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Peter Buck

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Peter Buck was born in South Portland, Maine back in 1930. He graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine earning a master’s and doctoral degree in physics at Columbia University.

He was working as a nuclear physicist for several companies from 1957 to 1978. He loaned a family friend $1,000.00 in 1965. He told the friend to open up a sandwich shop to help him pay for college at the University of Bridgeport. The friend took him up and named the restaurant after Peter. The two formed Doctor’s Associates to oversee operations of the franchise.

The first two restaurants were not financial successful however they continued to expand their operations. By 1973 they had 16 locations throughout Connecticut. In 1974 they began franchising out the restaurants. Maybe you don’t recognize the name but surely you’ve heard of the restaurant which started out as “Pete’s Super Submarines” to the name change of “Subway Sandwiches”. His family friend was Fred De Luca. Peter as of this writing is alive and well living Danbury Connecticut. At last count his net worth is 2.6 billion. Just another reason to be focused and persistent in obtaining your goals. Never give up, never give in until you’re belly up in the ground.

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Comments (15)

Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Great story, thanks and have a great day.

Aug 12, 2016 09:23 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Quite the inspiration for a Saturday morning. Did not know the background story! Enjoy your day!

Aug 12, 2016 09:27 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Subway is everywhere....even small towns have a couple of them!!!  ugh....all of that grain goes right to the hips!!

Aug 12, 2016 09:29 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

One I did know and he is worth a lot of bread!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 12, 2016 09:43 PM
Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

What a great story. Amazing what happens when you believe in someone and get a dream started. 

Aug 12, 2016 09:59 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a fascinating and great story. TY

Aug 12, 2016 10:30 PM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

So true!

Aug 12, 2016 11:09 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Portland Maine is only an hour away from me and I never knew that Subway orginated there! What a great story!

Aug 13, 2016 12:07 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story, and I am delighted with their success.  A

Aug 13, 2016 05:30 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

James- well, we all know Subway, and not we know the back story.  and Donald Urschalitz where in the world do you find cute photos!!!

Aug 13, 2016 08:45 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


From a humble beginning to a net worth of 2.6 billion dollars . . . . That's a great success story.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 13, 2016 01:09 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi James Dray , Thanks for the interesting story of where Subway was started.

Aug 13, 2016 01:39 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi James.  I didn't know about the founders of Subway subs.  They did a great job with this company.  Good for him.

Aug 13, 2016 08:45 PM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

OMG - SUBWAY SANDWICHES!  How interesting...very motivational, too, James.

Aug 19, 2016 04:04 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Never was much on sandwich shops like the submarine sanwich kind becasue they were tasteless. Now when I travel my car to meetings in adjoining states I look for a Subway to stop and have lunch. There are so many it is not a hard find.

Aug 21, 2016 04:01 AM