We have entered this business in 2010 and Subway is known for its Healthy food. Its Tag Line is EAT FRESH but very few people know the history of this great company and its inception.
In 1965, Fred Deluca had just graduated from high school in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Like many young adults his age, he had dreams of attending college. Although he was a hard-working, competent and dependable young man, the $1.25-per-hour he earned working at the local hardware store wouldn’t be enough to finance his education.
Discouraged, Fred decided to ask Dr. Peter Buck, an old family friend, for some advice. The two had known each other for years and Fred half expected Dr. Buck to loan him the money for college after telling him of his plans to study to become a medical doctor. Instead, Dr. Buck gave Fred an idea that would change his life and the lives of people around the world.
"I think you should open a submarine sandwich shop," said Dr. Buck.
At first Fred was skeptical, but after Dr. Buck explained how the sandwich shop could finance Fred’s future education, he was on board. That night, Fred and Dr. Buck formed a partnership that would lead to the first SUBWAY® restaurant.
By lunchtime on the first day Fred and Pete’s submarine shop was open, customers were pouring in. From that day on the company continued to grow. Fred and Pete had a goal of opening 32 submarine sandwich shops within 10 years. By 1974, eight years after they opened their first sandwich shop, Fred and Pete owned and operated sixteen shops throughout the state of Connecticut, only halfway to their goal.
As Fred and Pete looked to grow the business, talk turned to franchising, an idea they had previously dismissed as something only for “the big guys.” Determined to succeed, Fred and Pete decided franchising was the key to achieving their goal. So Fred met with his friend Brian Dixon and made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. He offered Brian a loan to buy one of their restaurants, but to sweeten the deal, Fred told Brian that if he didn’t like the business, he could return it and owe nothing.
Brian is known as the very first SUBWAY® franchisee – setting the new standard for the SUBWAY® business model. This enabled Pete and Fred to not only reach their goal, but surpass it. Today, entering their 46th year of operation, SUBWAY® restaurants is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain operates more units in the US, Canada and Australia than McDonald’s® does. Countless awards and accolades have been bestowed upon Fred DeLuca and the SUBWAY® chain - the SUBWAY® name and its products have even appeared in numerous television and motion picture productions. The SUBWAY® franchise has come a long way from the modest sandwich shop in Bridgeport, CT.
Hildon Waters is a premium drinking bottled water from Europe. It is mainly served in five star hotels and high end restraunts all across the globe and we have taken the Franchisee and Distrubution rights of this prestigious brand in India. Bottled water industry is the fastest growing industry in the country due to the vast population and the shortage that we have in our country of drinking water.
Hildon’s success stems from being an entirely English product, one that is 100% pure, with a taste that many food and drink lovers have experienced in fine dining environments across the world. It is a brand that retains its individuality, because Hildon Limited is an independently owned British company and not part of a large multi-national.
The Hildon Estate is carefully maintained to ensure that this idyllic environment is unharmed and that there is no risk of contamination to the water source. We work closely with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust as the estate forms a natural reserve for local wildlife, such as deer and hares, as well as a wide variety of birds, plants and insects.