More C-Stores, Truckstops, Travel Centers Add Subways

Nontraditional units continue to be growth area for sandwich QSR

MILFORD, Conn. -- In the time between July 1 and September 30, 2010, the Subway restaurant chain's franchisees opened more than 500 locations in 45 counties, 42 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and four Canadian provinces, many of them nontraditional locations in convenience stores, truckstops and travel centers.

Milestones for the period include reaching more than 33,500 locations worldwide, of which 9,900 can be found in international markets. The 500 new Subway restaurants accounted for some 600,000 square feet of retail space and provide job and career opportunities [image-nocss] to about 5,000 people.

Regional milestones reached during the third quarter of the year include 1,400 locations in the United Kingdom, 1,100 in the state of Ohio and the very first Subway restaurant on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent.

In the nontraditional development category, the Subway chain now has more than 7,700 locations, in places such as airports, department stores, hospitals and park and recreational facilities around the world. Some of the chain's recent nontraditional openings include Subway restaurants at airports in Bolivia, India and Thailand; the Puyallup, Wash., City Hall; hospitals in the U.S. and Canada; a bus terminal in Brazil; and schools in California, New York, Virginia and Washington state. In the case of schools, if the school, school district or municipality decides to own and operate the Subway shop on campus themselves, the franchisee fee is waived.

New U.S. and Canadian c-store, truckstop and travel center locations included:

Beach Oil C-Store, Clarksville, Tenn.
BP/Apple Market C-Store, Moneta, Va.
BP/Fast Lane C-Store, Milton, Ky.
BP/Jordan's Kwik Stop C-Store, Lepanto, Ark.
BP/Rickers C-Store, Indianapolis.
BP/Town Star C-Store, Belle Glade, Fla.
BP Truckstop, Polk City, Fla.
BP/Uppy's C-Store, Midlothian Va.
Campbell Gas/Bell C-Store, Holmesville, Ohio.
Chevron C-Store, Lexington, Texas.
Chevron C-Store, Magnolia, Texas.
Circle K C-Store, Dauphin Island, Ala.
Circle K/Mac's C-Store, Bowling Green, Ohio.
Esso C-Store, Millgrove, Ontario
Exxon C-Store, Nashport, Ohio.
Exxon C-Store, Waynesboro, Pa.
Flying J Travel Center, Lodi, Calif.
Flying J Travel Center, Evanston, Wyo.
Flying J Truckstop, Ft. Pierce, Fla.
Flying J Truckstop, St. Augustine, Fla.
Flying J Truckstop, Lake Park, Ga.
Flying J Truckstop, Clearbrook, Va.
Food Spot C-Store, South Miami.
Husky Super Truckstop, Rock Springs, Wyo.
Love's Travel Stop, Tehachapi, Calif.
Love's Travel Stop, Conneaut, Ohio.
Love's Truckstop, McCalla, Ala.
Love's Truckstop, Three Rivers, Texas.
Marathon/Rickers C-Store, Middletown, Ind.
Mickey Mart/Sunoco C-Store, Marblehead, Ohio.
Mobil/Kelly Fuels C-Store, Diamondale, Mich.
Pantry C-Store, Jacksonville, Fla.
Pantry C-Store, Gainsville, Fla.
Pantry Gas/Kangaroo C-Store, Jacksonville, Fla.
Pilot Travel Center Truckstop, Bakersfield, Calif.
Pilot Travel Center Truckstop, Lubbock, Texas.
Quick Chek C-Store, Asheboro, N.C. (pictured).
Russell's Endee Truck & Travel C-Store, San Jon, N.M.
Shell C-Store, Baldwin, Mich.
Shell C-Store, Jackson, Miss.
Shell C-Store, Seven Points, Texas.
Shell/Pantry C-Store, Stapelton, Ala.
Sunoco C-Store, Angola, Ind.
Sunoco C-Store, Oakfield, N.Y.
Sunoco/Pit Stop C-Store, Salt Springs, Fla.
Super Quick C-Store, Vanceburgh, Ky.
Texaco Gas/Crain Oil C-Store, Greenville, Ga.
Total Stop/Conoco C-Store, Kennewick, Wash.
Travel Store America Gas, Columbia, Tenn.
Valentine C-Store, Sacketts Harbor, N.Y.
Valero C-Store, Beebe, Ark.
Valero C-Store, Canyon Lake, Texas.
White Oak Station Truckstop, Springdale, Ark.
Wilson Farms/Sunoco C-Store, Clarence, N.Y.

Other highlights of the past few months were Subway president and co-founder Fred DeLuca's participation in the Multi, Unit Foodservice Operators conference, known as MUFSO. There, he and five other restaurant chain executives were honored with a Golden Chain award for recent accomplishments and career achievement guiding their brands to success.

Also special note at the recent Subway convention were the eight outfits created from recycled Subway paper and packaging materials by Chicago, based costume designer, Elsa Hiltner, for the "Project Subway" fashion show. The fashion show was organized to bring attention to the chain's ongoing efforts to make the company and its restaurant operations more environmentally friendly. One model wore a bodice created from Subway Lunch Box packages, with floral detail made from Subway cookie bags. A looped skirt was made from Subway cookie bags as well.