MILFORD, Conn., April, 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SUBWAY® Restaurants, the world's largest restaurant brand, today announced the addition of 2015 top draft prospect Marcus Mariota as the brand's newest "Famous Fan." An award winning college football player, Mariota joins an unparalleled roster of elite athletes in the SUBWAY Famous Fan Family including Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout, Russell Westbrook, Robert Griffin III, Justin Tuck, Nastia Liukin and Pele.
To honor and welcome Mariota into the Famous Fan family, SUBWAY has created a life-size food statue in his likeness, to be unveiled by Mariota today, at a SUBWAY Restaurant in his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. The statue, created by food artist James Victor of Conshohocken, PA, is made out of SUBWAY sandwich ingredients, including the new guacamole available at SUBWAY Restaurants on, May 1.
"Throughout my amateur career, I have always made sure to take care of my body with proper nutrition and training," said Mariota. "SUBWAY has been a staple in my diet since I was a young football player. It's the perfect meal before practices and games, and it will continue to be part of my training regimen as I enter the professional ranks. I look forward to working alongside other Famous Fans to encourage individuals and families to lead healthy and active lifestyles."
Marcus Mariota will appear in various marketing activities and promotions for the brand.
"Marcus Mariota is not only a terrific talent on the football field, but he is an even more impressive young man off the field with outstanding personal values and an exemplary work ethic," said Paul Bamundo, Global Director of Sports Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for SUBWAY Restaurants. "Although this is our official welcome for Marcus into the SUBWAY Famous Fan Family, the reality is that he has been a fan of the brand for quite a while. In fact, Marcus ate his favorite SUBWAY breakfast sandwich— the Black Forest Ham, Egg & Cheese on Flatbread—before practice and classes in college. We look forward to supporting Marcus as he takes his game to the next level."
A long-time fan of the SUBWAY Restaurants, Mariota's favorite SUBWAY sandwich is the Cold Cut Combo on Italian bread, topped with American cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, sweet onion sauce and ranch dressing.
With more than 43,800 SUBWAY locations in 109 countries, SUBWAY Restaurants is the largest restaurant chain in the world, boasting more than 120 locations in Mariota's native Hawaii.
About SUBWAY® Restaurants:
Since 1965, SUBWAY® owners have been devoted to offering customers customized made to order sandwiches with a wide range of better-for-you options. Providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary, and healthy lifestyle information has been a priority for the SUBWAY® chain for many years, earning the American Heart Association's Heart Check Meal Certification in 2012 for many Fresh Fit™ meal options. As the world's largest restaurant chain, thousands of dedicated entrepreneurs have the opportunity to run their own business, while playing an important role in their communities. To learn more information about us, visit http://www.subway.com, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/subway and follow us on https://twitter.com/subway. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.
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