World Food Day observed at local eatery

By LARRY C. BOWERS Staff Writer
Posted 10/17/17

Monday was World Food Day around the globe, and young customers of the regional Subway restaurants received a special treat.They learned about eating healthy food, and were allowed to build their own …

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Monday was World Food Day around the globe, and young customers of the regional Subway restaurants received a special treat.

They learned about eating healthy food, and were allowed to build their own sandwiches in Subway’s “Share the Color” promotion. It was also an opportune time for a visit to the new Subway on 25th Street.

Preschooler Owen Culberson, and his brother, first-grader Noah, took advantage of the promotion to travel to Cleveland from their home in Ooltewah with their mom, Emily. 

The boys spent some time with Subway coloring books, received a lesson about healthy food from registered dietician Laurie McGuire of Dynamic Dietetics, and then got down to the chore of the day — building their own Subway sandwich.

The two youngsters had some first-hand knowledge of all the colorful vegetables used on their sandwiches, and especially enjoyed the cheese and meat. Then came their favorite activity — eating their creations.

Gary McCune and Jeff McCoy are the owners of the new 25th Street Subway, and have five other restaurants in Cleveland and Charleston. McCoy lives in Lenoir City, and McCune in Rockford. They have 17 Subway restaurants, and said they've been looking forward to opening at the new location. Cassie Atchley is the manager of the restaurant, supervising six to eight employees.

McGuire, who provided the boys with their food lesson, is the wife of Dr. Thomas McGuire of the Cleveland Eye Clinic.

The two restaurant owners were joined by marketing specialists Amyrae Dunn of Knoxville and Kirsta Albert of Salt Lake City, both with the parent Summit Group out of Salt Lake City.

The regional promotion, continuing at other Subway locations this week, focuses on the variety of fruits and vegetables, and how the brightly — and naturally — colored foods are loaded with healthy ingredients, and served fresh at Subway restaurants

The event on 25th Street Monday also served as a presentation opportunity from a recent regionwide fundraiser to benefit the Southeast Tennessee community. A check for $10,146 was presented to Rebecca Brinkley, director of the Miracle Network for Erlanger Medical Center’s new children’s hospital.

Subway customers at the 90 Subway restaurants across the region donated $1 when stopping at their favorite restaurant, which went to the fundraiser. In return, they received a $1-off coupon to use on their next visit.

Dunn said this is the second year of the fundraiser, with around $8,000 contributed the first year. 

McCune and McCoy’s other Cleveland Subways are located on Paul Huff Parkway, Keith Street, North Lee, APD 40 and Highway 11 in Charleston. 

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