“The introduction of Halal meats shows a true commitment by the SUBWAY® chain to offering our customers choice. We have worked diligently with our suppliers to introduce a full range of certified Halal meats. We can now offer our Muslim customers our full range of Subs that are fresh, made-to-order and just the way our customers like them,” says SUBWAY® Operations Director, Mark Bradley.
SUBWAY® Franchisee Farhat Abbas is delighted to be able to bring the SUBWAY® chain to his community. “The first Halal SUBWAY® store in the Selbourne Walk shopping centre will offer our Muslim community a full menu eating experience. All the meat we use has been prepared according to the rules of Halal and has been certified by the Islamic Foundation of Ireland.”
The SUBWAY chain can draw upon the expertise and knowledge of numerous franchisees and stores in many predominantly Islamic countries around the world.
Says SUBWAY® Developer Hamed Al-Naqeeb: “We know there is a very strong demand for SUBWAY® stores that provide Halal meats and are we are very excited by this development. In the US, there are Halal stores already open that are doing great business and are very popular. The critical point about our stores is that they are very closely tied into the local communities in which they operate – and it is important that they reflect what each community needs.”
The SUBWAY® chain, one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK and Ireland, puts its success down to the increasing popularity of the submarine sandwich as a fresh food offering and its rapid rate of expansion, as the chain fast approaches 1000 stores in the UK and Ireland.
Across the UK and Ireland, the SUBWAY® chain plans to open a further 1,000+ outlets over the next four years, creating a further 10,000 jobs with an investment of over £100 million. Worldwide, the SUBWAY® chain has created over an estimated 280,000 full and part-time jobs and has a turnover in excess of £5 billion.