Subway has begun a phased reopening of selected, locally owned and operated Subway stores across the U.K. and Ireland.
Approximately 25 per cent of Subway’s U.K. stores will start to reopen from Tuesday, May 12 with new operational and social distancing safety measures implemented.
The measures include new fixtures, new directional signage to support social distancing, enhanced hygiene practices and the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to in-store staff, guests and delivery drivers.
The brand states that the procedures will its franchisees are able to operate and trade responsibly – the measures have been tested in a small number of stores that have remained open to support and serve key workers and hospital staff.
Colin Hughes, country director of Subway UK & Ireland, said: “Everybody in our Subway family and the wider communities they serve, has shown great resilience in adapting to these challenging times that we currently find ourselves in. We are extremely grateful for their ongoing support in anticipation of this next phase of our gradual reopening, which will enable us to continue to serve our communities and frontline workers, who have helped us all so much in recent weeks.
“We have slowly and safely introduced a new store operating framework that will be rolling out across stores to protect guests, Sandwich Artists, delivery drivers and our suppliers. The weeks and months ahead will continue to be challenging for everyone and Subway will play its part in supporting the new normal whatever that may look and feel like.”
All National Health Service (NHS) workers will receive 25 per cent off their orders. Recently, Subway franchisees donated over quarter of a million Subs to local communities, key workers and those who really needed it.