Subway 'crisis': Is a footlong sub really 11 inches?

Posted at: 01/17/2013 12:38 PM
Updated at: 01/17/2013 12:41 PM
By: MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - What's in an inch? Apparently, enough missing meat, cheese and tomatoes to cause an uproar.

Subway, the world's largest fast food chain with 37,000 locations, is facing criticism after an Australian man posted a picture on the company's Facebook page of one of its famous footlong sandwiches next to a tape measure that seems to shows it's just 11 inches.

More than 100,000 people have "liked" or commented on the photo, which has the caption "Subway pls respond."

Lookalike pictures have popped up elsewhere on Facebook. And The New York Post conducted an investigation that found four out of seven footlong sandwiches were shy of the 12 inches that makes a foot.

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