As the leader of grilled-to-perfection subs in southeast Michigan, Tubby's is growing, improving, updating and continuing to provide the best quality food. Learn what's new at Tubby's on our News page. Like our addition of Chicken Wings to the menu or the fact that we now use Zero Trans Fat oil in all of our fry products. Rick's pioneering vision and unwavering commitment quickly propelled Tubby's growth and success. By 1978, Tubby's began franchising and by 1988 Tubby's had 25 franchises in two counties serving southeast Michigan.