Quiznos Featured on NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
Contest Announced in Which One Lucky Viewer Will Receive a Trip to New York and a Stay at the Trump Tower Hotel
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quiznos, one of the nation's fastest-growing quick service restaurant chains and pioneer of the toasted sandwich, today announced that it will be featured on tonight's episode of NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice'. Teams on the popular reality show will compete to devise a flavorful addition to Quiznos gourmet SAMMIES sandwich lineup by using ingredients found only in stores.
In celebration of the show, both teams' recipes will be sold at Quiznos restaurants nationwide through April 6, 2008.
"Both Celebrity Apprentice teams excelled in the kitchen, creating two new SAMMIES that we are honored to bring to our restaurants for a limited time only," said Steve Provost, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Quiznos. "These new flavors will join our line up of SAMMIES sandwiches, including our latest 200 calorie additions. These wildly popular sandwiches, with 25 million already sold, have won over consumers who are looking for a gourmet meal, at a reasonable price point and low calorie count."
Quiznos.com is also holding a week-long "Vote for Your Favorite Celebrity Sammie" contest, which will last through March 21, 2008. At Quiznos website, fans can vote for their favorite Apprentice Sammie recipe — up to one vote per person daily. A winner will be randomly selected to receive a weekend trip for two to New York and a two night stay at the Trump Tower Hotel. A hundred second prize winners will each receive a Sammie Combo Meal gift card (a $10 value).
Complete rules for the "Vote for Your Favorite Celebrity Sammie" contest are available at Quiznos.com. Winners will be drawn on March 31, 2008.
Celebrating its 27th anniversary, Denver-based Quiznos is a national chain designed for today's busy consumers who are looking for a tasty, fresher alternative to traditional fast food restaurants. Using only premium quality real ingredients, Quiznos restaurants offer creative, chef-inspired recipes for sandwiches, soups and salads. With more than 5,000 franchise restaurants, Quiznos is one of the fastest growing quick service restaurant chains.
In December, the Quiznos management team was named the "Best New Class" by QSR Magazine. In October 2007, Quiznos was recognized for leading the QSR industry in wait time performance by the Mystery Shopping Providers Association's (MSPA) 2007 Wait Time Study. In May 2007, Zagat's consumer surveys listed Quiznos in top 5 for Top Food, Top Facilities, Top Service and Top Overall, ahead of its direct competitors. In June 2006, Nation's Restaurant News ranked Quiznos in its Top 100 Restaurant Chains as the #1 restaurant chain in growth in number of units--five years in a row. Entrepreneur magazine in January, 2006 ranked Quiznos in its annual Top Franchise 500 as the #2 Best Overall Franchise and QSR magazine ranked the chain in its Top 50 Chains in August, 2005 as #3 by change in system-wide sales.
For further information, please visit www.quiznos.com