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After graduation from college in 1984, a very tough job market led Paula Janowicz Berry to North Carolina where she was employed as the Marketing Manager for "The Marketplace at Winston-Salem," a 50 store Mall. To become eligible for additional opportunities within the company, Paula went to school to obtain her Real Estate License. Being licensed allowed her to assist in the leasing process at other shopping centers owned by her employers. Paula spent her weekends and evenings looking for potential tenants suitable for the available space. She made contact with a young couple who owned a couple sub shops and she asked them to consider a space she had available. Their sub shops were Subway stores and they were interested in the new location. Paula was so affected by the couple's enthusiasm and positive attitude about their business that she was compelled to explore the Subway concept. Through her research, Paula learned that the Toledo, OH market was ready for development. Unable to financially take on such a big project, Paula pitched her idea and pledged her 100% dedication to a few potential financial backers. She found a willing financial partner who generously offered her 50% of the company they eventually started. They opened their first store in September 1988. Paula was responsible for 100% of all operations.

By 1990, Paula opened 7 stores with her partner's financial assistance. In 1991, they decided to purchase 4 existing stores from another owner. It was at that time that Rob Gwozdz was hired as General Manager. By the end of 1993, Paula was able to financially handle things on her own so she and her financial partner equally divided the assets of their company and each continued with Subway independently. Paula called her "new" company Goldwing Ventures, Inc. In 1999 Paula relocated to Plain City, OH. It was at that time, that she decided to make Rob an operating partner since her physical presence would be reduced to two days a week.

Paula has been a member of the local Subway advertising board for the past 22 years. For Goldwing Ventures, she handles all new store development, all financial and accounting tasks, and has daily communication with Rob regarding all operational decisions.

Our Stores:

Our company, Goldwing Ventures Inc., is a company comprised of 13 different Subway restaurants throughout the Toledo area. Loyal customers are the foundation of our business and it is our goal to maintain that loyalty by consistently serving a quality product. Our friendly staff and clean facilities create a welcoming environment for our regular and new customers in and around the Toledo area.

Goldwing Ventures opened its first location in 1988 at 2500 Woodville Road (relocated in 2009 to 3310 Woodville Rd).

The success of this location led to the opening of the following locations:

  • 1646 West Alexis Road in 1986
  • Reynolds in 1986, acquired by Goldwing in 1991(relocated in 1195 to 540 S. Reynolds Rd)
  • 6827 Spring Valley Drive in 1989
  • 1726 West Laskey in 1992
  • 3510 Moline Martin Road in 1994
  • 584 West Dussel Drive in 1994
  • 20 East Alexis Road in 1995, acquired by Goldwing in 1991
  • Sylvania in 1995 (relocated to 5141 S. Main St in 2005)
  • 8249 Sylvania Metamora in 1995
  • 7621 Sylvania Ave. in 2001
  • 1355 S. McCord (Walmart) in 2006
  • 28400 Cedar Park Blvd in 2010

Our stores specialize consistently serving a fresh quality product for lunch, dinner and everything in between. Healthy and hearty options make Subway the right choice for any appetite. Recently, we have added breakfast to our all day options at all of our thirteen locations. Stop in and try one of our delicious breakfast sandwiches with a fresh brewed cup of Seattle's Best coffee. We look forward to serving you soon!

Our Staff:

  • Principal Owner
    • Paula Janowicz Berry
    • President, founder
    • Franchisee since May 1988
    • 1984 Graduate of Kent State University BBA Marketing
    • 1985 - 1988 Marketing Manager - The Marketplace Mall, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 1986 North Carolina Real Estate License
    • Leasing Agent, KB Properties Winston-Salem, NC

  • Operating Partner
    • Rob Gwozdz
    • General Manager of Operations
    • Started with Subway in August 1991

  • General Manager
    • Bill Devault
    • Assistant General Manager of Operations
    • Started with Subway in July of 1990
    • Former manager of six different Subway locations

  • HR Manager
    • Kimberly Swan
    • Human Resources Manager
    • 2009 Graduate of the University of Toledo - Human Resource Management, Business Law