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Subway customers are whipping out their measuring tapes after Internet postings that claim a short-shrifting of the worldwide chain's famous footlong sub, putting the Milford, Conn.-based company in the hot seat.

The controversy began Tuesday in Australia, when a very precise customer, identified as Matt Corby of Perth, ordered a footlong sub and then pulled out a tape measure. Corby found the sub measured only 11 inches long and took his outrage to Facebook, where he posted a photo of his sub alongside the tape measure on the company's page with the caption, "subway pls respond."

The page with Corby's photo appears to be no longer available on Facebook. Screengrabs taken of his image and reposted online show the photo quickly received more than 131,000 likes and thousands of comments.

The photo also sparked an abundance of photos on Facebook of subs being measured and countless comments on Subway's page, ranging from "I think they [subway] owe us some," to "there are way more thing in life to worry about then 1 inch of sub."

The New York Post followed up on Corby's complaint with a New York City-based investigation of its own and found Corby's experience to be more the rule than the exception.

According to the Post, four out of seven "Five-dollar Footlongs" purchased at Subways in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, measured only 11 or 11.5 inches. A local franchise owner told the paper the chain has cut the portions of their cold-cut meats by 25 percent recently and raised the cost of food to individual store owners.

Subway attributes the discrepancy in sub length to the fact that the bread is baked fresh daily in each of their 38,000 restaurants. They do say, however, they are looking into the matter.

"We are committed to providing a consistent product delivering the same amount of bread to the customer with every order. The length however may vary slightly when not baked to our exact specifications. We are reinforcing our policies and procedures in an effort to ensure our offerings are always consistent no matter which Subway restaurant you visit," the company said in a statement provided to ABCNews.com today.

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11 inches. Smaller portions of meat. Boo Subway. Shove your 5 dollar footlong up your ass

I'll stick with my local deli

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This is as outrageous as the Quarter Pounder not weighing a Quarter pound.

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Go to my Italian deli for a hero always

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11 inches. Smaller portions of meat. Boo Subway. Shove your 5 dollar footlong up your ass

I'll stick with my local deli

I thought that's what Subway customers usually do to Subway. Subway just wanted to avoid an inch of pain!

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Crusher eats about 10 of these at a sitting, he's being robbed of almost a foot of glorious sub every meal... poor guy

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Crusher eats about 10 of these at a sitting, he's being robbed of almost a foot of glorious sub every meal... poor guy

Subway sucks. I get an Italian mixed at a local deli and the thing weighs enough to club someone to death. Comes in handy when someone wants a bite.

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local delis are the way to go. at the daredevil deli by me you can get an 18 inch sub for like 7.50 or something like that.

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Subway is doing what most guys usually do. Its always an inch shorter than what is self advertised!

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Shrinkage!

Subway is doing what most guys usually do. Its always an inch shorter than what is self advertised!

Lol

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My penis is still 12" - no false advertising here.

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Swap you slightly short sandwiches for millions of horseburgers running rampant throughout the country.

http://www.rte.ie/ne...ef-burgers.html

Britain, too. That story made the news over here.

Reminds me of the scandal long time ago when somebody tested the "beef" at Merkel's, a large chain of meat markets in New York. It wasn't beef. Only thing is, after days of testing, nobody knew what it actually was.

Finally the Daily News ran a large headline on page one: Is It Kangaroo Meat?

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Who the **** volunteerily eats at Subway anyway? There's a half slice of meat per sandwich.

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i went to a Subway and got a 6 inch meatball marinara that was 4.50! what the hell, adding the other half is only an extra dollar or 2???

i'll stick with the local places

oh and it was more likely a 5.5 inch sub than 6 inch based on the recent news article :D

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i went to a Subway and got a 6 inch meatball marinara that was 4.50! what the hell, adding the other half is only an extra dollar or 2???

i'll stick with the local places

oh and it was more likely a 5.5 inch sub than 6 inch based on the recent news article :biggrin:

next time eat a man sized sandwich and not a girlie sandwich.

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next time eat a man sized sandwich and not a girlie sandwich.

you mean order the foot long?? after 3/4 of those i am stuffed

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you mean order the foot long?? after 3/4 of those i am stuffed

I'd hate to see you eat a sub from a real sandwich shop. :-)

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****in Quick Chek is better than Subway and sandwiches aren't even ther thing. Nobody skimps on the food like Subway. I hate Subway. I hate it so much. I hate it more than anything in the world times ten plus infinity.

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I'd hate to see you eat a sub from a real sandwich shop. :-)

i'll tell you one thing, i can beat anyone in a pizza eating contest!

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i'll tell you one thing, i can beat anyone in a pizza eating contest!

It better not be Domino's

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i'll tell you one thing, i can beat anyone in a pizza eating contest!

I'll take that action. Next time you are in Jersey hit me up and we'll see if you can out eat the grand pooba of the pizza.

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