Subway, the world’s largest fast food chain with over 38,000 locations, is facing some heat after an Australian man posted a photo of a Subway footlong measuring only 11-inches.

Subway “footlong” purchased by

The photo went viral on the Subway Facebook page, receiving over 100,000 likes and comments before Subway hid the photo on their page which has 19.8 million fans. The New York Post even did a study of its own, finding that four out of seven footlongs they purchased were under 12 inches.

As a student of UCF, it is not hard to find a Subway nearby. We have one at the heart of campus in the Student Union, by the towers, and multiple Subways within two miles of Gemini boulevard.

Subway “footlong” purchased by went out to see if Subway footlongs near campus are less than 12 inches. We went into the Subway near Sage Leaves and the Sterling apartment complex to do the test. Surprisingly, we found out that the footlong we received was indeed less than 12 inches, roughly 11 1/4 inches to be exact.

Is the extra inch of lost meat, cheese, lettuce, and other various condiments enough to cause Subway to respond?

Subway sent out an e-mailed statement saying, “We are reinforcing our policies and procedures in an effort to ensure our offerings are always consistent no matter which Subway restaurant you visit.”