Skip to comments.Subway commercial spokesman Jared Fogle marks 15 years of turkey subs and keeping the weight off
Posted on 06/12/2013 3:44:23 AM PDT by lowbridge
Its been 15 years since Jared Fogle waltzed into a Subway and ordered his first 6-inch turkey sub hold the cheese and mayo.
Now he flashes a Subway black card for free food, flies first-class and has an estimated net worth of about $15 million.
Not bad for a 35-year-old dad from central Indiana whose only claim to fame is losing a lot of weight eating the chains sandwiches.
I never expected any of this, Fogle told the Daily News. I was a business major in college. I thought maybe Id work for an ad agency or a PR firm.
Instead he wound up the famous face of Subways longest-running campaign the only adult job the Indianapolis native has ever known.
In the late 90s at Indiana University, Fogle was all but invisible. Tipping the scale at 425 pounds, he avoided friends and social events to save face, gobbling junk food alone in a dorm room.
I knew you were supposed to go on dates and go to parties, but because I was so big, I just took myself out of the equation, says Fogle, who is 6-foot-2 and now weighs 200 pounds. I didnt want to allow myself to be made fun of.
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Jared’s a great success story.
You have to give credit to a guy who turned eating into a career.
As the saying goes, “do what you love and you will not work a day in your life.”
Free ‘food’ and $15 million bucks? Sweet. Good for him.
eating fast food and making millions...
Good for him. Sounds like he’s been level-headed and humble about it too.
IMO Subway subs were much better, with a better meat-to-bread ratio, 15 years ago. I find them to be unpalatable and unhealthy now.
Good for him, but I am not a Subway fan. Normally bread baking is one of the greatest smells in the world to me, but not Subway’s. It makes me retch.
Easy to keep the weight off when you have Aides!
Yeah I haven’t eaten at Subway for years. There are much better sandwich shops out there, even some franchises. Quiznos is much better.