Local SUBWAY® store owner Daniel Hepsley was celebrating this week with news that his store in Carrick-on-Shannon has helped to open the door for Irish food producers and suppliers to provide produce to 3,400 SUBWAY® stores across Europe.
Daniel is one of 54 SUBWAY® franchisees in Ireland whose stores gave Irish food companies a valuable platform to prove that they could deliver quality ingredients to one of the largest brands in the world.
“These Irish companies started supplying stores like mine in Bridge Street and now they are supplying SUBWAY® stores all over Europe,” said Daniel. “The Sub you buy in London, Paris or Rome is just the same as the Sub you buy in Carrick-on-Shannon. They are all made using ingredients from Ireland,” he added.
“Ireland is now at the heart of the SUBWAY® brand in Leitrim and all across Europe. Every time someone buys their favourite Sub they are supporting Irish jobs,” he continued.
Daniel revealed that 55 million of the meatballs used to make the famous Meatball Marinara Subs ordered by customers in towns and cities across Europe last year were made in Ireland. 37 million bread sticks and all of the 205,728 muffins sold in Ireland and the UK each year are also made in Ireland.
“Irish food producers and suppliers are working with SUBWAY® stores and putting the country on the map for all the right reasons,” said Daniel. “Stores like mine in Carrick-on-Shannon are helping to sustain hundreds of Irish jobs and I am proud that SUBWAY® stores are one of the Irish food industry’s biggest customers,” he added.
SUBWAY® customers in Carrick-on-Shannon can now look forward to the launch of another new Sub – The Big Beef Melt.