Industry News | July 20, 2005

First Subway Restaurant Opens in Uzbekistan

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The Subway restaurant chain, the world's largest submarine sandwich franchise, announced today that it has opened its first location in Republic of Uzbekistan.

Subway Development Agent and franchisee, Abdul Almutairi opened the landmark restaurant, a mobile unit at Camp Stronghold Freedom, on the Karshi-Khanabad Air Base in the city of Khanabad.

"The opening of this restaurant was the result of the excellent working relationship that the Subway chain has with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service," says Charles deNicolo, SUBWAY(R) national account manager, who is responsible for non-traditional development on Military locations.

The restaurant serves troops from the US Air Force as well as contractors on the base.

"The only other dining option on the base is the mess hall, so the troops are thrilled to have the opportunity to eat at a Subway shop," explains Almutairi. "We are very happy to be able to provide the troops with a taste of home."

The location in Uzbekistan is the 21st Subway restaurant that Almutairi has developed on a military base working with AAFES and the Subway chain's non-traditional department. The chain presently has more than 200 non-traditional military locations around the world.