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Subway, franchisees at odds over sandwich promotion

Subway is clashing with its franchisees over the fast-food chain’s plans for an aggressive “buy a footlong and get a footlong” sandwich promotion, The Post has learned. The upcoming deal — which will be available nationwide from March 5 to April 15 — will be available to customers who order online or use Subway’s mobile app, according to sources familiar with the plans. The idea is to boost Subway’s online and mobile-based business, which currently accounts for just 1.4 percent of the total, the Subway Franchisee Advertising Trust Fund said earlier this week in response to questions on a franchisee site. Subway’s goal is to get that number to 5 percent, the company said. “Is there going to be any compensation from S ...