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Old 01-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #81
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Or how about soda companies, that slowly shrink the amount of soda in each bottle, so no one notices. Then they reduce the price and people think they're getting some great deal.


I have never seen this ever. In fact, in the last 4 years cans have gone up about 20p.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #82
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I have never seen this ever. In fact, in the last 4 years cans have gone up about 20p.

Well it definitely happens but I dunno about soda since so many people know the oz amount for them. Like you know those little bumps in the bottom of cylindrical products, like peanut butter? Those are so they don't have to be filled, man. And they're getting bigger. Saw it on the Today show years ago.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #83
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #84
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You paid for a footlong, not a 12" sub. See the difference?


The term footlong clearly implies that the sandwich is a foot long. Saying 'Oh well, we never intended it to mean that the sandwich was 12" long' is like saying 'Well, our Vegetarian sandwich was never meant to imply that it didn't contain any meat'.

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Well it definitely happens but I dunno about soda since so many people know the oz amount for them. Like you know those little bumps in the bottom of cylindrical products, like peanut butter? Those are so they don't have to be filled, man. And they're getting bigger. Saw it on the Today show years ago.


Fairly certain it's so they stack better, actually.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #85
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Went to subway for a 6 inch. We measured it to being 4 inches. It was so thick it wouldn't close so when it was opened it was just mush.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:31 PM   #86
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The term footlong clearly implies that the sandwich is a foot long. Saying 'Oh well, we never intended it to mean that the sandwich was 12" long' is like saying 'Well, our Vegetarian sandwich was never meant to imply that it didn't contain any meat'.
They could say "Footlong is an estimate. It's supposed to be around a foot, but we never said that it measured out to be exactly one foot."

I'm not saying that's right or ethical business. Just that the people suing don't really have much of a case against them.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #87
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Honestly though, its more like a 9 inch sub once you tally in the inch on either side that they skimp on.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #88
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In this case, a foot is probably used as a nominal size (think two by four lumber). Pizzas usually bake to less than their quoted diameter, too.

This lawsuit is bullshit, as lawsuits generally are, but honest weights and measures are a good thing.

There has been a good deal of product downsizing lately, which is nearly as slimy as altering the units.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:42 PM   #89
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They oughtta have a loyalty card, so every 12th sandwich is free.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #90
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Oh yeah; food should usually be measured by weight anyway.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:49 PM   #91
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Oh yeah; food should usually be measured by weight anyway.


Only if it's packaged/pre-prepared.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:52 PM   #92
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Idk, I've been to a few buffet/cafeteria type places that sell you food by the ounce. They're the bizzle nizzle.
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Well it definitely happens but I dunno about soda since so many people know the oz amount for them. Like you know those little bumps in the bottom of cylindrical products, like peanut butter? Those are so they don't have to be filled, man. And they're getting bigger. Saw it on the Today show years ago.


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Subway needs to introduce free inch-long subs for those who have been wronged.

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Old 01-26-2013, 03:15 PM   #95
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Only if it's packaged/pre-prepared.


Fast food nutritional information, including Subway's, starts with the weight of the item. While there'll still be variance, this is probably the controlling measure.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:17 PM   #96
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It's not a sub with all the things I asked and paid for, it's a sub that's missing an inch of what I asked and paid for.

The whole point is that both are equally cases of false advertising. Neither is a health hazard or the like, but both are false advertising.




Yes, but serving different food is much worse.


What if you serve someone with a food allergy a food they are allergic to, without telling them it's a different item from what they ordered?

That's much more of an issue, a could easily become a health hazard.


I'm not arguing that they aren't both false advertising, but comparing the two doesn't make a lot of sense. They're very different scenarios, with very different consequences.

You aren't going to make someone ill, or potentially kill them, by serving them a sub that's slightly smaller than what they ordered.

Maybe use a comparison like, "I ordered a quarter pound burger, but it was a few ounces less than a quarter of a pound."

Much better comparison.
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Maybe use a comparison like, "I ordered a quarter pound burger, but it was a few ounces less than a quarter of a pound."



That brings up a good point. Nearly every time I've heard of burgers being advertised by weight, it's always pre-cooked weight. Why should Subway be any different with the length of their dough? It's 12 inches long before it's baked, and shrinks during cooking.
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Maybe use a comparison like, "I ordered a quarter pound burger, but it was a few ounces less than a quarter of a pound."


A few ounces less than four ounces?

j/k - I know what you mean.
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That brings up a good point. Nearly every time I've heard of burgers being advertised by weight, it's always pre-cooked weight. Why should Subway be any different with the length of their dough? It's 12 inches long before it's baked, and shrinks during cooking.



Bread typically expands when you bake it, so I'm not sure that argument would work.
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