The Subway chain is also a huge customer of US beef, pork, chicken and turkey. “According to our purchasing cooperative, we used more than 200 million lbs. of meat [beef and pork] and about 190 million lbs. of poultry [chicken and turkey] in North America [US and Canada] in 2010,” a company spokesperson told MEATPOULTRY.com.
Since January, the chain has opened approximately 700 new stores in 50 countries, 43 US states and eight Canadian provinces. The chain is also testing a new Subway café format, specifically designed to satisfy the needs of landlords of office buildings and upscale properties. The concept is a combination sandwich shop and coffee bar, featuring feature brick or wood-paneled walls, comfortable armchairs, and an expanded menu that includes baked goods and frozen coffee drinks.