EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): All across the UK


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-07-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Planned Job Creation: 4600

Additional Information

Sandwich chain Subway has announced major new expansion plans across the UK and Ireland. It will result in around 4,600 jobs being created in the UK by 2020, which will be spread across approximately 450 stores. The expansion is being driven by increasing customer demand as the outlet consolidates its position as the largest high street fast food chain in the UK. After the opening of the announced stores, Subway will have nearly twice as many shops as its nearest rival, Greggs.