Subway now becomes the world’s largest restaurant chain with highest units all over the world. Subway has led the honor of highest franchises in the world. As per The Wall Street Journal, Subway had 33,749 stores in across the world during the end of 2010 and McDonald's had total 32,737 stores in the world. Thus, Subway has displaced McDonald's to be largest restaurant chain.
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The credit of Subway’s success goes to their readiness of starting their stores in exceptional locations. Initially, Subway was established as sandwich shop during 1965 by only 17 years old, Fred DeLuca with just $1,000 borrowed money. Now, Subway has created its status as health food has stuck. From the spokesperson of Subway, it is learnt that the restaurant chain has planned to start 1,000 to 2,000 stores across the world every year. Currently, the Subway has 600 stores in only Los Angeles area and more than 1,000 stores in Asia. Subway’s store-located states include Brazil, Mexico, India, China, Russia and France.
After this report, McDonald's has lost the world’s largest restaurant chain title that it possessed since early 1970s while the hamburger chain become the largest fast-food chain by help of wide-ranging advertising and vast development. McDonald’s Big Mac has 30g fat, but Subway serves a range of 6in specially filled rolls with containing as much as five times less than McDonald’s Big Mac. The restaurant chain mostly gives importance on advertising, cost-control and marketing; possibly this cause has helped to grow the brand reputation.
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