Subway Restaurants has announced former chairman and CEO of Burger King, John Chidsey, as its new chief executive officer.
Chidsey’s career as a global franchise executive and senior leader for some of the world’s most well-known corporations spans brands in and outside of the food and beverage industries.
Prior to his role as CEO of Burger King, he also held president and chief financial officer positions. Before joining the burger brand, he also served as chairman and CEO for two corporate divisions of Cendant Corporation, and led the Vehicle Services Division, which included Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car Systems, PHH and Wright Express, and the Financial Services Division that included Jackson Hewitt Tax Preparation Services and various membership and insurance companies.
He also served in key international leadership roles with PepsiCo.
The owners of the privately-held Subway brand issued the following statement: “We’re very pleased to have John join our Subway family. His diverse business background and global food and beverage expertise will help us continue the evolution of the Subway brand. He will help drive our commitment to always deliver exceptional experiences for our guests and continued support for our franchise owners. Interim CEO Trevor Haynes will continue with the brand in the role of President North America.”
Chidsey said: “I am honored to be joining such an iconic global brand and I am most excited about the future of Subway. I look forward to learning from and working with the many constituents who have built this brand.”