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Don't Mess with Kansas

12/07/2005
The Subway chain has apologized to any Kansans who were offended by a sign that took a playful jab at the Sunflower State, The Associated Press reported.

In early October, Topeka residents Joe and Karen Davis stopped at a Subway in Reedsport, Ore., where they saw a sign promoting a salmon sandwich. It read: "Another reason you're lucky not to live in Kansas." When the Davises returned home, they e-mailed Subway and asked for an explanation and apology.

In a statement issued from Subway world headquarters in Milford, Conn., the sandwich corporation said it apologized to anyone in Kansas who found the sign offensive.

"We are fortunate to have friends in the franchisees we have in Kansas and would not do anything to offend them," the statement said.

The sign had been pulled from all locations, said Subway public relations specialist Mack Bridenbaker. It appeared in selected states where the salmon sandwich was offered last spring. The sandwich was not offered in Kansas.