Franchise World Headquarters, LLC leads franchising operations. FWH Technologies, LLC owns and licenses Subway affiliate’s point of sale software. Subway Franchise Systems of Canada, Ltd. Advertising affiliates include Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, Ltd.
Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust, B. Subway’s international headquarters are in Milford, Connecticut, with five regional centers supporting the company’s international operations. 1,000 from friend Peter Buck to start «Pete’s Super Submarines» in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and in the following year, they formed Doctor’s Associates Inc. The first Subway on the West Coast was opened in Fresno, California, in 1978. The first Subway outside of North America opened in Bahrain in December 1984. Since 2007, Subway has consistently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 500 Franchises list. 1 as the «Fastest Growing Franchise».
In 2016, Subway closed hundreds of restaurants in the U. However, with 26,744 locations, it remained the most ubiquitous restaurant chain in the U. Interior of a Subway franchise in Huntington, Virginia designed in the new style. Also in 2016, Subway announced a new logo for the franchise, to be implemented in 2017. On July 17, 2017, Subway unveiled redesigned restaurants, dubbed «Fresh Forward.
In 2017, the chain closed more than 800 of its U. In April 2018, the chain announced it would close about 500 more that year. According Abha Bhattarai of The Washington Post, this is a result of three consecutive years of falling profits, and foot traffic in Subway stores reduced by 25 percent since 2012. Franchisees also complained that the company’s deep promotions further ate away at profits. As of June 2017, Subway had approximately 44,000 stores worldwide, all independently owned. Subway also sells breakfast sandwiches, English muffins, and flatbread. In 2006, «personal pizzas» debuted in some US markets.
Breakfast and pizza items are only available in some stores. Subway was also first in «Top Service» and «Most Popular» rankings. It placed second in «Top Overall», behind Wendy’s. On April 18, 2017, Subway announced the addition of paninis to its menu. Cheese, Triple Cheese, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Italian B. Melt were the four variations announced.