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Monmouth County Man Joins Subway Footlong Lawsuit

Jason Leslie of Marlboro claims that he has bought $5 Footlong Subway sandwiches in stores in Freehold, Marlboro and Howell and says the sandwiches are not really 12 inches.

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 Freehold, Marlboro and Howell.

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."

nicole January 25, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Based on the math provided in this article, he has spent about $3500 on Subway "Footlong" sandwiches over the past 14 years. Seeing as how he has only been cheated out of 5% of said sandwiches, he's been "tricked" out of $175. Obviously a lawsuit for thousands or millions of dollars is needed to settle this injustice!
major January 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM
He should feel "like an idiot" for getting involved in this grab for cash scheme! Considering subway puts nothing on the bread, it doesnt really matter how long it is.

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