Founded in 1965, SUBWAY is one of the world s largest, privately owned submarine sandwich franchise chains that has more than 30,000 restaurants in over 80 countries. Its restaurants serve salads, wraps, vegetables, breads, and meat and cheese products. The chain s restaurants also provide turkey breast and roast beef, as well as sandwich and wrap platters. SUBWAY offers store design and local marketing assistance services for its franchises. In addition, it provides catering services for birthday parties, anniversaries, office functions, and school, sports and club events. The chain s restaurants maintain locations in convenience stores, truck stops, universities, hospitals, military bases, arenas and shopping malls. SUBWAY is a national sponsor of the American Heart Association's Start! movement. It is owned and operated by Doctor s Associates, which employs nearly 600 individuals.