Lawsuit: Subway sandwiches didn't measure up

Posted: February 15, 2013 at 2:47 p.m.

A Springdale man sued Subway claiming he was shorted on his sandwiches.

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Some people will file a lawsuit over anything. A quarter of an inch or an eight of an inch to short on a sandwich, I've heard it all

Posted by: vtech

February 15, 2013 at 4:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you are.

Posted by: JailBird

February 15, 2013 at 4:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The problem is folks paid for 12 inches and only got 11. Those missing inches add up, when you sell meat and cheese by the foot. Subway very craftily ripped a whole bunch of people off, and profited off every inch of sandwich sold but not delivered.

Posted by: CaptainQuint

February 15, 2013 at 6:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I guess he probably would have sued if the sandwiches were too long as well. Now the employees are goinging to have a calibrated cutter that will cut the bread for them since it would be hard for them to eye the cut at 6". Is this guy going to start weighing quarter pounders and sueing Mcdonalds next?? I hope all this guy gets is some very large attorney fees and a migraine for his idiotic lawsuit.

Posted by: oldrustynut

February 16, 2013 at 5:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Has he ever bought a 2x4 because those aren't a full 2" x 4". Is he going to sue Lowes and Home Depot next. Get a life loser and move somewhere else springdale doesn't want you here.

Posted by: fmf030108010954

February 16, 2013 at 8:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

@GenBuckTurgidson: Do you really think they would add additional meat and cheese to a 1\4"? They put the same amount of meat and cheese on a "foot long" regardless if it's 11-3/4 or 12-1/4". There's no large profits made by Subway by the shortage. The person suing and the attorney that's taking such a stupid lawsuit are both losers. They're both obviously hoping for another McDonald's hot coffee multi-million dollar win. If because of people like this that they have to put "contents are hot" on coffee cups. YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID.

Posted by: kennie

February 16, 2013 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

kennie, I don't think Private First Class Buck is stupid, but he might be psychotic with some post schizophrenic treatment psyckosis remaining.

Posted by: JailBird

February 16, 2013 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

>> Is this guy going to start weighing quarter pounders and sueing Mcdonalds next??

McDonalds makes it clear the weight is a "pre-cooked" weight.

>>Has he ever bought a 2x4 because those aren't a full 2" x 4". Is he going to sue Lowes and Home Depot next."

Depends whether one buys a "finished" 2x4 or a "rough" 2x4. That one is a common trade description and is not open to debate. Try another tree to bark up.

Now what if "Biggest Gas Station Chain" in town was routinely shorting all customers by, say, 4 ounces per gallon? That's approx 3%. In a 20 gal fill up that's 80 oz. Lawsuit? Want your settlement?

Posted by: cdawg

February 16, 2013 at 5:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

it sounds like you know alot more about Mcdonalds than you do construction. Point is it is a frivilous lawsuit.

Posted by: oldrustynut

February 16, 2013 at 6:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Show me what I mentioned about 2x4 is false or incorrect. Your mere assertion doesn't fly.

Suppose you ordered a load of 8 ft 2x4s and they were
delivered measuring 7 ft 10.5 inches?

It is you who was asserting a false equivalency.

Posted by: cdawg

February 16, 2013 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

All Big Macs are not created equel, fat weighs more than lean beef. Point is that cdawg views McDonalds as a class 5 A steak house. If you knew anything about construction, cdawg, you would know that no one would buy them, they would not fit. Door, windows, rock, nothing. Stick with McDonalds something more to your intelligence level.

Posted by: JailBird

February 16, 2013 at 6:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

>>Point is it is a frivilous lawsuit.

(I think you meant to write frivolous.)

Not at all. What about a gallon of gasoline which is 3% less than a gallon? Suppose you've traded at the same gas outlet for 3 yrs and it's discovered they were routinely shorting you (and others) 4 ounces per gallon. That's 3.1% . So does the gasoline retailer deserved to be sued and made to pay for shorting customers?

If Subway is holding out their sandwiches to be 12 inches or 6 inches and the sandwiches are not what they claim then someone is liable for the shortage.

The least it is amounts to a deceptive trade practice.

Posted by: cdawg

February 16, 2013 at 6:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

You stick to pulp fiction mm and perhaps you can move out on your on someday when you grow up.

Posted by: cdawg

February 16, 2013 at 6:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I doubt this lawsuit will be successful, they will probably be able to duck it based upon what is pre-cooked measurement vs. finished product.

But maybe not, and it's an interesting question. We always have to be alert to blatant dishonest use of language in sales or we'll end up having the market place resemble US politics which is filled with blatant dishonesty.

"Sam's Club" used to be called "Sam's Wholesale" but they had to stop that (in North Carolina) because they really weren't doing very much wholesale (about 15%).

If I remember right, for years it was common for the size of computer monitors to be rounded up and fudged. That seems to have been corrected now.

Posted by: fayfreethinker

February 16, 2013 at 8:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Some of these comments are so stupid, I don't know why I read them. Oh yes I remember why I read them, they are funny and stupid.

Posted by: vtech

February 16, 2013 at 9:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

My computer fudged in the middle of the kitchen table, I got a new one, but it took weeks to get rid of the smell.

Posted by: JailBird

February 17, 2013 at 12:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )