Short them an inch, they’ll jest awhile Tweeps can’t resist Subway “footlong” controversy Aaron Hutchins January 17, 2013 Follow @hutchins_aaron Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 1 [View the story “Subway’s footlongs fall an inch short” on Storify] Subway’s footlongs fall an inch short Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Thu, Jan 17 2013 19:02:10 It turns out not all of Subway’s footlong sandwiches measure up. An Australian man posted a picture of his submarine sandwich on the company’s Facebook page, and next to it a tape measure that showed the length was an inch short. The New York Post then created a PR nightmare for the world’s largest fast food chain when its investigation found that four out of seven footlong sandwiches were short of the full 12 inches. A lot going on in the world, but @nypost leads with: Subway sandwiches getting smaller. #bombshell http://pic.twitter.com/XppkWYruCarl Quintanilla Does size really matter? Subway’s 12-inch sub doesn’t measure up, say angry customers. http://bit.ly/Xfti8DDale Carruthers EXPLAIN YOURSELF BRUH @Subway http://twitpic.com/bw0rlrFreshbluntz And what was Twitter’s response? A whole lot of innuendo. Just saw a story where Subway’s foot longs are only measuring 11 inches. Subway’s response: It was cold.Albert Brooks Breaking: Subway foot longs only 11 inches. Eh, who hasn’t embellished the size of their sandwich by an inch or two.rodney Turns out most of Subways “foot longs” are actually only 11 inches. But cmon how often is it true when someone says its 12 inches.Philip DeFranco So the Subway footlong is only 11 inches. You know the first one was measured by a male employee, get over it! #menalwaysexagerateJagger Subway home of the foot long…..well, more like 11 inches, cause it’s cold outside.JustMe L So it appears the Subway footlong is an inch shy. Clearly, a man is responsible for the initial measurements.Stephology I’ve been living a lie… #subway #11inches #whomp #eatsohard #chicken #breasticles #instafood #instagood #specialdelivery #roomieloveJosiah Maxwell SRN Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: NOTED ON TWITTER Advertisement About this author Aaron Hutchins Macleans.ca editor Aaron Hutchins writes about business, culture and the lives of Canadians. He once wrote a story about One Direction too, which makes him the resident boy band expert (reluctantly). Other articles Where everybody knows your name—because your name's Chewbacca Bitcoin: A new fixture at one Canadian university + 1 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous In Lebanon, a refugee waystation, Syria’s crisis becomes real Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.