In an effort to push its franchisees into remodeling their stores, Subway is offering $10,000 grants to help operators afford its Fresh Forward and more affordable Fresh Start remodel programs. “We’re expecting about 5,000 remodels in the next year and a half in the U.S.,” Subway Chief Development Officer Don Fertman told Nation’s Restaurant News. Cost of a Fresh Start remodel is about $40,000 and includes a floor overlay, new lighting, an upgraded make-up line and new signage and logos. NRN: Subway $10K Remodel Grants
Fertman said more than 5,000 operators have already applied for the grants.