A Bespoke Law Firm®

Every business deserves savvy, attentive legal counsel — but not all businesses have the need or the budget for their own legal department. At the Sedhom Law Group, PLLC, we serve as outside general counsel for businesses that want to turn our seasoned guidance into opportunity.

  1. Home
  2.  » 
  3. Food & Beverage/Alcohol Industry
  4.  » Subway Restaurants Inc. embroiled in tuna lawsuit

Subway Restaurants Inc. embroiled in tuna lawsuit

On Behalf of | Aug 2, 2021 | Food & Beverage/Alcohol Industry

Who does not enjoy a good sub sandwich from time to time? Many people in New York will visit a Subway sandwich restaurant for their favorite sub, especially the tuna salad sub. However, Subway is now facing business litigation claiming the tuna it offers is not what it seems to be.

The lawsuit against Subway

The lawsuit filed against Subway Restaurants Inc. claim that the sandwich chain deceived customers about the content of its tuna. The lawsuit initially claimed that Subway advertises having “100% skipjack and yellow fin tuna” when in practice it used products to imitate the appearance of tuna. The lawsuit claims that this practiced allowed Subway to charge consumers more while providing an inferior product. In June the lawsuit was amended to remove the language that Subway’s tuna contained “no tuna.” However, the lawsuit still claims that the sandwich chain still “maliciously” engaged in false and misleading actions regarding its tuna products.

Subway’s response

Subway Restaurants Inc. has urged the court to throw out the claim against them, stating the claim is “frivolous.” According to Subway, the negative media attention they incurred due to the claim against them harmed thousands of franchisees who would no longer purchase tuna, one of their best-selling products. Subway wants the claim dismissed with prejudice and wants a public apology.

Learn more about business litigation

The lawsuit against Subway shows not only how easy it is for consumers to attack a company’s product but also the effect unfounded claims can have on their business. Those in New York who want to learn more about their rights and options in a business litigation context may find our firm’s website to be a useful source of information.