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 realised that they could not attained 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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