With more than 2,000 franchisees actively searching for locations, the SUBWAY sandwich chain has aggressive growth plans for 2013.
The SUBWAY franchise system is now the world’s largest restaurant chain, in terms of number of locations. In order to reach the company’s continuing development goals, a contingent of SUBWAY representatives will be manning the SUBWAY booth in South Hall 3 & 4, S2800 N Street & 28th Avenue at the ICSC RECon convention, May 20th thru May 22nd, in Las Vegas.
“Subway developers, field staff and leasing specialists from all across North America will be attending the event to look for sites and make deals so that we can continue to provide career opportunities to entrepreneurs and the great tasting food to people everywhere looking for healthier choices, indulgent favorites and outstanding value,” says Chris Kan , Training and Business Promotion Specialist for Subway Real Estate, LLC.
The SUBWAY chain is growing and continues to forge ahead with new opportunities in traditional shopping centers, malls and free standing locations as well as non-traditional venues such as hospitals, colleges, sports arenas and airports. Since this past January, the SUBWAY chain has opened about 800 new stores in 54 countries, 9 Canadian provinces, and 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, which equates to nearly one million square feet of prime commercial retail space. In total, SUBWAY franchisees lease nearly 47 million square feet of property around the globe.
Most recently, the SUBWAY chain reached the milestones of 39,000 locations worldwide and restaurants open in 102 countries.
From 100 to 5,000 square feet, SUBWAY restaurants come in all shapes and sizes. Because of the chain’s unique business model, which has minimal equipment and space requirements, a SUBWAY restaurant can operate just about anywhere.
To illustrate how flexible the SUBWAY concept is, unique locations include factories; car showrooms, museums, a church, a Goodwill training center, and there’s even a floating SUBWAY restaurant aboard a river boat in Europe.