Subway stores cross 2,000 mark in UK & Ireland
Subway, the quick service restaurant chain has recently opened its 2,000th store in the UK and Ireland market. The store is located in Hemel Hempstead town, situated in Greater Urban London area. The brand is continuously expanding in the region with an average of five stores opening every week. All Subway stores are franchisee-run that are owned by the local potential entrepreneurs. Major reason behind the excessive growth of Subway brand is the development of the stores in the unconventional locations, such as universities, hospitals and forecourt sites.
Subway has partnered with organisations, such as Euro Garages, Applegreen, Welcome Break and Sodexo that has helped the brand foray in over 430 non-traditional locations in the UK and Ireland market. Greg Madigan, Area Development Manager for Subway UK and Ireland said: “The level of growth that the brand has tasted in the region is the reflection of entrepreneurial commitment of the Subway franchisees, together with the power and support of the global Subway brand. In the coming days, more Subway stores will be opened in a variety of locations ranging from high-street to popular non-traditional locations.”
Subway is an American fast food restaurant chain having a global presence with the UK and Ireland as its third largest market after the US and Canada. It is present in over 15,000 international locations in around 105 nations outside the US. It has over 4,500 stores in Europe alone.