Frederick Adrian DeLuca (October 3, 1947 – September 14, 2015) was an American businessman, who was the co-founder and president of the Subway franchise of fast food restaurants with Peter Buck. During his tenure, Subway grew into the largest franchise in the world.
Subway co-founder and CEO Fred DeLuca, who transformed a small sandwich shop he started as a teenager into the world’s largest fast-food empire, died on Monday night. Cause of death was not released. He was 67. It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of our co-founder Fred DeLuca.
Fred DeLuca, billionaire co-founder of Subway, the world's largest restaurant chain, died yesterday at 67 following a leukemia diagnosis in 2013.
NEW YORK – Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca, who turned a sandwich shop he started as a teenager into the world's largest fast-food chain, died Monday evening. He was 67. DeLuca's death came two...
Founder Fred DeLuca is reported to have overseen an atmosphere at Subway that sometimes went overboard, including pursuing the wives of franchise owners. AFP via Getty Images In the early ’90s,...
Fred DeLuca was a man of contradictions. Even though he died in 2015 at the age of 67, the repercussions of his business practices are still felt in Subway's operations. He maintained an iron grip on Subway, insisting until 1990 that he sign every company check personally and refusing to give his co-founder an office at corporate headquarters.