Subway (Restaurant)

Subway (Restaurant)

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Subway is an American multi-national fast food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches (subs,) wraps, salads and beverages. Subway was founded in 1965 and boasted over 37,540 locations in 2021. Throughout the 2000s, Subway has been the subject of several notable memes, including viral videos and ironic memes.


In 1965, Fred DeLuca opened Pete's Drive-In: Super Submarines, with $1,000 borrowed from his friend Peter Buck. The two formed Doctor's Associates Inc. to oversee operations of the restaurants as the franchise expanded.[1][2] The shop was renamed Subway in 1968.[3]


In 2004, Subway began opening stores in Walmart supercenters. In 2007, they surpassed the number of McDonald's locations inside U.S. Walmarts.[4] Since 2007, Subway has ranked in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500.


Jared Fogle Child Porn Investigation

In 2000, Jared Fogle rose to fame after losing 200 pounds by exercising and habitually eating at a Bloomington, Indiana Subway franchise. The company used an ad campaign featuring Jared holding up a pair of pants that he had used before he began losing weight as a method of demonstrating the health of their sandwiches compared to other fast foods. Subway continued the campaign through 2013, filming at least 300 commercials.

On July 7th, 2015, at 6:30 am, federal and state agents, acting on a federal warrant, entered Fogle's home in Zionsville, Indiana, and removed several electronic devices, analyzing them in a van parked in the driveway. Fogle was seen exiting his home and entering the van, but by noon he had left with his lawyer and was not under arrest. It was unclear as to whether Fogle himself was under investigation or if the seizings were related to the investigation into Taylor. That same day, Fogle's employer Subway released the following statement:

"We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point."

By 2 p.m. EST on July 7th, Subway had removed all mention of Jared from their web site, including a section called Jared's Journey, which began redirecting to their home page instead.

Subway Sandwich Porn

Subway Porn refers to a series of photoshopped images and original fanart in which explicit content has been censored with submarine sandwiches, making it appear as if the characters are engaging in sexual activities with a sandwich, usually of the Subway brand. This type of Work-Safe Porn was initially used within the Brony fandom to humorously protest against explicit art, but was quickly adapted by other fandoms as a way to humorously censor any image.


Sbubby is an intentional misspelling of the fast food restaurant franchise Subway, which is associated with a series of photoshops featuring variations of other fast food restaurant logos with typographical errors made in a similar vein to Wurds image macros.

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Cinematic Subway Ad

Cinematic Subway Ad refers to a commercial for sandwich chain restaurant Subway which went viral in June of 2019 for its over-the-top cinematography and emotional tone. The ad is a two minute short film showing seminal events in the course of a man's life before he eventually walks up to a Subway counter to pick his sandwich.

Dudes Be Like "Subway Sucks"

Dudes Be Like 'Subway Sucks' is the caption on an image macro of a Subway sandwich joking that you can't complain that your Subway sandwich sucks since the customer chooses what goes on it, meaning they technically made their own sandwich and it's their own fault if it isn't good. The image macro became popularized as an exploitable over the course of 2020 and 2021, particularly on Instagram, where the text was altered via recaptioning. In 2022, a version recaptioned My Brother in Christ gained viral popularity.


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[1] Subway – Subway

[2] Subway – History

[3] Wayback Machine – subway history

[4] Huff Post – Michelle Kung

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