Metro, restaurant chain concentrating on submarine sandwiches. In 2002 it came to be the largest fast-food chain in the USA, gauged by number of outlets. The company runs in greater than 100 nations. Headquarters are in Milford, Connecticut.
Exterior view of Train dining establishment in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Subway started in August 1965 as a partnership between Fred DeLuca, a 17-year-old that required cash for college, as well as Peter Buck, a family friend with a Ph.D. in physics. Buck 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 food selection specialty.
In 1966 DeLuca and also Dollar included a company called Medical professional’s Associates. DeLuca later determined the medical professional as Buck and the partner as himself. A second shop was opened in 1966, and also 2 years later on the restaurant name was transformed to Train. After a growth to 16 owned-and-operated electrical outlets, the very first franchised dining establishments opened up in 1974. By 1982 the business was claiming to be the biggest “sub chain” in the USA. The first shops outside the United States opened up in Bahrain in 1984. In the 2nd years of the 21st century, there were more than 40,000 Metro restaurants worldwide. By then, all shops were had by franchisees. DeLuca passed away in September 2015, after which daily control of the company passed to his sis, Suzanne Greco. The company continued to be independently held.
A submarine sandwich is made by filling up a split Italian roll with numerous sliced meats, cheeses, vegetables, as well as spices. The name originates from the shape of the sandwich. This type of sandwich is additionally called a hoagie, a hero sandwich, an inadequate child (or po’ child) sandwich, an Italian sandwich, or a grinder. Unlike much of the junk food offered by restaurant chains, Subway products are usually not fried as well as are liberally garnished with fresh veggies. Subway consequently is able to position itself as a purveyor of healthier fast food. The company made a small celeb of Jared Fogle, who asserted to have lost more than 200 extra pounds (90 kg) on a diet plan of Subway sandwiches while a pupil at Indiana University. Fogle served as a Train representative from 2000 till 2015, when a scandal and criminal costs finished his occupation.