| Don Sniegowski
| Sep 15 | people
Fred DeLuca in 2011 in a Subway shop. Photo:mynewsdesk, Wikipedia
MILFORD, Conn.—Subway announced this morning that its founder, Frederick A. DeLuca, passed away last night. "Fred DeLuca, Subway co-founder and CEO, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family," wrote company spokesperson Michelle DiNello in a notice this morning to the many franchisees in the chain, Subway employees and vendors.
Born in 1948 in Brooklyn, Fred DeLuca co-founded the Subway sandwich shop chain in 1965, when he was just 17, by borrowing $1,000 from family friend and nuclear physicist Dr. Peter Buck, the other co-founder and co-owner of the chain. DeLuca, who graduated from high school in 1965, had hoped that the new sandwich shop would pay his way...