SUBWAY(R) Restaurants Unveils LEED Certified Stores In Cary And Durham

New Environmentally Friendly Stores Added In Raleigh Market

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.

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"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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DETAILS:

  • The eco-store elements for the SUBWAY® restaurants include recycled floor tile, high-efficiency Energy Star-rated HVAC systems, low flow and flush fixtures in public restrooms, less lighting power, and more natural light for seated customers.
  • Other eco-friendly elements include: building materials used from sustainable sources and extensive use of recycled products and furnishings; LED interior and exterior signage; remote condensing units for refrigeration and ice-making equipment; Energy Star-rated kitchen equipment; low VOC adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings; recycling collection of post-consumer recyclable waste generated in-store; and Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC) wood.
  • The SUBWAY® restaurant on Market Street in Chapel Hill was North Carolina's first stand-alone LEED-certified restaurant when it opened in 2009.

ABOUT SUBWAY® RESTAURANTS:

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.

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