Subway reaches 40,000 restaurants

The largest restaurant chain in the world continues its global growth

The Subway chain has been providing franchising opportunities to entrepreneurs since 1965 and will soon celebrate its 48th year in business.

The milestone opening shows the strength and consistent growth of the Subway brand, which has opened 1761 new locations since the start of the year.

"I am proud to be part of a team that provides thousands of jobs for people at our restaurants, field offices, headquarters, and partner offices around the world," said Subway President and Co-Founder Fred DeLuca. "Our franchisees are the best in the business. They are a diverse group of small business owners who take a great deal of pride in serving their customers."

According to Subway Area Development Manager for the UK and Ireland Trevor Haynes: "Low start-up costs, flexibility, and simple footprint that makes Subway so appealing to entrepreneurs who look to our brand as a way to reach their goal of owning and operating their own business. That is what makes this work. We are thrilled to have this opening in our market!"