By their own admission these women were novices in the business world but they had great fun choosing the name, ‘Captain Nemo’s Submarine Sandwich Base. From the novel by Jules Verne “ Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.” In fact our Nautulis sub is the name of Captain Nemo’s submarine. The proprietors however did have very firm ideas on the type of take away food outlet they were offering the people of Rocky as evidenced by the original mission statement below.
After three decades Captain Nemo’s continues to deliver on those basic principles of freshness quality and efficient personalized service. The hospitality of the crew at the sub is well know and regarded as the subs themselves even the mayonnaise.
The ladies commenced trial batches of their proposed fillings at ‘submarine sandwich’ parties for friends and family to test the acceptability from these humorous gatherings a short list of five subs was developed with all taste ‘experts’ chipping in with potential sub names. Opening the first shop on 20/03/1978 at Carnaby Arcade, East St (next to the CEB for those who can’t remember) the offerings were: