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Subway / bad sandwich

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Picture of meatball sandwich shows a couple of large meatballs. Actual sandwich came with one row of meatballs about 1" in diameter. What a ripoff!!! Can't put mozzarella cheese on a parmigian sandwich because "we don't sell pizza". This is stupid, anyone knows a parmigian sandwich has mozzarella on it! Never go there again, food is not fresh, but pressed to shape meat. They should make there sandwiches at least near to the pictured samples. No wonder they get sued for false advertising! they deserve it . Should never have paid for this piece of crap sandwich, it ***

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  • Eo
      12th of Mar, 2010
    +2 Votes

    When was Subway sued for false advertising? The only case I'm aware of was regarding independent franchises not honoring national promotions two years ago.

    Like any national chain, Subway has to to follow truth in advertising laws. They (all) get away with their seemingly deceptive pictures by working with perspective. If you look at a picture of a meatball sub closely, you will notice that the balls are about as tall as the bottom part of the sliced open roll. Comparing that to the average size of a sandwich bun will give you a better idea of how large the meatballs really are.

    I work at a Subway and have spent many years surrounded by pictures of the sandwiches. I assure you that the amounts of toppings you see is what we are required to put on sandwiches. The photographers just spend much more time arranging the topics so you can see it ALL and it looks more appealing. How many olive slices can you count in any sandwich picture? THREE, because that's all we are supposed to put on. The meats are just folded in a certain way so they look like they are spilling out. If you were to open one of the sandwiches in the pictures, you would find that the unvisible portion of the sandwich bun is empty.

    The cheese thing is silly, I agree. We are only permitted to carry 4 different varieties, which are chosen by either the regional boards or the individual stores. The franchises located in Walmart are an exception because Walmart required that the Subways would continue to offer other 'food court' items, such as mini pizzas, popcorn and pretzels, when they established their contract.

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