Quantum and Nuclear

Nuclear sandwiches

Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 16-19 IOP RESOURCES

The Subway sandwich restaurant chain was co-founded by the nuclear physicist Dr Peter Buck. The idea for the store arose from a conversation between a 17-year-old working in a hardware store, Fred DeLuca, and Buck at a barbecue. The business was started in 1965 with the help of a $1,000 loan from the physicist. Today there are more than 44,000 Subway restaurants around the world.

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