July 27, 1993 |
Fred DeLuca looks like a wide-eyed boy as he describes his favorite sandwich. "Tuna on whole wheat with the works--with lots of hot peppers. Pour on the jalapenos, " he says, motioning as if if he were pouring the hot peppers from a bucket. Not exactly a gourmet's delight, but DeLuca's not talking fine cuisine. He's talking subs. DeLuca knows subs. He's co-founder and president of Subway Sandwiches, a chain that's opening stores so fast it now has more U.S.