Subway founder Fred DeLuca

Subway founder Fred DeLuca

Subway founder Fred DeLuca leaves legacy of innovation

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Fred DeLuca, who died this week at the age of 67, after a two-year battle with leukemia, started a sandwich shop as a teenager to raise money for college, and ultimately turned it into the world’s most ubiquitous restaurant chain, Subway.

Along the way, DeLuca established himself as one of the most innovative entrepreneurs in restaurant industry history, on par with giants like Ray Kroc, Harland Sanders, Norman Brinker and Da

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