9 Things You Don’t Know About Subway
Ah, Subway—one of the best places to grab a quick lunch while still eating fresh and healthy. Even if you’re a huge fan of their footlongs and cookies, there are probably a few things you never knew about this fast-food joint. Here are 9 fun facts about this sandwich-loving chain:
- Subway was founded in 1965 by a 17-year-old named Fred DeLuca who used a mere $1,000 loan from a friend to get started.
- The chain churns out about 5,300 sandwiches every minute—roughly 320,000 sandwiches every hour.
- Before they were known as the 6-inch subs, they were caked “The Snaks.”
- Subway didn’t start toasting their sandwiches until 2005.
- Subway is the largest chain in the world—yep, even bigger than McDonald’s.
- There’s a little-known secret menu with items like chicken cordon bleu, tuna melt and more. Ask about it.
- In 2015, Subway set the Guinness World Record for “Most people making sandwiches simultaneously” with 1,481 people, at its annual convention in Las Vegas.
- When it rains in Southern California, participating stores offer free 6-inch subs and hot soups (with the purchase of a 6-inch sub and large drink) for free.
- There are a total of 37 million different combinations available for sandwiches.
Did you know any of these fun facts about Subway?