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Say Good-bye to Subway’s $5 Footlong

It'll have to add another hand to the sign.
It’ll have to add another hand to the sign.

Subway has been trying to distract customers from Fogle ever since his mess wrapped up in court. It’s a tad unconventional, but a promotion that can’t but call immediate attention to inflated prices is technically a way of doing this. The response, all in all, has been unqualified outrage, and @Subway’s had a busy morning tweeting out a quasi-explanation that reads, “We launched the $5 footlong in 2007. Since then our costs have gone up greatly, but we try to balance that with promotions.” Regardless, people are still pretty angry:

Even ignoring the fury over the $1 upcharge, it’s safe to say this promotion has basically gone over like a ton of bricks:


Say Goodbye to Subway’s $5 Footlong