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Quiznos expands into Middle East, Asia

By Dan Berthiaume - 10/30/2014

Denver -- Quiznos continues to expand its international development with growth into seven countries in Asia and the Middle East. This is the latest addition to an international development strategy to open more than 1,000 restaurants in more than 40 countries by 2020 and will widen the company footprint abroad through the help of international master franchisees.

On Oct. 28, Quiznos celebrated the grand opening of the first Quiznos restaurant in Malaysia. AUM Hospitality (AUMH) signed a deal to open 100 future locations in Malaysia. Quiznos also plans to open 1,500 Quiznos restaurants in China during the next 11 years, partnering with AUMH.

Later in 2014, the company will open the world's largest Quiznos restaurant in Indonesia. The 10,000-sq.-ft. space will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Quiznos will also feature its Q Café platform in the Indonesian location, serving brewed coffee alongside toasted subs.

In August, Quiznos opened its first Taiwan restaurant in Taipei's Xinyi District. Master franchisee Trilogy/Sense-Meal International, plans to open 100 restaurants in Taiwan in the next 10 years.

In September, Quiznos opened its first United Arab Emirates (UAE) restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Master franchisee Royal Bun Café plans to open seven additional locations by the end of 2014 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, RAK, Sharjah and Fujairah. The group will open 75 restaurants in Bahrain, the UAE and neighboring Oman by 2021.

Additional international milestones include the brand's movement into Pakistan and Iraq. This is part of Quiznos’ continued international expansion strategy.

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