Former Subway operator threatens to leak secrets
The Australian man is demanding money from the company in return for his silence.
Arun Singhal has demanded money from Subway in return for his silence, The Age reports.
Subway subsequently filed for an emergency restraining order in May that restricts the public release of information pertaining to Subway's recipes and operations.
Subway has allegedly said it would suffer $35 million in losses if Singhal went to the media with his "secrets," according to Singhal.
A Subway spokesman told The Age that the company would not "give [Singhal] credibility by commenting" on the matter. "It's really disappointing that a former franchisee has taken this route," the spokesman said.
We reached out to Subway for comment and will update when we hear back.
Singhal has an axe to grind with Subway. He says the company forced him out of business after he called corporate to complain that Subway was misleading customers about the fat content of its sandwiches.
Shortly afterward, he says, Subway told him his franchise wasn't making enough money and encouraged him to close the business -- in which he had invested $350,000 -- with the promise of ownership over a new shop in a busier location.
But Subway never followed through on its promise, so he threatened the release of proprietary information.
"I lost my lifetime's savings because of Subway's deceptive behavior, and they left me with no option but to declare bankruptcy, which is hard as I have a family to support," he told Vice. "I told the sandwich mafia that if they didn't compensate me for the loss of business, I'd go to the media to tell everyone about my story. Also to make people aware of Subway's misleading marketing style. People are just unaware they're consuming so much fat."
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Subway = 95 % bread...5 % processed meat by products and pink slime with water and preservatives added, trucked across 1,000s of miles in a refrigerated tractor trailer, pressed into paper thin slices, its not worth a dollar...let alone $ 5.
Ask you local Subway worker why the restaurant does not have a meat slicer on the property?
Subway nutrition info is available online, and nutrition guides are available in the store if you ask for one. So if people are unaware of fat in the sandwiches it is their own problem and not Subway's. It is also no secret Jared didn't lose all that weight because Subway is better. He just got to the point where he was serious and restricted his calories and meals it could have been any fast food. He also did lots of exercise and walking in addition to his restricted diet. Subway is a little better than hamburgers, but you still have to be careful with the oils and condiments you add to the sandwiches. Subway is still considered fast food.
The Title and sub-Title of the Article are tell-tale for me NOT to read further...IMO
What kind of "secrets" could you give up for mediocre, fast-food sandwiches, that usually taste like crap....
Mostly heavy bread, and vegetables or garnishes; That are TASTELESS....
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