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Spokane home to world’s fastest Subway ‘sandwich artisan’

Just call her flash. If you blink, you may miss Jennifer Underwood make your sandwich.

Underwood, 25, has been crowned the fastest Subway Sandwich artisan in the world. And she fills orders right here in the Lilac City.

The Spokane resident won the the global Sub Jammers’ competition in Chicago, where sandwich artisans representing Subway markets went head-to-head to find out who is the fastest sandwich builder. There were 144 employees from nine countries competing.

With a winning time of 45.3 seconds, Underwood took home the grand prize of $3,000. She was selected to represent Subway restaurants of Spokane after she was deemed the fastest local artisan, which paid her an additional $1,000.

“I was shocked when I won. It was amazing and I think I got my 15 minutes of fame,” Underwood said in a Subway news release. “The same two people who won it the last three years in a row were called first, and when they called my name I was really excited.”

Underwood, a 10-year subway employee, said she hopes to compete again next year.

To see Underwood in action, find her at the Spokane Industrial Park store, 3808 N. Sullivan Road. She works there as store manager.

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