Marlboro Man Joins Subway Footlong Lawsuit

Jason Leslie of Marlboro is one in a group which filed suit against Subway for misrepresenting the size of their sandwiches.

When Jason Leslie of Marlboro saw a photo online with a measuring stick and a Subway Footlong sandwich, he decided to conduct his own experiment.

Leslie ventured to a local Subway restaurant and found he was getting less than the advertised 12 inch sandwich. In fact, five percent less.

According to The Asbury Park Press, Leslie filed a class action suit on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey with his lawyer Gerald A. Marks of Marks & Klein in Red Bank.

Leslie told The New York Post that he's eaten 50 Subway sandwiches per year for 14 years.  

“The sandwiches are anywhere between a half-inch to an inch shorter . . . I feel cheated," he told the NY newspaper.

According to the APP, Leslie has bought the now infamous $5 Footlong Subway sandwiches in stores around Monmouth and Middlesex Counties, including Howell, Freehold and Marlboro.

Subway made $11.4 billion in 2011, according to the Quick Service Restaurant Trade Journal. It has not been reported how much Leslie is seeking from the class-action suit.

A statement released by Subway said, “We have redoubled our efforts to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve. Our commitment remains steadfast to ensure that every Subway Footlong sandwich is 12 inches.”

Leslie told The New York Post he felt "like an idiot" for falling for the footlong advertisement.

“They advertise in all these commercials, ‘Footlong, Footlong, Footlong,’ and now I feel like an idiot. I can’t believe I fell for that trick."

kf January 28, 2013 at 10:33 PM
... Leslie told The New York Post he felt "like an idiot" ... Leslie, you are an idiot. It's stupid lawsuits like this that are the reason everything in this country cost so much.
Wally Wall January 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Part of what is wrong with America. Hope the judge adds up all the 1/2 inches and inches and awards him a few subs.
bayboat January 29, 2013 at 12:25 PM
People will do anything for a quick buck.
Mike B February 01, 2013 at 12:08 AM
Look at the picture with the Drafting scale. On the scale the first 1/4" is not part of the full 12 inches also at the end of the Scale the last 1/4 of an inch is not part of the full 12 inches so that scale is about 12 1/2"s. So place everything in that picture to how long the sub is anybody thats not legally blind can make out that the sub in that picture that is in question is about if not more then 12 inches. With that sub in that picture the scale needs to go over towards the edge of the picture looks to me and it being rough look not purely accurate this sube is over the 12" mark. Move the scale about an half inch and then push the scale to the edge of the bread makes it look 12"s plus. It might not be exact but to ppl that can see with their own eyes can see that sub is 12+. Plus you if it really that big of a loss is just losing bread no veggies and anything that is part of the sub you are only get shorttage of bread which honestly shouldn't be any money loss bread is short 1/2 to a inch off health wise is better but wouldn't make that much of difference. So if they short you just bread then whats the big deal $5 for a 11 inch sub is still a great deal you cant get any subs like that with all the ingridents of choice like that for $5 at one of the largest Chains


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