Update, February 1, 2021: A few days after a lawsuit accusing Subway of serving tuna subs and wraps that don’t actually contain tuna, the chain appears to be hitting back in an unconventional way: a discount code.
When you visit Subway’s website right now, a deal pops up encouraging you to order a sub, touting that its fish is “100% real wild-caught tuna, 100% delicious.” Below, they share that you can get 15 percent off a footlong tuna sub by ordering on the app or online with a promo code. Though the chain does not explicitly mention the lawsuit in the pop-up, the promo code is “ITSREAL.” In a previous statement to Delish, Subway called the lawsuit “meritless.”
Original, January 28, 2021: A new lawsuit against Subway accuses the chain of serving tuna subs and wraps to customers that don’t actually contain tuna, according to The Washington Post.
The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that after “multiple samples” of the tuna subs from shops in the state they found that it was “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna,” according to the paper. They went so far as to say the tuna salad mixture sold on subs and wraps is “made from anything but tuna.” Subway denied these allegations in a statement to the paper.
When contacted, a Subway spokesperson provided the following to Delish: “These claims are meritless. Tuna is one of our most popular sandwiches. Our restaurants receive 100 percent wild-caught tuna, mix it with mayonnaise and serve on a freshly made sandwich to our guests.”
Shalini Dogra, one of the attorneys for the plaintiffs involved in the case, would not tell the paper what the tests purportedly showed, simply saying “the ingredients were not tuna and not fish.”
Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, the plaintiffs in the case, said they feel they “were tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing,” according to the lawsuit. They are aiming to get the case certified as a class-action lawsuit. This could possibly make the lawsuit open to anyone who bought a tuna product at Subway after January 21, 2017.
From: Delish US
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