Subway is a fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads. It is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the world, with more than 43,000 locations in over 100 countries. Subway was founded in 1965 by Fred DeLuca and Peter Buck, and the first restaurant was opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
The menu of Subway primarily consists of submarine sandwiches, salads, and sides. The sandwiches are made on freshly baked bread and customers can choose from a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables as toppings. Subway also offers a selection of breakfast sandwiches, flatbreads, and subs made with marinated chicken. The restaurant chain is known for its "Eat Fresh" slogan and for promoting healthy eating options on its menu, such as salads and subs with lower calorie counts.
Subway is a franchise-based business, which means that individual franchisees own and operate the restaurants. The company provides training, support, and marketing materials to its franchisees, but the individual franchise owners are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the restaurants.