Subway Is Offering a Deal on Their ‘Tuna’ After Lawsuit Accused Them of Using Fake Fish


If you’re in the mood for a delicious tuna sandwich but don’t feel like making it yourself, you can head to Subway. Right now, if you visit the fast food sandwich chain‘s website, you will be greeted with a pop-up offering you a 15% discount on a footlong tuna sandwich.

The ad reads, “100% real wild caught tuna 100% delicious,” and the discount code is ITSREAL. In the fine print of the ad, it goes on to emphasize “Our tuna salad is 100% tuna mixed with mayo.”

It all sounds good, and if you didn’t know that Subway had recently been accused of not having any real tuna (or any fish at all) in their tuna, it would probably sound like a great deal, although the promo code ITSREAL might seem a little bit unusual.

It looks like tuna. It tastes like tuna, but according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, it’s not even fish. The lawsuit explains that after testing “multiple samples” of the tuna salad mixture, no fish product was detected. Instead, it’s “a mixture of various concoctions that do not constitute tuna, yet have been blended together by defendants to imitate the appearance of tuna.”

So, who are you going to believe? If you believe Subway, then there’s a great deal on a tuna sandwich waiting for you. If you believe the lawsuit, who knows what that concoction that looks and tastes like tuna really is.

For more about this lawsuit, watch the video below.


As the video mentioned, this is not the first time ingredients in Subway’s sandwiches have come under attack. It makes us a little skeptical about wanting to order a tuna sub right now, but it also kind of makes us want to taste it again to see if we think it tastes like tuna or not.

Are you a fan of Subway’s tuna sandwich? What’s your favorite sandwich at Subway? Are you going to take advantage of the 15% discount on a footlong tuna sub? Do you think there’s real tuna in the tuna sub?