Subway closes all stores in UK and Ireland
Franchise owners will use up fresh ingredients to donate Subs to local community groups and emergency workers, wherever possible
23 March 2020 | 0
Subway has authorised all its franchise owners to close their stores in the UK and Ireland, from 5pm today.
Colin Hughes, country director of Subway UK and Ireland, said in a press statement that the group had been doing “all we can to support the efforts to combat the Covid-19 outbreak”. The country director thanked “loyal guests, franchise owners, their ‘sandwich artists’ and all employees who have supported the brand through this unprecedented situation”.
Subway made the decision to close, he said, because the group wanted “to continue doing everything in our power to keep people safe”.
Locally, over today and tomorrow, franchise owners will use up their fresh ingredients to donate Subs to local community groups and emergency workers, wherever possible.
Hughes did not specify when the stores were likely to reopen, but that they would return “as soon as we can”.