Remembering Fred DeLuca

September 23, 2015

A look back at our first interview with the Subway legend.
Legendary QSR restaurant leader Fred Deluca died after battle with leukemia
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Fred DeLuca was first featured in QSR in our third issue, which published in January 1998.
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Fred DeLuca, the legendary founder of Subway and visionary for the franchise business model, died Monday at the age of 67 after a battle with leukemia.

DeLuca founded Subway when he was only 17 years old and built it into the biggest restaurant company in the world by number of locations. Subway celebrated its 50th anniversary last month, shortly after DeLuca transitioned company leadership to his sister, Suzanne Greco, who was named president.