Quiznos, the toasted sandwich quick-service concept, announced a master franchise agreement with Royal Bun Café in the United Arab Emirates. The first three outlets are planned for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah by early next year. In addition to these flagship restaurants, Quiznos UAE foresees a total of 70 outlets over the next eight years in the country.

"We are very happy to be working with a strategic partner as Royal Bun Café, who is specialized in food and beverage and knows the UAE market and its needs. The flagship restaurant’s suggested locations are a great example of market understanding," says Kenneth Cutshaw, president of international for Quiznos. "We look forward to a successful launch and Quiznos's presence in the United Arab Emirates retail market".

Quiznos plans to open over 1,000 international outlets in more than 40 countries by 2020, and the UAE expansion is an important part of the strategy. 

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, News, Quiznos