Why the $5 Footlong Failed: How Franchising Works

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  • It was never really 5$?

    Jordan KellyJordan Kellyชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • But the 200 calorie chocolate chip cookies are great.

  • I want them my footlongs th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-l9mEgFnKxyM.html

    howtobebasic 2howtobebasic 22 วันที่ผ่านมา

    howtobebasic 2howtobebasic 22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Watch "the Founder" with Michael Keaton. Amazing movie.

    Unknown O_oUnknown O_o5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I still cant believe their chicken is not real chicken.

    Clark KentClark Kent10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • five dolla foot long...february any...five dolla foot long

    JasonJason10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bullshit clickbait.

    FooBar MaximusFooBar Maximus11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • All these transitions have ne thinking I'm getting notifications

    Connor AaltoConnor Aalto12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yo that is a LOT of inflation. You know that, under a properly functioning economy, wages tend to rise with prices, right? It's only when you're printing more money to represent the same amount of aggregate value that "inflation" increases in what we might term an 'empty' way. Of course, orchestra players will want more money to scale with other fields, even when basic costs don't increase (a Stradivarius is still a Stradivarius), but even so, increased efficiency and innovation is what's driving that, not increases in prices. Everything only costs more if the world is poorer, or someone is making artificial liquidity. It's logic. We accept inflation as a fact of life, but is it really?

    omegaomega12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • He didn't cut that sub properly. Yes, I worked there at 17.

    omegaomega12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • They got one in a church here in buffalo. In ze ghetto

    omegaomega12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • There are franchise and then there is corporate. I work at a subway

    Minusartifact55Minusartifact5513 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "people are weird" lmaooo so true .

    Kev Chino'Kev Chino'14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Peanuts aren't real nuts! They're BEANS, you moron!

  • TLDR: It succeeded for years, but inflation exists. It didn't fail. Shitty title.

    Russell DavisRussell Davis15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Franchising and Chain stores destroyed any hope of Capitalism ever working. Franchising doesnt work, it is toxic to economies, as long as things are allowed to grow so large no measure of free market anything will ever be viable.

    PavorPavor15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • These guys don't know how to make video essays. This video was never about the $5 footlong? It was just the carrot at the end of the stick.

    Jerome AldayJerome Alday16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I would title it "Franchising meets inflation: why the $5 footlong failed". Plus, am I the only one noticing the shift to more footage on Pm's videos?

    interestedinterested17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • your channel feels like Microsoft PowerPoint but sentient

    Raul: TrashlordRaul: Trashlord17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When all you have is $5 in 2004 and $5 in 2019, it's hard to understand how business think inflation is the cause of their problems. When you haven't had a raise in 15 years, inflation is an excuse. You have to wonder how it's even a problem when no one has had a raise, yet somehow costs keep climbing. People are at every step of the process, so where's the increased cost coming from? It's just labor at farm A, labor at transportation B, labor at factory A to make parts for factory B to labor at produce from farm A, etc, etc. The only costs that are increasing are the fake "gotta keep inflation down" fees from the government. And then I have to wonder, why do companies think "Oh, they have X amount of money to spend now, so we can raise our prices!" like the money isn't already accounted for.

    StapleCactusStapleCactus18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Stopped eating at Subway ever since the Jared fiasco

    Iacon DawnshireIacon Dawnshire18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • who the fuck calls it a quick service restaurant

    Reid BuchananReid Buchanan18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I came here for the Jared from subway jokes

    RIGHT4PLUMRIGHT4PLUM18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Business insider plagiarised this video.

    BriceBrice19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m amazed it failed. I couldn’t stop singing the song when I was a kid.

    311 Jazzy 🌸🎀💖311 Jazzy 🌸🎀💖20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 18 second unskippable ad. ok.

    A DogtorA Dogtor20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can you not slabber about cashews, they are gifts from god.

    sean oloansean oloan20 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Promotional vdo of Subway to how easily you can get its franchise and how it depends on you to succeed and not on the Subway's dis-repute it earned on "footlong" debacle.

    Vikalp GuptaVikalp Gupta21 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Subway IN a church? How postmodern do you have to make that fit with the New Testament?

    Arthur O'BrienArthur O'Brien22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m only watching your videos just to copy your accent or the way you speak because you sound appealing

    Neil Adrian GomezNeil Adrian Gomez22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Subway are smart McDonald’s customers, who relized their getting fat and do something about it.

    thomasthomas22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Meal items are almost $10, these are not low prices.

    Michael LordsMichael Lords23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • lol

    SamSam23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Nobody: Wawa: $5 hoagiefest Hoagies

    kingdomheartsguy44kingdomheartsguy4423 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • motherfucker took 10 minutes to say that inflation made the footlong almost 7$ in 2019. then somehow used the whole fucking video purpose to gear towards an ad at the end.

    d12parsond12parson24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can you explain why Sweden has no bail ? Would help us understand ASAP.

    Brandon StennettBrandon Stennett24 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Mankinen :D truth is in the American society bail is the norm and he’s been for several decades, but with this international difference we don’t know what stance is better.

      Brandon StennettBrandon Stennett24 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Bail is a really stupid concept and it isn't really used in any developed nation expect for the US

      Mankinen :DMankinen :D24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Dunkin is the worst thing ever

    Sam LutfiSam Lutfi25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i love cashews

    FlorFlor25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thumbs down 4 dissing cashews!

    The Mr. Pete Channel needs 700 subs!The Mr. Pete Channel needs 700 subs!25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I hardly learn anything from your videos, I just find them enjoyable to watch.

    I LightenStar II LightenStar I26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Subway? You mean Sooubway

    IrgendwasIrgendwas26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 0:35 Starbucks isn’t cheap!

    Saif ChowdhurySaif Chowdhury26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If you're ever in Phoenix Arizona go to the intersection of 35th Avenue and Camelback. There's a Subway restaurant on the west side of the street and another on the east side. They've been both operating like that for years now

    3RAN7ON3RAN7ON26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Why did the footlong fail? I've no idea after watching this.

    Dean BainbridgeDean Bainbridge26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • excuse u cashews are amazing

    Adam TeyfAdam Teyf27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • His still looking good, etc etc etc. It's Jared from Subway.

    monEAY new Porsche isn't going to buy itselfmonEAY new Porsche isn't going to buy itself27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:43 Wtf is wrong with you.

    the weirdest person you would ever meetthe weirdest person you would ever meet27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Who likes McDonald's fries though, they are pretty bad compared to other fast food franchises.

    MΛXMΛX27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I expected a video about why the $5 footlong failed. I finally got my wish....during the last third.

    The Misunderstood AssassinThe Misunderstood Assassin27 วันที่ผ่านมา

    HackcamHackcam28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • yeahhh...the face of the company was convicted of...yeah, let's focus on the footlong 😐

    Magna BoyMagna Boy28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • a peanut is a legume dumbass!

    Jim CaryJim Cary28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wtf cashews are incredible... take that back

    Stephen BonuttoStephen Bonutto28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I feel like the 5$ foot long did fine ..... guess not 🤷☹️

    Riverdale talesRiverdale tales28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Cause Americans are fat fucks and eating ONLY a footlong of food isn't enough.

    Edward JamEdward Jam29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Duh, because anyone with a footlong knows they can easily sell it for WAY MORE than $5, that and it was illegal prostitution in the first place.

    caslaBBalsaccaslaBBalsac29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Actually, having a personal thing against cashews is a lot weirder than someone just liking cashews, tbh.

    Lisa ZoriaLisa Zoria29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Did you really clip clover grill in at 9:03 with a discussion of a franchise trap???? Bruh that is THE late night spot for all us queer folk in nawlins. It ain’t no damn franchise! It’s the damn OG!

    Joshua BruceJoshua Bruce29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Peanuts are legumes, not a real nut.

    sv650Sftwsv650Sftw29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That's why I love network marketing, low start up cost, training and support and can set your own schedule.

    Brenden NelsonBrenden Nelsonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • more to it than this . scammers www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/business/subway-franchisees.html

    Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppetsหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Wow, not only they lost to inflation, they lost to rubberized bread. RIP Subway. This to show people, when you sell something, dont sell it cheap. Always better to go down in price later on, then to sell yourself short.

  • My brother-in-law has a degree in restaurant management. He actually has a degree in that field, and he uses the skills he learned every day. If you want to open a restaurant, ant the very least, you should get hired working as an assistant manager for at least a year before you even apply for a loan. For one thing, if you have experience, you will more likely get a loan. And another, you may discover you hate it.

    Eric TaylorEric Taylorหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Subway is bigger than mcd's?

    Eric TaylorEric Taylorหลายเดือนก่อน
  • #Clickbait title. Thank you for completely wasting my time

  • 5 dollar foot long didn't fail. Subway headquarters failed it franchisees

  • Peanuts are not a real nut. They are a legume.

    Ben GarbaagBen Garbaagหลายเดือนก่อน
  • No Apple mention? Is this even a PolyMatter video? (Not that I complain, I dislike Apple.)

    Tomáš PetríkTomáš Petríkหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I can't tell whether the peanuts one was sarcasm or not but you crossed the line with cashews. I know it's your personal taste and you just said it for humour but now I'm gonna question your whole credibility and invalidate everything you say based on that one sentence.

    Chaitanya SinghChaitanya Singhหลายเดือนก่อน
Why the $5 Footlong Failed: How Franchising Works