Retail vet gets second wind in restaurants

86-year-old businessman hits his stride with 20-year career as Subway franchisee

Bob Thomson’s mornings nearly always include 60 to 90 minutes of exercise sprinkled with one or all of the four Bs: Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and the Bible. Fitness is crucial to the 86-year-old Subway franchisee’s health, and he’s learned to distract himself from the monotony of his recumbent bike routine with music and inspiration.


“This morning I was listening to Brahms and Beethoven while reading Psalms,” said Thomson, who helps direct 22 Subway units f

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