The partnership has been a success for both Subway and Fresh From Florida for the last couple years. In 2017, Subway purchased roughly 60 million pounds of Florida-grown cucumbers, bell peppers, and tomatoes. In 2018, the fast food giant bought 74 million pounds of seasonal produce from Florida growers.
“Florida’s hard-working farmers make it easy for everyone to enjoy fresh, local produce any time of the year,” Fried said during a news conference. “We’re proud to partner with Subway, one of Florida’s largest restaurant chains, to highlight the availability and affordability of that produce and Fresh From Florida’s proven return on investment.”
Subway franchise owner Brian Smith added that locally-grown produce helps serve customers a great product at a great price. “Fresh From Florida and Subway is a natural partnership that supports regional farmers, our local economies, and our mission to help people ‘eat fresh.’”