Thursday, March 29, 2012
Cost of Government
No Subway $5 Footlongs In SF, 'Cost of Doing Business' Too High
Subway can't make sandwiches for $5 anymore. Not in San Francisco.
NBC Bay Area
By Chris Roberts | Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
The catchy Subway sandwich shop jingle involving a variety of foot-long sandwiches available for $5 doesn't apply in San Francisco. The sandwich-making chain stopped selling the five-dollar footlongs in San Francisco due to the "high cost of doing business," according to SF Weekly. Signs posted at Subway sandwich shops sadly inform San Francisco patrons -- we hear Willie Brown is a big fan -- that "all SUBWAY Restaurants in SF County DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN Subway National $5.00 Promotions," according to the newspaper. Customers can still buy the sub of the month for $5, according to an employee at Subway on Market and Castro streets. Apparently, the city's new minimum wage, raised to $10.24 as of Jan. 1, make $5 footlongs an impossible business model. Unless you want tuna fish, which is the sub of the month. Yum. Copyright NBC Owned Television Stations