Subway faces social media criticism

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Friday, January 18, 2013

AP: Subway is facing widespread criticism after a man posted a photo to the fast food chain's Facebook page with a footlong sandwich next to a tape measure indicating 11 inches.

More than 100,000 people have “liked” or commented on the photo, which had the caption “Subway pls respond.” Lookalike pictures popped up elsewhere on Facebook. And The New York Post conducted its own investigation that found that four out of seven footlong sandwiches that it measured were shy of the 12 inches that makes a foot.

Subway also said that the length of its sandwiches may vary slightly when its bread, which is baked at each Subway location, is not made to the chain’s exact specifications.

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