It was the summer of ’65 and the future looked bright. But it was that very future that concerned 17-year old Fred DeLuca. The thought of being able to afford a college education seemed almost impossible.
The first sandwich store was known as Pete’s Super Submarines in 1965
Within a month, on August 28, 1965, the entrepreneurs opened their very first sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In 1974, the duo turned to franchising as a way to grow the business, and today, there are more than 24,000 restaurants in 82 countries. The SUBWAY® franchise system provides a healthier alternative to traditionally fatty fast food.SUBWAY store over the years ….
As for Fred DeLuca ... he did complete his journey - he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1971 and became a successful businessman. Fred firmly believes in valuing the experience of the journey rather than only visualising the end, and he shares the journey and success with thousands of SUBWAY® franchisees around the globe.