Call it "Subway and the angry inch." On Tuesday a Facebook user posted a picture of a Subway "Footlong" sub next to a tape measure, and showing the sandwich coming up short, measuring a mere 11 inches. The caption read, "subway pls respond."
The internet did swiftly. The image was posted to the popular link-sharing website Reddit and the Facebook post received over 130,990 likes, 3,910 shares, and 5,890 comments.
Subway did not proved comment in response to emails and voice messages left by
TODAY left emails and voicemails for Subway, to which the company did not provide comment in response. Subsequently, the link to the photo on their wall began returning "This content is currently unavailable" when TODAY tried to access it. Earlier on Thursday Subway wrote on Facebook in reply to the uploader, Matt Corby.
Other Facebook users uploaded their images of short Subway footlongs to a Facebook album, and also reposted Corby's photo, sometimes cropped and with their own captions. On several posts, Subway left the same apology message they left for Corby, even when the uploaded photo was just a repost of Corby's and not their own image.
"Hi Matt - Thanks for writing. Looking at your photo, this bread is not baked to our standards," Subway, which has over 35,000 locations worldwide, wrote in the message to Corby. "We have policies in place to ensure that our fresh baked bread is consistent and has the same great taste no matter which Subway restaurant around the world you visit. We value your feedback and want to thank you again for being a fan."
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