Subway Class Action Deal Ends Era Of Short Footlongs

Law360, Los Angeles (January 5, 2016, 9:48 PM EST) -- Subway fast-food restaurants will use bread-measuring tools that ensure their so-called six-inch and footlong sandwiches don't come up short, settling a multidistrict class action in Wisconsin federal court that accused Subway of defrauding its customers, according to a Monday filing.

According to a memorandum supporting plaintiffs' unopposed motion for final approval of class action settlement, Subway's parent company, Doctor's Associates Inc., will be required to conduct monthly compliance inspections making sure that the restaurants' bread is the size as marketed.

Subway knew its sandwiches were not 12 inches long, the plaintiffs said, because it sets precise standards for producing the sandwiches...

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