Belfast Telegraph

Subway adding 5,000 extra jobs across UK and Ireland by 2020

By Ben Woods

Subway plans to serve up 5,000 new jobs in the next three years in a major expansion.

The fast food chain said it will roll out another 500 stores in the UK and Ireland by 2020, bolstering its footprint to 3,000 restaurants.

Subway, which was founded in Connecticut, USA, in 1965, has grown to 44,000 stores in 112 countries thanks to the popularity of its submarine sandwiches.

Peter Dowding, country director for the UK and Ireland, said the move will strengthen the chain's position within the UK market.

"The growth expansion has been continual. What we have achieved over the last few years has been phenomenal for the brand and for our franchisees in the UK and Ireland," he said.

"We set some very ambitious targets in 2012, where we said we would get 3,000 stores by 2020 and we are well on our way to achieving that.

"In fact, we will be opening our 2,500th store, which is a fantastic achievement for the brand in the UK."

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