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Subway Revitalization: What Is Needed to Make It Work

Coinciding with the Olympics, Subway has unveiled a new logo and a new round of advertising touting the new advertising themes. But a lot more than that is needed to revitalize the brand.

Starting Today Subway Shops List Calories on Menu

Subway rolls out calorie labels today
Subway to list calorie count, beginning today. (image/Subway)

MILFORD, Conn.—Subway announced last week that it will roll out menu signs that list calorie counts for its sandwiches today. It points out that this is a year ahead of when the FDA will begin enforcing its new national calorie labeling requirements.

Big Restaurant Chains Grow Sales by 5% in 2015, Fast-Casuals Double That

Jimmy John's store front after the rain

CHICAGO—In 2015 the 500 biggest restaurant chains accelerated sales growth in the United States to a 4.9 percent increase for the group as a whole, totaling an estimated $288 billion in sales.

Subway Owner Grumbles about Coke Getting a Free Ride on National Sandwich Day

Customers line up at a Subway sandwich shop for National Sandwich Day
Customers at a Subway shop on National Sandwich Day

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A few restaurant chains used National Sandwich Day, Tuesday, November 3, as an opportunity to lift sagging traffic. To celebrate, certain managers decided to have sandwich shop owners under their brand give discounts.

Subway CEO DeLuca Dies of Cancer

Fred DeLuca
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.

Subway Ignored Early Signs of Jared’s Desire for Sex with Kids

Former Florida franchisee Cindy Mills has now come forward to tell her story of how Jared Fogle, Subway's pitchman for the past 15 years, related to her seven years ago his sexual interest in children.

Subway Ex-Spokesman Jared to Plead Guilty to Child Pornography

INDIANPOLIS – The Associated Press tweeted this evening that Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will enter a guilty plea tomorrow to possession of child pornography. An Indiana television station first reported the news, citing sources it did not identify. The report also said the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday.

FBI Subpoenas Affidavit of Alleged Texts between Jared and Subway Ex- Franchisee

The FBI has now subpoenaed an affidavit containing alleged texts between Jared Fogle, former pitchman for Subway, and a former female Subway franchisee. Reports tell that Fogle stated in messages that he paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to the former franchisee's lawyer.

FBI Raids Home of Subway’s Jared in Child Porn Sting

Jared Fogle
Jared Fogle pitches for Subway in Sep 2014 at SXSW, Austin. Photo: cc Anna Hanks

INDIANAPOLIS – This morning FBI agents raided the affluent home of Jared Fogle, the famous Subway spokesman, in connection with its child pornography investigation. Federal authorities began removing documents, computers and DVDs, taking them out to a large mobile forensics lab parked in his driveway, all while his two children were in the house.

Founder’s Sister Takes over Subway Operations

A Subway Sandwich sign under the lights of Las Vegas
Subway sandwich shop sign under Las Vegas lights. photo/bmm

Battling an acute form of leukemia for nearly two years, billionaire Subway founder Fred DeLuca has promoted his younger sister to take charge of the day-to-day operations from the franchisor's world headquarters in Milford, Connecticut.