Subway expansion plans in Kent and Surrey
Subway have announced plans for 35 new stores across Kent and Surrey. It plans to increase their 92 stores to over 125 by the end of 2020. Subway plan on opening 15 stores this year and a further 20 in the next two years. The company also states that its franchisees currently employ over 900 people across the region and with the new stores opening, it will create a further 350 employment opportunities.
Hermina Haque, the regional development agent states:
“Many of our franchisees start out with little or no experience in the food industry, but all possess a strong work ethic and a passion for the brand and its products. 70% of new stores established are by existing franchisees, demonstrating how rewarding it is”.
Subway have also had a fresh new store décor the past year, offering their customers an enhanced brand experience with ‘customer-focused touches’ such as digital menu boards, free charging ports and special displays for its bread, cookies and vegetables that are freshly made and delivered in store daily.
Subway have also stated that they want to increase its total number of stores across the UK and Ireland to 3,000 by 2020 which will create employment for around 5,000 people.