May 20, 2011 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, N.C. – SUBWAY® restaurants has announced that two of its recently opened stores in the Raleigh market, one at 10130-300 Green Level Church Road in Cary and the other at 705 Ninth St. in Durham, are Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified for being environmentally friendly, and were designed and constructed according to the U.S. Green Building Council guidelines in order to receive their certifications. LEED is a third-party certification program for the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings that serves as a benchmark for rating environmental performance and occupant satisfaction for several building scenarios.
"SUBWAY® is committed to progressive environmental causes, and we are proud that these new stores help the company achieve this goal," said Burhan Ghanayem, local SUBWAY® franchisee. "They are designed specifically to have an overall smaller environmental footprint by requiring less energy and consuming less water than typical restaurants. We look forward to adding more LEED certified stores throughout the Raleigh market."
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Headquartered in Milford, Conn., and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami and Singapore, the SUBWAY® restaurant chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. Their partnership, which continues today, marked the beginning of a remarkable journey — one that has made it possible for thousands of individuals to build and succeed in their own business. The SUBWAY® restaurant chain has been named the 2011 recipient of the MenuMasters award by Nation's Restaurant News in the Healthful Innovations category. The award recognizes the brand's "Build Your Better Breakfast" offerings by offering consumers a fully-customizable line of egg white omelet sandwiches. In the 2010 Zagat® Fast Food Survey, the SUBWAY® brand was ranked No. 1by consumers in the "Most Popular," "Top Service" and "Healthy Options" categories for food brands with 5,000 or more locations. SUBWAY® restaurants were also recently ranked as the "Most Loved" Fast Food Chain in the U.S., according to Amplicate, a research firm that specializes in the public opinions of social media users, and was named the "2011 Quick Service Restaurant Brand of the Year" in the new 2011 Harris Poll EquiTrend study, which rated restaurants on such things as equity, consumer connection, commitment, brand behavior, brand advocacy and trust. For more information about the SUBWAY® chain, visit http://www.subway.com. SUBWAY® is a registered trademark of Doctor's Associates Inc.