Subway co-founder Peter Buck dead at 90

(FOX BUSINESS) – Peter Buck who co-founded Subway in 1965 and watched it grow into a worldwide franchise, has died at the age of 90, the company said in a statement.

Buck, a nuclear physicist who was born in Portland, Maine, in 1930, died at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, on Nov. 18. The cause of his death was not disclosed.

At 17, family friend Fred DeLuca had asked Buck how he could make some money to help pay for college. Buck’s answer? Open a sandwich shop.

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