Subway says goodbye to $5 Footlong

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Subway's signature $5 Footlong may soon no longer be available at your local store. 

CEO Trevor Haynes told USA Today that individual franchise owners can choose whether or not to offer the 12-inch sandwich deal. The change takes effect this month.

The $5 Footlong had been off the menu for years when Subway gave it a second life last winter, WLS reports.

A lot of franchisees weren't happy. Their beef, so to speak, was the pricing. They complained about the narrow profit margins that came with the deal.

The chain is pushing franchise owners to experiment with their own value deals based on business costs.