Jared S. Fogle (born 23 August 1978), nicknamed "Jared the Subway Guy", is a former spokesman used by Subway restaurants in its television advertising campaigns from 2000 to 2015. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes.
- If people didn't give a damn, I wouldn't be in the position I'm in. I try not to lose sight of that.
- I had no intention of anyone ever finding out what I had done.
- On the success of his Subway diet, as quoted in "Subway pitchman Jared lost pounds, then anonymity" by Mitch Stacy in Associated Press report (16 November 2003)
- I want to redeem my life. I want to become a good, decent person. I want to rebuild my life.
- On pleading guilty to having sex with minors and possession of child pornography, as quoted in "Jared Fogle, ex-Subway spokesman, sentenced to 15 years in prison" by Rick Callahan in CBC News report. (19 November 2015)
Quotes about Fogle
- I think when he talks to people they can see he's not a slick, polished spokesperson… He's smart and well-spoken, but I think people can see he's just a regular guy.
- Kevin Kane, Subway Spokesman, as quoted in "Subway pitchman Jared lost pounds, then anonymity" by Mitch Stacy in Associated Press report (16 November 2003)
- He very efficiently became inserted into the nation's psyche,
- Patricia Dailey, editor-in-chief of the trade magazine Restaurants and Institutions.
- When I knew I was coming to the University of Pennsylvania, I definitely knew I was going to meet some pretty famous and amazing people, but I never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would meet Jared Fogle from Subway.
- Jeremy Baron
- It is just one of things that makes you say that Mom was always right ... and it is cool to see someone do something as amazing as lose 200 pounds.
- Lakshmi Sivarajan
- The level of perversion and lawlessness demonstrated by Mr. Fogle is extreme.
- Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, presiding judge at Fogle's sentencing hearing, as in quoted in "Jared Fogle, ex-Subway spokesman, sentenced to 15 years in prison" by Rick Callahan in CBC News report. (19 November 2015)