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When Subway's Footlong isn't a foot long (more like 11 inches)

January 18, 2013|By Marisa Gerber

“I won't be going back to Subway until you either drop the words ‘foot long’ in your advertising or add the inch to the sandwich,” wrote Facebook user David Moran on the company’s profile. “False advertising.”

The New York Post bought seven Footlongs in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens and found four that came in under the advertised mark.

Facebook user Saiya Mahariel, who said she used to work at a Subway location, came to the chain’s defense.

“It’s not easy making the bread perfect,” she wrote on the company’s profile. “So please ease up a bit.”

McDonald’s, which sells a burger called the Quarter Pounder with Cheese, specifies on its website that the sandwich weighs 4 ounces (or a quarter of a pound) “before cooking.”

On its Facebook page this week, restaurant chain Applebee’s posted an image of one of its seafood dishes with the caption “We BELIEVE low calorie doesn’t have to


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