Subway Is Ending Their $5 Footlong Deal And Everyone Is Venting On The Internet

September 20, 2018

If there’s one fast food jingle that gets stuck in your head, it’s Subway’s “$5 Footlong” anthem. As songs go, it’s pretty fantastic — it tells you everything you need to know without any filler. The ad has been airing for quite some time. In fact, it may be shocking to realize that the promotion initially started all the way back in 2004. So that’s probably why fans are so sad that after roughly 14 years, Subway is ending the deal.

You read that right. There will no longer be $5 Footlongs at all Subway locations. Thus, it’s the end of an era. So you might want to spend some time recollecting on the most memorable $5 Footlong moments. For example, that time a customer took a ruler to his sub and argued that it wasn’t actually a foot long.  Or, those controversial commercials where there was just something a little off when customers signaled how big a foot really was. Good times.

But seriously, it was a pretty good deal — especially if you depended on Subway for a healthier lunch alternative. The good news is that certain franchises might still run with it, but Subway itself isn’t making it mandatory for all locations. Now you just have to check the menu before placing your order. Some people are obviously upset.

According to Delish, the price of the sandwich increased by $1 back in 2016, but that didn’t last long. They were back to being $5 soon after, which angered a lot of franchise owners.

In their eyes, having customers pay just five dollars for a sandwich wasn’t really the best financial move. It’s questionable whether it’s profitable at all.

 

Still, Subway has managed to keep themselves afloat, amidst serious and vile scandal (you know the one), along with heavy competition (more Jersey Mike’s locations started popping all over the U.S., as well as Jimmy John’s shops).

Fingers crossed that all of the $5 Footlong fans out there will find at least one franchise that’ll still honor the iconic deal.