Industry News | September 4, 2001

Subway Tests Pizza Possibilities

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TurboChef Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRBO) announced today the expansion of its pilot test program with Subway Restaurants in the US and Puerto Rico. TurboChef will sell and/or lease C-3 commercial ovens to Subway franchisees as a part of a Subway branded pizza test.

"We are very excited about the initial results and the feedback we have gotten from our customers about the Subway pizza program,'' said David Freije, project leader for Subway research and development.

Said Mark C. Mirken, COO of TurboChef Technologies, Inc., "We believe that Subway is an ideal platform to demonstrate how quick service restaurants (QSR's) can easily adapt to our fast-cook technology in order to expand their menu offerings into new areas, while strengthening their core product quality.''

Mirken went on to say "TurboChef gives QSR's the flexibility to make significant strides both in top line growth as well as in cost saving efficiencies. In addition to day-part expansion programs, which generate additional sales, TurboChef offers pre-programmed menus that require little or no employee training and help to reduce labor. The flexibility of this cooking platform allows for a wide range of products with different cooking requirements to be prepared in a 29-inch footprint which does not require venting.''