NBC NEWS – A sign on a franchise of America’s most popular sandwich chain was taken down after it made light of the Titan submersible tragedy.
On Saturday, Brooklet, Georgia resident Timothy Mauck posted a photo that has since gone viral. In the image, the sign outside a Subway sandwich shop in nearby Rincon, Georgia reads, “Our subs don’t implode.”
The sign references the five people who were killed aboard OceanGate’s Titan submersible after it imploded tens of thousands of feet below the surface of the water.
The submarine was on a voyage to see the wreck of the Titanic before it lost contact with those above water on June 18 and went missing for four days.
After the wreckage of the submersible was found, the U.S. Coast Guard confirmed all five passengers’ deaths on June 22, saying debris found was consistent with a “catastrophic implosion.”
When reached for comment, Subway confirmed it was aware of the sign and say it has spoken to the franchise about it.
“We have been in contact with the franchise about this matter and made it clear that this kind of comment has no place in our business,” a Subway spokesperson tells TODAY.com. “The sign has since been removed.”
A follow-up post by Mauck confirms this: In an image he posted July 2, the same Subway sign now appears blank.
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