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30 Super Interesting Facts About Subway

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  1. Subway is an American multinational fast food restaurant franchise that specializes in submarine sandwiches (subs), wraps, salads and drinks.
  2. Subway was founded by Fred DeLuca and financed by Peter Buck in 1965 as Pete’s Super Submarines in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  3. Subway is one of the fastest growing franchises in the world with 44,000+ locations in 112 countries as of 2019.
  4. Subway became the largest fast-food chain in the United States, measured by number of outlets, in 2002.
  5. Subway is also one of the most valuable restaurant brands worldwide, with a brand value of nearly 14.7 billon U.S. dollars in 2021.
  6. Subway’s menu is centered around its signature sub sandwiches, which are made with freshly baked bread, meats, cheeses, and vegetables.
  7. Subway serves about 5,300 sandwiches every 60 seconds, which is roughly 320,000 sandwiches every hour.
  8. Subway’s slogan is “Eat Fresh”, which reflects its emphasis on fresh ingredients and healthy choices.
  9. Subway’s logo consists of two arrows pointing opposite directions on a yellow background, symbolizing the entrance and exit of a subway station.
  10. Subway’s most popular sandwich is the Italian B.M.T., which stands for “Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest” and contains salami, pepperoni, and ham.
  11. Subway’s founder Fred DeLuca was only 17 years old when he opened his first restaurant with a $1,000 loan from Peter Buck.
  12. Subway’s parent company is called Doctor’s Associates Inc., which was named after Peter Buck who had a Ph.D. in physics and Fred DeLuca who wanted to become a doctor.
  13. Subway has a loyalty program called Subway MyWay Rewards, which allows customers to earn tokens for every dollar spent and redeem them for free food and drinks.
  14. Subway has a mascot called Subman, who is a human-sized sandwich with arms and legs that wears a cape and a hat with the Subway logo.
  15. Subway has sponsored many athletes and celebrities over the years, such as Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Ryan Howard, Pele, and Justin Bieber.
  16. Subway made a minor celebrity of Jared Fogle, who claimed to have lost more than 200 pounds (90 kg) on a diet of Subway sandwiches while a student at Indiana University. However, he was later convicted of child pornography and sexual misconduct charges and sentenced to prison.
  17. Subway has faced several controversies and lawsuits over the years, such as allegations of using azodicarbonamide (a chemical used in yoga mats) in its bread, mislabeling its tuna as real tuna, and selling footlong subs that were shorter than 12 inches.
  18. Subway has also been involved in various social and environmental initiatives, such as donating food to hunger relief organizations, reducing plastic waste by using paper straws and bags, and supporting animal welfare by sourcing cage-free eggs and antibiotic-free chicken.
  19. Subway has a variety of regional and international menu items that cater to different tastes and preferences, such as the Chicken Teriyaki in Japan, the Veggie Delite in India, the Steak and Cheese in Canada, and the Chicken Tikka in the UK.
  20. Subway has a secret menu that offers some items that are not listed on the regular menu, such as the Pizza Sub (a sub with pepperoni, cheese, and marinara sauce), the Wing Effect (a sub with chicken tenders pulled apart to look like wings), and the Old Cut (a sub with a V-shaped cut on the bread instead of a horizontal cut).
  21. Subway has a breakfast menu that includes items such as egg and cheese sandwiches, bacon sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, and oatmeal.
  22. Subway has a catering service that offers platters of sandwiches, wraps, cookies, salads, and drinks for parties and events.
  23. Subway has a partnership with Beyond Meat to offer plant-based meat alternatives for its sandwiches, such as the Beyond Meatball Marinara Sub.
  24. Subway has an online ordering system that allows customers to customize their sandwiches and pay in advance through the Subway app or website.
  25. Subway has a nutrition calculator that shows the calories, fat, protein, carbs, sodium, and sugar of each sandwich and ingredient.
  26. Subway has a gluten-free bread option that is certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group and available in select locations.
  27. Subway has a halal certification for its meat products in some countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and the UAE.
  28. Subway has a kosher certification for some of its restaurants in Israel, where it does not serve any pork or shellfish products.
  29. Subway has a vegan certification for some of its products in Europe, such as its vegan cheese and vegan garlic aioli sauce.
  30. Subway has a Guinness World Record for making the world’s largest sandwich in 2005, which weighed 5,440 kg (11,993 lb) and measured 15.42 m (50 ft 7 in) long.

Subway net worth

Subway’s net worth is an estimated $15 billion as of March 2023. This is based on the revenue that Subway collects from each franchise at 8%. The company is owned 50% each by DeLuca and Buck.

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