At least that's the case in New York, the 'Post' reveals
(NEWSER) – Concerned that you may not be getting your money's worth when you buy a "$5 Footlong" at Subway? Have no fear: The New York Post is on it. In a stunning exposé, the newspaper has uncovered that some Subway outlets in New York are serving up "footlongs" that are only 11 to 11.5 inches. The Post was first alerted to the problem by an observant eater whose picture of a sandwich next to a tape measure went viral earlier this week, and the newspaper carried out its own investigation into the matter. Four out of seven so-called "footlongs" purchased in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens came up short.
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