Subway Opens in More C-Stores in 2010

Nontraditional sites continue to be important channel for sandwich chain

MILFORD, Conn. -- So far in 2010, the Subway restaurant chain has opened more than 1,000 new locations around the world, crossed the milestone of 33,000 locations and premiered its new breakfast menu at approximately 25,000 U.S. and Canadian Subway shops.

With the breakfast roll out, the Subway chain became the largest quick-service purveyor of breakfast sandwiches in North America, in terms of number of locations, it said.

On the development front, with more than 1,000 new locations, the Subway chain was able to reach several milestones. New stores accounted for [image-nocss] approximately 1.4 million square feet of filled commercial retail space, while the total international store count shot up to more than 9,700 restaurants.

Domestically, the United States saw the addition of 490 new franchises, boosting total counts to beyond 23,000. Individual milestones were achieved in California, now with 2,300 stores; Texas is now at 1,800 stores; Pennsylvania 800; Maryland both have 400; and Utah crossed 200. States with high development activity include California with 66 new openings; New York and Texas with 42 each; Pennsylvania 26; Illinois 23 and Florida 20.

In Canada, 60 new locations across the country caused the total number of Subway restaurants to cross the 2,500 store mark, which in turn allowed the province of Alberta to cross its own milestone of 300 locations. And 25 new franchises in Australia brought that country's total to more than 1,200 stores. Brazil saw 77 new openings, and crossed the 400 store mark, while 27 additional locations pushed store count to 200 in France. Other milestones were achieved in Taiwan and Russia with 100 locations each.

Activity was also high in Mexico and the UK, each with 37 new stores; China had an increase of 21; India with 19; and Japan and the United Arab Emirates, each with 15 new-store openings this year so far.

In the nontraditional development category, the Subway chain now has more than 7,500 locations in places such as airports, department stores, hospitals and park and recreational facilities. Recent openings include Subway stores at airports China, England, Colorado and Louisiana; corporate centers in Hong Kong and New York; college campuses across the United States and Canada and stretching all the way to India, Kuwait and the UAE; big-box retailers from Ontario to Brazil; and convenience stores in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

The following is the breakdown of the chain's U.S. and Canadian convenience store, truckstop, travel center and rest area openings for the first half of 2010: BP/Amoco Gas Station C-Store, Chicago. BP C-Store, Frankfort, Ind. BP C-Store, Chelsea, Mich. BP C-Store, Perry, Mich. BP C-Store, Barnesville, Minn. BP C-Store, Trenton, N.C. BP C-Store, Memphis, Tenn. BP C-Store, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. BP C-Store, Quakertown, Pa. BP C-Store, Land, O, Lakes, Wis. BP C-Store, Bradshaw, W.V. BP/Dixie Food Mart C-Store, Covington, Va. Canadian Tire C-Store, Mississauga, Ontario. Chevron C-Store, Anniston, Ala. Chevron C-Store, Tonopah, Nev. Chevron C-Store, Ogden, Utah. CITGO C-Store, Castle Creek, N.Y. CITGO C-Store, Toledo, Ohio. City Mart C-Store, Alex, Okla. El Campo Truckstop, El Campo, Texas. Esso/On the Run C-Store, Chatham, Ontario. Exxon C-Store, McElhattan, Pa. Exxon/On the Run C-Store, Arlington, Texas. Exxon/Scotchman C-Store, Wilmington, N.C. Exxon/Starr Express C-Store, Barhamsville, Va. Firelake Travel Truckstop, Shawnee,Okla. Firing Station C-Store, Yakima. Wash. I-69 Auto Truck Plaza, Greensburg, Ind. J&H Oil Truckstop, Holland, Mich. Jump Oil Truckstop, Collins, Mo. Kum & Go C-Store, Riverside, Iowa. Kum & Go C-Store, Tiffin, Iowa. Kum & Go C-Store, Broken Arrow, Okla. Love's C-Store, Steele, Ala. Love's C-Store, Tulare, Calif. Love's C-Store, Fancy Gap, Va. Love's Travel Stop, Waddy, Ky. Love's Travel Stop, Las Vegas, Nev. Love's Truckstop, Batesville, Miss. Love's Truckstop, Tupelo, Miss. Lucky 7 Spur C-Store, Chisholm, Minn. Marathon C-Store, Clifton, Tenn. Maverick Truckstop, Burwell, Neb. Misty C-Store, Sunnyside, N.Y. Mobil C-Store, Newburgh, N.Y. Mobil Gas/Easy Mart C-Store, Sidney, N.Y. Moto Mart C-Store, Marion, Ohio. National Oil C-Store, Etna Green, Ind. (pictured). NDR Truckstop, Houma, La. Pantry One Food Mart C-Store, Folsom, N.J. Parmar C-Store, Gallipolis Ferry, W.V. Performance Fuels C-Store, Smithtown, N.Y. Petro Canada C-Store, Whitby, Ontario. Sapp Bros. Travel Center C-Store, Lincoln, Neb. Shell C-Store, Chicago Shell C-Store, Evanston, IL Shell C-Store, Schiller Park, IL Shell C-Store, Batavia, Ohio. Shell C-Store, Edmond, Okla. Shell C-Store, Aberfoyle, Ontario. Shell C-Store, Dallas. Shell C-Store, Green Bay, Wis. Shell Truckstop, Sulphur, La. Shell/Victory C-Store, Jackson, Miss. Southend C-Store, Provo, Utah. Southern Petroleum Truckstop, Somerset, Ky. Sunoco C-Store, York, Pa. TA Travel Center Truckstop, Kenly, N.C. TA Travel Center, Loudon, Tenn. The Pantry C-Store, Pomona Park, Fla. The Pantry C-Store, Alto, Ga. The Pantry C-Store, Rome, Ga. The Pantry C-Store, New Augusta, Miss. The Pantry C-Store, Pearl, Miss. The Pantry C-Store, Goldboro, N.C. The Pantry C-Store, Florence, S.C. The Pantry C-Store, Lexington, S.C. The Pantry C-Store, Ravenel, S.C. The Pantry C-Store, Austinville, Va. Times Market C-Store, Freer, Texas. Union 76 C-Store, Riverside, Calif. Valero C-Store, Whitehall, Pa. Valero C-Store, El Paso, Texas.