Describing itself as the ‘number one quick service restaurant brand in the world’, Subway plans to grow its portfolio of south coast stores from 109 to over 130 by the end of 2018.
Operated by local franchisees, Subway’s outlets in Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight already provide over 1,000 jobs for the region. The new stores will create a further 200 jobs, as well as providing the opportunity for entrepreneurial individuals in the area to become Subway franchisees.
All development of the Subway brand on the south coast is overseen by regional development agent Mark Bradley. He explains: “We have ambitious plans to grow Subway across Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight, so I’m keen to hear from local people who are looking to fulfil their dreams of owning their own business.
“The brand offers an excellent opportunity for would-be entrepreneurs. Franchisees benefit from operating in a tried and tested system, with excellent training and support provided. “Many of our franchisees start out with little or no experience in the food industry, but all posses a strong work ethic and a passion for Subway and its products.”
Subway has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the south coast, with its first store in the UK opening in Brighton over 20 years ago. It recently opened its 2,500th store in the UK and Ireland.