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
$10 for a sub meal for two (up to a $23.86 total value)
- Two regular footlong sandwiches (up to a $8.75 value each)
- Two bags of chips (a $1.19 value each)
- Two 21-ounce soft drinks (a $1.99 value each)
$13 for five Groupons, each good for a 6-inch regular sandwich (a $28.75 value)
Subway’s menu balances hearty subs such as the meatball marinara with lighter options such as the Veggie Delite and oven-roasted chicken.
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.