Subway is the world’s most successful sandwich restaurant franchise1. It was started in 1965 by Fred DeLuca who wanted to make extra cash selling sandwiches to finance2 his dream of becoming a doctor. They started franchising3 the Subway name and the company achieved quite remarkable4 growth. It is the world’s second-largest restaurant chain. The principles of DeLuca in 1965 are the same today and a reason for its continued success. DeLuca believed in the “importance of serving a well-made, high quality product, providing excellent customer service, keeping operating costs low and finding great locations”. Several design and operating features are common to most stores – one is a map of the New York Subway, and another is employees called “Subway Sandwich Artists”.
A Fresh Future
Today, the SUBWAY® brand is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 37,000 locations around the world. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy. From the beginning, Fred has had a clear vision for the future of the SUBWAY® brand. As we continue to grow, we are guided by his passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.