Subway has had a massive hit on their hands in recent years with their $5 Footlong deal, offering a foot long sub of a special variety every month (and February becomes Februany, where you can get most normal subs for that flat price). Soon after they received viral flack for the mighty footlong only measuring 11-inches (and commitments to ensuring proper length at all of their franchises), they’ve decided to offer up a new value alongside their $5 footlong; half the sandwich for 3/5ths the price.
Some may contend that this move is to brace the world for the day where at $5 Footlong isn’t a sustainable deal for the sandwich company, while others may look at it as a value-conscious, budget-conscious, and waist-conscious move when things are tight (on the other hand, people may point out that it’d just be cheaper to buy a footlong and save half for another meal if you’re really worried about your diet).
This month sees the launch of the program with the Oven Roasted Chicken being the deal of the month, with the program scheduled to run through June at least, Huffington Post reports.
Are you satisfied with only six-inches of sandwich at this lower price point? Is it a quantity or a quality issue? Given that a six-inch subs is more of an ideal serving size than a full footlong, maybe this deal will help America realize what it means to actually overeat. Michael Phelps and other Olympians were in promotions for the brand eating footlongs, but they also burn more calories than most.