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Subways getting remodels

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Subway restaurants are getting a refresh.

Subway announced a multimillion-dollar investment to help Subway franchises complete its restaurant remodels by midyear 2020. Guests can expect a refreshed physical appearance at their favorite Subway restaurants across South Carolina and Northeast Georgia.

“My territory consists of 419 locations in South Carolina and now Georgia. This is a significant investment into our South Carolina and Georgia Subway guest experience,” says Ali Saifi, president and chief executive officer of Subway Development Corporation of South Carolina. “I am optimistic for the future of this great brand – so much so that I have expanded my development territory to include locations in Northeast Georgia. I trust our loyal guests will join us in this movement to a new era, and new look and feel of Subway restaurants.”

On average, each Subway location can cost more than $40,000 for a full remodel. The Subway brand’s investment of $10,000 per eligible location would cover nearly 25 percent of a remodel at any given location. The brand also made an $80 million investment in 2018 to enhance restaurants with new elements such as new flavor stations featuring new spices and sauces, new beverages, updated menu boards and new Sandwich Artist uniforms. The restaurant refresh investments are focused on creating a new and energized space for guests to enjoy the most popular sandwiches in the world.

“Our restaurants will continue to provide the same tasty meals our guests know and love, but with a twist they will not experience anywhere else. While still honoring the classics, our menu is ever-growing with delicious products, such as our Signature Wraps, and we are looking forward to exciting new products in the near future,” Saifi said.

Founded by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family friend Dr. Peter Buck more than 52 years ago, Subway is still a family-owned business, working with more than 21,000 dedicated franchisees in communities around the world.

Mall to host summer showcase

The Prince of Orange Mall announced it will host the Orangeburg Summer Showcase celebrating local food, entertainment, recreation, health, business and more.

Businesses can participate for the chance to be named an Orangeburg City Favorite and promote what is in the Orangeburg community.

The event will be held at the Prince of Orange Mall on Thursday, July 18, from 2-5 p.m. Businesses can register at www.ourcityfavorites.com. Participating businesses will be provided a showcase space and entered in the week-long City Favorite vote. The community is invited to vote online for their favorite business in multiple categories and attend the showcase where they can experience all our area has to offer and hear the City Favorites announced live at the end of the event.

“We are excited to pack the mall with local businesses to showcase all the great things located right here in Orangeburg. We want to create and host events that inspire our community and the Summer Showcase is a great way to bring people together to celebrate the best in food, entertainment, recreation, health, business and more,” said Coles Doyle, marketing director for Hull Property Group.

Registration is open and the deadline for businesses to sign up is Friday, June 14. There is no cost to participate.

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