Subway Freshens Stores and Adds Touchscreens

Subway is introducing a “Fresh Forward” redesign that it hopes to bring to its 44,000 global locations over the next few years, in what promises to be a massive overhaul of the world’s largest restaurant chain by unit count.  The company expects 3,000 to 5,000 new and remodeled locations in the new design to open by the end of next year, with the vast majority in North America.


The remodel combines new décor with updated technology — including self-ordering kiosks at some locations, as well as charging ports — and a more revealing look at ingredients. The redesign is part of a move to stop sliding sales in the face of many upstart sandwich franchises begun in the past few years.