Submarine sandwiches are America’s number-one lunch item, narrowly beating out their archnemesis, the torpedo sandwich. Avoid dinnertime depth charges with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for two regular foot-long subs, two bags of chips, and two cookies (a $19.36 value)
- $15 for a one classic combo platter, fresh fit favor craver platter, or custom party platter (a $30 value)
The menu includes such foot-long sandwiches as the chicken-and-bacon-ranch melt and sweet-onion-chicken-teriyaki sub. Sandwich platters present a variety of sandwiches and typically feed five to nine party guests.
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 boasts more than 34,000 locations 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 nutritional information and fastest mile time online.