Well, folks, it seems as if Subway's bread not actually being bread in the eyes of an Irish court may not be the only case of ingredient identity theft occurring at the popular chain restaurant. The latest offender? None other than your grandma's favorite lunchtime staple, tuna salad. Last week, a new lawsuit was filed in a U.S. District Court alleging the sandwich chain's fishy offering is not actually tuna and instead is a "mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna," CBS News reported on Friday. Hmmm, it sounds like there may be something ... wait for it ... FISHY going on here.
The lawsuit was filed against the official restaurant of suburban dads everywhere by two California residents, Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, who say they "were tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing" as a result of the restaurant's misleading labeling. Yet the duo claims they are not being SHELLFISH in their legal pursuit, arguing that others too, may have been deceived by the chain, meaning their legal cause could be certified as a class-action lawsuit. "Consumers are consistently misled into purchasing the products for the commonly known and/or advertised benefits and characteristics of tuna when in fact no such benefits could be had, given that the products are in fact devoid of tuna," the court document reads.
So what, exactly is in the fishy concoction? Well, it seems nobody knows for sure "We are conducting tests to figure out what it is. The lab tests thus far have only told us what it isn't," Alex Brown, an attorney with the law firm representing Dhanowa and Amin told the news outlet. Oh my COD, this is wild. Amid these shocking claims, Subway has stayed quiet, not returning CBS News' request for comment. Yet as the chain may be FLOUNDERING for a response, their website maintains that the fishy salad atop their "classic tuna sandwich" is made with "flaked tuna blended with creamy mayo."
So, will Subway refute these allegations, turning the TIDES? Will we discover what is, in fact in that mysterious tuna salad? Will tuna lovers everywhere receive compensation if the lawsuit's claims are, in fact true? I guess you'll just have to TUNA in to Cracked as we follow this story to find out. Until then, you can trust we'll be PERCH-ed on the edge of our seats, FISHING for new information to share with our loyal readers.