Newest Subway Restaurant in Alaska Celebrating One Year
UTQIAGVIK, AK—Subway, known for its fresh baked bread and offering a healthier alternative to traditionally fatty fast food, celebrated one year in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, Alaska. Every customer buying a sandwich and 30-ounce drink received a free sandwich of equal or lesser price between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The restaurant, located at 1611 Okpik Street, features a metropolitan design in the northern most city in the United States and the eleventh northernmost public community in the world. The Alaska city formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, changed its name back to its original name “Utqiagvik” in December of 2016.
Subway restaurants are famous for their made-to-order Footlong and 6-inch submarine sandwiches. They are served on a variety of gourmet breads that are baked fresh in each restaurant throughout the day. Customers create their own hot or cold sandwiches by choosing from a variety of meats, fresh vegetables, cheeses and condiments, while viewing the sandwich being assembled right in front of them.
In addition to submarine sandwiches, the new Subway restaurant at Barrow also offer a breakfast, a variety of salads, soups, chips, soft drinks, milk, and applesauce.
“I am excited to be celebrating a year of operations with Subway in the northernmost city in the United States,” said John Masterson, local resident of Barrow and co-owner of the new sandwich shop. “It is rewarding to be bringing delicious, nutritious food to my neighbors and I invite everyone to stop by and try our world-famous submarine sandwiches.”
Subway Founder Fred DeLuca was a 17-year-old student when he co-founded the Subway chain in 1965. With a $1,000 loan from family friend Dr. Peter Buck, he started the venture as a way to finance his college education. Today, the Subway brand is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 40,000 locations around the world.