Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled today that bread sold by Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread.
A panel of judges claims that the bread sold by Subway contains too much sugar to be categorized as a “staple food,” which is not taxed.
“There is no dispute that the bread supplied by Subway in its heated sandwiches has a sugar content of 10% of the weight of the flour included in the dough, and thus exceeds the 2% specified,” the judgement read.
Ireland’s Supreme Court rules that bread sold by the fast food chain Subway contains so much sugar that it cannot be legally defined as bread. The ruling came in a tax dispute brought by Bookfinders Ltd., an Irish Subway franchisee. https://t.co/KVsqupU2Vf— The Associated Press (@AP) October 1, 2020
I don’t know how Subway is going to get through this scandal. Prob the worst scandal in Subway history— Seth (@SethAbramovitch) October 1, 2020
Subway disagreed with the statement, saying:
“Subway’s bread is, of course, bread,” the company said in an email. “We have been baking fresh bread in our restaurants for more than three decades and our guests return each day for sandwiches made on bread that smells as good as it tastes.”