MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The SUBWAY® restaurant chain, which has more than 400,000 Sandwich Artists™ working with customers on a daily basis to make the perfect sandwiches and salads, has crowned SUBWAY® Sandwich Artist™ Nitasha Truss, from Tucson, Arizona, as the 2015 SUBWAY® Sub Jammers Champion!
Truss took home the championship after competing against a field of more than 100 Sandwich Artists™ from around the world at the brand's annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, recently.
"This is definitely one of the most exciting parts of our annual convention," said Trevor Haynes, Global Director of Restaurant Operations for the brand. "The Sub Jammers competition is an outstanding way to honor the commitment and skills of our Sandwich Artists™, who provide a positive dining experience every day for each customer that walks into their restaurants. It is wonderful to get Sandwich Artists™ from across the globe all in one place to compete to see who takes home the Sub Jammers title and international bragging rights!"
Already the fastest and friendliest workers in the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry, the SUBWAY® Sub Jammers are judged on speed, accuracy and sandwich appearance. The scoring is based on speed to make a sandwich with points subtracted for discrepancies in appearance and accuracy. Each Sandwich Artist™ taking part in the Sub Jammers competition previously won their respective regional event leading up to the championship round.
Nitasha Truss, who won with a score of 46, has been with SUBWAY® restaurants for over eight years. She loves interacting with her customers each and every fast-paced day. This is her fourth time competing, second time finishing in first place, and third time finishing in the top two.
Jennifer Underwood, a Sandwich Artist™ from Spokane, Washington, took second place with a score of 47. She has been with SUBWAY® restaurants for 15 years. Underwood noted that she treats her customers like family and that it was "totally awesome" to finish in the top three. This is her fifth time competing and second top two finish, having won the competition in 2010.
Sandwich Artist™ Jenni Chapman, from La Crosse, Wisconsin, took home third place with a score of 48. She has been with SUBWAY® restaurants for 17 years and loves making her customers' day, "one sandwich at a time, one smile at a time." This is Chapman's sixth year in a row competing, placing in the top ten a total of four times.
The next 20:
4) Lisa Mulligan, Gainesville, Florida, with a score of 49; 5) Stasia Killinger, Grand Junction, Colorado, 49; 6) Denise Lomas, Springdale, Arizona, 49; 7) Shelly Matson, Duluth, Minnesota, 50; 8) Toni Lee, Neenah, Wisconsin, 50; 9) Jannel Valencia, Tucson, Arizona, 50; 10) Sharon Hall, Waco, Texas, 51; 11) Cassandra Kyrola, Duluth, Minnesota, 52; 12) Sara Tiegs, Pullman, Washington, 53; 13) Alex Gajewski, Neenah, Wisconsin, 53; 14) Ashlee Bapst, Arcade, NY, 53; 15) Danielle Jarberg, Rochester, Minnesota, 53; 16) Monica Rivera, Fort Morgan, Colorado, 54; 17) Sara Bowman, Indianapolis, Indiana, 54; 18) Sara Strobeck, Malmo, SK, Sweden, 54; 19) Jill Shane, Duluth, Minnesota, 55; 20) Jeanette Higashi, Seattle, Washington, 56; 21) Saki Takenaka, Aichi, Japan, 60; Allie Diaz, Moncton, NB, Canada, 66; 22) Kim Quennville, London, Ontario, Canada, 69.
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 brand the American Heart Association Heart Check Meal Certification in 2012. 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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