In what has now become a series of posts on how people in the western world are being shortchanged by stealth inflation, we now find out that: “four out of seven Footlongs — purchased at Subway locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens — measured only 11 or 11.5 inches.”
Not to worry. The stock market is near all time highs and the politburo’s statistics agencies continue to ensure us that there is no inflation. From the New York Post:
Stingy Subway sandwich honchos are shorting customers by serving 11-inch “Footlong” subs, hungry New Yorkers say.
Four out of seven Footlongs — purchased at Subway locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens — measured only 11 or 11.5 inches, according to the test.
And that’s not the only corner Subway is cutting — the shops have sliced their cold-cut sizes by 25 percent in the past few months, a Manhattan franchise owner told The Post.
“The distributor has increased the food cost on the individual owners by 4 to 5 percent every year and provided the owners with less food,” the owner explained.
If you buy a $7 “footlong” every other day for a year, an axed extra inch adds up to a loss of roughly $100.
Now for the complimentary sheeple comment of the article:
“It’s probably good that it’s not a whole foot long — I don’t think anybody needs a full foot-long sandwich,” sniffed Margaret Zakhary, 30.
Well at least it’s not horse meat.
For other articles on my stealth inflation series see:
Inflation Rocks the UK as Beer Gets Watered Down
Swedish Consumers Get Served Fake Beef
Chart of the Day: Inflation Since the American Revolution
Inflation Hits Coffee as Brewers Secretly Swap Robusta for Arabica
Blue Shield of California to Hike Insurance Rates up to 20%
Full New York Post article here.
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