Subway, the world’s second largest fast food restaurant chain with two locations in Danvers, is facing accusations that its footlong subs come up short.
On Wednesday, a lawsuit filed by a Marlboro, N.J. used car dealer alleged the company duped customers out of $142 million with its footlong subs not being 12 inches long, reports the New York Post on Thursday morning.
Jason Leslie told the Post he felt “like an idiot” after measuring a footlong meatball sub he ate last week only to find it was short of a foot. He said he pulled out a ruler after reading an earlier story in the Post about Subway sandwiches being shorter than a foot.
Subway has a location inside Liberty Tree Mall and inside Walmart off Route 114 in Danvers.
In a statement, Subway told the Post that its “commitment remains steadfast” to making sure every Footlong sub is 12 inches long.