Business expansion
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK and Republic of Ireland
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.10 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

6,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
30 January 2012
Foreseen end date
1 January 2015


US-owned restaurant franchise Subway plans to open 600 new branches in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, creating 6,000 jobs over the next three years.

The chain has already expanded rapidly, increasing the number of its UK outlets by 500% in the seven years to date. Subway currently has 1,423 outlets in the UK and 99 in Ireland, so the planned expansion will increase its presence by over one-third.


  • 26 January 2012: Huffington Post
  • 26 January 2012: BBC News


Eurofound (2012), Subway, Business expansion in European Union, factsheet number 73015, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73015.