Subway reaches 40,000th location
Milford, Conn. — Subway opened its 40,000th location at an AppleGreen petrol station in Ipswich, England. The company has opened 1,761 locations around the world since the start of 2013. The largest chain of sub shops in the world, Subway leads the next largest chain by more than 5,500 locations.
The U.K. is the brand’s third largest market, behind the U.S. and Canada. There are 14,000 international locations in 102 countries outside the U.S.
New Red Robins for Baltimore and Pittsburgh metro areas
Greenwood Village, Colo. — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has announced the opening of two new restaurants. The first will open in Canton Crossing, Md., and Inner Harbor location in downtown Baltimore in late September. The second will open in Monroeville, Pa., at The District at Monroeville Mall outside of Pittsburgh in early October.
Currently, there are 481 Red Robin locations across the U.S. and Canada, including 342 company-owned restaurants and five Red Robin’s Burger Works locations and 134 Red Robin restaurants operating under franchise agreements.
McAlister’s Deli franchises 30 new restaurants
Alpharetta, Ga. — McAlister’s Deli, a fast casual restaurant, has announced its largest franchise deal so far. The Saxton Group has signed an agreement to develop 30 new restaurants in three states over the next six years in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. The primary focus will be in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City markets.
Three locations included in the agreement have already opened in Midwest City, Okla., Dallas and Sherman, Texas.
McAlister’s has more than 320 restaurants in 23 states.