General FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
In 1965, Subway® Restaurants was founded by 17 year-old high school graduate Fred DeLuca, along with family friend Dr. Peter Buck. The first restaurant opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA in 1965 and was called Pete’s Super Submarines. The first franchised Subway® unit opened in Wallingford, Connecticut.
The company headquarters is located in Milford, Connecticut, with additional regional and country offices, employing about 1,000 people in total. Worldwide, its franchisees provide more than 300,000 jobs in the communities where they are located.
No, Subway IP Inc. is a privately held company and is not traded on any stock exchange. Each franchise is individually owned and operated.
Our goal is to be ranked the number one Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) worldwide while maintaining the great-tasting freshness of our products that is our trademark.
Italian B.M.T® is the Subway® brand’s most popular sandwich.
Our sandwiches are so popular, the Subway® brand serves nearly 2,800 sandwiches and salads every minute! In fact, all of the sandwiches made by Subway® restaurants in a year, placed end to end, would wrap around the Earth over six times. That’s a lot of sandwiches!
Yes! Your friendly sandwich artist will make your freshly made sandwich however you want it. In fact, there are over 2 million sandwich varieties available from our menu choices, so you can have your Subway® sandwich with any combination of ingredients we offer. Consider those varieties as 2 million delicious sandwiches—all with your name on them.
All Subway® restaurants follow our “Gold Standard” policies regarding prepared food and produce manufacturing and inspection specifications. All franchises are provided with information on proper food handling procedures in order to properly train their crew members.
Food is prepared fresh daily and temperatures are monitored regularly. Gloves are required to be worn during all food handling procedures.
Menu & Nutrition FAQs
The Subway® brand does not add MSG to any of the standard menu items. However, other ingredients such as hydrolyzed or textured vegetable proteins and/or autolyzed yeast are used in our products. These ingredients contain glutamates that may cause similar sensitivities that MSG causes. To find out which foods at Subway® contain autolyzed yeast and hydrolyzed protein, visit the nutrition section of the website to view ingredient listings. There is also a document in the nutrition section, called Ingredient information for people with food allergies which identifies menu items that contain these two ingredients. Snack chips and pre-packaged salad dressings sold in our restaurants may contain MSG, so make sure to read the ingredient list on the package.
The Provolone, Pepperjack, Shredded Monterey Cheddar, Feta, Parmesan, Cheddar, Mozzarella and Swiss contain only plant or microbial derived rennin. The bulk of the rennin in the American cheese is microbial, however there could be a chance of calf rennin in the cheese due to production variables.
These ingredients are plant or microbial derived.