The Real Deal Miami

Quiznos plans expansion in South Florida

June 15, 2010 12:30PM

Fast food chain Quiznos is looking to expand in South Florida, with 10 new restaurants planned for Miami and Fort Lauderdale, according to a company spokesperson. The new stores are part of a larger, nationwide expansion plan recently announced by the company, which includes development of 600 new sub shops for corporate-owned restaurants. The stores will be located nationwide, with a focus on sites that offer 1,200 to 1,600 square feet and high daytime traffic. South Florida, currently home to 56 Quiznos restaurants, is one area the company is focusing on, according to a company spokesperson. “Our growth plans include traditional franchised restaurants, non-traditional restaurants such as airports and colleges, and convenience store locations,” a Quiznos corporate spokesperson said. “We have identified the Miami and Fort
Lauderdale DMA [designated market area] as a corporate growth market where we will be specifically looking to build and open up to 10 corporate-owned and operated restaurants in the near term.” The company declined to provide more information regarding specific locations. As part of its expansion efforts, Quiznos is also offering a joint venture program. An initial up-front fee of $5,000 will allow entrepreneurs with prior restaurant management experience to assume full ownership of a Quiznos restaurant while operating that shop.
— Yaffi Spodek