Subway is a privately held restaurant popularly known for its submarine sandwiches and salads. By June 2017, the chain had about 42,000 locations spread across 111 countries. All branches are independently owned and a little over half of them are found in the United States.
Subway’s headquarters are located in Milford, Connecticut. Its international operations are supported by five regional centers located in Brisbane (Australia) for the Australian and New Zealand markets, Singapore and Beirut (Lebanon) for the Asian markets, Amsterdam (Netherlands) for the European markets and Miami for the Latin American market.
What time does Subway open?
|Monday||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
Is Subway open today? Is Subway open tomorrow?
Is Subway open on Sunday? Yes, it is open
Subway closing time
What time does Subway close? Usually, it closes at 10:00 PM
Subway traced its roots to 1965 when Fred DeLuca got a loan of $1,000 from Peter Buck. DeLuca used the money to start a sandwich shop called “Pete’s Super Submarines”. The shop had its first location in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In 1966, DeLuca and Buck formed a holding company called Doctor’s Associates Inc. to help operate the restaurant as it expanded. The name of the company was derived from DeLuca’s dream of earning enough money from the shop to go to medical school. It was also partly influenced by Buick’s doctorate in physics.
Two years later, the two gentlemen renamed the shop to “Subway”. By 1978, they had expanded to the West Coast and opened their first shop in Fresno, California. After opening several North America locations, DeLuca and Buck opened their first branch outside North America in 1984.
The shop was located in Bahrain. Expansion continued into other areas such as Brighton, the United Kingdom, which saw its first location in 1996. Subway began locating its shops in Walmart supercenters in 2004. By 2007, its shop numbers had grown and surpassed those of McDonald’s.
Fred DeLuca died of Leukemia in 2015 after battling the condition for two years. He was succeeded by his sister Suzanne Greco who became president and CEO. In 2016, the company was forced to close down hundreds of restaurants in the United States citing net losses in several locations.
About 26,744 locations remained. By the end of 2017, it had closed about 800 locations in the U.S. This continued and 500 more restaurants were closed in April, 2018. The shutdowns were attributed to decreasing profits and foot traffic for three consecutive years.
Other reasons included deep promotions that franchisees were required to do and to change tastes and preferences for hormone-free meat on the part of the customer. Subway has continuously invested in re-branding campaigns to boost sales, revitalize its image, and target young customers better.
Subway Holiday Hours – Open
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|February 14||Valentine’s Day|
|February 18||President’s Day|
|March 5||Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday|
|March 17||St. Patrick’s Day|
|April 19||Good Friday|
|April 21||Easter Sunday|
|April 22||Easter Monday|
|May 5||Cinco de Mayo|
|May 27||Memorial Day|
|July 04||Independence Day|
|September 02||Labor Day|
|June 16||Father’s Day|
|May 12||Mother’s Day|
|October 14||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veterans Day|
|November 29||Black Friday|
|December 24||Christmas Eve|
|December 26||Day after Christmas|
|December 31||New Year’s Eve|
|January 01||New Year’s Day|
Subway Holiday Hours – Closed
|November 28||Thanksgiving Day|
|December 25||Christmas Day|
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Subway’s main product is its submarine sandwich, which is also referred to as “sub”. Other offerings sold include breakfast sandwiches, wraps, paninis, salads, and baked goods such as doughnuts and cookies.
Subway has been ranked consistently by the Entrepreneur magazine in its “Top 500 Franchises” list. It ranked #1 in the “Fastest Growing Franchise” list and #3 in the “Top Global Franchises” list. By 2010, the food chain became the largest in the world after beating McDonald’s with 1,012 branches more.
In addition to offering delicious sandwiches to its customers, Subway makes sure that customers have the best experience. Many locations offer new menu items, healthy treats, additional condiments, and USB charging ports to improve the overall experience.