B.C. Subway opens 400th restaurant


Manager Angela Alvano shows a Subway sandwich.
Photo by Ric Ernst, The Vancouver Sun

B.C. Subway opens 400th restaurant
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun and www.wikipedia.org
by Nila Gopaul, 2013, Level 2

Subway restaurants are successful in B.C.
Recently, the 400th Subway store opened in Vancouver.
The restaurant is near Rogers Arena.
An arena is an indoor sports place.
The Vancouver Canucks hockey team plays there.
It is a good place to put a Subway restaurant.
Many hockey fans are hungry before or after hockey games.
Subway stores are in 104 communities in B.C.
Subway hires about 4,000 people.

Rogers Arena Photo by Hucul002, Wikimedia

Rogers Arena
Photo by Hucul002, Wikimedia

Subway food
Subway makes salads.
It also makes sandwiches called “subways”.
A “subway” is another word for “submarine sandwich”.
The sandwich looks like a submarine.
Subway sandwiches are six inches (15.2 cm)
and 12 inches (30.5 cm) long.
Every sandwich is different.
Every salad is different.
The customer chooses what goes into
the sandwich or salad.
Subway says it uses only fresh ingredients.

Submarine sandwich Photo:  Public Domain, Wikipedia

Submarine sandwich
Photo: Public Domain, Wikipedia

Submarine Photo by BillyTFried, Wikimedia

Photo by BillyTFried, Wikimedia

Head of Subway talks about success
Margot Micallef is the head of Subway Devco.
She says Subway’s success is its food.
Seniors like the food. 
Adults like the food.
Children like it, too.
Why? Margot says the food is healthy.

The company is also successful
because Margot changed many things.
In 2008, she and three partners
took over the company. 
They hired 75 people.
These people visit Subways each month.
They also write business plans.
“Our sales in B.C. and Alberta
are some of the highest in the world,” says Margot.
“There is one Subway store for every 11,000 people in B.C.”

Today Subway has 37,881 restaurants in 98 countries.
Subway now has more restaurants than McDonald’s.
Now Subway is the largest fast food restaurant chain in the world.

Facts about other famous food chains in B.C.
Tim Hortons is famous for its coffee.
It is also well-known for its doughnuts.
It has 300 stores in B.C.

Starbucks is famous for its coffee, too.
It has 382 coffee shops in B.C.

McDonald’s is famous for its hamburgers.
It is also well-known for its french fries.
It has 205 restaurants in B.C.

2 thoughts on “B.C. Subway opens 400th restaurant

  1. Subway has really good smell! Compare with other fast foods,yes it is healthier,but still not the same as homemade.It is admirable how companies try to make better production to satisfied customers ,and a positive competition is the best way to improve.

    • For a while, many of the stores seemed dead. Now Subway seems to be doing a booming business – thanks to a team of business consultants … and the new CEO, Margot Micallef.

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