More than 20 new stores set to open, creating over 200 new jobs in Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and Isle of Wight
The Subway® brand on the South Coast has set out ambitious targets for new store development, with plans to grow its portfolio of stores from 109 to over 130 by the end of 2018.
Operated by local franchisees, the Subway® stores across Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and 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 in the South Coast is overseen by Regional Development Agent, Mark Bradley. Mark said: “We have ambitious plans to grow the Subway® brand across Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and Isle of Wight, so I am really keen to hear from local people who are looking to fulfill their dreams of owning their own business and becoming their own boss.
“The Subway® brand is the number one QSR brand in the world and 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 the Subway® brand and its products.”
The Subway® brand has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the South Coast, with the first ever store in the UK opening in Brighton over 20 years ago. This store continues to thrive.
Mark continues: “We believe there is still plenty of room to grow the Subway® brand across Hampshire, East Sussex, West Sussex and Isle of Wight and will be focusing our development on stand-alone units, drive thru sites and non-traditional locations, such as Subway® stores within hospitals and transport hubs. To succeed, we need the right people, with the right blend of team work, leadership and work ethic to become new franchisees and help us to deliver our ambitious growth target.”
The Subway® brand recently opened its 2,500th store in the UK and Ireland, propelling its plans to increase the number of Subway® stores in the UK and Ireland to 3,000 by 2020, creating around 5,000 new jobs.