Subway, dining establishment chain specializing in submarine sandwiches. In 2002 it became the largest fast-food chain in the United States, measured by variety of electrical outlets. The firm operates in greater than 100 nations. Headquarters remain in Milford, Connecticut.
Outside view of Metro dining establishment in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Subway began in August 1965 as a partnership between Fred DeLuca, a 17-year-old that required money for university, as well as Peter Dollar, a family members buddy with a Ph.D. in physics. Dollar lent DeLuca $1,000 to open a takeout dining establishment in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The dining establishment was called “Pete’s Super Submarines” because submarine sandwiches were the menu specialized.
In 1966 DeLuca and Buck incorporated a business called Doctor’s Associates. DeLuca later on identified the doctor as Dollar and also the affiliate as himself. A second shop was opened up in 1966, as well as two years later the dining establishment name was transformed to Metro. After a growth to 16 owned-and-operated electrical outlets, the first franchised restaurants opened in 1974. By 1982 the firm was claiming to be the largest “sub chain” in the USA. The very first stores outside the United States opened up in Bahrain in 1984. In the second years of the 21st century, there were greater than 40,000 Metro dining establishments worldwide. By then, all shops were had by franchisees. DeLuca passed away in September 2015, after which everyday control of the company passed to his sibling, Suzanne Greco. The business stayed independently held.
A submarine sandwich is made by filling a split Italian roll with different chopped meats, cheeses, veggies, and also condiments. The name stems from the shape of the sandwich. This sort of sandwich is additionally called a submarine, a hero sandwich, an inadequate boy (or po’ kid) sandwich, an Italian sandwich, or a mill. Unlike much of the convenience food marketed by restaurant chains, Metro items are typically not fried and also are freely garnished with fresh vegetables. Metro as a result has the ability to position itself as a purveyor of healthier fast food. The company made a minor star of Jared Fogle, who declared to have lost more than 200 extra pounds (90 kg) on a diet of Subway sandwiches while a student at Indiana University. Fogle functioned as a Metro representative from 2000 until 2015, when a rumor and criminal charges finished his career.