Subway Is Closing 500 Stores in the U.S.

Subway is now closing more U.S. stores because they are now expanding internationally.

They will be shutting down 500 stores this year, in the past two years they have shut down hundreds of them.

Currently, Subway has 26,000 U.S. locations.

Due to new competition from newer chains the restaurant's sales dropped 4.4 percent.

They are remodeling stores to look sleeker and adding touch-screen kiosks for ordering.

The chain plans to add more than 1,000 stores outside North America, focusing on locations in Britain, Germany and Asia.

Users on Twitter definitely had their own opinions to add to the situation. One person tweeted: 

"No surprise subway is closing hundreds of locations. Really dropped the ball after the $5 footlong was discontinued. Jersey Mikes, quick chek and wawa have much better sandwiches."


Someone wasn't happy with Subway even before the news broke.

"Subway is closing 500 locations.

Some people will have to go further to get 8 pounds of lettuce on their sandwiches now"


Was it really that much lettuce? 

"I had a sub at subway once. Never ever had another. I go to Port O Subs for a real sub. They were so cheap with their stuff and had so little to choose from. Never went back so have no idea if they improved but closing sure wasn't because they overloaded their subs."


Others felt the pain. 

"You don’t know emotional until you live with someone who becomes emotionally distraught because subway is closing 500 stores nationally"


And one user had their own answer as to why they believed the sandwich chain is closing down 500 stores. 

"Subway to close 500 stores in North America in 2018. This is ridiculous instead of closing stores and building new ones overseas how bout y'all bring back all footings for $5. that's why people aren't eating there anymore is not cause of fogle"


In the end, seems like most people are generally sad.

"My life is in shambles: Subway closing 500 stores in US"

Kari Steele

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