POWER LIST 2017, CHAIN CHAMPIONS: Peter Dowding, Country Director UK & Ireland, Subway

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Subway continues to be one of the largest investors in commercial foodservice equipment thanks to a roll-out programme designed to cement its position as one of the most ubiquitous chains in the industry.

UK country director Peter Dowding oversaw the company’s 2,500th store opening this year and under his watch it is aiming to surpass the 3,000 mark within the next three years. Peter Dowding portrait

To do that, it will need to be opening new restaurants at a rate of almost one every other day. Peter insists that Subway’s franchise model is “tried and tested” and will deliver the growth it is targeting.

“We are confident our business model will continue to grow as more and more consumers demand great-tasting food at a value price-point. With 5,000 new jobs expected over the next three years, opening up a further 500 stores demonstrates not only the value of the business to our franchisees but also collectively the real and significant contribution to British and Irish economies.”

Key equipment developments this year include the purchase of bespoke Fracino coffee machines designed solely for high volume sites.

The most recent total turnover of Subway stores was calculated at approximately £515m (0.9% of the food and beverages services industry turnover), with a GVA of nearly £250m.

Profile

Company: Subway
Address: Chaston House, Mill Court, Hinton Way, Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, CB22 5LD
Tel: 0844 826 8484
Twitter: @SUBWAYUKIreland
Website: www.subway.com/en-ie
Focus: Sandwiches

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