Subway of Alaska
celebrates thirty years
By Tasha Anderson
This year Subway of Alaska celebrates thir- ty years in the Last Frontier. Throughout hose thirty years, in addition to providing a healthy dining option at locations throughout the state, Subway has invested in people and
education in communities large and small.
In 2017 and 2018 Subway of Alaska made
several announcements including new locations, renovated stores, new technology, and
new food options, establishing that—even as
the company looks back at three decades of
Alaska history—it’s moving forward.
In August the company announced a Sub-
way restaurant opening in Utqiaġvik, making
it the northern-most Subway in the United
States. Subway of Alaska’s President Steve
Adams, who (with his mother, Bobbie Scribner)
brought the franchise to Alaska in 1988, says,
“For twenty years I’ve been trying to get some-
body to go in Barrow [and set up a Subway fran-
chise location].” While in the past some inves-
tors were interested in opening an Utqiaġvik
location, Adams wanted a local owner/opera-
tor that wanted to be a part of the community.
The Arctic Subway is co-owned by Utqiaġvik
local John Masterson and Anchorage resident
Ed Foster. “They fit all the criteria, not just the
money side,” Adams explains.
Subway in Alaska
Subway of Alaska owns and operates the majority of the Subway restaurants in Anchorage