Subway announced Thursday morning that the multi-national sandwich corporation will establish 600 new stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland. This latest endeavor is expected to create nearly 6,000 jobs.
Last year, Digital Journal reported that Subway had more fast food outlets across the globe than McDonald’s. The data from the Securities and Exchange Commission documents showed that Subway had 33,749 restaurants worldwide, while home of the Big Mac maintained 32,737.
Subway is now looking to add to its total number of restaurants.
During an interview on “Today,” Subway co-founder and president, Fred DeLuca, said his company has become successful because of its franchise model. This is why Subway is planning to establish 600 more new Subway stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland by 2015. In a time where there’s a paucity of jobs in the Western world, this latest move is projected to create nearly 6,000 jobs.
At the present time, Subway has more than 1,400 stores in the UK, while it has nearly 100 in Ireland.
“This month all across Britain we've installed our calorie menus, people can come in and see the exact calories in the sandwiches, and what we do at Subway is we make the sandwiches individually for the people,” said DeLuca, according to BBC News. “Nothing's pre-made, so a customer comes down the line, they make their choices, and if they're interested in healthy eating they can pick exactly what they want.”
The announcement also noted that it will include calorie content on all of its menu boards – one of its primary marketing campaign strategies is that it’s a healthier alternative to other fast food restaurants.
This latest news comes as McDonald’s plans to create more than 2,500 jobs. Recent figures show that the company’s profits soared 11 percent in the last quarter.
Subway franchises can be found absolutely everywhere and anywhere. There are Subway restaurants inside of gas stations, convenience stores, airports, malls, movie theatres and elsewhere. Also, Subways have expanded all around the world; from Afghanistan to Saudi Arabia to Zambia.