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Sunday, May 16, 2010 

What next...$5.00?

Don't you think Subway would have something better to do...like make edible food?

The Coney Island Drive Inn, a restaurant in Brooksville, Florida, has been selling 12-inch hot dogs -- the restaurant calls them "footlongs" -- for more than 40 years. Its Web site is gotfootlongs.com.

Last week, the restaurant got a letter from a lawyer representing Subway, which, as you may have heard, sells 12-inch sandwiches for five bucks.

After explaining that Subway "has applied for the trademark FOOTLONG (TM) in association with sandwiches," the letter says:

You are hereby put on notice to cease and desist from using FOOTLONG (TM) association with sandwiches. You must immediately remove all references to FOOTLONG (TM) in association with sandwiches.

(The full letter is online here.)

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I heard that they eventually dropped that specific lawsuit. They are still on their warpath with I guess "lesser known" restaurants. Did they patent the breakfast sandwich, personal pizza, and large soda? If not someone needs to

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