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Difference Between McDonald’s and Subway

McDonald’s vs Subway

McDonald’s and Subway are the first things that come to your mind whenever you’re in a rush for work, school or for any other urgent matter but you are hungry. They have these diverse variety of ready-to-go foods that you can bring along in the bus or as you walk along the road. The difference between McDonald’s and Subway is very obvious. They are totally different from each other so people with different palette have to decide whether to go to McDonald’s with their famous hamburgers or with Subway with their submarine sandwiches. Either one of them is scrumptious enough to get confused about.


McDonald’s has been in the market since 1940. Actually, they started it all. They have introduced their “Speedee Service System” that has become the inspiration of modern day fast food chains. Their original McDonald’s mascot, a hamburger-headed man with a chef’s hat, was replaced with the ever famous McDonald’s clown. Who could have gone wrong with that consistently laughing face of their mascot? McDonald’s have conquered 119 countries and is serving 58 million of consumers every single day. Some of their restaurants are counter service alone, some are just drive thru like those locations on the highways, some counter service restaurants of McDonald’s have playgrounds and others have inner and outer seats which are usually of color red and yellow. Their products are suitable for any type of people, any time of the day and any mood of the season. Aside from their famous hamburgers, they have chicken sandwiches, soft drinks, breakfast menu, French fries and desserts. A lot of McDonald’s restaurants have something for vegetarian consumers also. McDonald’s are also fond of adopting their products upon the countries food taboos. For instance, McDonald’s in Portugal offer soup and the McRice in Indonesia.


Subway is labeled globally as the fastest growing fast food chain franchise. It started from Fred De Luca’s youth. He was still 17 years back in the year 1965 and was struggling to pay for his college fees. What he did is he borrowed money from his family friends and put up a restaurant that sells sandwiches and was originally named as Pete’s Submarine. Subway is now serving 33,930 restaurants in 95 countries. Their consumable offers are submarine sandwiches, cookies, Danishes and muffins that are of various flavors like chocolates and nuts. They also have Veggie sandwiches for vegetarian consumers.

The difference between McDonald’s and Subway is crystal clear because the actual competitor of Subway is Quiznos which sells sandwiches as well. However, because of their popularity and their unquestionable delicious foods, we usually wonder as to where we really like to eat, because we want both. Subway is truly generous with their products that they have been legally questioned before for their oversized sandwiches; McDonald’s have fought well to protect their ‘Mc’ trademark with their foods because they, too, have faced several lawsuits about it. Which is which never matters when they’re, both, are truly satisfying.

In brief:

1. McDonald’s and Subway are both popular fast food chains.

2. McDonald’s was started in 1940, Subway started 25 years later.

3. McDonald’s have been known worldwide, so as Subway.

4. McDonald’s famous for hamburger; Subway is famous for submarine sandwiches.

5. McDonald’s offer several soft drinks like Pepsi and Coke; Subway is with the Coca Cola company alone.

6. Subway allows you to have any amount of soft drinks when you pay for a cup.

7. McDonald’s have restaurants with playground while Subway do not.


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