The company says its operating costs have increased, which is no doubt true, for more reasons than at first you might suspect.
Subway now needs to measure its sandwich bread.
USA Today - Subway agrees to measure sandwich bread to settle lawsuit
Several lawsuits, which began in New Jersey and were consolidated, alleged that Subway's "Footlong Sandwich" was usually only 11 inches long. Therefore, Subway was guilty of false advertising and/or cheating its customers. Nevermind that the bread dough was standardized, so if the loaf was shorter than 12 inches long, it would be wider and/or thicker than normal. The weight of the bread was consistent.
Depending on which news report you read, the ten named Plaintiffs received either $500 or $1000 each, for their "loss" of sandwich length and inconvenience. Everyone else who ate at Subway during the time period in question gets, drumroll, A GUARANTEE THAT IN THE FUTURE THEIR SANDWICH WILL ACTUALLY BE A FOOT LONG.
And those hard-working lawyers who fought diligently for their clients, ensuring they actually received a FOOT LONG SANDWICH at Subway when that's what they ordered, received $525,000.
I'm not sure how many lawyers had to split that bounty, but I'm sure not one of them.
I practice in the wrong area of law...........