Subway, the world's largest fast food chain with 38,000 locations, and whose corporate offices are in Milford, and employ over 800 workers at the Milford headquarters, is facing widespread criticism after a man who appears to be from Australia posted a photo on the company's Facebook page of one of its footlong sandwiches next to a tape measure that shows the sub is just 11 inches, the Middletown Press is reporting.
The original photo was no longer visible by Thursday afternoon on Subway's Facebook page, which has 19.8 million fans. A Milford spokesman for Subway said Subway did not remove it.
Subway also said that the length of its sandwiches may vary slightly when its bread, which is baked at each Subway location, is not made to the chain's exact specifications.
But comments by other Facebook users about the photo ran the gamut from outrage to indifference to amusement. One commenter urged people to "chill out." Another one said she was switching to Quiznos. And one man posted a photo of his foot in a sock next to a Subway sandwich to show it was shorter than a "foot."