Subway is expanding – both its menu and its stores.
The closely held sandwich chain, which has more than 26,600 U.S. locations, has room to add 7,000 to 8,000 more domestic eateries, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Fred DeLuca said today.
“Maybe it will take 10 years or so,” he said in a telephone interview. “If we do a good job building consumer demand, that number might change and be higher.”
DeLuca also disclosed that Subway has started testing hummus as a sandwich topping as it seeks to maintain its appeal among health-conscious consumers.