Subway plans 600 store openings in UK and Ireland

Sandwich chain Subway is set to make a huge investment in kitchen equipment over the next three years after announcing it will open 600 new outlets in the UK and Ireland by 2015.

The high street QSR brand already operates more than 1,400 stores, but president and co-founder, Fred DeLuca, says it is committed to breaking the 2,000 mark.

“We are particularly proud of the fact that over the years the Subway brand has been able to provide entrepreneurs with business opportunities where they can open and operate their own small business and provide great food, exceptional customer service and job opportunities in their communities,” stated DeLuca.

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Subway says the expansion of its UK and Ireland store network will create 6,000 jobs.

DeLuca founded the Connecticut-based alongside Dr. Peter Buck back in 1965. There are almost 35,000 Subway franchises in 98 countries around the world.

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