Who doesn’t know Subway’s Italian B.M.T or their mouthwatering Meatball Marinara? These Subway classics have been starring on the menu for years and don’t seem to be going anywhere. Saying this, how many sandwich combinations do you think Subway has?
There are almost 38 million combinations that can be created at Subway. So, next time you’re in line for a sandwich and can’t decide what to choose, take whatever pops first to your eyes. It will take you a lifetime to go through all combinations.
This next fact is one of the weirdest we have found about Popeyes Chicken. In 1992, the chain had to rebuy its chicken recipes from the Copeland family following the relinquished control. Over the years, Popeyes paid the Copelands more than $3 million in royalties so they could use the recipes.
After the passing of one of the founders, the chain was obliged to fully purchase the recipe. This cost them more than $40 million.
I Feel Like Chicken Tonight
Chick-fil-A was founded in 1946 and was originally named Dwarf Grill. It was then when S. Truett Cathy, the chain's founder, brought a chicken sandwich served on a bun with two pickles to perfection. This chain is so successful and not only for its fried birds.
The restaurant's lemonade is apparently the best one can get, and in 2013, Chick-fil-A bought more than 200 million lemons to create their best-selling beverage. What can we say? When life gives you lemons, give them to Chick-fil-A.
A Finger From the Bar
This next story is real and could serve as a great warning story to tell your children. In 2004, Anna Ayala thought it would be funny to pull a prank on Wendy's. This prank would place her behind bars. And for what? For a fingertip?
Ayala claimed she found a fingertip in the dish she ordered, however, it turned out that she herself was the one who planted it there. She got caught, but it costs the chain over $21 million thanks to the hearsay that spread. Eventually, she found herself behind bars and banned for life from any of Wendy's restaurants.
A Sad Jack in the Box
Being such a happy figure, Jack in the box has a very sad story behind it. The chain was founded in 1951 and provides fast food to millions of happy customers yearly. Except for 1993, which wasn't a very good year.
That year, an E-coli outbreak was traced back to the chain. Jack in the Box was sued for more than 15 million dollars. A class action was taken against the chain, as lives were lost and many people were affected. The suit was settled for a sum of almost $50 million.