Subway (restaurant)

Subway is an American privately held fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads. Subway is one of the fastest-growing franchises in the world[2] and, as of June 2017, had approximately 42,000 stores located in more than 100 countries. More than half of the stores are located in the United States.[1][3][4] It is the largest single-brand restaurant chain, and the largest restaurant operator, in the world.[5][6][7][8]

As of 2017, the Subway Group of companies was organized as follows:

  • Subway IP Inc. is the owner of the intellectual property for the restaurant system.
  • Franchise World Headquarters, LLC leads franchising operations. FWH Technologies, LLC owns and licenses Subway's point of sale software.
  • Franchisors include Doctor's Associates Inc. in the U.S.; Subway International B.V.; Subway Franchise Systems of Canada, Ltd.; etc.
  • Advertising affiliates include Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, Ltd.; Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, B.V.; Subway Franchisee Canadian Advertising Trust; etc.[9][10]

Subway's international headquarters are in Milford, Connecticut, with five regional centers supporting the company's international operations. The regional offices for European franchises are located in Amsterdam (Netherlands); the Australian and New Zealand locations are supported from Brisbane (Australia); the Asian locations are supported from offices in Beirut (Lebanon) and Singapore; and the Latin American support center is in Miami.[11]

Subway
Subway
Formerly
Pete's Super Submarines
(1965–1968)
Private
IndustryRestaurants
GenreFast food
FoundedAugust 28, 1965, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
Founders
Headquarters,
U.S.
Number of locations
42,431 restaurants in 112 countries[1]
Key people
Trevor Haynes (CEO, President)
Mike Macrie (CIO)
Products
OwnerDeLuca family
Websitesubway.com
1301 NE Broadway - Irvington HD - Portland Oregon
Subway restaurant in Portland, Oregon

History

Alternative subway logo
Subway logo used from 1968 to 2002
Subway restaurant
Subway logo used from 2002 to 2016 (still used in its locations)

In 1965, Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from friend Peter Buck to start "Pete's Super Submarines" in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in the following year, they formed Doctor's Associates Inc. to oversee operations of the restaurants as the franchise expanded.[12][13] The holding company derives its name from DeLuca's goal to earn enough from the business to pay tuition for medical school, as well as Buck's having a doctorate in physics.[14] Doctor's Associates is not affiliated with, nor endorsed by, any medical organization.[15] In 1968, the sandwich shop was renamed "Subway".[12]

Subway restaurant Pittsfield Township Michigan
Subway restaurant in Pittsfield Township, Michigan (2011)

The first Subway on the West Coast was opened in Fresno, California, in 1978.[16] The first Subway outside of North America opened in Bahrain in December 1984.[17] The first Subway in the United Kingdom was opened in Brighton in 1996.[18] In 2004, Subway began opening stores in Walmart supercenters and surpassed the number of McDonald's locations inside U.S. Walmart stores in 2007.[19]

Since 2007, Subway has consistently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine's Top 500 Franchises list. In 2015, it ranked #3 on the "Top Global Franchises" list and #1 as the "Fastest Growing Franchise".[20][21] At the end of 2010, Subway became the largest fast food chain worldwide, with 33,749 restaurants – 1,012 more than McDonald's.[22]

Subway in Stanhope, NJ
Subway restaurant in Stanhope, New Jersey (2018)

In January 2015, Suzanne Greco became president and CEO after her brother Fred DeLuca, the company’s first CEO, died of leukemia in September 2015 after being ill for two years.[23][24]

In 2016, Subway closed hundreds of restaurants in the U.S., experiencing a net loss in locations for the first time. However, with 26,744 locations, it remained the most ubiquitous restaurant chain in the U.S. (with McDonald's in the #2 spot).[25]

Counter and customers, new-style Subway restaurant
Interior of a Subway franchise in Huntington, Virginia designed in the new style.

Also in 2016, Subway announced a new logo for the franchise, to be implemented in 2017.[26] On July 17, 2017, Subway unveiled redesigned restaurants, dubbed "Fresh Forward." Features include self-order kiosks; USB charging ports at tables; and new menu items, including additional condiments, and bread made without gluten. The company is piloting the changes at 12 locations across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, with many features expected to be implemented into stores worldwide by the end of 2017.[27]

In 2017, the chain closed more than 800 of its U.S. locations. In April 2018, the chain announced it would close about 500 more that year. According Abha Bhattarai of The Washington Post, this is a result of three consecutive years of falling profits, and foot traffic in Subway stores reduced by 25 percent since 2012. Franchisees also complained that the company's deep promotions further ate away at profits. Industry analysts like Bob Phibbs, chief executive of the New York-based consulting firm Retail Doctor, say changing tastes on the part of consumers, who more frequently prefer locally sourced produce and hormone-free meat served by regional start-ups like Sweetgreen, especially in metropolitan areas, are the cause of the drop in Subway's sales, as well as loss of market share to competitors. These include fast-casual eateries and sandwich shops like Panera Bread, Au Bon Pain and Firehouse Subs, as well as food trucks, and grocery stores that offer freshly made meals at competitive prices. 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.[13]

Locations

List Of Countries With Subway Restaurants
  Countries with Subway Restaurants
  Countries with plans for Subway Restaurants
  Countries that formerly had Subway Restaurants

As of June 2017, Subway had approximately 42,000 stores worldwide, all independently owned.[13] located in 111 countries. These locations are largely concentrated in North America, with 24,350 in the United States[28] (plus 3,155 in Canada and 929 in Mexico),[29] which is almost as many U.S. locations as McDonald’s and Starbucks combined.[13] Outside North America, the countries with the most locations are Australia (approximately 1,400), Brazil (approximately 2,200) and the United Kingdom (approximately 2,300).[29]

Products

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A Subway Club 6" sandwich

Subway's core product is the submarine sandwich (or "sub"). In addition to these, the chain also sells wraps, salad, paninis, and baked goods (including cookies, doughnuts, and muffins).

Subway's best-selling sandwich,[30] the B.M.T., contains pepperoni, salami, and ham. The name originally stood for Brooklyn Manhattan Transit, but now stands for "Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest".[31]

Subway also sells breakfast sandwiches, English muffins, and flatbread. In 2006, "personal pizzas" debuted in some US markets. These are made to order (like the subs) and heated for 85 seconds. Breakfast and pizza items are only available in some stores. In November 2009, Subway signed a deal to serve exclusively Seattle's Best Coffee coffee as part of its breakfast menu in the US.[32]

A 2009 Zagat survey named Subway the best provider of "Healthy Options" (in the "Mega Chain" category). Subway was also first in "Top Service" and "Most Popular" rankings. It placed second in "Top Overall", behind Wendy's.[33]

On April 18, 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.[34]

On September 21, 2018, Subway debuted the Chipotle Cheesesteak sandwich for a limited-time. Regional testing of a crispy chicken sandwich also began taking place in Arkansas.[35]

Regional variations

Subway's menu varies between countries, most significantly where there are religious requirements relating to the meats served.

In 2006, the first kosher Subway restaurant in the United States opened, in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio in the Mandel JCC of Cleveland. Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle attended the opening. A press release stated, "With slight modifications, such as no pork-based products, and the use of soy-based cheese product, the menu is virtually identical to that of any other Subway restaurant."[36] Other openings soon followed, briefly making Subway one of the largest U.S. kosher restaurant chains.[37] At their peak, twelve kosher Subway locations were open in the U.S, including Kansas City and 5 in New York. As of 2011, only five remained: in Cleveland, Miami, Los Angeles, and two stores in Maryland.[38] Franchisees who failed noted a lack of support from the parent location in advertising, higher costs of kosher food and supervision, the inability to remain open on Saturdays, and that customers who do not keep kosher prefer the original menu and prices.[38]

Subway opened its first restaurant in India in 2001 in New Delhi. In deference to Hindu and Muslim beliefs, Subway restaurants in India do not serve beef or pork products; on the other hand, the country's large number of vegetarians has induced Subway's Indian outlets to offer a much extended range of vegetarian options. As of January 2017 there were 591 Subway restaurants in 68 Indian cities.[39] On September 4, 2012, Subway opened its first all-vegetarian outlet on the campus of Lovely Professional University (LPU) in Jalandhar, Punjab.[40] On March 6, 2013, Subway opened its second all-vegetarian outlet also offering Jain food in Paldi, Ahmedabad.[41]

Nutritional content

In 2011, Subway introduced gluten-free bread and brownies to some locations in Texas.[42] It also cut the salt content of its sandwiches by 15 percent.[43]

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Subway has reduced salt content across its entire range by 33% and has committed to further reductions, in line with government targets.[44] Subway's range of "Low Fat" subs is endorsed by the charity Heart Research UK.[45]

Marketing

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Subway in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2009

Subway is the second-biggest fast food advertiser in the United States, behind only McDonald's. It spent US$516,000,000 on measurable advertising in 2011.[46]

Subway used the advertising slogan "Eat Fresh", and focused on how its sandwiches were made from freshly baked bread and fresh ingredients, in front of customers to their exact specifications, by employees which Subway called "Subway Sandwich Artists".

In 2005, Subway scrapped its "Sub Club" stamp promotion, citing a growing number of counterfeit stamps due to online auction sites and the increasing availability of high-quality printers.[47][48]

In November 2007, Subway's US commercials featured the cartoon character Peter Griffin (from FOX's Family Guy) promoting its new Subway Feast sandwich.[49] Subway has also used "instant win" games, based on the game Scrabble.

Subway ran a product placement campaign in the US TV series Chuck since its first season. As ratings dwindled in the second season, a campaign to "save Chuck" was launched for fans, encouraging them to purchase a footlong sub from Subway on April 27, 2009, the date of the season finale. Tony Pace, Subway's marketing officer, called it the best product placement the restaurant chain has done "in several years."[50]

To celebrate National Sandwich Day on November 3, 2015, Subway offered a Buy One sandwich, Give One sandwich free promotion.[51]

Subway has sponsored a number of sports events, particularly NASCAR races, including the Subway 400 (2002–2004), Subway 500 (2003–2007), Subway Fresh 500 (2005–2013) and the Subway Firecracker 250 (2009–2016). Subway sponsored the Subway Super Series ice hockey tournament from 2009–2014.

Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle (2007)
Jared Fogle in 2007

Jared Fogle was a national spokesman for the company in the US starting in January 2000, giving talks on healthy living and appearing in advertisements. Fogle first came to attention in his native Indiana by claiming that he lost over 200 pounds in part by eating at Subway. From 2008, he was featured less often as the company marketed with more emphasis on its "5 dollar footlong" campaign.[52] Subway attributed between one-third and one-half of its growth from 1998 to 2011 to Fogle, the equivalent of a tripling in size.[53] Subway ended its relationship with Fogle in 2015 after he was charged with possession of child pornography and child molestation. After pleading guilty in August 2015, he was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison three months later.[54][55][56]

In December 2015, following the removal of Fogle from its marketing, Subway introduced a new marketing campaign, "Founded on Fresh". The campaign focuses on Subway's establishment and early history, and features Fred DeLuca, as played by his son, Jonathon. The new campaign downplays the use of jingles and celebrity endorsements (besides "targeted" sports marketing), in favor of focusing upon the qualities of its products, and specific products. Chief advertising officer Chris Carroll explained that the focus on fat, calories, and weight loss were "what fresh used to be", and that the new campaign would focus more on the sourcing of Subway's ingredients, such as its phase-out of antibiotic-treated meat. Carroll also explained that the new strategy was being developed prior to the controversy involving Fogle.[57]

$5 footlongs

In 2008, Subway began to offer all foot-long submarine sandwiches (excluding premium and double-meat varieties) for five dollars, in the continental United States and Canada, as a "limited time only" promotion. "Five Dollar Footlongs" quickly became the company's most successful promotion ever.[58] Upon the initial promotion's completion, customer response prompted Subway to create a permanent "$5 Footlong Everyday Value Menu" that offered some footlong sandwiches for $5. Since 2011, there has been a monthly rotating $5 footlong.[52] In October 2011, a similar promotion was launched in the United Kingdom. Customers can buy one of nine subs and any drink for £3 (for a six-inch sub) or £5 (for a footlong).[59]

In 2012, San Francisco discontinued the five-dollar footlong promotion due to the higher cost of doing business in the city.[60] From June 2014 to the end of that year, some Subway locations began discontinuing the $5 dollar promotion.[61] On November 1, 2014, Subway discontinued the five-dollar footlong promotion, replacing it with the Simple $6 Menu which included a six-inch select with a drink and a choice of cookies or chips.[62][63]

On February 4, 2016, all classic footlongs were declared to be set at a new cost of $6 each.[64]

On January 1, 2018, the $5 promotion returned with a $4.99 footlong menu of five subs, at participating locations.[65][66][67]

On September 9, 2018, Subway announced that they were going to discontinue the $5 footlong promotion. This would help them boost their franchise profits. [68]

Italian Hero

In early 2017, Subway introduced its Italian Hero, and advertised it with a campaign describing it as an authentic Italian[-American] sandwich. Two comedic spots feature stereotypical Italian-American characters on and around the stoop of a New York / New Jersey tenement building, one including a cameo by sportscaster Dick Vitale. Another ad features Food Network's Jeff Mauro, the "Sandwich King", who is Italian-American,[69] discussing the nature and role of the different Italian meats and other ingredients.[70][71][72][73][74][75]

Animal welfare

On December 28, 2015, Subway released a commitment to transition to a 100% cage-free egg supply chain in North America by 2025.[76]

On April 28, 2017, Subway released a chicken welfare policy[77] that states that by 2024 or sooner, 100% of its U.S. chicken products will be produced in alignment with Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards for higher welfare breeds, enhanced living environments (including lighting, litter, and enrichment), increased activity levels and optimized stocking density, and improved slaughter methods. To ensure compliance, Subway’s chicken suppliers will be third-party audited with updates communicated annually.[78]

The policy announcement followed a nationwide campaign led by high school animal activist Lia Hyman in coordination with the animal protection NGO The Humane League.[79] On April 20, 2017, Hyman and a group of activists traveled to Subway’s global headquarters in Connecticut to deliver more than 53,000 signatures from campaign supporters and held a demonstration outside the building after they were denied entry.[80]

On March 18, 2019, Subway announced that it was transitioning to using only cage-free eggs through its Asia restaurants,[81] making it the first major fast food brand to issue such a commitment in Asia. The announcement came after a campaign and investigation into Subway's Asia egg supply chain by NGO Lever Foundation.[82][83][84][85]

Controversies

Hepatitis A contamination

In September 1999, at least 32 customers in Seattle contracted hepatitis A after eating food contaminated with the virus at two Subway outlets.[86] The virus, which is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with infected feces, infects the liver causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and fever.[87] Subsequent investigations found that staff failed to adhere to thorough hand washing and the use of plastic gloves during food preparation.[88] A class-action lawsuit on behalf of 31 victims was resolved for $1.6 million.[89][90] The most seriously affected victim—a 6-year-old boy—suffered acute liver failure and required a liver transplant. He was awarded $10 million in an out-of-court settlement in 2001.[88] A previous outbreak of hepatitis A in 1996 had also involved a Subway outlet in Seattle, although no legal action had resulted.[86]

In April 2015, the Arkansas Department of Health issued a warning to the public that customers who had eaten at the Subway outlet in Morrilton, Arkansas, may have been exposed to infection after an employee tested positive for the virus.[91][92]

Sandwich size

On February 2, 2007, KNXV-TV (with the help of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures) reported that three of Subway's "Giant Sub" sandwiches, nominally each 3-foot (91 cm) long, were actually 2 feet 8 inches (81 cm), 2 feet 8.25 inches (81.92 cm), and 2 feet 8.5 inches (82.6 cm) long. The maximum variance in length allowed in Arizona is 3% (1.08 inches (2.7 cm), for a three-foot sub). The report also showed the boxes designed to store these sandwiches were 2 feet 10.75 inches (88.27 cm) in length; shorter than the maximum allowable variance. In response to the report, Subway said it was reevaluating its advertising, training and packaging materials with regard to the specific or implied length of Giant Subs, and was advising its franchisees to only discuss with customers the approximate number of expected servings and not a specific length of measurement.[93]

In January 2013, an Australian teen, Matt Corby, complained on Facebook that Subway's "footlong" sandwich was only 11 inches (28 cm) long, rather than 1 foot (30 cm). Subway responded by saying, "With regards to the size of the bread and calling it a footlong, 'Subway Footlong' is a registered trademark as a descriptive name for the sub sold in Subway Restaurants and not intended to be a measurement of length."[94] Discovery during a subsequent class-action lawsuit revealed that most Subway sandwiches were the advertised length. A $530,000 settlement was thrown out of court in 2017 for being "utterly worthless" to consumers.[95][96]

Franchise relations

In 1995, Subway Sandwich Shops, Fred DeLuca, Peter Buck, and Doctor's Associates Inc. were held liable for breach of contract. An Illinois jury awarded more than $10 million in damages to Nicholas and Victoria Jannotta after finding lease and contract violations. The plaintiffs claimed the defendants had misrepresented the asset value of Subway Sandwich Shops (a leasing company used by Doctor's Associates for franchising purposes) while negotiating a 1985 lease agreement.[97]

The U.S. House of Representatives' small business committee studied the franchise industry from 1992 to 1998. Dean Sagar noted, "Subway is the biggest problem in franchising and emerges as one of the key examples of every abuse you can think of."[98] In 1989, the U.S. Small Business Administration refused small business loans to Subway franchise owners until Subway removed a contract clause which gave it the power to seize and purchase any franchise without cause. The Dallas Morning News reported Subway had seized American soldier Leon Batie Jr.'s Subway stores in 2006 while he was serving in Afghanistan.[99] He had been deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2005, three years after buying his first restaurant.[99] Batie alleged Subway had violated the U.S. Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. He filed a federal lawsuit against Subway, which was dismissed. He then filed suit in state court, in Dallas County, Texas. Both parties settled on "mutually agreeable" and confidential terms in January 2010.[100]

United Kingdom VAT treatment

In October 2010, Subway franchisees in the United Kingdom lost a high court appeal, against paying standard VAT on all toasted subs, as required by HM Revenue and Customs. Thus, in the United Kingdom, a toasted sub attracts VAT, whereas a cold sub, eaten off the premises, does not. Competitors such as Quiznos and McDonald's do not pay VAT on similar food.[101][102][103]

In March 2012, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne announced plans to close the loophole that allows Subway competitors to offer hot food without paying VAT. This legislation was expected to come into force from October 2012 onward,[104] but the government withdrew plans to charge VAT on originally hot food being allowed to cool naturally on May 28, 2012.[105] In June 2012, Subway launched the "Toast the Tax" campaign to put pressure on the government to drop VAT on toasted sandwiches, as it has done for hot savouries.[106]

Footlong trademark disputes

On January 31, 2011, Subway lawyer Valerie Pochron, wrote to Casey's General Stores, a chain of Iowa-based convenience stores, demanding the small chain to cease using the term "footlong" in advertisements for its 12-inch sandwiches. Subway threatened to sue. Consequently, in February 2011, Casey's General Stores Inc. filed a petition in a U.S. District Court in Des Moines, seeking a legal declaration that the word "footlong" does not violate Subway's rights.[107] Casey's further sought a declaration that the word "footlong" is a generic description of a sandwich measuring one foot.[108][109] Before serving its complaint on Subway, Casey's voluntarily dismissed its action, ending the litigation.[110]

Subway's trademark application for "footlong" has yet to be approved by the federal government. Subway has attempted to register it with the United States Patent and Trademark Office twice. It filed on November 8, 2007,[111] and June 4, 2009.[112] Yum Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and non-Canadian A&W locations), Long John Silver's and other competitors are opposing that application.[107]

Ingredients

Subway made alterations to its bread after food blogger and activist Vani Hari gathered more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive. Subway removed azodicarbonamide from its bread.[113] Before Vani Hari's petition, Subway had used azodicarbonamide as a bread conditioner, to whiten the dough and allow sandwich bread to bake more quickly. As of 2016, the ingredient was still used by other fast food restaurants.[114]

In August 2015, Vani Hari again petitioned Subway in conjunction with Natural Resources Defense Council, Friends of the Earth, the Center for Food Safety, U.S. Public Interest Research Group to commit to buying meat produced without the routine use of antibiotics and to provide a timeline for doing so.[115] In October 2015, Subway announced it would transition to chicken raised without antibiotics in 2016 and turkey within the following 2–3 years, and would also transition beef and pork raised without antibiotics by 2025.[116][117]

Soy protein in chicken products

In an investigation by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)'s consumer affairs television series Marketplace aired in February 2017, chicken from five fast food restaurants were lab-tested to determine constituents. While DNA testing found between 84.9% and 89.4% of the DNA from other restaurants' chicken products to be chicken DNA, with the remaining being unidentifiable plant DNA, on the two Subway chicken items tested, 53.6% and 42.8% of the DNA was found to be chicken, with the remainder being mostly soy. Although ingredients listings did show soy protein to be a constituent of both of the chicken products, Subway states that the proportion is less than or equal to 1%, and that the finding of about 50% soy DNA is not representative of the actual amount of soy in the product. Subway has called CBC's report "absolutely false and misleading" and demanded that it be retracted, a demand the CBC had not acceded to as of July 2017. Meanwhile, however, Subway Canada stated that it was investigating with its supplier to ensure that the proportion of soy protein was as per expectations.[118][119][120][121][122]

According to Subway's website, ingredients in U.S. stores may differ from ingredients in Canadian stores. Both countries include soy protein in chicken strips, but only the U.S. version states that it is present in quantities of 2% or less. The Canadian version includes soy as an ingredient in its chicken patty, but the United States version does not.[123]

In April 2017, Subway sued the CBC, as well as the reporter and two producers, for $210 million, alleging the CBC acted "recklessly and maliciously", and that "these false statements... were published and republished, maliciously and without just cause or excuse, to a global audience, which has resulted in pecuniary loss to the plaintiffs." The CBC stood by its reports, stating that the DNA tests were done by independent and credible experts.[124] The CBC's Emma Bédard stated that Subway has not provided any alternative explanation for the DNA test results obtained by the CBC.[125]

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Anderson Creek, North Carolina

Anderson Creek is an unincorporated community located in the Anderson Creek Township of Harnett County, North Carolina. Notable landmarks near here include Anderson Creek Primary School, Anderson Creek Plaza, Overhills High School, Overhills Middle School, Overhills Elementary School, and the most notable landmark is the Anderson Creek Golf Club. It is a part of the Dunn Micropolitan Area, which is also a part of the greater Raleigh–Durham–Cary Combined Statistical Area (CSA) as defined by the United States Census Bureau.

Anderson Creek is located approximately 7 Miles to the North Of Spring Lake/Pope Army Airfield/Ft. Bragg, NC.

Current talks are in place on incorporating Anderson Creek as a town, which would entail a post office being stationed in the community. Currently most Anderson Creek residents have Spring Lake addresses with the zip code 28390. Anderson Creek is serviced by the Harnett County Sheriff's department for law enforcement and Anderson Creek Emergency Services for fire and emergency services. Anderson Creek is a strong rural community that has a lot of potential and is currently growing at a very rapid rate.

Anderson Creek is a fast-growing community. Increased rapid growth of the community can be attributed to the increase of Military at nearby Ft. Bragg, as well as the Davis Love III. created golf course "Anderson Creek Club". Just recently at the intersection of Ray and Overhill's roads a shopping center was added. The Anderson Creek Shopping Center comprises a Food Lion, China Star Chinese takeout, Domino's Pizza, Family Dollar, and a Citi Nails nail salon. The Movie Gallery location is now a Fit 4 Life Health Club. The Tigers Pizza and Subs restaurant has moved to a new location near Hwy 210 and Manchester road in neighboring Cumberland County.

The Anderson Creek Plaza includes a McDonald's restaurant, Subway restaurant, a Tobacco Station, a dry-cleaners (Monarch Cleaners), and the Anderson Creek Pharmacy.

The state of North Carolina's Department of Transportation is currently planning road expansion along Ray Road, and as a result the Short Stop Convenience Store & Gas station has closed, and the State Farm Insurance Company office as well as a barber shop have moved to the Anderson Creek Plaza from a nearby location on Ray Road.

Balgonie

Balgonie (2006 population 1,384; UA population 1,384) is a town in located in the White Butte area of south-eastern Saskatchewan.

Balgonie has a Subway restaurant, 2 gas stations, an outdoor pool, and a large new arena. It is also home to Greenall School.

Dort Mall

Dort Mall (formerly Small Mall and Mid-America Plaza) is a shopping mall located in Flint, Michigan. It was built in two stages in 1964 and 1965, three years before Courtland Center and five years before Genesee Valley Center, making it the oldest mall in Genesee County. It is owned by the Perani family, who also owns Perani's Hockey World, which along with Bargain Hunterz (now closed) and City Market, is one of the mall's anchor tenants.

Its first anchor tenant was a Yankee Stores later renamed Zody's) store which was the first Dort Mall structure built in 1964. The other anchor tenant was an A&P grocery store which opened when the rest of the mall opened the following year. Both stores would close in the mid-1970s. A General Cinema movie theater was added in 1968, was divided into two screens in 1975, and closed in 1983. The movie theater was converted into a maintenance office and storage area, although the theater's restrooms are still in use. Also in the 1970s, a discotheque was located in the mall's basement. Dort Mall would struggle to compete until 1995, when Bob Perani purchased the building. The addition of a Perani's Hockey World store breathed new life into the building. Not soon thereafter, a third of the retail space was converted into office space. The rejuvenated Dort Mall could now accommodate three anchor tenants.

The Dort Mall, with 239,000 square feet of interior space on 30 acres, is well known for its antique collection, mostly about automobiles and Mid-Michigan, but befitting its past—it was built on the site of an old drive-in—there are also movie props. Even the sign advertising "Dort Mall Cinema" is still attached to the exterior in the back. There was even a merry-go-round at the mall. The neon "rotosphere," originally housed at Walli's West Restaurant, can be found in front of the mall and there is also a statue of Alfred E. Neuman near Bargain Hunterz. Some of the antiques are housed inside vacant store locations. Many of the antiques are owned by mall owner Bob Perani. Following the 2012 departure of Big Lots, which moved into a former OfficeMax store near Courtland Center in Burton, City (Flea) Market filled the final anchor tenant vacancy in 2013. In addition to being a flea market, City Market is also a venue for professional wrestling and other events.In addition to the aforementioned tenants, other tenants as of 2012 include a Coney Island restaurant, a muffler shop, music memorabilia and clothing stores, an optometrist, and a cosmetology school (now closed). There are a few additional restaurants in Dort Mall's parking lot including a Subway restaurant which opened in 2011. It is located on the corner of Dort Highway, from which the mall takes its name, and Atherton Road. Its official street address is 3600 South Dort Highway.

Dortch Enterprises

Dortch Enterprises (DE) is a company in the restaurant business as a Subway and Taco Bell multiunit franchise operator and formerly owned the Halo Burger chain. Dortch is only one of 38 out of the 17,000 Subway franchisees worldwide that owns 40 or more locations.

Five Points Mall

Five Points Mall, formerly North Park Mall, is an enclosed shopping mall in Marion, Indiana. Opened in 1978, it features Roses Discount Store as its anchor store. Outparcel properties include a free-standing Ruler Foods grocery store and Jo-Ann as well as several restaurants, including Subway Restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings. It is managed by Select Strategies.

Fletcher, New South Wales

Fletcher is an outer western suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 16 kilometres (10 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the western edge of the City of Newcastle local government area.

Fletcher had a population of over 5,000 in 2016.The suburb also has a small shopping centre which features a Coles Supermarket, a bakery, butchers, cafe, Subway restaurant, Dominos, hair salon, and a liquor store. There is also an Aldi store in the area.

Fred DeLuca

Frederick Adrian DeLuca (October 3, 1947 – September 14, 2015) was an American businessman, best known as the co-founder of the Subway franchise of sandwich shops.

Hillcrest, Broome County, New York

Hillcrest is a residential community outside of Binghamton, New York. Neighboring Chenango Bridge and the village of Port Dickinson, this suburb is an unincorporated entity within the Town of Fenton.

Hillcrest contains numerous single-family homes, a high school, two public parks, three churches, a public library, a cemetery, numerous industries and businesses, and a central plaza area within walking distance of most homes that includes a gas station, family-run Italian restaurant, ice cream parlor, diner, and Subway (restaurant). It lies in Broome County, and borders I-88 and the Chenango River.

Jared Fogle

Jared Scott Fogle (; born August 23, 1977), is an American former spokesperson for Subway restaurants who was convicted of sexual offenses against minors. After his significant weight loss attributed to eating Subway sandwiches, Fogle was made a spokesperson for the company's advertising campaigns from 2000 to 2015.

Fogle's tenure with Subway ended after he was investigated for paying for sex with minors and receiving child pornography in 2015. On August 19, 2015, he agreed to plead guilty in federal court to possessing child pornography and traveling to pay for sex with minors. Fogle formally pleaded guilty to the charges on November 19, 2015, and was sentenced to serve 15 years, 8 months in federal prison, with a minimum of 13 years before becoming eligible for early release.

Jared Has Aides

"Jared Has Aides" is the sixth season premiere of the adult American animated television series South Park, and the 80th episode of the series overall. It first aired on Comedy Central in the United States on March 6, 2002. The episode was rated TV-MA in the United States, except on syndicated broadcasts, where it is rated TV-14 instead. In the episode, weight loss advocate Jared Fogle incurs the wrath of South Park after he announces that he lost weight because he has aides (misinterpreted as AIDS). This leads the boys to try to use Butters as their own advocate for City Wok. The episode also parodies the film Philadelphia.

"Jared Has Aides" was written and directed by series co-creator Trey Parker. The episode, which satirizes former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, was inspired after Parker saw several commercials featuring Fogle on television.

Lakehead-Lakeshore, California

Lakehead-Lakeshore is an unincorporated community and a former census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 549 at the 2000 census. It is a very seasonal town with many Shasta Lake services, including a small grocery store, Subway restaurant inside the Shell gas station, and low-cost lodging for Shasta Lake visitors. It also has several campgrounds.

Orondo, Washington

Orondo is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Washington, United States, located alongside the eastern part of the Columbia River. It is part of the Wenatchee–East Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The area is well known for fruit orchards, such as cherries, apples and pears. The name was derived after a mythical Great Lake Indian and was first settled in the 1880s by J.B. Smith.The Auvil Fruit Company is located in Orondo, which has introduce Granny Smiths, establishing M26 root stock, and fostering quality production of Fuji Apples in Washington state by the helps of the founder, Grady Auvil.The town supports one 76 gas station/convenience store named the "Orondo Market Place", a U.S. Post Office, an Elementary school, and a multitude of fruit stands along U.S. Highway 97. Desert Canyon Golf course is also located and features a restaurant and accommodations.

In 2018, the Subway restaurant that was located in the "Orondo Market Place" closed down

The population of the area, although not a CDP, is about 500.

Peter Buck (restaurateur)

Peter Buck (born December 19, 1930) is an American physicist, restaurateur, and philanthropist. He co-founded the Subway fast food restaurant chain.

Quebec Route 363

Route 363 (highest elevation: 575 ft or 175.3 m) is a 53 kilometres (33 mi) south-north route in Quebec, Canada, going from Route 138 in Deschambault-Grondines along the St-Lawrence river to Lac-aux-Sables.

It goes through St-Marc-des-Carrières where it is called Boulevard Bona-Dussault. After St-Marc, it enters a forest and then runs parallel to a railroad track.

It is then concurrent for about 3 km in St-Casimir with Route 354 along the Rivière Ste-Anne, where it is rue (street) Notre-Dame. Once it crosses the river, heading north, it is called Boulevard de la Montagne.

It also goes through St-Ubalde after having climbed the Laurentian Mountains. In the village of St-Ubalde, it has the name of Boulevard Chabot, but out of town, it takes the name of Rang St-Achille.

It ends at the junction of Route 153 in Lac Aux Sables.

There is an overpass at the Autoroute 40, where there is exit 254. This exit is a major truck stop with now 2 restaurants and gas stations on each side of the freeway. There is now a brand new Subway restaurant just built on the south side of the 40, along with a new and modern Esso gas station.

Rachel Scott

Rachel Joy Scott (August 5, 1981 – April 20, 1999) was an American student and a victim of the Columbine High School massacre, in which eleven other students and a teacher were also murdered before both perpetrators committed suicide.

She was posthumously the subject and co-writer of several books and the inspiration for Rachel's Challenge, an international school outreach program and the most popular school assembly program in the U.S. Its aim is to advocate Scott's values, based on her life, her journals, and the contents of a two-page essay, penned a month before her murder, entitled My Ethics; My Codes of Life. The essay advocates her belief in compassion being "the greatest form of love humans have to offer".

Rubber Band Man

"Rubber Band Man" is a song by American hip hop recording artist T.I., released December 30, 2003 as the third single from his second studio album Trap Muzik (2003). Production from David Banner was noted by music reviewers, particularly the ascending organ riff that has been described as 'hypnotic' and 'pure halftime show'. Upon release, it charted reasonably well, peaking at number 30 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song is included in the hits collections Totally Hits 2004, Crunk Hits Volume 1, and Hip Hop Hits Volume 9. It was listed at number 34, on Complex Magazine's "Best Atlanta Rap Songs of all Time" and number 61, on their "Best Songs of the Decade."

Subway $5 footlong promotion

The Subway $5 footlong promotion is a promotion by the fast food restaurant chain Subway, which was launched in the United States in 2008 by offering footlong (30 cm) submarine sandwiches for US$5, equivalent to $5.82 in 2018. Coinciding with the Great Recession, the promotion was very successful for the chain, spurring competitors to make similar moves to cut prices to attract customers. The promotion also helped start an ongoing trend of round price points on consumer goods.

In 2014, the price was increased 20% to $6, and subsequently in 2017, the price was raised to $7. On January 1, 2018, the $5 promotion returned with a $4.99 footlong menu of five subs, at participating locations.

Subway Israel

Subway Israel (Hebrew: סאבוויי‎) was a fast food sandwich chain, an international franchise of Subway. Opening in 1992, they expanded to 23 branches around Israel before they closed in 2004.

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