Sandwich chain Subway to create 1,800 new jobs in Ireland

US fast food franchise announces plans to open 180 new stores

American fast food chain Subway said it  will create 400 new jobs in Ireland this year, and 1,800 over the next six years. Photo: Bloomberg

American fast food chain Subway said it will create 400 new jobs in Ireland this year, and 1,800 over the next six years. Photo: Bloomberg

Tue, Jan 21, 2014, 18:22

American fast food chain Subway has announced plans to increase the number of stores in Ireland by more than 180 over the next six years, creating 1,800 new jobs.

Some 400 of these jobs will be created this year, with the sandwich chain investing €5 million in the opening of 40 new stores.

Last year, the sandwich franchise opened 16 new stores throughout Ireland.

“The UK and Irish markets have been fantastic success stories for the Subway brand and we see opportunities for further growth as more and more consumers demand great tasting food at a value price-point,” Mike Charest, assistant regional director for Europe said.

The fast-food chain already operates 117 outlets in the country, all of which are owned on a franchise basis.