Subway customers are up in arms and busting out measuring tapes amid reports that the chain's famous foot-long subs fall a half an inch or even a full inch short.
The controversy began on Tuesday in Perth, Australia, when a discerning customer named Matt Corby ordered one and pulled out a tape measure:
Corby found the sub measured only 11 inches long and took his outrage to Facebook, where he posted a photo of it with the caption "subway pls respond."
The photo, predictably, sparked an abundance of similar photos on Facebook of subs being measured and countless comments on Subway's page.
The New York Post followed up on Corby's post with an investigation of its own and found Corby's viral photo to be closer to the rule than the exception.
Four out of seven "Five-dollar Footlongs" purchased at Subways in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, measured only 11 or 11.5 inches, the Post said.
A local franchisee said the chain has cut the portions of their cold-cut meats by 25 percent recently and raised the cost of food to individual store owners.
Deliberate recipes for cost-cutting, one could say.
Subway said it will look into it, but the discrepancy in length may be due to the fact that the bread is baked fresh daily in each of its 38,000 restaurants.
You buying that explanation, or is Subway guilty of false advertising? Or actually doing you a favor by saving you the extra calories of that last half-inch?