Subway is making a major change to its sandwiches

Subway will start making its sandwiches bigger following a lawsuit claiming the chain’s footlong sandwiches are shorter than advertised, according to a settlement agreement.

Subway came under fire two years ago when a photo went viral online showing a footlong sub next to a tape measure that showed the bun was actually 11 inches.

Subway footlongMatt Corby on FacebookThis photo prompted the class-action lawsuit against Subway.

The photo prompted a class-action lawsuit from Subway consumers who said they were cheated out of an inch of their sandwiches

Subway has now agreed to start requiring franchisees to measure the bread they serve to ensure that footlong subs are 12 inches and 6-inch subs are no less than 6 inches, according to the settlement agreement, which was granted final approval last week by a federal judge.

The judge also ordered Subway to pay $520,000 in attorney fees and $500 to each of the 10 individuals who were representatives of the class. The Associated Press first reported on the agreement.

Subway has agreed to start compliance inspections to make sure restaurants are adhering to the new rules, according to the agreement.

The restaurant chain will edit its training materials and franchisee protocols, “which had previously allowed for a small tolerance in the size of a footlong sandwich,” to require that a footlong must be at least 12 inches.

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