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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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News and Articles About Subway
Chick-fil-A and Chipotle are two of the hottest brands in food right now. Here's how they're cashing in on travelers' tastes.
July 24, 2014
In the battle of the chain restaurants, Consumer Reports found that customers were sick of many of fast food mega-chains' specialties.
July 2, 2014
The growing breakfast market and competition for health-conscious customers combine to create an explosion in demand for egg whites.
May 28, 2014
Mammoth tusks, fake IDs and a ride to outer space. These are just a few of the outrageous things you can with bitcoins if you are lucky enough to own some.
May 12, 2014
More and more millennials want to be entrepreneurs, but few describe franchising as their dream business. Here's how Subway is trying to change that.
May 9, 2014
Subway's vision of America's future: hummus, thinner slices of meat and 8,000 new U.S. shops.
May 8, 2014
Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.
April 10, 2014
According to reports, Quiznos is moving towards its second major financial restructuring in the last two years.
February 28, 2014
When it comes to fast food, this health blogger gets chains to make changes -- fast.
February 6, 2014
As part of her 'Let's Move' initiative, Michelle Obama gets Subway to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables.
January 23, 2014
These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
January 6, 2014
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
From YouTube gross-outs to hashtag horror stories, check out these six PR nightmares at U.S. franchises.
December 10, 2013
The owner of a Subway shop in Allentown, Pa., is now accepting the virtual currency as payment for sandwiches.
November 20, 2013
Fast-food chains such as Starbucks, McDonald's and Subway make up the highest percentage of meal expenses on corporate cards.
October 9, 2013
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
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
These franchises made their way to the top by giving customers what they want: tasty food, quick service, quality care and non-pointy soap.
December 14, 2011
Our franchise columnist looks how a change in the ownership structure can impact franchisees
July 29, 2011
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
What buyers look for when shopping for a franchise if a famous brand name doesn't top their list.
April 29, 2011
From Philly cheese steaks to stuffed pitas, meet the companies devouring the competition.
April 14, 2011
From cleaning services to fast food, here are the companies that are expanding their franchise footprint.
January 28, 2011
Check out our list of the systems that outpaced the rest amid a challenging economic environment.
January 24, 2011
Welcome a new No. 1 and the return of an American institution.
December 12, 2010
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