"Alo, velcum to Subvay!" What is it with Indians owning Subways???

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""Alo, velcum to Subvay!" What is it with Indians owning Subways???"
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Is it just me, or does it seem like every Subway I walk into is owned by an Indian? (Not talking Native American)

Is it a conspiracy? Racial preference in choosing franchisees? Is it the new Indian Dream to own a Subway? Is there something I dont know about here?
 
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Same thing here! Of the 3 subways I frequent, all of them are owned by Indians.

Indians are also taking over all of our jobs, look at all the outsourcing going on. Even the federal and state governments are doing it.

I don't get it either, maybe there is some kind of conspiracy.
 

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Yea not to mention every Quiznos and Ice Cream Creamery I got to.
 
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Yeah, I've noticed it too here in Maryland where I live.
 
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Their are people taking over our movie theaters that don't even know how to talk English! the ticket people are so stupid they just look at you like "what the hell is he talking about" when you're trying to buy tickets/find out if the seating is full/etc.
 

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Its because these are the people that put forth the effort to be entrepreneurs. they usually work their asses off. For example, I know of guys who work during the day at a 7-11, and work nights at 24hr gas stations, every day. And I mean "work" as in hourly employee. Then they save their money up and buy the fucking gas station. I dont see many Americans do this. I am more likely to see Americans work a menial job but buy cars that cost their entire salary and do nothing but drink and hang around, doing nothing productive. immigrants usually work their asses off and save their money. They are, in many case, more "American" than Americans. ( when much of the American population has no work ethic and looks for scapegoats and protectionism). The great thing about America, is just about anyone who wants to put in work and assimilate can become an American. And many times, it is the immigrants who are supporting natural born Americans on welfare, not the other way around as may be suggested. I welcome enterpreneurial immigrants with open arms.

Also, they arent "taking your jobs" Unless you are jealous because you want to work at 7-11 or a gas station.
 
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I'm not "threatened" at all by the whole idea. Nor am I putting anyone down. I was just wondering what was going on. :D. It seems like a growing trend....not mexicans, french people, germans, etc....it just seems like mostly INDIAN people are operating more and more SUBWAY restaurants. That was the focus of this post. Not how lazy the majority of Americans may be. I agree on that sentiment.
 

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Originally posted by stillwantmore
I'm not "threatened" at all by the whole idea. Nor am I putting anyone down. I was just wondering what was going on. :D. It seems like a growing trend....not mexicans, french people, germans, etc....it just seems like mostly INDIAN people are operating more and more SUBWAY restaurants. That was the focus of this post. Not how lazy the majority of Americans may be. I agree on that sentiment.
I never questioned your sentiment. My post was sortof a pre-emptive strike as I could sense the thread heading that direction; as they often do.
 
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a lot of the subways ive gone to are arab owned. this is good because im arabic, and if im with my mom she'll have conversations with them and we get free cookies!
 
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a lot of the subways ive gone to are arab owned. this is good because im arabic, and if im with my mom she'll have conversations with them and we get free cookies!
:D, my mom is Greek, and we've gotten free Gyros before because she flirted with the Greek guy working behind the counter.
 
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Dammit, I want free food. Why can't they have some kind of Scottish restaurant out there? :blahblah:
 
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come on spek, you know Scottish food taste awful!!:blahblah:

Just kidding. But I definatley agree with bigbutnottoo, on this one. Arabs are good with money and bartering. Its in their blood. Many Arabs are in the oil business. Just like Texans.:p
 

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I thought most Indians were Hindu, not Muslims (or "Arab").

I've never tried to buy a franchise, so I don't know if it would be harder because I'm white. The only thing I can say is those kinds of people are doing those kinds of things because nobody else wants to do it... and they're making LOOT! Plus, they keep it "all in the family", so they get that support.

Anyone here could do the exact same thing if you wanted to. You just gotta be smart with your money and have a desire to bust your ass.

I've worked for Guyanese Indians and those motherfuckers don't worship a God...they worship fucking MONEY. When your whole life and culture revolves around money, you don't stop. You work 12 and 14 hour days. You save money whenever and wherever you can. It also helps to come from a rich family of surgeons too.

But basically it all comes down to what you're willing to do. In some ways "the system" is in their favor because they are immigrants, but if you KNOW the"system", you can use it to your advantage no matter where you come from.

Nobody is "taking" any job from anyone. Illegal immigrants and Indians owning gas stations are two different things.

Actually, I don't blame the immigrants for "stealing" any jobs. If anything, you all should hate the scumfuck companies that are HIRING THEM and exploiting them for cheap labor. THEY'RE the ones who are fucking "us" out of jobs, not the immigrants.

If companies were forced to pay illegals the same amount as any native American (native meaning born here), then we'd see this bullshit stop dead in it's tracks. Maybe three things could happen...either a lot MORE illegals would come here for the higher pay rate, more regular Americans would be able to compete and find work, or you'd find all those positions EMPTY.

Once you make the pay equal, then it's just one guy's labor over another. Most immigrant workers I've seen/worked with bust their ass for next to nothing, so maybe if they got paid more, they'd work harder... or maybe they'd just get fat and complacent like their American counterparts, who knows? They bust their asses because they're kept HUNGRY... but that's the fault of these greedy scumfuck companies who employ these kinds of people.

It's all fucked and doomed to fail anyway.
 

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Godsize,
Most of your post was great. You lost me on the equal wage sentiment though. SOme jobs are meant to be low paying and it depends on the job, not the nationality of the laborer. The wages shouldnt be artificially raised to encourage "native American" competition. The Americans would have to compete based on wages, not the other way around.
 
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Actually people love to talk to me which terrifies me as I am a nihilist. But anyway the reason Indians buy Dunkin Donuts is the franchising. What happens is a bunch of Indians get together who are related or not. Together they get a franchise of donuts going. Maybe Haji has 10% of the Bollywood Corp's franchise of Donuts. He now doesn't have to pay another dime to Dunkin Donuts if he opened 1 billion more stores from them in the form of a franchise fee.

I assume other companies have such incredibly liberal franchising policies too.
 

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It must be your part of the country. It's not particularly noticeable in the Pittsburgh area.
 

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I think bigbutnottoo has got it right. These people are looking to maximize the opportunity America offers. Plus, so often such individuals can bank most of their paycheck live in what is poverty by our standards but feel like they're living like kings, compared to their previous environment.
 

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which Indians are we talking about here?

The native amaricans or the Indians from INDIA????

I will say this anyways on what I feel on both being in the country in large numbers.

The natives have as much if not more a right in the USA than anyone else ... they are the real natives of the country.

The Indians [India] , I see your point from a immagrant coming in standpoint....I am tired of it here [UK] its the worst in the world for immagrants....but I have NEVER minded the Indians coming here because they are VERY nice easygoing, hard working people.
Make great food too, its some and I say SOME of their similer ethnic counterparts the Pakistani's who cause most the trouble, ususally in the UK its young mouthy males....but theirs bad in each race.
I also think the Indians are good buisness people, they deserve MOST THE TIME to get where they get, they work fucking hard to get it, not saying no-one else does, but they are known for it.
The UK has had TONS and TONS of Indians for many years now, way before the immagrant boom....we ran India for many years so we owed it them to bring um here, we are used to them .... but they get wrongly labbelled with the brush the Pakistanis have caused ...... I aint got nuthing against Pakistani people but they are the ones who are the worst out the two ... and hence the Indians aaint liked as much and people jump to alsorts of thoughts.
 
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bigbutnottoo, you hit the nail right on the head! It seem's like the majority of American's are raised and conditioned to be a great employee (even when going to college). For the person that start's off with nothing, it seem's like they tend to figure out that they need to invest in asset's... not liabilities. So they start off with nothing while investing all their money to asset's... and when they build their asset's up enough, they can start to buy the fun stuff (without having to make payment's with intrest)... instead of the other way around. They understand the reward's of hard work and strategy... and most importantly, they are not afraid to take a risk (probably because they feel they have nothing to lose).

Check out the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kyosaki. This is one of the top book's I've ever read on business/success strategy... A first-grader could read it and apply the information.

Peace
 

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I am definitely of the entrepreneurial mindset. I am not meant to be an employee. I am not comfortable working with or for other people. This does not mean I am unwilling to do it, as I am right now, but that I am not at peace with the situation.
 

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