Subway celebrates a decade in Scotland
Sandwich retail franchisor Subway brought a taste of the Caribbean to Scotland in July to celebrate 10 years of operations in the country. The company held a 10th birthday party in Glasgow's George Square, with a lunchtime performance from the Subway Reggae Reggae Steel Band and a game card competition to win a holiday to Jamaica, music and clothes vouchers, reggae reggae cookbooks and thousands of Subway food and drink prizes.
The reggae theme was in recognition of the return of the chain's Reggae Reggae Chicken Sub, which uses Dragon's Den entrepreneur Levi Roots' spicy sauce. The product will be available across Subway's 138 Scottish locations, which are operated by 45 franchise owners, employ around 1,700 staff and generate approximately £9 million in annual turnover.
"I'm very proud to be part of a business that's bringing wealth and jobs to Scotland," said Shahid Sadiq, owner of a Subway store in Glasgow. "When I opened the Union Street store with my brother Wahid in 1999 it was with high hopes. But Subway has delivered more than we could have imagined and we've since seen rapid growth of the brand across Scotland. We now have 90 stores in the West of Scotland, owning 27 of these between us. These are tough economic times for many, but Scots have stayed loyal to Subway and it's a particular pleasure right now to be able to deliver healthy, freshly prepared food and we look forward to another successful 10 years ahead of us."