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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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Some companies wouldn’t be who they are today if they hadn’t changed their name. You’ll never guess what Subway used to be known as!

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We know it as Subway – Eat Fresh! But back when the sandwich chain first got started, it had a much different name. Subway was started in 1965 under the name Pete’s Super Submarines. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it does have a great story behind it. Founder Fred DeLuca borrowed the money he used to start the company from his family friend named (you guessed it!) Pete. The name was shortened to Pete’s Submarines in order to fit on billboards and in radio ads, but listeners often heard “pizza submarine”. So DeLuca shortened it again to Pete’s Subway, and eventually just Subway in 1968 as it grew in popularity.

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