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Subway® Announces Winners of 2018 Global Sub Jammers Competition


Subway® Announces Winners of 2018 Global Sub Jammers Competition

Annual sandwich-making contest recognizes best Sandwich Artists™ from around the world

PR Newswire

MILFORD, Conn., Aug. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Accuracy, perfection and speed. That's what it takes to win Subway's annual Global Sub Jammers competition. This year, Sandwich Artist™ Lisa Mulligan from Gainesville, Fla., won the coveted title of 2018 Global Sub Jammers Champion with a score of 53.4. She took home the Global Sub Jammers trophy and the $6,000 cash prize.

2018 Subway Global Sub Jammers. Sara Tiegs, second place; Lisa Mulligan, Champion; Ismael Montes de Oca, second place; Ken Seah Weigaung, third place

"It's been a Sub-sational experience competing with other Sandwich Artists," said Mulligan, who has been with her Subway restaurant for 18 years and said she most enjoys the daily interaction with her guests. "I am proud to be this year's winner. We make great sandwiches every day. I try to make every sandwich look like art. I try to do it right every time."

This was Mulligan's fourth time competing in the Global Sub Jammers competition, finishing in the top 10 the last three years. Last year. Mulligan finished second behind Sara Tiegs from Pullman Washington. The pair became friends and were excited to compete together again. This year, though, Tiegs placed second behind Mulligan.

Each year, Sandwich Artists from across the globe compete to be named the best of the best as they build the iconic Turkey Breast sandwich. This year, Mulligan competed against Sandwich Artists™ from the U.S., Canada, Singapore, South Korea and Germany, among other countries.

Rounding out the top five were:

  • Sara Tiegs, from Pullman, Wash., come in second with a score of 54.7;
  • Ismael Montes de Oca, from Indianapolis, Ind., tied for second with a score of 54.7;  
  • Ken Seah Weiguang, from Singapore, came in third with a score of 57.4;
  • Kristie Miller, from Hindman, Ky., came in fourth with a score of 58.4; and
  • Kalpesh Kumar Patel, from Columbus, Ohio, came in fifth with a score of 61.3.

"This competition is a great example of the passion and pride Sandwich Artists have for their work," said Tracy Steinwand, Vice President of Global Operations at Subway. "I am happy that we can celebrate their talents and provide Sandwich Artists across the world with the recognition they deserve."

Prior to the Global Sub Jammers competition, Sandwich Artists participate in regional Sub Jammer competitions. Regional winners advance to Subway's global competition in Washington, DC where they have a chance to receive cash prizes totaling $12,000. To view highlights from this year's Global Sub Jammers competition, visit here.

There are about 400,000 Sandwich Artists™ in more than 100 countries worldwide that create customized sandwiches for millions of Subway guests each day. Interested in joining the Subway team? Visit here to learn more about career opportunities with Subway.

About Subway® Restaurants
Subway offers a fresh alternative to traditional fast food, serving 7 million made-to-order sandwiches a day. Guests choose from 37 million combinations of quality proteins, fresh vegetables, and bread baked daily. The world's largest restaurant chain serves nutritious and delicious subs, soups, and salads at about 44,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. The Subway experience is also delivered online at and through the Subway® App, available in select markets at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Founded by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family friend Dr. Peter Buck more than 52 years ago, Subway is still a family-owned business, working with more than 21,000 dedicated Franchisees in communities around the world.

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2018 Global Sub Jammers champion Lisa Mulligan from Gainesville, FLA

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