Subway sent Good Catch a legal threat, a leaked email reveals Lawyers are pressing for Good Catch to abandon the 'Ourway' logo and stop positioning trucks outside its chains - Media Credit: Instagram

Subway 0% DNA Tuna Scandal: Vegan Brand Faces Legal Threat, Leaked Email Reveals


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Since the news broke that tuna sandwiches sold by the food giant Subway contained no tuna DNA, a vegan brand responded by handing out free subs outside stores.

Following this, Good Catch has faced a legal threat from the company, according to a leaked email published on social media.

Subway scandal

It came after The New York Times ordered a study, where samples were sent to a lab.

Results came back confirming there was no tuna DNA present. Moreover, scientists couldn’t specify what the meat was.

In response, plant-based seafood brand Good Catch began handing out free vegan subs with ‘Ourway’ trucks mimicking the chain’s logo.

In a statement sent to PBN, co-founder Chad Sarno said: “With the Subway news grabbing headlines across the globe, this is the perfect moment to inform people that there is a better way to enjoy the taste and experience of delicious seafood without harm to our oceans.”

But Subway maintains the DNA testing is ‘unreliable’. In a statement, the chain said: “DNA testing is simply not a reliable way to identify denatured proteins, like Subway’s tuna, which was cooked before it was tested.”

Leaked email

Then Good Catch revealed it had been sent an email from lawyers representing Subway.

Good Catch shared the email on Instagram

Sender details were blurred, but the email reads: “Subway also believes in consumer choice, and continue to serve its delicious Tuna Subs made from 100 percent wild-caught tuna.” Moreover, the brand is adding more plant-based options to its menu, it adds.

However, lawyers call for Good Catch to stop using the Ourway logo because it is ‘targeting’ the chain’s consumers.

‘Unfortunately, that use infringes Subway’s intellectual property rights’, the lawyers claim.

Aside from the logo use, they’re also calling for Good Catch to stop parking its food trucks outside Subways. The email states this is a trademark infringement.

Good Catch hopes to encourage Subway to add more fish free options.

Subway has been approached for a comment

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1 year ago

love it
will dine at good catch
gave up on scamway back with the yoga mat rubber in their bread
who knows what else they doing
not a honest company
and the franchisees are hurting, so customer service is generally nasty, just look at the local reviews online

Jamie Kelly
Jamie Kelly
1 year ago

Subway is completely within their rights to do this. There is no drama here. It’s a stupid legal move to infringe on the copyright of Subway. Whether you like Subway or not is irrelevant…this is a stupid decision by Good Catch if they thought they could get away with it or that they should be allowed to get away with it. Now if they wanted to weather this legal storm for publicity only, then that would be a smart marketing move. But Subway is correct here.

1 year ago

There’s a typo here
“Subway also believes in consumer choice, and continue to serve its delicious Tuna Tubs made from 100 percent wild-caught tuna.”

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  Tyler

Thank you for your comment and for bringing this to our attention!

Have a great day!

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