Subway’s Last Remaining Co-Founder, Peter Buck, Dies At 90

The man behind the famous sandwiches we’ve come to love over the years has died at the age of 90.

Peter Buck is remembered for his part in establishing the company that would later become a household name and one of the world’s biggest fast-food chains.

He died in a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut on November 18, 2021, the company said in a statement. As of now, his cause of death has not been made public.

Back in 1965, Buck invested $1,000 (which was so much more money back then) in a family friend’s food venture after giving him the idea to open up a sandwich shop to make money for college.

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That same year, Buck and his friend Fred DeLuca, the other co-founder, opened up “Pete’s Super Submarines.”

They changed the name to Subway three years later. The pair apparently didn’t make a profit for 15 years, but with enough determination, they would both become billionaires later on.

DeLuca died in 2015 at the age of 67.

Subway is the world’s largest fast-food chain, with over 42,000 restaurants worldwide, even surpassing MacDonald’s which has over 37,000 locations around the globe.


Osobe is the Editor-in-chief at 6ixbuzz News leading both local and international coverage. She has written for VICE, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star, HuffPost and Aljazeera.
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