After a lawsuit accused food chain Subway of having "tuna-less" tuna sandwiches, Subway seemed to retaliate ... by offering discounted tuna sandwiches!
According to The Washington Post, the lawsuit, recently filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, claimed that Subway was selling what they said were tuna subs but that did not include any kind of fish. The lawsuit imparted that the sandwiches were "a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna."
Two plaintiffs, Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, commented on their take on the tuna, saying they felt they "were tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing."
Subway denied the allegations and already seem to be moving past the instance, by offering a discount code on tuna subs and wraps. The discount can be applied when you visit the Subway website, where it will then state that with a promo code "ITSREAL" or through the app, you can receive 15% off a footlong tuna sub! The message accompanying the discount is simple: "100% real wild, caught tuna, 100% delicious."
We'll see if people take Subway up on their discount deal. As of now, their statement to Delish is as follows: "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."
Meanwhile, attorney Shalina Dogra has different words, saying, "the ingredients were not tuna and not fish."
The lawsuit could turn into one in which anyone who bought a tuna sub, wrap, or other tuna product at Subway after January 21, 2017, could come forward and add to it.
So, maybe we'll be seeing some more discount tuna footlongs?
Will you be purchasing this discounted meal? Let us know in the comments!