Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
All across the UK
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

4,600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 July 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Sandwich chain Subway has announced major new expansion plans across the UK and Ireland. It will result in around 4,600 jobs being created in the UK by 2020, which will be spread across approximately 450 stores. The expansion is being driven by increasing customer demand as the outlet consolidates its position as the largest high street fast food chain in the UK. After the opening of the announced stores, Subway will have nearly twice as many shops as its nearest rival, Greggs. 


  • 4 July 2017: BBC Website
  • 4 July 2017: Evening Standard
  • 4 July 2017: RTE


Eurofound (2017), Subway, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91432, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91432.