Subway opens its 600th outlet in India


Sandwich chain Subway on Friday opened its 600th outlet in India at Bharuch, Gujarat, indicating a growing preference for restaurants serving fresh and customisable on-the-go menu, as per a discharge.

Subway, which calls itself the world’s biggest sandwich restaurant chain, operates more than 44,000 restaurants in 112 nations.

“Credit goes to all our franchisees who play a major part as the brand’s growth drivers in the nation. We aim to accelerate our development arranges by growing in both metro and non-metro locations,” Ranjit Talwar, Country Head, Subway Systems India, was cited as saying.

Subway, a family-owned enterprise set up 50 years prior, works on a franchise model, and there are no organization owned outlets.

Franchisees are provided with “customised operational manuals, training programme, and backend support, including for marketing, advertising and business mentorship by the brand”, the discharge said.

The National Restaurant Association of India’s most recent “Food Services” report expects the restaurant business in India to contribute around 2.1% to the GDP by 2021.

Subway, which opened its first outlet in India in 2001, currently has a presence in 70 Indian cities.