Monday, October 14, 2013 05:30 PM IST (12:00 PM GMT)
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Tuk-Tuk Ride Arrives in Goa

Goa, India, Monday, October 14, 2013 — (Business Wire India) — Twenty-two enthusiasts in 11 customized TukTuks concluded their week-long, 1100-Km charity expedition in Panji, over the weekend. The ‘Pimp My TukTuk’ tour began from a SUBWAY® restaurant in Chennai on October 05, 2013 and ended its journey at a SUBWAY® restaurant in Panaji, Goa, over the weekend.

This initiative was focused on two causes: The Singapore Children’s Charity, an organization which protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions and the Round Table India, a national organization that oversees charitable needs, donations and projects benefiting the underprivileged people.

The ‘Pimp My TukTuk’ ride commenced from a SUBWAY® restaurant to mark the donation extended by the world’s largest submarine chain to the Round Table India. During the course of the week, the teams covered Vellore, Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore and Murudeshwara. On the way, the teams also stopped at orphanages and schools giving clothes, toys, pens etc. Overall, the journey of the TukTuks covered 1087 km.

“Subway’s association with the expedition is an endeavour to better the lives of less privileged children,” said Mr. Manpreet Gulri, Country Head, SUBWAY® India.

The entire donation collected from this initiative would be equally divided amongst the two charities.

About SUBWAY® Restaurants

Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY® chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey – one that has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business.

SUBWAY® presently operates 400 stores in India, spread across 72 cities.

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SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor’s Associates Inc.

Milestones and Accolades

SUBWAY® is the world’s largest sandwich franchise, and with more than 40,000 restaurants spread over 102 countries, it is also the largest restaurant chain in the world.

— Indian Restaurant Awards organized by Franchise India

– SUBWAY® was declared the Best Quick Service Restaurant of the Year (2011)

– SUBWAY® was declared the Most preferred Quick Service Restaurant of the year Award (2012)

— In April 2013, SUBWAY® was ranked as the number one Worker Lunch Spot based on expense receipts from the first six months of the year by Certify (an expense report management software company)

— In April 2013, research firm Millward Brown ranked SUBWAY® as the chain with the #1 Greatest Growth in Brand Value

Fact Sheet

Participants and their respective Companies

1.The Blues Brothers – Alex Longman and Dave Allen
2.The B Team – Keith Winders and Toby Durham
3.Minions – John Fairs and Darren Anthony
4.Psychedelic Hippy Bus – Nick Sutcliffe and Peter Dobbyn
5.The Partridge Family – Eamonn Ling and Sam Evans
6.The Mystery Machine – Richard Shaw and Vijay Sirse
7.Shaguar – Matthew Seigel and Alex Williams
8.Trotters Independent Trading – Michael Phelps and Gary Moody
9.Starsky and Hutch – David Phillips and Andy Stephenson
10.The Mess – Lawrence Parsons and Sonny Harrison
11.Mr Whippy – Brad Ridge and Andrew Barrett

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Also, you can specifically make a difference to the lives of underprivileged children in India by contributing to the Round Table through:

Ms. Silky Chandwani, Coordinator Services, India InfoMedia, +91 9310097095,