Social media buzzes at picture of 11-inch Subway "footlong" sandwich on Facebook

  • Article by: MAE ANDERSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 17, 2013 - 10:33 PM
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FrankLJan. 18, 13 1:04 PM

The problem is not having 12" of bread, but the fact that there is only 6" of meat in the sandwich.

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NoMasBSJan. 18, 1312:04 PM

Oh well.... my wife will never notice. I've been an inch shorter than I claim for over 21 years!!!! LOL!!!

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ccbeanJan. 18, 13 8:25 AM

It's the story of the "Baker's Dozen" all over again. In the 1500's they would dunk a baker in a mote 30 seconds for each ounce the bread was under spec's, thus causing many bakers to throw in an additional roll to make sure they were over and not under. Subway will need to make their footlong sandwich 13 inches...

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duckofdeathJan. 18, 13 8:25 AM

Former Subway manager says its just a result of not properly stretching the bread to fit the 12" wide baking pan prior to the bread being "proofed", or rising. The only sandwich this might really affect is the meatball sandwich, where you might end up with 7 instead of 8 meatballs on a footlong, the other sandwiches are portioned by weight or slice count. On the occasion that you do end up with a short "footlong", they should just cut it in half on the bias, so the long ends of the sandwich are still at 6".

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mn2niceJan. 17, 1310:52 PM

Now every restuaranteur in the world is shaking in their boots, wondering, "Are we going to be next"? Wendy's, look out. Burger King, you may have to defend the size of a "whopper." This is nuts.

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kirkmorganJan. 17, 13 9:05 PM

My issue with Subway isn't the length but the fact they put High-Fructose corn syrup in their buns!

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imasayinJan. 17, 13 8:40 PM

A Subway spokesperson announced that this was part of their new Double Entendre advertising campaign featuring their new Innuendo sauce. The Twitter-verse is already giving it the hashtag #TheBloomberg since no one needs more than...

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percyroy12Jan. 17, 13 7:22 PM

thepoint...I have, and have had no problem getting dijon mustard instead of mayo. Jimmy John's is so much better than Subway. Bread is better, ingredients taste fresher, plus their UnWich is great...still get all the protein without the unneccesary carbs. I like Eberts and Gerberts the best though out of all of them. With the FourSquare App you get a free cup of soup with a sandwich purchase at the Wells Fargo building location in downtown Mpls.

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just1oldgoatJan. 17, 13 7:21 PM

If I recall, McDonald's had a similar problem quite a few years ago with their "quarter-pounder". They eventually had to add the fine print that read, "Pre-cooked weight". BTW: Subway can solve their problem by letting a piece of lettuce hang 1/2-inch out of each end of the bun - instantly 12-inches; remember, it's a foot-long sandwich, NOT a foot-long bun.

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Sharonk2062Jan. 17, 13 7:04 PM

I always have gotten a 6 inch sub and have pointed out to my husband over the past year that my sandwich has shrunk...not 6 inches anymore:(

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