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Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt
NY Post ^ | 12/13/17 | Josh Kosman

Posted on 12/14/2017 7:27:38 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

.....The struggling sandwich chain has seen customer traffic plummet a whopping 25 percent over the past five years....

In a Nov. 30 memo to franchisees that revealed the stomach-churning drop, Subway’s owners promised $25 million to boost marketing this spring for the company’s 44,000 locations and to bring back a limited-time, $4.99 footlong sandwich promotion.....

....the crucial footlong deal — aimed squarely at the McDonald’s dollar menu — is in danger because of a revolt by franchise owners, who fret that doubling down on discounts will further shave their already thin profits.

More than 400 of them have signed a petition protesting the two-month footlong deal that’s slated to begin in January....

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arbys; blimpies; fastfood; food; jimmyjohns; mcdonalds; momandpop; quiznos; restaurant; restaurants; subway; trends; wendys
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I used to consider Subway for lunch.... then Subway began to suck up to the Obama administration.

That was essentially the end of my relationship with Subway.

Get out of politics and make me a samich.

1 posted on 12/14/2017 7:27:38 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Where’s Jarrod?


2 posted on 12/14/2017 7:29:11 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Since Subway did the Michelle Oblowme marketing thing, I’ve not stepped one foot into any of their locations. Which really sucks for the franchisees. Not the fault of franchise owners but they take the blow for stupid corporate politically driven decisions.


3 posted on 12/14/2017 7:30:31 AM PST by Maskot (Put every dem/lib in prison...like yesterday.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They’ve gotten too expensive. Footlong for $5? Cool. For $8?
No.

CC


4 posted on 12/14/2017 7:30:39 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (It don't matter if your heart is in the right place, if at the same time your head is up your a$$)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Their food is tasteless garbage & there seems to be a location on every other block.


5 posted on 12/14/2017 7:30:46 AM PST by gdani (I disowned the GOP before disowning them was cool....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The meat portions keep getting smaller. Pretty soon they will just use a ‘meat’ spray to flavor the bread. I don’t go any more.


6 posted on 12/14/2017 7:30:54 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: SoFloFreeper

Jersey Mike’s has them in a headlock.


7 posted on 12/14/2017 7:31:07 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

Uhh Jarrod is enjoying a foot-long, but it ain’t a sandwich.


8 posted on 12/14/2017 7:31:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Road Warrior ‘04

Cell block 12.

CC


9 posted on 12/14/2017 7:31:15 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (It don't matter if your heart is in the right place, if at the same time your head is up your a$$)
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To: onedoug

Firehouse Subs, too.


10 posted on 12/14/2017 7:31:43 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Right Brother

Their chicken sandwich is about 60 percent chicken.
No one is saying what the rest of it is...


11 posted on 12/14/2017 7:33:07 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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Their chicken sandwich is about 60 percent chicken. No one is saying what the rest of it is..

"Parts is parts."
12 posted on 12/14/2017 7:34:02 AM PST by dfwgator
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In PA, Wawa convenience stores / gas stations are eating Subway’s lunch.

Faster, much better, and cheaper. Can’t compete with that.


13 posted on 12/14/2017 7:34:09 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I really like their breakfast steak and egg white sandwich, but I’m minimizing carbs and I just don’t do bread much anymore.
14 posted on 12/14/2017 7:34:31 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

$8.00 for a ham sandwich then 2 days sitting on or hugging the toilet. No thanks!!


15 posted on 12/14/2017 7:35:01 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: SoFloFreeper

This discount gimmick is what really messed up franchise Burger King owners in Germany all peeved. The franchise HQ’s was pumping out discount coupons every single month to get more people to stop in and buy BK products. But the franchise owners weren’t seeing any profits with the increased sales. The franchise big guys were making the profits off selling burgers, buns, etc....to the individual franchise shop operations.

Subway is basically repeating the same formula.

I used be a twice-a-week person at Subway, and I think they still have a good decent product.


16 posted on 12/14/2017 7:35:10 AM PST by pepsionice
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Once you get customer hooked on discounts, they expect them eternally and will not buy without them.

Remember these guys from a couple years back (Jos Banks)? Who bought there at regular prices?


17 posted on 12/14/2017 7:37:19 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (When your business model depends on slave labor, you're always going to need more slaves.)
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Jersey Mike’s has them in a headlock.

My wife and I had #43's last night...tasty. (Chipotle Cheese Steaks)

18 posted on 12/14/2017 7:37:53 AM PST by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.com)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t know how anyone can eat that s**t.

Are there no good sub shops across America?
Or am I just blessed that I live in the northeast, where there’s one on practically every other street corner??


19 posted on 12/14/2017 7:38:21 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012 ("Be quiet... you are #fakenews!")
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To: gdani

i can’t even pass by a Subway, they all stink and it turns my stomach.


20 posted on 12/14/2017 7:38:40 AM PST by ronniesgal (still winning !!)
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