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Sandwich giant set for third town centre shop

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 24, 2013

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A SANDWICH giant is set to open its third outlet in Burton town centre in a move that could create more than 10 jobs.

Subway has announced plans to branch out by opening a new site in The Octagon shopping centre in the run-up to Christmas.

There are also tentative plans to further increase the number of the firm’s eateries with branches on the outskirts of the town.

The news comes as part of a bid to double the number of Subway stores in Staffordshire from 22 to 44 in the next three years, creating 330 new jobs and 14 new franchisees.

James Fleck, development agent for Subway, said: “The planned expansion in Staffordshire will not only provide a significant boost to the local employment market, but also give entrepreneurs the opportunity to establish their own small business.

“The 14 new recruits will play a key part in delivering the great food and quality service the Subway brand is known for.

“Me and my partner Andrea have been successful Subway franchisees for nearly 15 years, currently in personal ownership of five Subway stores within Staffordshire, so we’re both very familiar with the challenges and rewards of operating a small business.”

Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca flew in from the States last year to reveal plans to increase the number of UK stores to 2,000, creating 6,000 new jobs.

More information on the new store is available by calling 01386 446446 or emailing subway.development@fivecounties.com

The news comes just days after the Mail revealed a major retailer had announced a 10-year lease at the shopping centre.

Poundland has finally put pen to paper on the deal to move into the two-storey former home of department store Beatties.

Bosses at the centre said the firm’s decision to commit – alongside recent news that TK Maxx had signed up long-term to stay in the centre and undergo an extensive refit – was ‘great news’ for Burton.

Octagon centre manager Peter Hardingham said: “It shows that retailers have faith in the centre and not only want to stay, but also expand.

“It shows they and others have faith in the town.”

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