurement"

Actual quote:

"'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."

Not that anyone on Fark cares, but I say: don't use quotation marks around words that were not actually written or spoken by anyone else.
 
2013-01-19 12:21:31 PM  
So basically .... OMG! Much to the HORROR of some customers, it's been discovered that some Subway 'foot-longs' don't measure exactly 12 inches! You know, because baking bread is an EXACT science and EVERY loaf will turn out EXACTLY the same length regardless of proofing, humidity, altitude, etc. Notice nobody who got a 12.5 or 13 inch sub (and YOU KNOW it's happened if you bake) complained. All that aside, seriously. This is what people fret about these days? A half-inch of bread either way? Well, that along with the maker of Red Bull needing to be sued because even though it costs more, it doesn't contain as much caffeine as a 12oz cup of coffee or a No-Doze tablet and doesn't make you literally sprout wings.
 
2013-01-19 01:30:41 PM  

IlGreven: "Cut, cut, cut! Scott, stop filming! Guys, this...is a PORNO! This is not your Oscar scene! All I'm hiring you for is your ass cheeks, and that's all I want to see! I don't care about subs. I don't care about 6 inches or footlongs or toppings! All I want to see is your footlong up his bun-hole! 11 inch retards, get the hell outta here!"


I didn't expect to see THAT referenced today. Bravo, sir!
 
2013-01-19 03:05:53 PM  

ApostateAbe: Quote according to the Fark headline:

"foot is not a unit of measurement"

Actual quote:

"'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."

Not that anyone on Fark cares, but I say: don't use quotation marks around words that were not actually written or spoken by anyone else.


As long as we are being anal, read the thread for pictures of the commercials which show the sandwich and a measuring line saying 12".

And while I get the concept that an apple computer is not an apple, footlong combined with those commercials is pretty goddamned clear.

Why do so many people make excuses for corporate dishonesty?
 
2013-01-19 03:26:48 PM  
Accepting corporate dishonesty doesn't mean excusing misquote.
 
2013-01-19 03:28:09 PM  
Or, to be clear, accepting the conclusion of corporate dishonesty doesn't mean excusing a misquote.
 
2013-01-19 04:51:53 PM  

durbnpoisn: Also, it is the same reason that McDonald's sells a 1/4 Pounder, as a 1/4 Pounder even though it weighs far less than that after all the fat melts off of it while cooking.


But they at least put a disclaimer in their ads: "Quarter pounder *" *pre-cooked weight
 
2013-01-19 04:53:49 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Notice nobody who got a 12.5 or 13 inch sub (and YOU KNOW it's happened if you bake) complained.


The pans they bake in limit the length, so no, they can't be that long.
 
2013-01-19 06:16:40 PM  
Makes you wonder how the public will enjoy the 10" "footlong" coming next month.
 
2013-01-19 06:55:39 PM  

fredklein: AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Notice nobody who got a 12.5 or 13 inch sub (and YOU KNOW it's happened if you bake) complained.

The pans they bake in limit the length, so no, they can't be that long.


i want a 14 inch
 
2013-01-19 09:22:19 PM  

fusillade762: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 685x385]

A mile is not a unit of measurement.


Winner!
 
2013-01-20 06:10:49 PM  

Mugato: Maybe they measured from the balls.


Fark and the entire news media blew an epic chance at headline writing on this one.

Why u no "Size Matters" at least?

And I had to go past the first page to find this worthy entry.

A missing 1/2" of sandwich and you all go off game? Fatties.
 
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