New Jersey Men Sue Subway
Perhaps you caught a picture last week that showed a Subway customer, a Subway sandwich, and a tape measurer. What was he doing? Showing the world a prime example of false advertising. As seen below, the tape measurer is showing a Subway FOOTlong not exactly delivering what was promised.
This prompted Subway to issue a statement defending their footlongs. They said that the term “footlong” is a trademark and not necessarily supposed to be a description of size. I miss the days of common sense.
So do two other guys from New Jersey apparently. They are suing Subway in Mt. Holly’s Superior Court to change their advertising policy and compensatory damages. I’m on board with the first part, not the second. Damages? What damages could have possibly be done to two men? Subway duped its entire customer base, why are two men going to benefit more than anyone else? Because they were the first to file suit? There is something wrong with that.
I say they tell Subway how many footlongs they have eaten over the course of their lives and Subway gives them a 1/2 inch sandwich for every single one. THAT is fair compensation.
As for the false advertising, Subway owes it to their customers to admit their attempt to dupe the public, to change their footlong subs to elevenandahalfinchlongs, and show some good faith with some great deals. That is compensation I can get behind. Not $2 million a piece to two Jersey men who just beat everyone else to the punch. It’s not exactly like they found a thumb in their sandwiches.