When I say Jared, you think Subway, right? Well, these days Subway would rather you not.
While Jared Fogle has become a household name over the past fifteen years as he’s submarine-sandwiched his way down 245 lbs via an all-Subway diet, the spokesperson that has amassed $15 million as the face of the fast-food chain made the wrong kind of headlines this week.
The 37 year-old pled guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography. In addition to the allegations of pedophilia, his charity – the Jared Fogle Healthy Lifestyle Nationwide School Grant Program – was found to have spent an average of just $73,000 annually between 2009 and 2013 and never issued a grant despite his publicized intentions to give away $2 million.
The sandwich brand’s response in light of the compounding scandals was swift.
“We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment,” they said in a statement via social media.
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