Originally Posted by Agent Foxtrot
It's seems to be a very shadowy company, not having an official website and all. What's up with the very professional-sounding name, and why are they so secretive?
They're not secretive at all. Their official website is subway.com
In a nutshell, back in the sixties, a high school student asked a family friend (who happened to hold a science doctorate) for some advice about how to make money for college -- he wanted to be a doctor. The guy suggested a sandwich shop, and provided some start-up capital.
It did well.
I always assumed that the name they picked when they incorporated was a marketing ploy to imply that their food was healthy (even before Jared,) but it's just because the guy who got the ball rolling on the initial shop was a Doctor so-and-so. As far as I know, the kid (now a ridiculously wealthy baby-boomer) never went to med school, in the end.