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Subway Sues Broadcaster for $210M Over Chicken Story

CBC stands by accusation that chain's product is half soy

(Newser) - Subway and the CBC are continuing their game of chicken, and neither side looks to be swerving. The latest in the fast-food drama: The restaurant chain says it will file a lawsuit against the broadcaster for a story that claims Subway's chicken isn't 100% chicken , but halfway made... More »

Subway: We Tested Our Chicken, and No, It's Not Soy

Chain refutes 'false' CBC report, says its own tests show only 'trace' amount of soy

(Newser) - Subway says lab tests it commissioned show its chicken contains only trace amounts of soy. This after a CBC show reported that tests showed only about half the DNA from Subway chicken samples was from chicken. The rest was mostly from soy. After calling the report "false and misleading,... More »

Test: Subway's Chicken Has Only 50% Chicken DNA

According to a Canadian study

(Newser) - Here's an unappetizing number: Only about half the DNA in the chicken used in Subway sandwiches actually comes from a chicken, at least according to one analysis. A DNA researcher says that number, obviously, should be 100%. The CBC did a DNA analysis of chicken from various fast-food chains... More »

Teen Dies Protecting Mom in Subway Shop Holdup

Cops say teen pushed her out of the way as man fired

(Newser) - Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store. Police say Javier Flores and his mother were the only people working in the southeast Houston Subway restaurant near closing time Wednesday night when two... More »

Texan Executed for Subway Sandwich Shop Murders

Terry Edwards killed 2 former colleagues

(Newser) - A man convicted of a fatal robbery at a Dallas-area Subway shop just weeks after he was fired from his job there was executed Thursday night. Terry Edwards, 43, received a lethal injection for the $3,000 holdup at a Subway restaurant where two employees were shot to death in... More »

Jared Fogle's Ex-Wife Sues Subway

She says VP was told about Fogle's interest in kids as early as 2004

(Newser) - Jared Fogle's ex-wife says Subway knew about his "depravities," and now she's suing the sandwich chain for an unspecified amount in damages, the Indianapolis Star reports. "I filed this lawsuit because I have questions" about exactly what Subway knew and when, Katie McLaughlin told reporters... More »

Cops: Subway Worker Didn't Drug Officer

Tests showed no drugs in drink, officer's system

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Subway employee has been cleared of charges two months after he was accused of drugging a police officer's drink . Tanis Ukena was arrested Aug. 8 in Layton, Utah, after a uniformed police officer who'd consumed part of a Subway drink and sandwich reported feeling intoxicated. Ukena... More »

Subway Employee Accused of Drugging Officer's Drink

Tanis Ukena allegedly put THC and meth into the cop's drink

(Newser) - A Subway employee in Utah has been arrested on accusations he put methamphetamine and THC into the drink of a uniformed police officer, the AP reports. A probable cause statement filed Tuesday says the Layton police sergeant immediately felt impaired after getting the drink Monday. He struggled to find the... More »

Lawsuit Forces Subway to Measure Its 'Footlongs'

Some were only 11 or 11.5 inches!

(Newser) - Subway customers can finally rest assured that their "Footlong" sandwiches will be as long as promised, the AP reports. A judge last week granted final approval to a settlement of a class-action suit filed against Subway after an Australian teenager in 2013 posted an image of his sandwich on... More »

Jared Fogle Claims He Was Punished for His Thoughts

And he wants his sentence shortened

(Newser) - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle wants his child pornography sentence reduced, claiming that the judge who sentenced him was, in part, punishing him for his fantasies, TMZ reports. According to the New York Daily News , Fogle's plea deal called for a maximum sentence of 12.5 years; the judge... More »

Bloody Trail Leads Into Subway Restroom

Mary Grace Trinidad, 38, is accused of trying to murder newborn son

(Newser) - A Southern California transient is under arrest after apparently leaving her newborn baby in the toilet of a Subway restaurant's restroom, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports. According to police, a customer noticed the woman—later identified as 38-year-old Mary Grace Trinidad—bleeding as she left the restroom of... More »

Subway's $5 Footlong Just Got More Expensive

Classic subs now cost $6 before upgrades

(Newser) - Your Subway sandwich just got more expensive. As part of a new "Sub-maggedon" promotional campaign, the sandwich chain has proclaimed it will offer "ALL of your favorite classic footlongs" for $6 beginning Thursday and continuing throughout February—thereby sounding the death knell for its famed $5 footlong deal.... More »

Jared Fogle's Crony Gets 27 Years for Child Porn

Russell Taylor used hidden cameras to film 12 kids, passed images to Subway pitchman

(Newser) - A federal judge has sentenced the former director of a charitable foundation started by ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle to 27 years in prison for producing child pornography that played a role in Fogle's criminal case. Russell Taylor was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to child exploitation and child porn... More »

Jared Fogle Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Prison

His defense team tried to blame the Subway diet for his 'mild pedophilia'

(Newser) - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison for child pornography and child prostitution, TMZ reports. In addition, Fogle will pay $100,000 in restitution to each of his 14 victims and have a lifetime of supervision upon his release from prison, according... More »

Subway Employee: Fridge Door Locked Behind Me

Karlee Daubeney's case is finally going to court

(Newser) - A Subway employee says she's still suffering from anxiety after getting locked in a store fridge for eight hours last year—and now her story is getting its day in court, the Independent reports. Karlee Daubeney, 20, says she was working late last December at a Subway in Gloucester,... More »

Jared Fogle Had 'Amazing' Time With 'Little Boy': Secret Tapes

Shocking recordings document Fogle bragging about child sex

(Newser) - For more than four years, an FBI informant said she listened to and taped former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle as he talked about his desire for children, as well as his sexual exploits with them. Now Rochelle Herman-Walrond's recordings are about to be heard by the world when they... More »

Eaten at Subway Since 2003? You Just Won a Settlement

What happens when a footlong isn't a foot long?

(Newser) - Subway is back in the news over a controversial figure that appears in its advertising—and thankfully we're not talking about Jared again. No, this time the culprit is Subway's footlong subs that aren't always a foot long. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a federal judge agreed... More »

In Unusual Move, Jared Fogle Pays Victims Before Sentencing

Checks for $100K have been delivered

(Newser) - In a move that US Attorney Steven DeBrota says he has only seen once before in his 25 years of dealing with child porn cases, prison-bound former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has paid restitution to most of his victims before sentencing. DeBrota tells the AP that $100,000 checks from... More »

Here's the Latest Chain to Go Antibiotics-Free

Subway plans to be antibiotics-free by 2025

(Newser) - Subway said Tuesday that it plans to switch to meat raised without antibiotics over the next several years. The announcement comes after the company was targeted by advocacy groups calling for the change, with a coalition planning to deliver petitions to Subway's headquarters on Thursday. The sandwich chain had... More »

Subway: We Failed to Act on 'Serious' Jared Complaint

Company says it reviewed more than 1M customer comments

(Newser) - Subway says it received a "serious" complaint about Jared Fogle years ago and failed to do much about it—but it didn't involve "anything about sexual behavior or criminal activity." A company spokeswoman says the complaint was received in 2011 from Rochelle Herman-Walrond, the informant who... More »

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