John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, created the first sandwich during a poker game when he absent-mindedly got his hand caught between the two pieces of bread he was eating. Savor a less ouch-inducing bite with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $28 for 10 boxed lunches with sandwiches, chips, and cookies (a $55 value)
- $38 for 10 boxed lunches with sandwiches, chips, cookies, and bottled drinks (a $72 value)
Each lunch box includes one 6-inch sub sandwich, chips, and a cookie; purchasers selecting the second option also receive bottled drinks. Subway’s menu includes healthy classics such as sweet-onion chicken teriyaki, a gourmet blend of teriyaki-glazed chicken strips and fat-free sweet-onion sauce that weighs in at a mere 380 calories and 4.5 grams of fat.
When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.
Today, Subway restaurants number more than 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.