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“Clearly, there’s a worldwide plot to shorten the length of a foot. Either that, or your tape measure is broken.”

January 18, 2013

If I were Subway’s PR guy, that’s what I would’ve said. But I’m not Subway’s PR guy, so when this happened:

The controversy began Tuesday in Australia, when a very precise customer, identified as Matt Corby of Perth, ordered a footlong sub and then pulled out a tape measure. Corby found the sub measured only 11 inches long and took his outrage to Facebook…

subway footlong 11 inches


Then, of course, everybody started measuring their sandwiches, and then the New York Post did an “investigation” (if only the guys running Fast & Furious were selling sandwiches, instead!), and then:

Subway attributes the discrepancy in sub length to the fact that the bread is baked fresh daily in each of their 38,000 restaurants. They do say, however, they are looking into the matter.

“We are committed to providing a consistent product delivering the same amount of bread to the customer with every order. The length however may vary slightly when not baked to our exact specifications. We are reinforcing our policies and procedures in an effort to ensure our offerings are always consistent no matter which Subway restaurant you visit,” the company said in a statement provided to today.

Yawn. I’d’ve sent the guy a complimentary tape measure. One marked with standard-length inches.

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