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    Subway subs coming up short

    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs...ews-deals.html

    Basically, some guy in Australia measure one and a footlong came up to only 11 inches. Then some other people started researching and found over half were coming up short.

    Here's the thing though. There isn't some magical machine making these things exactly 12 inches. These are people rolling some flavoring into defrosted rolls of frozen bread. They're not all going to be EXACTLY 12 inches. It reminds me of things like other fast food places. That quarter pound burger you ordered isn't going to be a quarter pound. Because when you grill or fry it, it shrinks a ton. Same thing here pretty much. You have to allow a little discrepancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs...ews-deals.html

    Basically, some guy in Australia measure one and a footlong came up to only 11 inches. Then some other people started researching and found over half were coming up short.

    Here's the thing though. There isn't some magical machine making these things exactly 12 inches. These are people rolling some flavoring into defrosted rolls of frozen bread. They're not all going to be EXACTLY 12 inches. It reminds me of things like other fast food places. That quarter pound burger you ordered isn't going to be a quarter pound. Because when you grill or fry it, it shrinks a ton. Same thing here pretty much. You have to allow a little discrepancy.
    That's why there is a note on quarter pounders that it is a quarter pound frozen before cooking.

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    bread rises and grows when you make it, its probably pretty hard to get it dead on 12inch. i never really cared to measure any subway i got, too busy eating it.
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    I'm more concerned about why they're advertising footlongs in a country that uses SI.

    Know what they call a quarter pounder in France? Royale with Cheese.
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    Subway stinks anyway, they always give you so little meat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    I'm more concerned about why they're advertising footlongs in a country that uses SI.

    Know what they call a quarter pounder in France? Royale with Cheese.
    I doubt it they probably call it a royale with whatever the word for cheese is in french.

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    I've never ordered any food item from any national chain that looked as it was advertised. Most of the time it's smushed and sad looking, like a blobfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinykong View Post
    I've never ordered any food item from any national chain that looked as it was advertised. Most of the time it's smushed and sad looking, like a blobfish.

    most subs from subway look a bit like the picture if you dont get them toasted, after they add the cheese and toast it they usually squash it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    You have to allow a little discrepancy.
    Then they should add more dough to the mix and let it grow to 13 - 14 inches instead of clipping an inch here and there

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobyboucher View Post
    Then they should add more dough to the mix and let it grow to 13 - 14 inches instead of clipping an inch here and there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs...ews-deals.html

    Basically, some guy in Australia measure one and a footlong came up to only 11 inches. Then some other people started researching and found over half were coming up short.

    Here's the thing though. There isn't some magical machine making these things exactly 12 inches. These are people rolling some flavoring into defrosted rolls of frozen bread. They're not all going to be EXACTLY 12 inches. It reminds me of things like other fast food places. That quarter pound burger you ordered isn't going to be a quarter pound. Because when you grill or fry it, it shrinks a ton. Same thing here pretty much. You have to allow a little discrepancy.
    It's false advertising then. They should be a bit bigger if anything to compensate for this.

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    surprised they dont have a little thing saying
    *sizes may vary slightly
    on their menu
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorensen View Post
    I doubt it they probably call it a royale with whatever the word for cheese is in french.
    Swing and a miss. Pulp Fiction.
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    Two things

    First its not really false advertising-- they never claimed that the subs were actually 12 inches, footlong can mean plenty of things.

    Second--- I pay 5$ for a sub thats almost a "real" foot, and im happy with that price and the product. If subway advertised a sub the size of theirs as 30 inches but it was the same product, I'd still buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didactic View Post
    Swing and a miss. Pulp Fiction.
    I knew it was from pulp fiction, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiricine View Post
    Two things

    First its not really false advertising-- they never claimed that the subs were actually 12 inches, footlong can mean plenty of things.

    Second--- I pay 5$ for a sub thats almost a "real" foot, and im happy with that price and the product. If subway advertised a sub the size of theirs as 30 inches but it was the same product, I'd still buy it.

    well a footlong implies its a foot long, as in 12inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purlina View Post
    Subway stinks anyway, they always give you so little meat...
    Terrible quality meat, swimming in salt. Bleh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayl View Post
    Terrible quality meat, swimming in salt. Bleh.
    Wait they actually give you meat with their salt?

    Subway is about as healthy as Taco Bell; except in the latter case, they actually have drive throughs. Not that I would eat Mexican food.
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    - Thucydides

    There is a modern myth that people have always tended towards democracy, constitutions, electoral rights; but in truth, love of freedom has never been the predominant note of popular politics. At most times, popular demand has been for a strong government.
    - Eugen Weber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiricine View Post
    Two things

    First its not really false advertising-- they never claimed that the subs were actually 12 inches, footlong can mean plenty of things.

    Second--- I pay 5$ for a sub thats almost a "real" foot, and im happy with that price and the product. If subway advertised a sub the size of theirs as 30 inches but it was the same product, I'd still buy it.
    when they cut one in half and they call it a 6" sub it kind of implies that it as a whole is a foot. So yes it is false advertising and is infact against the law.

    Also they should make up for it I mean the British invented a way to deal with this kind of thing back in the 1300s when it come to bread.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker%27s_dozen#Baking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorensen View Post
    I doubt it they probably call it a royale with whatever the word for cheese is in french.
    fromage royal? humm I could go for that
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