World's largest chain of fast-food restaurants.

325 Bic Drive
Milford, CT 06460
Employees: 400,000+
President: Fred DeLuca


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Subway is the world's largest fast-food chain with over 43,792 restaurants in 109 countries. Subway specializes in custom-made sandwiches and also sells breakfast sandwiches and salads.

Subway has over 8,000 restaurants located in "non-traditional" locations such as convenience stores, college campuses and schools, hospitals, airports and department stores.

Italian BMT, Tuna and Subway Club are some of Subway's most popular sandwiches. There are more than 2 million sandwich combinations on the menu including toppings. Subway also bakes its own breads which include Italian, Wheat, Italian Herb & Cheese, Parmesan Oregano and Honey Oat.

Subway began offering a breakfast menu nationwide in April 2010.

The restaurant chain was founded in 1965 by Fred DeLuca, a 17-year-old college freshman, and family friend Dr. Peter Buck. The first restaurant opened in Bridgeport, CT, on August 28 and was called Pete's Super Submarine. The first franchised Subway restaurant opened in 1974 in Wallingford, CT.

Doctor's Associates is the owner and franchisor of Subway restaurants and has 1,000 employees in Milford, CT and at regional and country offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore.

Subway had reported sales of over $18 billion in 2014.

Subway offers a low franchise fee of just $15,000 for new restaurant owners and 12.5% of weekly gross sales for advertising and royalties.


For corporate workers, the following benefits are offered:

- Medical and dental benefits, disability and life insurance and paid time off after completion of a 90-day orientation period.
- These benefits are contributory, with the company and employee each paying 50% of the premiums.
- 401(k) plan after one year of service. The company will match employee contributions at $.75 per dollar up to 4% of their annual salary.
- Other benefits include, free breakfast & lunch, free movie screenings, direct deposit, credit union membership, discounts on tickets & memberships, in-house computer training classes, weight-loss programs, company sponsored sports teams, business casual dress Monday-Thursday & "dress-down" on Friday, summer picnic, holiday parties, franchisee welcome receptions and various services (i.e. ATM, film developing & dry cleaning).

Updated April 11, 2015

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