Subway has a variety of promotions, specials and Subway deals and coupons to help you get your favorite sub sandwiches at a special price. This is a great way to try a variety of footlong subs that you might not normally try. Subway had one of the best fast food promotions ever when they started their $5 footlong promotion. They even had a ridiculously popular and catchy commercial that gave them a really large boost in the United States. These $5 footlong subs were included in their Subway Sub of the Day and Subway Sub of the Month promotions. Subway reintroduced their Subway Sub of the Day program with 7 different subs to choose from, a different one each day!
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Subway $5 Footlongs
Subway was initially known as Pete’s Drive-In: Super Submarines when it was founded in 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It wasn’t known as Subway until three years after it was founded. The initial founder was Fred DeLuca, who was able to start the business when he borrowed $1,000 from his family friend Peter Buck. The first franchise location started in 1974 and was opened in Wallingford, Connecticut. It only took 4 years for them to reach their 100th store opening in 1978, and they hit 1,000 open stores just 9 years after that in 1987. Subway’s massive growth and expansion has never seemed to slow down with there being over 41,000 locations in over 100 countries as of June 2021.
Subway’s business model allows customers to have a Subway “sandwich artist” make the sub sandwich right in front of them as they dictate the toppings and condiments that they’d like. The restaurants can be relatively small to where they’ve even had locations inside residential gas stations. For franchise owners, the costs to start a location is generally pretty affordable, though the percentage of profits franchisees must pay back to Subway is higher than many competitors.