January 21, 2011 // Franchising.com // Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – The New Miami Subs Grill, originator of the fast/casual restaurant concept, today announced it has been selected as one of the 50 Top Franchises for Veterans by World Franchising Network/./This is the second year in a row the Ft. Lauderdale-based chain has been chosen for this prestigious honor. This national recognition is a direct result of the New Miami Subs Grill's commitment to the recruitment and advancement of veterans within the company and its policy to provide veterans with incentives to acquire a franchise.
The 50 companies included in this honor were selected from hundreds of companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in a Jan. 14, 2011 USA/Today – Franchising Today/article.Each participating franchisor was required to submit a completed questionnaire describing the specific financial incentives provided to veterans from the franchisor. The questionnaire also noted the number, both absolute and as a percentage of the total number, of operating units owned by veterans, as well as the number of veterans in senior management that earned more than $60,000 per year.
"The New Miami Subs Grill is proud to help those who proudly served the United States military," said Lawrence Austin, a principal of the New Miami Subs Grill. "We have found that veterans bring with them a work ethic that serves them and our customers well in this highly competitive market."
"We are extremely pleased at the number of franchisors that not only recognize the sacrifices our servicemen and women have made, but, more importantly, welcome them back into the business world with very generous financial incentives," said Rob Bond, president of World Franchising Network. "As a former veteran who was not welcomed back into society, this is a long overdue change in how we honor our military veterans.
The Franchises4Vets program was created solely to provide in-depth information about franchising to military veterans. In addition to information about franchisor programs, the website,www.Franchises4Vets.com, also links to various government programs, lenders, attorneys and transition coaches/consultants.
"What's particularly gratifying is that we are one of only 50 franchise companies selected considering there are thousands of franchise opportunities available," said Austin."
Miami Subs®, a South Florida company, has been serving great food for more than 20 years with the first true Miami Subs restaurant opening in 1988.The franchise chain has grown to become Florida's largest regional sub and grill chain featuring their world famous Philly cheesesteak, wings, burgers, gyros and most recently pizza and breakfast at participating locations.The chain is also one of the first in its category to offer delivery through a one number system at participating locations. Miami Subs®currently has locations in Florida, the Carolinas, New York, and Indiana with a number of locations projected to open in the coming year (2012?).Miami Subs®is a proud supporter of the Boy and Girls Club, Cystic Fibrosis and other local charities in the community.For more information go towww.miamisubs.com [http://www.miamisubs.com/].