“I have never forgotten the values that were instilled in me when I was in the military. ‘Service before self’. This holds true to this day with the brand. If I am successful, the brand is successful.”
To fellow veterans, Randy advises, “Do not think twice about it. You will not find a better run franchise concept than this one.”
SUBWAY® franchisee, John Pringle of Charleston, South Carolina is a US Army Force Veteran who served as an Air Traffic Control Radar Technician from 1994 to 2002. John now owns three SUBWAY® restaurants in South Carolina.
“My then girlfriend (and now wife) and I ate Subway in college all the time. We went to the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I was a business major. I had an assignment in my entrepreneur class to write a business plan about a business I would like to open. I chose Subway and got an 'A'. I realized how “easy” it was to run a restaurant and was hooked!
My Air Force training involved, in my opinion, a lot of discipline. I guess I needed it. Actually, I'm very thankful for it. Subway's well-structured organization is what attracted me. With my eight years serving, I became accustomed to structure. When I was finally discharged, I craved it. Subway was my answer.
My long term goals include building my business in each individual restaurant with catering and providing prompt, exceptional customer service and building my organization by purchasing more locations.
To recommend the Subway system to a fellow Veteran, John has but one thing to say: “Best decision this Airman ever made!”