SUBWAY announces sensational 1,300 new locations plan
SUBWAY, the world’s largest franchise, has announced incredible plans to open 1,300 new locations across the UK over the next six years, which will create more than 13,000 new jobs.
These plans are in reaction to a society-wide consumer demand for more affordable, fresh, healthier choices, which are made to order. Currently the brand has 1,755 stores in the UK and Ireland, all of which are independently owned and operated by franchise owners. Recently SUBWAY has concentrated its efforts on working together with service stations, such as Welcome Break, and garages to open more and more locations in non-traditional sites. These plans come as further assurance that the business is dedicated to providing even more opportunities for entrepreneurs to run their own businesses.
SUBWAY has proven itself to be an ideal entry point for investors, as it has a relatively low start-up cost and is an undoubtedly proven business model. Taking into account supply chain and employment, the brand’s estimated total annual output contribution to the UK economy is over £875 million.
Mike Charest, Assistant Regional Director for Europe, said: “The UK and Irish markets have been fantastic success stories for the SUBWAY brand and we see opportunities for further growth as more and more consumers demand great tasting food at a value price-point. The introduction of a varied breakfast menu and longer opening hours have been instrumental in increasing store footfall.” “In addition to our traditional store development we see new potential in settings such as universities, stations, convenience stores, hospitals, airports and petrol stations.”
2013 was an impressive year for the world’s largest franchise, as it showed further why it is a committed partner to the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal, through offering low fat meal options.