Fred DeLuca, co-founder and president of Subway, started the quick-service sandwich restaurant with the intent of making extra money to help pay for college tuition. Today, Subway has 34,000 stores in the system. One of this year’s Golden chain award winners, DeLuca recently talked to Nation’s Restaurant News about the importance of staying connected to the operators, why he never took Subway public, and his days as a pre-med student. You had big dreams for rapid expansion, so ...

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