New Subway Concept Debuts in California

Subway Restaurants opened its first California new-concept eatery, called Subway Café, in the historic Gaslamp quarter of San Diego on September 9.

Raghu and Rohit Marwaha, owners of the new Subway Café in San Diego, say the downtown store, located at 1111 6th Ave in San Diego, has far exceeded sales projections since its opening last month. Raghu and Rohit Marwaha are also opening a second Subway Café at 440 W. Washington Street in Mission Hills on November 16.

Subway Tees Off for Diabetes, Raises $300K

The staff of McLean, Virginia-based Subway Development Corporation of Washington (SDC), takes great pride in reaching goals, hitting milestones, and giving back to its communities. As members of the Subway Team, charity plays a big role in the culture of the world’s largest restaurant chain.  

Held at the Lansdowne Golf Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, SDC recently hosted its 14th annual Charity Golf Tournament, with proceeds benefiting the American Diabetes Association.

United Capital Refinances Multi-Unit Subway Operator

United Capital Business Lending, a subsidiary of BankUnited, announced today that it is providing $1,350,000 in financing to Subwayowner, CCreations LLC. United Capital refinanced eight existing stores for the Indiana-based franchisee, and will also provide funding to relocate and remodel some newly acquired locations. CCreations LLC operates more than 30 Subway restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky.

McD’s Loses Popularity to Subway

The results of Zagat’s annual fast food survey are in, including Best Burger, Best Coffee.

With the 63rd annual Emmys slated for Sunday, it seems appropriate that the quick-serve industry also celebrate its top awards—from Zagat.  

This year’s results of the National Fast Food Restaurant Survey showed that several quick-serve categories are becoming increasingly competitive and that nutrition is more on the minds of consumers.

Fast Food Still Gets the Love on Social Media

Despite the negative headlines that the fast food industry tends to generate, a new report shows that the vast majority of opinions about the industry on social media are positive.

A new study by New York City–based research firm Amplicate, “Public Opinion on Fast Food Chains in the U.S. on Social Media,” shows that 70 percent of all opinions posted about the industry on social media in the last year were positive.

Juan Alvarez, CEO of Amplicate, says his firm used a complex system to gather information across Twitter and Facebook about consumer sentiment.

Subway Debuts Socially Responsible Eco-Restaurants

The SUBWAY restaurant chain, an industry leader in providing healthier options for consumers, announced the opening of five new green SUBWAY Eco-Restaurants (with more to come), each designed with environmentally friendly aspects to reduce energy, water, and waste consumption in cost-effective ways.

Double Dip? Bring It On

Having survived one debilitating recession, restaurants feel poised to withstand another.

With the housing market still depressed, food prices on the rise, and unemployment hovering above 9 percent, some economists now fear that the nation is on the verge of entering a second round of recession, if it hasn’t already.

While the prospect of a “double dip” into recession should have restaurant operators concerned, many say the Great Recession that began in 2008 adequately prepared them for the worst.