No one would blame the headquarters staff of Subway for ringing out 2015 with a little extra vigor. It was a catastrophic year for the brand, with high profile setbacks and heart-breaking losses. Here’s a recap.
Police and the FBI raid the home of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle. No reason is given publicly.
Subway suspends its 15-year relationship with Fogle until the investigation is concluded.
Reports emerge that Fogle is suspected of sex crimes involving minors.
CMO Tony Pace resigns his post, surprising the marketing community.
FBI subpoenas text between Fogle and a franchisee.
Subway names a new CMO, Joseph Tripodi, formerly of Coke.
New social-media spots feature Tony Hale touting Subway as the best spot for lunch.
This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.