Sentence upheld for former Subway pitchman Fogle in child porn case


A U.S. appeals court in Chicago on Thursday upheld former Subway sandwich pitchman Jared Fogle's 15-1/2-year prison sentence for child pornography.

Fogle, 38, who became famous after losing weight on a diet that included sandwiches from the fast-food chain, pleaded guilty on Nov. 19, 2015, to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors.

But he appealed his sentence by a U.S. District Court in Indiana of 188 months in federal prison, saying it was longer than indicated by sentencing guidelines and inappropriately imposed.

His appeal was rejected in a ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Subway fired Fogle when reports emerged that he would plead guilty in the case. He has already begun to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 victims who are minors.

Prosecutors said Fogle obtained child pornography given to him by Russell Taylor, the former director of Fogle's charitable foundation, including videos he taped of minors without their permission, using hidden cameras in his homes in Indiana. The foundation involved educational programs about childhood obesity.

In his appeal, Fogle's attorney, Ronald Elberger, said the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt was based on things his client did not actually do, including producing child pornography or acting on fantasies of having sex with minors.

But U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota said the punishment was justified, because Fogle knew some of the minor victims by name and on a personal level.

The sentence was more severe than either side had wanted. The prosecution had sought 12-1/2 years in federal prison, while Fogle's attorneys had asked for five years. Fogle also was fined $175,000.

An attorney for Fogle did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.

Ex-Subway pitchman sentenced to 15-1/2 years on child sex charges


Former Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Thursday was sentenced to 15-1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and sex charges. 

Fogle, who became famous after losing weight on a diet that included sandwiches from the fast-food chain, agreed in August to a deal with prosecutors under which he would plead guilty to charges of child pornography and traveling for illicit paid sex with minors.

Fogle agreed in court on Thursday to avoid pornography, get sexual disorder treatment and will be a registered sex offender. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt also sentenced him to a lifetime of supervision.

Dr. John Bradford, a forensic psychiatrist testifying for the defense at the sentencing hearing, said Fogle has “mild” pedophilia and was mostly attracted to older female teenagers 16 and 17 years old, not prepubescent children.

Prosecutors countered the testimony by reading a text from Fogle in which he said he wanted younger prostitutes, “the younger the better.”

Bradford also said Fogle has an alcohol problem, and had a compulsive eating disorder that moved into “hypersexuality” after he lost weight.

“He traded a horrible food addiction for a horrible sex addiction,” said defense attorney Jeremy Margolis.

Fogle cried during his statement before sentencing, saying his wife and children would never get over this.

“You gave your wife $7 million, she'll be okay,” Pratt responded.

Subway fired Fogle when reports of the plea agreement emerged. He has already begun to pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 victims who are minors.

Federal prosecutors recommended last week that Fogle spend 12-and-a-half years in prison and be under lifetime supervision. After leaving prison, he would also be required to register as a sex offender in any state where he worked or lived.

The sentencing recommendation leaves the door open for further charges against Fogle if other evidence emerges.

Authorities have so far identified 12 victims of child pornography in Indiana, along with two teenage victims of child prostitution in New York, according to court documents.

Fogle has stated that he was sexually attracted to children as young as eight years old, the government said.

FBI informant relieved Jared Fogle case resolved


One of the FBI informants who helped expose former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s alleged sex crimes said she is relieved the case has come to an end.

Rochelle Herman-Walrond said in an interview with ABC that she worked with FBI investigators for four years, including secretly recording Fogle. She was one of several informants, according to reports.

Herman-Walrond told CNN she first met Fogle at a school in Florida in 2007, where she was covering a health event for a local television station. She said during that first meeting he made off-color remarks about young girls. Over time the comments got more detailed, including talking about sex with underage children, she told CNN.

Fogel’s wife, Katie, reportedly has filed for a dissolution of their marriage following revelations last week that the former pitchman paid for sex with minors while on trips to New York and was in possession of child pornography. As part of a plea deal, Fogle will serve between five and 12.5 years in federal prison, according to the Indianapolis Star. He will also pay 14 victims $100,000 each as part of the agreement.

Fogle allegedly traveled to New York and had sex with at least two minors, ages 16 and 17, between 2010 and 2013, according to the Star. In addition, the Star reported that Fogle received child pornography from Russell Taylor, who served as executive director of his charity, The Jared Foundation.

Taylor was arrested in April on preliminary child pornography charges and Fogle’s home was searched by police last month. Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle following the search.

Fogle became Subway’s spokesperson in 2000, after dropping nearly 250 pounds on a regimen of eating two Subway sandwiches a day.

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child porn charges


Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges, according to WXIN in Indianapolis.

Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal and charges against Fogle.

Read more at KTLA.

‘Subway Guy’ out as spokesman following raid reportedly linked to child porn probe


The Jewish spokesman for the Subway fast food chain is cooperating with investigators after a raid on his Indiana home, according to his attorney and the company.

Jared Fogle, known as “The Subway Guy,” was not arrested or charged in the Tuesday night raid, though electronic equipment and documents were removed from his home in Zionsville. The FBI, Indiana State Police and U.S. Postal Service were involved in the raid.

The investigation reportedly is related to the arrest on child pornography charges of the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, which Fogle established to raise awareness about childhood obesity. In May, federal prosecutors charged Russell Taylor with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

At the time, Fogle said he was severing all ties with Taylor, according to The Associated Press.

Subway said in a statement issued Tuesday that the company and Fogle, 37, had “mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation.” All images and references to Fogle were removed from the Subway website.

Fogle has been the spokesman for Subway for 15 years after losing 245 pounds on a diet that included eating Subway sandwiches.

Authorities search Indiana home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle


Authorities searched the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, about two months after the executive director of his foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges.

Fogle, well known from his appearances on Subway television commercials, was seen for a time outside his home in Zionsville, a suburb northwest of Indianapolis, as law enforcement agents removed electronics from the house, local news outlet WTHR reported.

Fogle left his home in the upscale neighborhood around midday as the search continued, according to local media.

It was not clear whether Fogle, a father of two, is a target of what authorities have said is a joint investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement officials. Officials declined to comment about the activity at Fogle's home.

Fogle's attorney said Fogle has not been detained or arrested or charged “with any crime or offense.”

“Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges and looks forward to its conclusion,” attorney Ron Elberger said in a statement.

Two police cars were parked in front of the two-story white brick house and law enforcement officers could be seen going in and out of the building. A large white truck belonging to law enforcement was stationed in the driveway of Fogle's home.

Subway, a privately held company, issued a statement saying it was “shocked” by the news and believed it was related to the prior investigation of the former Jared Foundation figure.

“We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely,” a Subway spokesman said. “We don't have any more details at this point.”

A neighbor who asked not to be identified by name said Fogle has lived in the home for about four years and that the family members generally keep to themselves.

The Indiana State Police assisted the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Indiana in the investigation, according to state police spokesman Sergeant Richard Myers.

Officials said the FBI and the U.S. Postal Service also were involved in the investigation.

Russell Taylor, the Jared Foundation's former executive director, was arrested on May 3 and charged with seven counts of production and one count of possession of child pornography.

Authorities said they found videos they believe Taylor produced by secretly filming minor children at this home. The investigators said they found more than 400 videos of alleged child pornography on computers and storage media recovered from Taylor's office in his Indianapolis home.

Fogle became a Subway spokesman after losing a reported 245 pounds (111 kg) in part by eating regularly at the sandwich chain. Fogle made his first Subway commercial in 2000 and appeared in a new one last year, according to the company's website.

Jewish groups join coalition against anti-Muslim subway ads in D.C.


Some national Jewish organizations joined a coalition of religious groups calling on the Washington Metro system to donate profits from an anti-Islam ad to charity.

“The placing of offensive, anti-Muslim ads in the D.C. Metro system is an important opportunity to affirm our commitment both to free speech and to a society that deplores hate and hate speech,” said Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington’s director of social justice and interfaith initiatives, and president of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington.

“We are all part of one community,” she said.

The ad, currently running in four train stations throughout the Washington area, reads, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” It was sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Monday’s news conference was organized by the 28-member Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims, Upholding American Values and United Methodist Women. The coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups released a letter signed by 168 religious clergy members.

The letter states that the “ads espouse inaccurate and inflammatory stereotypes about American Muslims. These ads equate generalized 'savages' with 'jihad,' dangerously painting all Muslims as savages and suggesting that these generalized 'savages' must be defeated.”

Major Jewish organizations participating include Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Union for Reform Judaism.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority had sought to delay posting the four ads, calling for a one-month cooling-off period following the worldwide violence that followed the showing of the film “Innocence of Muslims.”

However, a U.S. District Court Judge in Washington cited the First Amendment’s right to free speech in denying Metro’s request.

Jewish, Christian groups in N.Y. subway ads urging tolerance


A Jewish group and a Christian group are hanging ads in the New York subway system urging tolerance.

The ads being placed by Rabbis for Human Rights-North America and Sojourners, led by the Christian author and social justice advocate Jim Wallis, will go up on Monday and aim to counter a pro-Israel advertisement that reads “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

The ad by Rabbis for Human Rights reads, “In the choice between love and hate, choose love. Help stop bigotry against our Muslim neighbors.” The Sojourners ad says, “Love your Muslim neighbors.”

The ads reportedly will be hung near the anti-jihad ads in the same Manhattan subway stations, according to The New York Times.

A federal judge last Friday ordered the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority  to hang the pro-Israel ad sponsored by Pamela Geller,  the founder, editor and publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

‘Savage’ jihad ad debuts in New York City subway


An inflammatory ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery was posted Monday in 10 New York City subway stations, even as much of the Muslim world was still seething over a California-made movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammad.

The ad, sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative, appeared after the Metropolitan Transit Authority lost a bid to refuse to post it on the grounds that it violated the agency's policy against demeaning language. In July, a federal judge ruled it was protected speech and ordered the MTA to place the posters.

The ad, featuring mostly black-and-white lettering on 46-by-30-inch cardboard posters, will remain posted for a month, MTA spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said.

“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man,” the ad reads. “Support Israel/Defeat Jihad.”

Pamela Geller, executive director for the ad's sponsor group, rejected the MTA's assertion the posters were demeaning.

“There's nothing either hateful or false about my ad,” Geller said in an email.

Despite the controversy, most subway riders who passed the ad in a tunnel at the Times Square station Monday failed to notice it. Those who did were generally critical.

“Where is the protection of religion in America?” wondered Javerea Khan, 22, a Pakistani-born Muslim from the Bronx. “The word 'savage' really bothers the Muslim community. But it's hard for me to look at this poster and take it seriously.”

Mel Moore, 29, a sports agent, said: “It's not right, but it's freedom of speech. To put it on a poster is just not right. But it caught my attention and I support freedom of speech, so you got to live with it.”

Australian tourist Peter Johnson, 50, who had just visited the memorial to the Sept. 11 hijack plane attacks, said he felt it was “a bit harsh to call someone a savage, but I do think that extremist Muslims seem happy to kill anyone regardless of their race or religion.

“I would have used the word 'barbaric.'”

Anders, the MTA spokeswoman, said the agency had not received any reports of vandalism against the posters.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative gained notoriety when it opposed creation of a Muslim community center near the site of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Reporting By Chris Francescani; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

N.Y. transit authority weighs options on anti-Islam subway ad


New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority said it is considering its options after a U.S. District Court ordered the authority to run an advertisement that reads “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

The MTA's quandary comes in the wake of recent protests in Arab countries and in Arab communities around the world over an anti-Muslim film that resulted in the deaths of American diplomats in Libya and violence at American embassies.

MTA spokesman Aaron Donovan told The New York Times on Tuesday that the authority will consider changing its ad policy at a board meeting next week — the same week that the ad is scheduled to run in 10 New York City subway stations as a result of the court order issued in August. The ad also reads, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”

The ad is sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI, whose executive director, conservative blogger Pamela Geller, is a fiery critic of Muslims, liberals and mainstream Jewish organizations.

In 2011, the Southern Poverty Law Center branded the organization a hate group, while the Anti-Defamation League said in March that Geller “fuels and fosters anti-Muslim bigotry in society.”

The New York Times reported that ad space purchased by AFDI in Washington has been “deferred,” its transportation authority said Tuesday, “out of a concern for public safety, given current world events.” According to the Times, the New York MTA does not have the option to defer because of the court order.

In June, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles abruptly canceled an event at which Geller was scheduled to speak. While the federation did not comment publicly on its decision, the event’s sponsor, the Zionist Organization of America, said the federation cited security concerns for the cancellation.

In September 2011, the MTA ran ads calling for an end to U.S. aid for Israel.

A chosen rail line?


In a city where nothing ever seems to come easy, the arrival this summer of Jerusalem’s long-delayed light-rail Red Line was seen by some as nothing short of a miracle. At many points over the past 10-plus years of construction, it looked as though the Messiah would pass through the Old City’s Golden Gate before the train might arrive. And like many good land-use battles in Jerusalem, this one featured national political aspirations, terrorism concerns and the secular-religious divide, as well as conflicting views of fiscal and corporate accountability and arguments over the best transit solutions for a culturally and religiously diverse city of 800,000.

Still, as I saw on a recent trip, the Holy City somehow achieved the opening of its first light-rail line a lot sooner than Los Angeles is realizing a subway to its Westside. Though I came too early to witness the line’s opening, during my visit I watched the train being tested, and I even stepped aboard a car before being shooed off by a grumpy conductor.

Being in the place that is home to three of the world’s great religions, I got to thinking about how conflict and different world views can stand in the way of public transit improvements like Jerusalem’s Red Line and L.A.’s Westside subway extension. Though I am no expert on Jerusalem, the sight of the train crawling down Jaffa Road left me wondering what parallels there might be between Jerusalem’s and Los Angeles’ struggles to bring rail to these cities.

The two transit battles both pit those who view their city as ill suited to trains against those who feel trains must have a place in growing cities. Also common to both battles are vocal adversaries of public transportation who don’t ride the buses and trains that they rail against. One certainty in such projects is that by the time the work is completed, few residents of either stripe are happy about the costs, delays and disruption caused by the construction. As if on cue, Jerusalem’s infant rail system has already seen its first strike by operators seeking pay equity with bus drivers. The 30-hour strike, which came during the busy period of Sukkot, has since ended with an agreement between the workers and the consortium that runs the rail service.

Jerusalem’s eight-mile light rail line, which opened Aug. 19, runs from the Jewish settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, in East Jerusalem, through the Palestinian neighborhoods of Beit Hanina and Shu’afat to downtown and Mount Herzl in the West. This means it passes through land that came under Israeli jurisdiction as a result of the 1967 Six-Day War. Further complicating the process, there have also been efforts by the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jews to create cars separating men and women. And for many, the Jerusalem project confirmed some fears that the disruptive construction process would be fatal to businesses along Jaffa Road, the narrow thoroughfare that runs through the mostly Jewish West Jerusalem to the Old City’s Jaffa Gate.

In Los Angeles, some have kvetched and even sued over the use of an established rail right-of-way running through Cheviot Hills for the new Expo Line, which is nearing completion, yet Los Angeles’ battles pale in comparison to Jerusalem’s. Even the vocal battle over tunneling under Beverly Hills High School, a plan that got the backing of a panel of engineers and seismic experts on Oct. 19, has been muted by comparison with a project that runs through neighborhoods some residents do not recognize as Israeli.

So, is Jerusalem’s Red Line a cursed effort at improving mobility in a traffic-choked city? Or will the project bring good things to all residents of East and West Jerusalem? Or could there have been a better, more cost-effective alternative?

In Jerusalem, some have complained that the Red Line should have run from Mount Scopus to Givat Ram, the main campus of the Hebrew University, where it might have attracted more riders than the current route, including many students and those visiting the city’s major hospitals. Indeed, West Jerusalem resident Ilan Jospe argues that the line mostly benefits people who live near the route. The train also took lanes of traffic from narrow roads that were hard to navigate to begin with.  

Ahmad Fahoum, an East Jerusalem resident, is not enthusiastic about the train. He questions the cost, the political message sent by the route, and whether Jewish and Arab residents used to riding Egged (Israeli) and Arab buses as well as sherutim (shared shuttle vans), taxis and private cars around the city will embrace the limited service of a single line, which is a slow train, for now — the Red Line’s trip from end to end takes 65 minutes rather than the originally scheduled 42 minutes, though that will change with improvements. He also wonders who got rich off the project, which was built by an international consortium of companies. Like others, Fahoum noted the lower cost of offering bus service, including dedicated-lane bus rapid transit (BRT) to speed commuters through congested parts of the divided city. And, one need not go far in Jerusalem to find proof that BRTs can be built faster and cheaper than rail. Jerusalem’s first BRT line, a north/south project, was completed some time ago to act as a feeder connection to the Red Line.

In an Aug. 17 article in The Guardian newspaper, critics claimed the project was “part of a deliberate plan to link the East Jerusalem settlement [of Pisgat Ze’ev] to the city centre, [to] consolidate Israel’s grip on the eastern part of the city that Palestinians want as a capital of their future state, and present Jerusalem as an undivided city.”

As for construction of a second line, dubbed the Blue Line, both Jospe and Fahoum hope it will never happen, given that the Red Line took more than 10 years to build and reportedly cost the municipality $1.1 billion. Nevertheless, Jerusalem has plans to build eight light rail and BRT lines, with the first new service planned for Ein Kerem (serving Hadassah Hospital) in the southwest and Neve Ya’akov in the northeast. Other lines serving Neve Ya’akov, Kiryat Menachem, and the Hebrew University campuses at Givat Ram and Mount Scopus are also planned.

Report from Beijing: Security, it’s not just for airports anymore


BEIJING (JTA)—Security checks no longer just for airports in Beijing

Olympic security is no easy task. It’s not just about the sports venues — attention must be paid to the entire city’s infrastructure, hot spots and transportation systems.

One of the transitions that I think Beijing residents have done with few complaints is adjust to bag x-ray security checks at the entrance of every subway station. This measure was added at the end of June as part of a three-month campaign to secure the city for the Olympics and Paralympics, yet even now, there are still a few stray stations where a guard manually looks in your bag for lack of a scanning machine.

Want to ride the subway? Let’s see what you’re packing.

This is the kind of treatment one might be used to in Israel, but not in freewheeling China.

When I ate at Dini’s kosher restaurant two nights before the Opening Ceremony, I was greeted by a 20-year-old Chinese guard in a reflective security vest with the Hebrew word “Bitachon” (security) on the front and a scanner wand in hand. My Israeli security check flashbacks returned — although I never spoke in Mandarin to the guys who checked my bag at the entrance to Jerusalem bars.

I don’t think China has quite reached the “chefetz chashud,” or suspicious object, level of alertness that one might find in Israel (and lately in the United States as well), where seeing an abandoned bag or anything out of the ordinary would merit a call to the authorities.

Maybe they are more vigilant out in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, where Muslim separatist sentiment is strong and there have been both thwarted and actualized attacks in recent months. This story shows how the Chinese decided to rely on a low-tech approach to sounding the alarm – with a whistle.

All jokes about whistles aside, many Chinese people I have talked to in Beijing have insisted how Chinese terrorists, usually referring to Xinjiang or sometimes Tibetans, are “really fierce.” I wonder whether this is based on fear-mongering by the domestic media or not. On the one hand, 16 officers were killed and another 16 were injured in the western capital Kashgar this week when two men rammed a dump truck and hurled explosives at a group of jogging policemen. But of course, this kind of incident is used to crack down on individual freedoms and the rights of the press, who are not being afforded all the openness that was promised for the duration of the Olympics as evidenced by the recent beating of two Japanese journalists suffered while covering the most recent Xinjiang incident

The Israeli Embassy will have an event on Monday, Aug. 18 to commemorate the most fatal breach of Olympic security, the 1972 Munich Games where 11 Israeli athletes were killed after a terrorist infiltration of their Olympic Village accommodations. This tragedy was commemorated even earlier this year in Beijing, at the Chabad Purim party, which was Olympics-themed but included several placards and handouts about the athletes who died in ‘72.

With such a sobering legacy of Israeli Olympic participation, you would think that security would be more intense for the Jewish state’s athletes as compared to other delegations in the village. Yet Ephraim Zinger, the secretary-general of the Israeli Olympic Committee and chief of misson, says the Israelis are on the list of countries with the most sensitive security issues, but “we aren’t the only ones, and we aren’t at the top of the list either.”

Subway takes a ride through kashrut


” target = “_blank”>Jared Fogle. Through a program of turkey club sandwiches for lunch and veggie subs for dinner as well as exercise, this overweight Jew’s story helped Subway’s sales skyrocket.

Well, it seems that the ubiquitous sandwich shop is at it again.

Only this time, it’s kosher.

The West Coast’s first kosher Subway — truly the best thing to happen to this religion since payos — recently opened on Pico Boulevard, right in the heart of “the hood.” And with a fleishig (meat) menu, halacha has never tasted so good.

The menu features many of the same items as a typical Subway, but it also includes a few distinctive Jewish selections, like corned beef, pastrami and shawarma. There’s no chopped liver or gribonis on the menu, but that shouldn’t stop you from ordering a tasty foot-long pastrami for Uncle Moishe or a meatball sub for Zayde.

Jonathan Sedaghat and Sammy Aflalo, owners of this new kosher Subway, decided it was finally time to bring this franchise to the Chosen People.

“We realized that the Jewish community was really restricted by where they could eat, especially in this area,” said Sedaghat, adding that a nationally recognized restaurant would give L.A. Jews the quality and affordability they deserved.

The first kosher Subway opened last year in Cleveland, and more have since sprouted up in New York and Kansas City. Cities slated for their own shops include Baltimore; Miami; Teaneck, N.J.; and Great Neck, N.Y. According to Subway, communities in Chicago and Boston have also expressed interest.

Subway headquarters is already quite experienced in handling this wave of kashrut. The company prepared itself by “researching and interviewing rabbis,” in addition to developing kosher business templates to assist the franchisees, said Tim Miller, Subway operations specialist.

Miller added that there are even a few non-kosher Subways that are in the process of kashrut conversion, the first of which is opening in Livingston, N.J. this month.

Los Angeles’ kosher Subway maintains a Kehilla Kosher supervision and even has a sink for hand washing. Due to high costs associated with establishing and maintaining the kashrut certification, the subs are a tad more expensive than standard Subway fare: a foot-long kosher cold-cut combo goes for $9.19, while its treif counterpart runs $5.09 locally.

The prices are in keeping with surrounding restaurants, and like the area’s eateries this Subway is closed for Shabbat, opens one hour after havdalah and stays open until 3 a.m. — perfect for the kosher partygoers and late-night Torah studiers.

Sedaghat said that the neighborhood has been eating it up since the grand opening.

“We had to close two hours early on Monday because we ran out food,” he said.

The kosher Subway is located at 8948 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Visit