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In 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family friend Peter Buck opened Pete's Super Submarines in Bridgeport, Connecticut. With a loan from Buck for only $1,000, DeLuca hoped the tiny sandwich shop would earn enough to put him through college. After struggling through the first few years, the founders changed the company's name to Subway and began franchising in 1974. Offering a fresh, healthy alternative to fast-food restaurants, Subway has franchises throughout the United States and in 98 countries, with locations in traditional and nontraditional sites alike.

Subway is ranked #2 on Entrepreneur's 2013 Franchise 500® listing.

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According to reports, Quiznos is moving towards its second major financial restructuring in the last two years.
February 28, 2014 in Franchises
Subway to Remove Chemical From Sandwich Bread Following Blogger's Protest

Subway to Remove Chemical From Sandwich Bread Following Blogger's Protest

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When it comes to fast food, this health blogger gets chains to make changes -- fast.
February 6, 2014 in Franchises
This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House

This Major Franchise Just Announced a 3-Year Project With the White House

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As part of her 'Let's Move' initiative, Michelle Obama gets Subway to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables.
January 23, 2014 in Franchises & Opportunities
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January 6, 2014 in Franchises
Chipotle, Subway Want a Slice of the Fast-Casual Pizza Business

Chipotle, Subway Want a Slice of the Fast-Casual Pizza Business

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Chipotle will apply its fast and fresh formula to pizza and a Subway franchisee plans to open a Subway Pizza Express in 2014.
December 19, 2013 in Franchises
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This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

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The owner of a Subway shop in Allentown, Pa., is now accepting the virtual currency as payment for sandwiches.
November 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
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The 5 Restaurants That Corporate Workers Expense the Most

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Fast-food chains such as Starbucks, McDonald's and Subway make up the highest percentage of meal expenses on corporate cards.
October 9, 2013 in Franchises
Subway's Tweets Top List

Subway's Tweets Top List

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A recent survey finds that the sandwich franchise beats out McDonald's, Starbuck and others when it comes to social media. We asked why.
July 17, 2012 in Franchises
An Inside Look at How Teams Create Great Business Ideas When Subway Meets 'Mad Men' in AMC's 'The Pitch'

An Inside Look at How Teams Create Great Business Ideas When Subway Meets 'Mad Men' in AMC's 'The Pitch'

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Subway takes a star turn in a reality TV series about ad agencies competing for a big account. Viewers get a peek at how creatives brainstorm and what makes big companies tick.
May 4, 2012 in Advertising
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The Top 10 Franchises for 2012

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December 14, 2011 in Franchise 500
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Will Dunkin' Go the Way of Burger King or McDonald's?

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Our franchise columnist looks how a change in the ownership structure can impact franchisees
July 29, 2011 in Franchise Zone
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How to 'Reverse Engineer' Franchise Success

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If you're planning to start a franchise with the aim of selling it one day, you'll need to plan ahead with your end goal in mind. Here's advice that can help get you started.
June 3, 2011 in Franchising Your Business
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How to Find Hot Franchises in a Cold Market

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April 29, 2011 in Franchising Your Business
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From Philly cheese steaks to stuffed pitas, meet the companies devouring the competition.
April 14, 2011 in Franchises
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January 28, 2011 in Franchise 500
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January 24, 2011 in Fastest-Growing

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Welcome a new No. 1 and the return of an American institution.
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December 11, 2010 in Franchises
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30 Years of the Franchise 500

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August 19, 2009 in Franchise 500
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