"Thank You -Subway!"
We'd like to thank all of our customers for being so generous and kind to our business
for the past 45 years!
There's a phrase associated with our deli: "Thank You -Subway!
". For those who are curious about what the phrase means, this is the story.
During the late 60s and early 70s, there was a gentleman who came into our deli and
left tips for the workers. Every time, he would say "Thank You -Subway!
". Out of
curiosity, my father, the owner, John asked what "Thank You -Subway!
What the man said was that during the 20s and 30s, the subway was a nickel at the time.
People who worked in those businesses would take the subway home. Their customers generously
gave them a nickel as a tip so they could get home at the end of the day. When their bosses
saw them putting the nickels in their pockets, they would ask them if they were taking money
out of the register. The workers would explain to him that the customers had given them a tip.
To make sure they weren't robbing any money out of the register, the boss suggested they take
the nickel when received, bang it on the counter, and yell "Thank You -Subway!
then put it in their pocket.