It looks like Subway is really running with the term “mystery meat,” as two customers have filed a new lawsuit that says Subway’s tuna sandwiches don’t actually contain tuna at all.
The popular sandwich chain, known for its footlong subs, is facing claims that both the tuna sandwiches and wraps contain a “mixtures of various concoctions,” according to The Washington Post.
The complaint, which was filed on January 21st, sees two plaintiffs from Alameda County, Karen Dhanowa and Nilima Amin, alleging that they “were tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing.”
wait, this lawsuit alleges that the tuna at Subway “is not tuna and is not fish” but no one ever says what it is, exactly https://t.co/ZxCQss646Q
— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) January 28, 2021
Dhanowa and Amin are suing Subway for fraud, intentional misrepresentation, and unjust enrichment, claiming that an independent testing of the ingredients has confirmed that the “products are made from anything but tuna.”
“On the contrary, the Products are made from a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by Defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna,” the lawsuit says.
Subway denies the claims, as a spokesperson has told Today that “There simply is no truth to the allegations in the complaint that was filed in California. Subway delivers 100% cooked tuna to its restaurants, which is mixed with mayonnaise and used in freshly made sandwiches, wraps and salads that are served to and enjoyed by our guests.”