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Much Ado About An Inch, Or -- When A Footlong Isn't A Foot Long

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-911771?hpt=hp_bn1

    Hey you silly Fakebook using FOOL, it says it's a 'Footlong'. It doesn't say it's a foot long. You know, a Ford Mustang isn't a horse either.

    But what do you expect from a Fakebook user?
     
  2. Brandon Wedgeworth

    Brandon Wedgeworth Administrator Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I eat at Subway on a fairly regular basis and always get a "footlong". What I'm surprised more people don't complain about is the way that they cut a "six inch" sub. They almost never cut the bread exactly in half and one of those people gets shorted. Not a problem for me, but I've watched them do it for other people and always wondered why people don't say anything when they're being shorted.

    I have heard people talk about the days when a "footlong" was actually a foot long, but I always thought it was pretty close.
     
  3. Nick

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    [strike]Is this important? Are our lives so devoid of substance that a Subway "footlong" is even a topic for discussion.[/strike]

    Nevermind. :rolleyes:
     
  4. fluffybear

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    I guess for some, Size really does matter!! :lol:
     
  5. Carl Spock

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    My foot is less than a foot.

    Where can I complain about that?
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    What I find most curious... is how people will say this is nitpicking, but will be just as angry over picking similar nits IF it is of importance to them.

    To be fair here... I think it is bad of them not to be ensuring footlongs are actually a foot long... or that their six-inch subs are always six-inches.

    They could go with the age old thing for 1/4-lb burgers where they say 1/4-lb before cooking, some weight might be lost in cooking... something similar that says they always cut the dough to be a foot long but in rising some of the length becomes width. I would be ok with that.

    But this is a DBS site... and people go nuts if they think they are paying 10 cents to a channel they never watch... so, why is that ok to go nuts about but not ok to wonder 1/12 of the sandwich you pay for has gone?
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    When I was in the first grade, a question on a test was how many inches are there in a foot. I took the ruler off my desk and measured my foot. It was 8 inches!
     
  8. jimmie57

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    LOL,
    sounds like something I might have done.
     
  9. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    My shoes are a foot long ... but I'm not in 1st grade. :)

    It must have been a slow news day. I have never measured my Subway sandwich ... and care more about the contents than the bread length. I am more annoyed when I get a sandwich that is not full (leaving an inch or more of unfilled bread) than worrying about the exact length of my sandwich. A problem I have at other restaurants ... not Subway.
     
  10. yosoyellobo

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    Had a conversation with an old girl friend once. What I though was eight inches turn out to be two.:lol:
     
  11. fluffybear

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    It was only a matter of time

    From Fox News:

    Way to Subway corporate and throw your loyal franchisees under the train!
     
  12. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Hopefully the Judge will have a brain and cite these jerks for wasting the Court's time with a frivolous case.
     
  13. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    People should be more concerned about the poor quality of their ingredients. It has gone downhill.
     
  14. fluffybear

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    I believe this to be more of a franchisee issue than a company wide issue.
     
  15. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    They all use the same product.
     
  16. fluffybear

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    They may be the same product in the beginning but each franchisee defines how they treat said product and how long it stays in the store and that goes a long way making a quality product.
     
  17. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

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    ...when you start out with poor quality product...nothing can change that.
     
  18. TMan

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    Subway is sort of a restaurant of last resort when traveling...like when you find one inside a gas station or something. You begrudge yourself a little Subway soylent green and hope for a better meal when you arrive at your destination. :D
     
  19. HinterXGames

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    I wish they would go back to the original way of cutting bread, by cutting out a top :( I hate this new open ended side cutting thing.
     
  20. fluffybear

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    Peachtree...
    I always liked the open top as well.
     

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