Subway Can't Afford to Give San Francisco Five-Dollar Footlongs

Five Dollar Footlong No More Jim Herd.jpg
Jim Herd, SFCitizen.Com
Maybe it would be cheaper if we moved over to metric
Odd news from Subway, the ubiquitous sandwich chain distinguished by its sickly-sweet bread stink, its perpetually fogged-over windows, and that galumphing pitchman who reverentially lugs about his old, much-bigger pants from commercial to commercial like they're some relic of the saints. Subway is no longer peddling its $5 footlongs in San Francisco because people here aren't as cheap-ass as ingredients.

 As Joe Eskenazi wrote this morning on our sister blog, The Snitch:
But half a dozen San Francisco Subway workers said this recent move was explained to them as a reaction to San Francisco's minimum wage ordinance. Per the will of the voters, minimum wage is calculated each year based on the "August-to-August change in the Consumer Price Index." On Jan. 1 of this year, it jumped from $9.92 to $10.24, apparently pushing Subway execs to revoke our county's cheap sandwich privileges. As the minimum wage rises higher, perhaps Subway will be forced to scrap Jared Fogle for parts.
Eskenazi gets into more detail here.

Follow us on Twitter: @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook.
My Voice Nation Help
Sort: Newest | Oldest

it's very true that local restaurants in SF are having a difficult time doing business, my family relative included...that's why we need more companies like Buckslive that focuses on helping SF local business to get customer traffic and also getting customers to receive a bargaining discount, it's really a two-ways win.

Now Trending

From the Vault


©2014 SF Weekly, LP, All rights reserved.