Value investor: Buy this food stock

Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.
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Sysco tractor-trailers sit parked outside the company's distribution center in Louisville, Ky.

Jason Subotky of Yacktman Asset Management sold shares of a technology-dinosaur stock in favor of a food play for the "Squawk Box" Portfolio Challenge.

The value investor, who also owns Fox and Procter & Gamble in his model portfolio, decided to sell Cisco to buy shares of Sysco, as a potential merger deal remains in the horizon.

Here is why he is making the move.