For Subway, A Ruling Not So Sweet. Irish Court Says Its Bread Isn’t Bread

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Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled that Subway bread shouldn’t be classified as bread for tax purposes due to its sugar-to-flour ratio.

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Perhaps Ireland’s ruling in regard to Subway can be categorized with other carb-based debates.

Like whether hot dogs and burritos are sandwiches. (The state of New York says yes; the USDA says no.)

Subway already weighed in on the hot dog-sandwich debate, by the way. In 2010, it sent a cease and desist letter to a Florida hot dog restaurant for using the term «footlong.»

The company later decided hot dogs are, in fact, not sandwiches and recanted the letter.

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