For Subway, A Ruling Not So Sweet. Irish Court Says Its Bread Isn't Bread
Yes, Ireland has a legal definition for bread. And the nation's Supreme Court said Subway's bread has too much sugar to satisfy it.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Have you ever walked into a Subway sandwich joint and thought, it just smells so good in here, that fresh-baked bread - delicious. I can't wait to eat my sandwich on that bread. Well, according to the highest court in Ireland, the bread at Subway cannot legally be considered bread because the sugar content is too high. So delicious, yes; bread, no - at least not according to Ireland. The ruling has tax implications for Subway. Ireland Subway fans, how do you feel about lettuce wraps? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.