Subway to reopen 25% of stores on phased basis

May 12, 2020

Subway has announced a phased reopening of its stores across Ireland and the UK.

 
The franchise said that roughly 25% of its stores will begin to reopen from today.

They say new safety measures to maintain social distancing have been introduced in order to protect customers, workers, and delivery drivers.

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New introduced measures include supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff, new signage to ensure social distancing with new fixtures and enhanced hygiene practises.

Subway said that these measures have been tested in the stores that remained open for frontline workers such as hospital staff.

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Country Director, Subway UK & Ireland Colin Hughes said that workers and suppliers had shown “great resilience” in adapting to the disruption posed by the coronavirus. He said that Subway is “extremely grateful” for the support as it continues its next phase of reopening.

He said the new operating framework will protect customers, workers, suppliers, and delivery drivers and the franchise would continue to support communities during the virus outbreak.

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In a statement, Subway said Health Service Executive (HSE) workers will receive 25% of their orders and that they have donated 250,000 sandwiches to local communities.

Source: Irish Examiner

Subway to close all stores from 5pm today to help contain outbreak

March 23, 2020

Subway is the latest chain to announce it will be shutting up shop today, with stores closing from 5pm in an effort to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

 
Subway is temporarily closing all of its stores in the UK and Ireland from 5pm today.

In a message to customers, the sandwich chain said it wished there was another way, but added that it was taking the decision to try and keep people healthier for longer.

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Franchise owners said they would still be donating food to frontline workers over the next few days.

It added that it would be back as soon as it could.

It is the latest food and drink firm to close today as the coronavirus outbreak intensifies, following similar announcements by from McDonalds, Nando’s and Costa Coffee.

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“We want to do everything in our power to protect our loyal guests, dedicated franchise owners and amazing sandwich artists,” the chain said.

“So, for that reason, we have authorised all our franchise owners to close their stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 5pm today (23rd March 2020), until further notice.

“We believe this is the best things to help support social distancing and keep everyone as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

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“However, many franchise owners are continuing to support the nation’s frontline workers in their amazing efforts, by donating food responsibly, over the next few days.

“We’ll be back with you as soon as we can.”

By James Andrews

Source: Mirror

Subway in Stamford High Street re-opens after long closure

February 15, 2020

Stamford’s branch of the Subway sandwich chain has opened its doors to customers 10 months after it closed.

 
The take-away shut suddenly in April last year, with a note appearing in its window explaining that there was an issue with equipment and that Subway would be closed ‘until further notice’.

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The chain had then suggested that it would reopen the branch in summer last year, and more recently it said it would open on February 6.

Today (Wednesday, February 12) is the first day of trading for the franchise, which will be open until 4.30pm today, and between 11am and 4.30pm tomorrow (Thursday).

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On Friday, the branch will be celebrating the reopening with a free six-inch filled sub roll for customers between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

Usual opening hours will be 9am until 6pm weekdays, 8am to 6pm Saturdays, and 9am to 5pm Sundays.

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By Suzanne Moon

Source: Stamford Mercury

Kettering town centre Subway to close

January 29, 2020

Fans of all things cheese and toasted soon won’t be able to get their Subway fix at Kettering’s High Street branch.

 
The sandwich giant has confirmed the store at numbers 15-17, next to HSBC, is to close on July 1.

But there are already plans to open a new store to “deliver a better experience for customers”.

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A spokesman for Subway said: “We can confirm that the Subway store at High Street, Kettering, will be closing on July 1.

“The franchise owner is actively looking for a new location to open a store in the new Fresh Forward decor and deliver a better experience for customers in Kettering.

“The franchise owner looks forward to sharing further updates with the local community and to welcoming loyal customers back to his store once a new location has been secured.”

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There are three other Subway stores in Kettering – in Silver Street, Northfield Avenue and Linnell Way – with another found in the petrol station near the police building just off the A43.

It’s hoped the High Street unit won’t be empty for long with plans already submitted to Kettering Council to make use of it.

Applicants Fortress Two Limited want to change part of the ground floor to a flat. It would reduce the retail area from about 150 sq m to 90 sq m

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The plans say it would lend itself to either a restaurant or cafe or use as a financial services unit.

Planning documents added that any use of the unit after 6pm – when Subway currently shuts – would be beneficial for the area of the town centre.

By Sam Wildman

Source: Northants Telegraph

Subway is an appealing choice for students

December 16, 2019

Subway has opened a new 32-seater store on the Frenchay Campus of the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol (right), offering students, lecturers and visitors its menu of subs, wraps and salads, all freshly prepared and customised to suit the preference of its customers.

 
The company now has more than 25 stores open in non-traditional locations in universities and colleges across the UK and Ireland. Subway said that UWE had sought a high street brand that would appeal to its students, while keeping them on-site and providing a relaxed atmosphere for them to purchase food that they were accustomed to before joining the university.

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Opening the new store has created six jobs for the local community and students, two of which are term-time only, with a range of shifts created to allow students to work alongside their studies.

Colin Hughes, country director for Subway UK and Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to see the opening of a Subway store at UWE Bristol. As a company, we’re committed to serving nutritious food options that offer variety and value, which we know are very important factors to students.

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“Students, lecturers and visitors to the university will now be able to enjoy our ever-evolving menu, such as our 21 new and improved ingredients, which includes gluten free bread and our new flavour station offering wide-ranging choice and delicious food options throughout the day.”

UWE explained that following feedback from a student survey it realised that improving its food offering to students was key to giving them a great experience on campus.

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Kristian Fernandez-Mitchell, business improvement manager at UWE, said: “We wanted to create a destination and high street brands appeared to be key. Ultimately, big brands are what students want and with Subway being in the top three for student choice, it was evident that Subway was a winning choice for students here at UWE.”

Source: Franchise World

Subway store first in Wirral to undergo ‘Fresh Forward’ makeover

November 24, 2019

A WIRRAL Subway branch is one of the first in the borough to be revamped to the company’s new ‘Fresh Forward’ design.

 
The Townfield Lane branch reopened this weekend after undergoing a makeover to become Subway’s first new-look Fresh Forward store in Wirral.

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Now customers can enjoy new features such as digital menu boards, special displays for cookies, bread baked in store daily and freshly cut vegetables.

To celebrate the re-opening, Subway franchise owner Anthony Deegan revealed that he will run a grand re-opening sale on Saturday, November 23 where all customers can buy a large drink for £1.60 and get a free six-inch Sub.

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Anthony told the Globe: “We are delighted with the store and to be the first in the area to feature the new look design which offers customers more of what they love about Subway – highlighting our bread baked daily in store, cookies and our fresh veggies.

“We hope to see lots of our customers this week with people taking advantage of our fantastic grand opening sale offer next Saturday.”

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The Townfield Lane store also delivers via Just Eat and Deliveroo.

By Lauren Jones

Source: Wirral Globe

Subway opens its first south of England drive-through

June 26, 2019

Subway has opened a drive-through in Swindon – its first in southern England.

 
The site, which is next to a Travelodge and close to a retail park, is Subway’s sixth drive-through in the UK and Ireland. The others are in the northern towns of Rochdale, Salford, Wakefield and Guisborough, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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The store is owned by Sue and Steve Pasco, who currently operate 15 other franchise stores in Bristol and the surrounding area. The couple are also development agents for Subway and offer support to other franchise owners on areas such as site selection and operations.

Sue Pasco said she was “delighted to have opened our first drive-through store”, adding that the next-door Travelodge opened up another customer base for the store.

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Drive-through sites have been of growing interest to baked goods retailers, with Greggs and Tim Hortons among those operating them. Last January, Scottish business Stephens opened what it claimed was the first independent bakery drive-through.

Subway currently has 2,500 stores in the UK and Ireland and more than 43,000 worldwide across 110 countries.

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By David Challis

Source: Bakery Info

Two chances to buy a Subway franchise in a Devon seaside resort

May 18, 2019

If you just can’t resist the lure of a freshly made sandwich, packs with your favourite fillings, sauces and pickles, here are two exciting chances to buy your very own Subway franchise in a Devon seaside resort.

Available as a going concern business, Subway in Ilfracombe is in a prominent trading location on the High Street.

The double-fronted shop unit is available with the current Subway fit out as well as trade inventory to start taking money the first day a new owner takes over.

The store offers table and chair seating for about 20 covers while also having the Subway fit-out servery counter and rear preparation areas, including a walk-in chiller.

The last couple of years have provided turnovers of between £180,000 and £200,000 with an annual rent of £9,000 per annum as well as the property being eligible for small business rates relief.

It is thought the business is ideal for an owner occupier or partnership to operate the business and reduce the requirement for high staffing costs.

Having such a franchise offers the best of both worlds – you could have an established business in which you are your own boss while also having the backup, help and marketing from an international company.

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The business is available with a quoting premium of £44,950 which includes the goodwill of the business and a trade inventory of fixtures, fittings and equipment.

Further details can be obtained from JD Commercial who can be contacted on 01237 424053.

If you would prefer to sell delicious sandwiches in South Devon, a Subway franchise in the seaside town of Teignmouth has just gone on sale.

Award winning licence and leisure commercial agents Bettesworths is delighted to be marketing the well-located unit which is available fully-equipped.

With spacious internal seating for 22 and external seating for 16, Subway Teignmouth has built a solid customer base with opening hours of 8am to 6pm, seven days a week. However, these hours could be extended should the next operator choose to.

Subway in Teignmouth is on the market
Subway in Teignmouth is on the market (Image: @Bettesworths)

This valuable franchise agreement is fully supported by Subway who, for a percentage of the weekly turnover, provides all the national and international advertising. An elected board also negotiates on your behalf with suppliers to agree the best possible prices.

Prospective franchisees will have to be approved by The Reginal Business Development Agent. Any potential buyer will be required to go through the process of passing the Wonderlic test, UoS courses, 40 hours of in-store training before attending and passing franchisee training.

This ground floor lock-up unit is available via assignment of the current sub lease with circa four years left to run. The rent is £25,000 per annum and the tenant has repairing and insuring obligations.

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The Head Lease is protected by the 1954 Landlord & Tenant Act providing the tenant with rights to renew at the end of the term.

You could extend the opening hours at this Teignmouth eatery
You could extend the opening hours at this Teignmouth eatery (Image: @Bettesworths)

Bettesworths is marketing the business at an asking price of £29,950 to include the trade inventory and goodwill.

Genevieve Stringer who heads the catering arm at Bettesworths said: “The sale of this going concern Subway unit allows an operator to take over this franchise at a massively reduced ingoing premium.

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“Should an operator wish to start up a new site the initial outlay is as much as £150,000. I therefore expect there to be keen interest from the start.”

For further information please contact Genevieve Stringer on 01803 212021 or email genevieve@bettesworths.co.uk.

By Tina Penberthy-Hutchings

Source: Devon Live

Subway launches vegan sub complete with salad and garlic aioli

April 18, 2019

Subway Franchise UK – Another day, another vegan product launch from a major food chain you never thought would hop on board the increasingly jam-packed veganism train.

We know from Greggs’ infamous – and hugely popular – sausage roll just how much of a stir plant-based products can cause (see Piers Morgan nearly vomitingon live TV after tasting one).

Now, the latest unsuspecting chain to appease the ever-expanding vegan community is Subway, which is launching its first vegan Sub that contains a patty made with red pepper, chilli, garlic and red onion.

The global sandwich franchise will serve its new vegan six-inch sub nationwide from Wednesday 17 April and prices start at £3.80.

Customers can either choose to consume the patty as a sandwich inside a bread of their choice – the chain’s Italian and the Hearty Italian breads are both vegan – or they can add it to a salad.

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The vegan sub will also be served with a newly-created garlic aioli, which is also plant-based.

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The new sub has a strong red pepper flavour.

As for nutritional info, the new six-inch vegan sub contains 371 calories per serving. When the patty is consumed in a salad, the meal comes in at 204 calories.

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The new plant-based patty can be eaten in either salad or sandwich form. (Subway)

News of Subway’s vegan offering follows the recent launches of plant-based dishes as other major chains such as Pret a Manger and LEON in addition to a whole host of vegan offerings that are now stocked at supermarkets including Tesco, Waitrose and M&S.

By Olivia Petter

Source: Independent

Work underway on Kirkby’s new Subway

March 24, 2019

A new Subway is set to come to Ashfield Shopping Precinct, in Kirkby in Ashfield. Building work has started on the former Kirkby fruit and veg shop, between Boots and the library.

A new Subway is set to come to Ashfield Shopping Precinct, in Kirkby in Ashfield.

Building work has started on the former Kirkby fruit and veg shop, between Boots and the library. Work is underway on the new store in Kirkby Subway’s head office refused to comment on when the store would officially open, or how many jobs would be created due to ‘data protection’.

The new store will be the first Subway in Kirkby, with the closest other branches on Mansfield Road, Sutton, and Leeming Street, Mansfield.

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You’ll soon be able to grab an Italian B.M.T or hearty steak and cheese on the go, or dine indoors.

The fast-food franchise, known for its six inch and foot-long customisable ‘subs’, is planning to open another 500 stores across the country by 2020.

By DANIELLE ANDREWS

Source: Chad