The History of Subway
In 1965, Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from friend Peter Buck to start "Pete's Super Submarines" in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in the following year they formed Doctor's Associates Inc. to oversee operations of the restaurants as the franchise expanded. The holding company derives its name from Fred DeLuca's goal to earn enough from the business to pay tuition for medical school, as well as Peter Buck's having a doctorate in physics. Doctor's Associates is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, any medical organization. In 1968, the sandwich shop began using the name "Subway" for the first time. Subway's original logo used from 1965 to 2002. The first Subway outside of North America opened in Bahrain, in December 1984.
Where Can I Find Subway Locations?
Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world with 39,517 restaurants in 102 countries and territories as of 14 June 2013. It is the largest single-brand restaurant chain and the largest restaurant operator globally.
What Does Subway Sell?
Subway's core product is the submarine sandwich (or "sub"). In addition to these, the chain also sells wraps, salad and baked goods (including cookies, doughnuts and muffins).