An Inch Up On Competition

With a $5 foot-long sub promotion bringing customers in by the droves – and inspiring some copy-cat promotions at other restaurants – the Subway restaurant chain has reached the 30,000-store milestone two years earlier than it anticipated in original estimates.

From the beginning of April through the end of September – in addition to reaching the 30,000-store mark– Subway reached an impressive milestone by opening more than 1,000 new locations around the world.

In that six-month period, Subway crossed the 8,000-store mark for international locations, including 1,200 locations in the UK, 600 in Germany, 200 in New Zealand, 150 in Brazil, 100 in China and France and 50 each in Finland, Singapore and Sweden.

Domestically, Subway reached the 1,300-store milestone in Florida, as well as 700 total locations in Georgia.

For the non-traditional development category, the Subway chain has more than 7,000 locations in places such as amusement parks, college campuses, department stores, and parks and recreational facilities.

Milestones reached in this arena include Subway stores inside 3,600 convenience stores, truck stops and highway rest areas; 1,500 Wal-Mart stores; 250 military bases; 140 hospitals; and 80 airports worldwide.

The following is a breakdown of some of Subway’s most recent c-store, truck stop and travel center openings in the U.S.:

AP Travel Center (Valley View, TX)Border Views (Champlain, NY)Byrne Dairy (Horseheads, NY) Byrne Dairy (Waterloo, NY)Caltex (Wonthaggi, VA) Citgo (Fort Myers, FL)Citgo (Stevens Point, WI)Conoco (Olathe, CO)Diamond Shamrock (Del Norte, CO)Express Lane (Southport, FL)Exxon (Spartanburg, SC) Ferndale Truck Stop (Ferndale, WA)Food King (Vernon, NY)Forten Market (Cumberland Furnace, TN)Future Fuels (Dearborn Heights, MI)Grand’s Palace Truck Stop (Kenner, LA)Howard Cenex’s (Baudette, MN)Jordan’s Kwik Stop (Lake City, AR)Kangaroo Gas Express (Mount Pleasant, SC)Kidd Jones (Tyler, TX)Kum & Go (Sloan, IA)Kwik Chek (Calera, OK)Lone Star (Bells, TX)Love’s (Faulkville, AL)Love’s (Saunders, KY)Love’s (Hubbard, OH)Marathon (Ashland, OH)Midway Food Mart (Dallas, TX)Mobil (Brewster-MA)Motomart (Saint Louis, MO)Pantry (Naples, FL)Pantry (Gulfport, MS)Pantry (Cary, NC)Pantry (Fayetteville, NC)Pantry (Monroe, NC)Pantry (Rockingham, NC)ParMar (Huttonsville, WV)Petrotex (Buna, TX)Phillips (Muenster, TX)Pic Quik (Las Cruces, NM; 2 locations) Pilot (Barstow, CA)Pilot (Channahon, IL)Pilot (Winnemucca, NV)RJ Travel Center (Traver, CA)Sam’s Mart (Alpharetta, GA)Sam’s Mart (Atlanta, GA)Scipio Stop (Scipio, UT)Shell (Detroit, MI)Shell (Hannibal, MO)Shell (Fremont, OH)Snappy Convenience Center (Chicago, IL)Speedy Stop Food (Beaumont, TX)Stinker (Donnelly, ID) St Martin Truck Stop (Broussard, LA)TA Truck Stop (Vero Beach, FL)Unocal (Murrieta, CA)Valero (Preston, MD)Valero (Syracuse, NY)Valero (Factoryville, PA)Valero (Boerne, TX)Van Born Diesel (Romulus, MI)

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