Hey, Canada - it's avocado and spinach season!

SUBWAY® Canada introduces new avocado and spinach limited time offer just in time for summer

TORONTO, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - SUBWAY®  Restaurants of Canada is offering Canadians two new fresh and healthy menu options, adding avocado and spinach to SUBWAY®'s lineup of sandwich and salad toppings.

A special seasonal limited time offer, avocado and spinach are available beginning June 1st, as topping options at more than 3,000 SUBWAY® locations across Canada, along with a new Turkey & Bacon with Avocado specialty sandwich.

"Summer is the perfect time to enjoy these fresh and tasty healthier topping options Canadians have been looking for," said Kathleen Bell, director of national marketing, SUBWAY® Restaurants of Canada.

"Whether enjoying one of our specialty sandwiches or a nutritious salad, Canadians are always looking for new and healthy ways to take their meal to a more exciting and satisfying level. We also think avocado and spinach make terrific additions to our SUBWAY® breakfast sandwiches," Bell said.

"Not only are avocado and spinach delicious options for summer, both offer a wide range of nutritional benefits," said SUBWAY® executive chef Chris Martone.

  • Avocado is high in monounsaturated fat - the type that raises good HDL-cholesterol and lowers harmful triglycerides without raising harmful LDL-cholesterol
  • Avocado is high in soluble fibre, B vitamins and folic acid, magnesium - and it's higher in potassium than bananas
  • Avocado also contains Lutein, which has demonstrated numerous eye health benefits
  • Spinach is extremely rich in antioxidants, and a source of vitamins A, C, E and K
  • Spinach is rich in magnesium, folate, iron, protein and omega-3 fatty acids - plus it's very low in calories

"As the executive chef at SUBWAY®, I love the versatility that avocado and spinach offer. Individually or together, they make a wonderful compliment to a wide variety of our sandwich and salad offerings, giving our customers two new healthier options to choose from," Martone said.

Participating SUBWAY® restaurant locations across Canada are offering spinach as a regular sandwich or salad topping, while avocado is a premium addition for a small additional charge.  Both avocado and spinach can be included in breakfast sandwiches as well.

About SUBWAY® Restaurants

SUBWAY® Restaurants is the world's largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 39,000 restaurants in over 100 countries and more than 3,000 restaurants in Canada.  In 2011, the SUBWAY® chain surpassed McDonald's in the number of restaurant locations worldwide. Headquartered in Milford, Conn., the SUBWAY® restaurant chain was cofounded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit www.SUBWAY.ca.

SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.


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Andréa Giroux
Veritas Communications

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