Subway

Subway

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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Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza

This franchising veteran is hoping to use the skills he learned from Subway and Auntie Anne's as a Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria franchisee.

Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot

A leaked video, a disgruntled former franchisee and questions regarding Subway's healthiness set a strange blackmail scheme into motion.

The Restaurants Business Travelers Love the Most (Infographic)

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.

Survey: McDonald's Has the Worst Burger in America

In the battle of the chain restaurants, Consumer Reports found that customers were sick of many of fast food mega-chains' specialties.

Fast-Food Breakfast Buzz Boosts Egg Whites' Prices

The growing breakfast market and competition for health-conscious customers combine to create an explosion in demand for egg whites.

6 Crazy Things You Can Buy With Bitcoin (Paradise Included)

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.

Will Franchising Ever Be as Sexy as Tech? Subway Thinks So.

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.

Subway's Grand Plan to Take Over America

Subway's vision of America's future: hummus, thinner slices of meat and 8,000 new U.S. shops.

Where Business Travelers Expense the Most Meals (Infographic)

Bet you can't guess where workers are swiping their fancy corporate credit cards the most.

Report: Quiznos Is Preparing to File for Bankruptcy

According to reports, Quiznos is moving towards its second major financial restructuring in the last two years.

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

When it comes to fast food, this health blogger gets chains to make changes -- fast.

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

As part of her 'Let's Move' initiative, Michelle Obama gets Subway to encourage children to eat more fruits and vegetables.

The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.

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

Chipotle will apply its fast and fresh formula to pizza and a Subway franchisee plans to open a Subway Pizza Express in 2014.

A Racist Sign at Sonic and 5 Other Franchise PR Disasters

From YouTube gross-outs to hashtag horror stories, check out these six PR nightmares at U.S. franchises.

This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

The owner of a Subway shop in Allentown, Pa., is now accepting the virtual currency as payment for sandwiches.

The 5 Restaurants That Corporate Workers Expense the Most

Fast-food chains such as Starbucks, McDonald's and Subway make up the highest percentage of meal expenses on corporate cards.

Subway's Tweets Top List

A recent survey finds that the sandwich franchise beats out McDonald's, Starbuck and others when it comes to social media. We asked why.

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

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.

The Top 10 Franchises for 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.

Will Dunkin' Go the Way of Burger King or McDonald's?

Our franchise columnist looks how a change in the ownership structure can impact franchisees

How to 'Reverse Engineer' Franchise Success

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.

How to Find Hot Franchises in a Cold Market

What buyers look for when shopping for a franchise if a famous brand name doesn't top their list.

The Top 10 Sandwich Franchises

From Philly cheese steaks to stuffed pitas, meet the companies devouring the competition.

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Franchises

From cleaning services to fast food, here are the companies that are expanding their franchise footprint.

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