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 over 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.
Sands Regency Casino Hotel is in the heart of Reno, walking distance from Wingfield Park and National Bowling Stadium. This casino hotel is within close proximity of Reno City Hall and Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts.
Make yourself at home in one of the 833 air-conditioned guestrooms. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include blackout drapes/curtains and clock radios, as well as phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
After a day on the slopes, enjoy recreational amenities including a casino and a health club. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a hair salon, and wedding services. The ski shuttle (surcharge) makes getting to the slopes a breeze.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include audiovisual equipment, currency exchange, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
At locations in more than a dozen states, U-Swirl delivers more than 40 flavors of frozen yogurt packed with live and active cultures and designed in low-fat, non-fat, and sugar-free varieties. Self-serve machines line the shop’s lime green walls, ready for customers to dispense heaping swirls of old favorites, such as cookie & cream and fruit sorbet, or seasonal innovations, including eggnog in the winter and fireworks in the summer. Next, patrons head to the toppings bar and crown their frozen treats with as much fresh fruit, cereal, and candy as they can handle before weighing cups and paying by the ounce.
The first time Dan Pool bit into the freshly baked bread of a Gandolfo's New York Delicatessen sandwich, he loved it. In fact, he loved it so much that he bought the small New York City eatery and immediately began expanding it into a string of shops across the country. Today, these locations stay true to Gandolfo's original spirit with a menu of Big Apple classics, including Reuben sandwiches, Nathan's Famous all-beef hot dogs, and the dense, chewy bagels New Yorkers traditionally lob at passing cabs. The staff also stacks chicken-breast sandwiches on hero rolls and assembles nine different types of roast-beef sandwiches.
The sauce aficionados at Roscoe's Joint smoke their meats over fruitwood fires to imbue each morsel with Oakland–style barbecue flavor. The casual dive's kitchen rustles up welcoming, homestyle fare, from slabs of ribs to pulled pork doused in a choice of three sauces—mild, medium, or Oh My Goodness. Hearty hunks of cornbread, scoops of coleslaw, and other homemade sides accompany meals at tables or out the drive-through window. To sate the barbecue cravings of late-night diners and nocturnal mole-men, Roscoe's Joint stays open until the wee hour of midnight.
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino's 1,800-seat Grand Theatre houses an enormous stage stocked with the sonic stylings of multiplatinum artist Pat Benatar and lead guitarist Neil Giraldo. From section D or E, fans can sway, fist-pump, and plié as Benatar's powerful pipes fill the theater. The crowd will belt along with Benatar during her '80s anthems such as “Heartbreaker,” “Hit Me With your Best Shot,” and “Love is a Battlefield.”