Subway has appointed Greg Madigan to start this week, as its new area development manager for the UK and Ireland. Madigan has over a decade of experience with the Subway brand and takes over the responsibility of developing the brand in the UK and Ireland, working with a team of Development Agents across the territory.
Madigan, from Sydney, Australia, has a background in the Quick Service Restaurant market, having spent 14 years with the Black Stump Char-Grill chain in his hometown, as Operations Manager, before joining Subway as general manager for brand development in Sydney.
Madigan said, “I’m really excited to be joining the UK and Ireland team, especially at such an important time for the growth of the brand across the region. The Subway brand is of course very popular across the UK and Ireland, the team have done a great job in developing the brand to get to 1,800 stores – the largest market in Europe.”
Mike Charest, assistant regional director for Subway Europe, said: “Greg brings with him tremendous experience, not only of the Subway brand thanks to his time in Australia at national headquarters, and at the Sydney Development Office, but also of the Quick Service Restaurant market in general, which is very important, as the markets in the UK and Ireland continue to develop at a significant rate.”
Earlier this summer, Subway reached the 1,800th milestone store opening with a forecourt store with operator Euro Garages in Peterborough. The brand is the world’s largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 42,000 locations in more than 105 countries.
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