Subway has opened its 100th Northern Ireland-located store. The franchisees of the outlet on Upper Lisburn Road, Finaghy, Belfast, are local businessmen Muhammad Aamir and Akhlaq Akhtar. Since Subway opened its first store in Northern Ireland some 19 years ago, since when 1,500 new jobs have been created by the brand.
Neil Black of development agents Neil Black, Paul Heyes and Adam Heyes said, “The Subway brand has been supported by the people of Northern Ireland, who have been loyal customers of ours for nearly 20 years. We’ve been lucky enough to work with an excellent group of franchisees. We’re thrilled to be opening a milestone 100th store in the region. The future for the Subway brand is certainly very exciting and we’re all looking forward to working with our franchisees to help them realise their potential and to continue to grow the brand across Northern Ireland.”
Franchisee, Muhammad Aamir, said: “We saw a lot of potential in this location, plus I live nearby and there is a great community feel here. Akhlaq and I looked at many different franchise possibilities and spoke to franchisees and a Subway franchise made sound business sense to us. We are also passionate about the product and love the fact that there are low fat options available.”