Quiznos Lands Franchising Pros for CFO, COO Positions

Quiznos announced the appointment of John Coletta as chief financial officer and James Lyons as chief operating officer.  

"We remain focused on continuing to deliver the best sandwiches while providing franchisees the resources to enable steady sales growth and margin expansion at their locations," says Stuart Mathis, CEO, Quiznos. "Both John and James have extensive experience managing franchise-based operations and I'm confident our franchisees will benefit from their roles on our management team."

Quiznos Opens First of Five Locations in Paraguay

With the opening of the first of five planned Quiznos Sub restaurants in Paraguay, QSR International continues to expand into South America. The first Quiznos Sub restaurant in Paraguay opened on September 30, 2012, in the new "Shopping Pinedo" mall, located in Asuncion.

Quiznos, QSR International Sign 16-Unit Agreement

With the opening of its fifth Quiznos Sub restaurant in the Dominican Republic, QSR International—a multibrand master franchise quick-serve developer for brands like Quiznos and Teriyaki Experience—continues its aggressive expansion into Latin America and the Caribbean, where it now has 124 total restaurants operating in 14 different countries.

The Dominican Republic restaurant opened on August 28 in the 1,800-seat food court of the Agora Mall, located in the capital city of Santo Domingo.

Quiznos’ South American Expansion Enters Guyana

With the opening of the first of five planned Quiznos Sub restaurants for Guyana, Terrance Campbell, CEO of Camex Restaurants, Inc., QSR’s Quiznos Sub Franchisee in Guyana, says, “the anticipation by the Guyanese people was overwhelming. The product quality is second to none and not matched anywhere in the country.” 

Camex Restaurants, a 16-unit multi concept restaurant operator in Guyana, plans to open their second Quiznos Sub restaurant later this year and an additional three Quiznos Sub restaurants in 2013.

Quiznos Designates July 17 as Colorado Fire Relief Day

Quiznos has designated Tuesday, July 17, as Quiznos Colorado Fire Relief Day. On that day, Quiznos will donate 50 percent of sales reported by participating locations in Colorado to local relief agencies.

More than 40 Colorado stores will be participating, representing all locations in the state except those in airports. The comprehensive donation will be made on behalf of the corporate office and franchise owners.

No Fizz, No Problem

There’s nothing quite as revitalizing as a cold drink on a hot summer afternoon. These days, however, restaurant guests are looking for more than just refreshment from their cold beverages. They are seeking fewer calories, healthful options, or, perhaps, a jolt of energy.

Cold beverages, particularly carbonated ones, have been part and parcel of quick-service restaurants from the time the first units opened. Coca-Cola, for instance, has been served at White Castle since 1921, the year the business began.

Quiznos, Smashburger, KFC Land at San Jose Airport

After an extensive bid competition, AERIS, the administrator of the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San Jose Costa Rica, officially announced that food and beverage services at the San Jose Airport, were awarded to Quiznos Sub S.A., a QSR International franchisee and affiliate.

With an initial investment of $4 million, Quiznos Subs S.A. will build five distinct food and beverage areas comprising more than 6,500-square-feet. The brands that Quiznos Subs S.A. will represent and offer to the traveling public in these five areas include the following:

Doc Popcorn Prescribes New Location in Arkansas Mall

Local entrepreneur Adam Sinnard is fulfilling Jonesboro, Arkansas’ snack cravings, offering a delicious, all-natural, fresh-popped snack, with his recently opened Doc Popcorn at 3000 E. Highland Drive in The Mall at Turtle Creek.

Located in front of JCPenney, Doc Popcorn’s PopKiosk provides passers-by with a delicious, fresh-popped snack in a variety of all-natural flavors. Doc Popcorn pops its whole-grain kernels in 100 percent corn oil and offers a wide variety of distinctive flavors made from blends of natural ingredients.

Quiznos Names International Franchisee of the Year

QSR International S.A., the master franchisee for the Quiznos brand in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, has been named International Master Franchisee of the Year at the recent “Better Than Ever” Quiznos Convention, held in Las Vegas, March 24-26.

The award is given annually to the most aggressive Quiznos Franchisee Group that expresses top leadership, operational excellence, product innovation, developmental growth, high regional sales, and market sustainability.

Harsha Agadi Named Executive Chairman of Quiznos' Board

Quiznos, one of the nation’s premier quick-service restaurant chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, announced it has named Harsha V. Agadi as executive chairman of its Board of Managers.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Agadi brings more than 25 years’ experience with foodservice companies to the position, having worked with Domino’s Pizza, Pepsi, Kraft, General Foods, Little Caesars Enterprises, Church’s Chicken, and most recently, Friendly’s Ice Cream Company.