Subway is bringing back the $5 Footlong. Well, sort of.
Participating U.S. locations began offering the discount in mid-June for a limited time and only as part of a two-for-$10 deal.
And franchisees are less than thrilled. Seventy-five percent of Subway franchise owners don't want to participate in the promotion, the North American Association of Subway Franchisees told Fox News, because they'll lose money. One New York franchisee told the New York Post that the hourly wage was $7.50 when the $5 Footlong was introduced in 2008, compared to $15 an hour today. Some franchisees have even complained to the Federal Trade Commission, claiming that they are being bullied into participating, reports Restaurant Business.