Subway settles lawsuit claiming ‘Footlongs’ were not really a foot long
Subway has reached a settlement over a class action lawsuit after a group of 10 people sued the sandwich chain over the size of its sandwiches.
The group filed the lawsuit back in 2013 alleging that Subway’s footlong sandwiches were not really 12 inches long.
Subway responded to the allegations by saying its bread is delivered to each store frozen, has to be thawed out and then stretched out. Until now, Subway was not measuring how long the bread was to ensure it was truly a footlong.
Now, Subway has reached a settlement with the group suing them and is offering the 10 people with $500.
In addition, Subway says it will spend the next four years putting a measuring device in all Subway stores to make sure all footlongs measure up.
The sandwich chain will also have to pay more than a half million dollars in legal fees.