Togo's Named to Nation's Restaurant News List of Top Consumer Picks

Togo's Ranks Ahead of Firehouse Subs Franchise, Jimmy John's Franchise

SAN JOSE, CA - (Marketwired - Sep 21, 2015) - The Togo's sandwich franchise outclassed both the Firehouse Subs Franchise and Jimmy John's Franchise in Nation's Restaurant News annual list of Consumer Picks. In compiling this year's list, the national publication polled more than 40,000 people to rank 172 restaurant franchises in categories such as atmosphere, value, and cleanliness.

That the original West Coast sandwich franchise ranked so highly speaks to Togo's strength in the $22 billion sandwich and sub store franchise market. For more than 44 years, the brand has been serving high-quality, made-to-order sandwiches to a growing base of customers. We have 300 locations open and under development throughout the West.

Togo's sandwich franchise is a long-time customer favorite

With big, meaty sandwiches and a staggering number of flavor combinations, Togo's sandwich franchise has seen more than five years of same-store sales growth. The brand's high ranking on this year's list of Consumer Picks speaks not only to the quality of the ingredients the brand uses to make its sandwiches, but also to the lively atmosphere and one-on-one service that customers get when they visit a restaurant.

"Being included as a Top Consumer Pick is validating for us," said Tony Gioia, CEO of Togo's sandwich franchise. "We think ourselves as the premier sandwich franchise of the West, and it's great to know that our customers feel the same way. Our customers are incredibly loyal; many of them know our menu inside and out. We look forward to welcoming many more loyal customers as we continue to grow around the country."

Togo's sandwich franchise continues to grow

By adding stores in California, as well as in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Washington, the iconic sandwich franchise plans to grow its footprint in the western United States. Currently, single-unit franchise opportunities are plentiful in California, and multi-unit opportunities are available in surrounding states.

The rise of the Togo's sandwich franchise in the western United States is symbolic of the industry at large. According to the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report for 2014, 94% of customers eat at least one sandwich every week. A Togo's sandwich is a quick and healthy alternative to fast food. As well as using the freshest ingredients, the Togo's brand places an emphasis on value: Togo's offers $5 daily specials. However, the average sandwich cost is closer to $7-$10.

"We take a lot of care to see that our customers are satisfied," Gioia said. "By offering an affordable alternative to the fast-food option with our meaty and stuffed sandwiches, we know that we are a brand that will continue to thrive."

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