Chicago Man Sues Subway Over Length Of Sub

Lawsuit claims "he suffered an injury in fact and lost money as a result of the deceptive and unfair conduct"

By Tania Pacheco
|  Friday, Jan 25, 2013  |  Updated 8:04 AM CDT
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Chicago Man Sues Subway Over Length Of Sub

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Chicago isn't the only town where a resident has sued over the length of a Subway sub. Two New Jersey residents are suing Connecticut-based Subway over short footlongs.

Measure twice, sue once?

Nyguyen Buren, a customer of Chicago Subway restaurants, is doing just that. Buren sued the chain after photographing a Subway footlong next to measuring tape showing the sandwich was 11 inches long, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Buren claims this is not first time he has been short-changed by the chain, referring in the lawsuit to Subway's habit of skimping on the length.

The lawsuit claims "he suffered an injury in fact and lost money as a result of the deceptive and unfair conduct." Buren alleges the dough sent to the Subway franchises is too short. The alleged injury developed from the undersized sandwich was not specified.

Since filing last week, similar class-action suits have been filed across the nation. Buren's attorney, Tom Zimmerman, believes other Subway patrons who have been wronged by the 1-inch shortage should be compensated for their loss.

The lawsuit also makes claims that the 6-inch-subs do not measure up either. Subway declined to comment on the case but a spokesman told the Sun-Times that Subway "has redoubled our effort to ensure consistency and correct length in every sandwich we serve."  

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