The SUBWAY® story begins in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA during the summer of 1965. Fred DeLuca, an ambitious 17-year-old high school graduate, was looking for a way to make enough money to pay for his university tuition. The solution came at a backyard barbecue during a conversation with a family friend, Dr. Peter Buck. Dr. Buck suggested to Fred that he open a submarine sandwich shop - having witnessed a sandwich shop in his hometown experience huge success. With a $1,000 loan from Dr. Buck, the partnership was formed and Pete's Super Submarines opened in August 1965. The first SUBWAY® restaurant in Australia opened in the city of Perth in June 1988. Australia is the SUBWAY® brand's largest market outside North America, with more locations than any other chain.