Subway Restaurant on 22 Stoddard Road in Mt Roskill, which opened on March 11, 2013, had a significant landmark – it was the 250th restaurant of Subway, New Zealand’s largest quick service restaurant.
Situated in the new Roskill Centre, the store is one of 20 new Subway restaurants planned to open around New Zealand this year.
It is the eighth restaurant for franchisee Deven Maharaj who also owns Caltex Mt Roskill, Kingsland, Mobil K Road, Grafton, Auckland Hospital and Westfield St Lukes.
“It is an absolute thrill to have reached the 250th milestone in New Zealand,” Subway North Island Development Agent Mark Hawes said.
“It feels like only yesterday that we were opening our 200th restaurant! This rapid growth has been driven by strong demand from existing and new franchisees. And we are actively looking for more sites to grow our network even further.”
The 200th New Zealand Subway Restaurant opened in 2008 at Auckland International Airport.
Mr Maharaj said that new restaurant filled a need for healthier eating options in Mt Roskill area.
“The new Roskill Centre is a huge asset to Mt Roskill and it is incredibly rewarding to provide employment opportunities to the local community,” he said.
First in New Zealand
“Stoddard Road is a welcome addition to Mr Maharaj’s store portfolio. I am proud to be a part of Subway New Zealand’s history by reaching the 250th milestone,” he said.
Stoddard Road Subway restaurant is situated across from The Warehouse and ANZ Bank and has indoor seating for up to 16 customers including disabled seating and bathrooms. It will be open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.
Subway hopes to reach the 300 restaurant milestone by 2017. Subway restaurants employ over 2500 Sandwich Artists.
The Subway opened its first New Zealand restaurant in Parnell, Auckland in 1995. The restaurant chain is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 38,500 locations in 100 countries.