Work Hard, Dream Big.
Chicago’s original submarine sandwich franchise, Mr. Submarine, was introduced to Chicagoans in 1975 but long before there were subs, there was a dream. Our story began across the ocean in the bustling Mediterranean port city of Patras, Greece. A young entrepreneur by the name of Nick with a knack for hospitality and a passion for food opened a tiny restaurant café to support his wife Demetra and their growing family.
Gus’ brother would eventually help them find that final piece by handing Gus a brochure to, what was then billed as “the world’s first indoor amusement park,” Old Chicago, in Bolingbrook, IL.
Today the Mr. Submarine franchise is still operated by the founders and their family members.