Subway was the fastest-growing franchise in the world in 2015 and, as of June 2021, had 37,540 locations in more than 100 countries and territories. More than half its locations (21,796 or 58.1%) are in the United States. It also is the largest single-brand restaurant chain, and the largest restaurant operator, in the world. Its international headquarters are in Milford, Connecticut.

The company’s milestones:

In 1965 – 1st Subway restaurant, Pete’s Super Submarines.

In 1968 – The sandwich shop was renamed “Subway”.

In 1974 – 1st franchised SUBWAY® opens in Wallingford, Connecticut after the founders of Subway realized that they could not attain the goal of opening 32 restaurants in 10 years by themselves.

In 1978 – The first Subway on the West Coast was opened in Fresno, California.

In 1981 – The opening of the 200th SUBWAY® restaurant, within 7 years since SUBWAY® started franchising.

In December 1984 – The first Subway outside of North America opened in Bahrain.

In 1983 – Entrepreneur Magazine® ranking SUBWAY® restaurants “Number One” in the sub sandwich category for the first time. At the same time, SUBWAY® introduce the idea of freshly baked bread at U.S locations.

In 1987 – SUBWAY® opened its 1000th restaurant.

In 1996 – The first Subway in the United Kingdom was opened in Brighton.

In 2006 – Subway’s “personal pizzas” debuted in some US markets.

In November 2009 – Subway signed a deal to serve exclusively Seattle’s Best Coffee coffee as part of its breakfast menu in the US.

In April 2017 – Subway announced the addition of paninis to its menu. Chipotle Steak & Cheese, Triple Cheese, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Italian B.M.T. Melt were the four variations announced.

In July 2017 – Subway unveiled redesigned restaurants, dubbed “Fresh Forward”, with a new company logo. Features include self-order kiosks; USB charging ports at tables; and new menu items, including additional condiments, and bread made without gluten.

In September 2018 – Subway debuted the Chipotle Cheesesteak sandwich for a limited time. Regional testing of a crispy chicken sandwich also began taking place in Arkansas.

In January 2018 – Subway invested $25 million in a re-branding campaign targeted at young consumers in order to revitalize its image and boost sales.

In December 2020 – Subway partnered with ezCater to offer a new online catering platform.

 

 

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