Fred DeLuca opened his first sandwich restaurant in the U.S. state of Connecticut in 1965, when he was just 17 years old, at that time still under the name Pete’s Submarine. Even then he loved handmade sandwiches and saw it as a chance to finance his studies. His patrons shared his devotion to the individually prepared sandwiches. The demand for more restaurants grew and Fred DeLuca decided to offer his idea to other entrepreneurs as a business system.
That was the beginning of the world’s largest fast food chain – the Subway® success story took its course.
Today, there are around 37,000 Subway® restaurants worldwide and the fresh sandwiches have also arrived on the German market since the opening of the first Subway® restaurant in Berlin in 1999.
In Germany, there are now more than 640 Subway® restaurants nationwide. Subway® not only has a long history, but also a bright future ahead of it.
NATIONAL SOCCER PLAYER JONAS HOFMANN
By now, the professional soccer player has three franchise restaurants together with his partner and explains why he deliberately chose Subway®:
“With Subway, you rely on a globally known brand and a proven franchise concept – and thus benefit from the experience of many, successful restaurateurs. You get help with any situation or question. Subway franchisees are also relieved of a lot of work in the area of marketing. Nevertheless, we can bring in our ideas, e.g. through voucher campaigns, in a great way. And the product speaks for itself. Subway tastes great and is fresh and individual. I can only recommend the franchise system.”
Mr. Mir has been a Subway® franchisee since 2015. Before that, he gained years of experience in other franchises until he decided to successfully continue his professional career in the Subway® family.
Today, he is a multi-unit owner and brings his recipe for success to several Subway® restaurants.
VIKTOR & WALDEMAR GETT
The two brothers from Bielefeld have been franchisees at Subway® since 2005 and boast nearly 2 decades of experience. They successfully bring this experience, as well as their ongoing passion for the brand and the products, to their five Subway® Restaurants.
The two brothers say they owe their success to their great team and the proven and versatile Subway® System.