Subway has announced that more than 10,500 of its US stores are to be remodeled by the end of 2020.
The chain, which closed 1,000 stores across the states last year, will move ahead with the remodeling following 1,400 successful renovations across Subway stores globally.
25 percent of the redesign costs for the renovations will be covered by a multi-million-dollar grant program.
Don Fertman, Subway’s Chief Development Officer, said: “Our Franchise Owners and their staffs work hard every day to deliver a great Subway experience for their guests.
“By participating in the remodel program, Franchise Owners are making a commitment to enhancing their guests’ experience, and showing their trust in the brand.
“Together, with all that is going on with our global transformation, we are taking this brand to an exciting new level.”
The multi-year global transformation is centered on three key initiatives: updated, modern restaurant redesigns; bold new flavors, tastes and menu options; and greater convenience and enhanced customer service for guests.
Last year, in addition to the new redesign, Subway announced an $80 million investment to emphasize new flavors and create a more personalized guest experience in the restaurants.
This new program, free to all Franchise Owners, is already in use in 14 countries, including France, Brazil, Singapore and Australia, and will be eligible in all US restaurants from this summer.
The program features Flavor Stations, with even more flavors guests can use to customize their sandwiches and salads, and Beverage Stations.