Subway plans to freshen its look
Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline.
The sandwich chain says the redesign, which includes a brighter atmosphere and displays of vegetables behind the counter, is the first major revamp since the early 2000s. The changes will take place as stores around the country are remodeled and new ones are built.
The makeover comes as Subway’s sales have fallen for four straight years amid competition from places including Jimmy John’s and Firehouse Subs. Since 2012, Subway’s average annual sales per store are down 13 percent, according to industry tracker Technomic.