The first Tubby’s Sub Shop was founded in 1968 by Richard Paganes at age 21, in the Detroit suburb of St. Clair Shores at 13 Mile and Harper. His sandwiches were a hit!
In 1978, the company awarded its first franchise store at 14 Mile and Ryan in Sterling Heights. A number of dine-in locations opened soon after, followed by the first drive-through restaurant in Westland in the early 1980s.
Tubby's growth through the years has been at a deliberate pace.
Tubby’s currently has over 65 locations throughout Michigan and is continuing to expand.