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QSR International Focuses on Quiznos Growth

QSR International, developer of Quiznos, Smashburger and Teriyaki Experience franchises throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, announced the divestiture of 32 of its 33 KFC Costa Rican restaurants to Intelectiva Costa Rica SRL, led by Mexican businessman, Roberto González Alcalá.

This divestiture will allow QSR International to focus on growth opportunities inside and outside of Costa Rica for its three restaurant brands, stated a company press release. QSR International plans to make those brands more convenient in all of the 16 countries where it oversees 119 Quiznos, Smashburger and Teriyaki Experience restaurants.

QSR has three additional Smashburger restaurants, five additional Quiznos restaurants and one additional Teriyaki Experience restaurant currently under construction. In addition, before the end of the year, QSR will opening two new Quiznos restaurants in Medellin and Bogota, Colombia.

While some of the proceeds from the divestiture will be earmarked to accelerate the growth of both Quiznos and Smashburger in Costa Rica, a portion of the proceeds will be used for acquisitions and new Master Franchises, said QSR Co-founder and President Richard Eisenberg.

“The sale of our KFC restaurants is bitter sweet,” he said. “KFC is a brand which we truly love and was the foundation for our entire QSR enterprise. However, this divestiture will allow us to focus on expanding our Master Franchise portfolio while providing capital to accelerate the growth of both Quiznos and Smashburger in Costa Rica, where QSR is based. It also will provide the capital needed to fulfill a lifelong dream of owning a Franchisor.”

QSR International is a 120-unit, multi-brand Master Franchise restaurant developer currently conducting business in 16 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

http://www.qsrweb.com/news/qsr-international-sells-stake-in-costa-rican-kfcs/

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Quiznos Inks Record Deal to Expand Into China

Quiznos’ international business has been hot lately, including a recent deal in China that could be the largest deal in franchising history.

Quiznos announced that it signed a 1,500-unit deal with the Parkson Retail Group of China, a retail arm of Malaysia-based The Lion Group. The units will be opened over the next 15 years.

“To be the foundation of a China [food and beverage] group that has already established its successful roots in the China retail sector‎ is exciting for the Quiznos brand,” says Ken Cutshaw, president of Quiznos International, via email.

Cutshaw adds that the agreement is the largest known franchise deal by unit count. Dunkin’ Donuts recently announced a deal for 1,400 restaurants in China.

The Lion Group entered the food and beverage industry in 2014, when it acquired stakes in AUM Hospitality, a Malaysia-based company with 12 brands. The Lion Group also has plans to expand with Johnny Rockets and the Malaysian brands Franco and The Library Coffee Bar.

“Operating in over 40 countries, Quiznos is a brand that has proven to be universal and transcends across all geographical and cultural boundaries,” says Tham Lih Chung, a spokesman with The Lion Group, in an email. “Thus we were confident that the brand and concept of Quiznos would be one that can be easily and widely accepted in China.”

Chung adds that Quiznos will fit well within China’s marketplace because of the widespread acceptance of Western brands. In addition, with many restaurant brands in China recently affected by food-safety scares, The Lion Group was interested in partnering with a company well equipped for first-rate operations, he says.

“While the China market presents great opportunities for F&B brands, the scale of threats are equally as big,” Chung says. “This is why we have taken a considerable amount of attention into the brands we bring into a market like China—these brands must provide unique dining experiences, and we found that in Quiznos.”

The Lion Group will open three Quiznos in Shanghai this year, then 100 units in 2016. It plans to focus initially on the Shanghai market before expanding into other parts of China, and will leverage the real estate it owns in nearly 60 department stores in the country.

Cutshaw says Quiznos’ global business is rapidly expanding—the company is also launching in Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Iraq, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates—as the domestic business refines its model and restructures its finances.

“Every successful global restaurant chain begins with a successful U.S. foundation,” he says. “Quiznos is no exception. And Quiznos will continue to expand its presence both domestically and internationally with strong franchisees like The Lion Group of China.”

 

QSR magazine; http://www.qsrmagazine.com/news/quiznos-inks-record-deal-expand-china

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Quiznos opens first drive-thru store in Costa Rica (Spanish)

A partir del 20 de febrero, los seguidores de Quiznos podrán disfrutar de sus platillos preferidos en Guadalupe diagonal a los Tribunales de Goicoechea, locación seleccionada para la apertura del local número 30 de la marca en Costa Rica.

Este es el primer restaurante de la cadena que cuenta con la opción de autoservicio. La decisión de incorporarlo, se basó en la satisfacción de los consumidores, quienes ahora podrán disfrutar con mayor facilidad y conveniencia los productos de Quiznos cuando van de paso y desean consumir estos en su casa u oficina.

El nuevo local se ubica en Guadalupe diagonal a los Tribunales de Goicoechea.

“Sabemos que muchos de nuestros seguidores estaban a la espera de la apertura de un Quiznos en la zona. Esto, aunado a un análisis de mercado que nos permitía medir la efectividad de instalar el autoservicio, nos hizo apostar por Guadalupe. Esta es una zona altamente comercial y residencial con gran afluencia de consumidores”, explica Paola Tinoco, gerente de marca de Quiznos.

En este nuevo local los seguidores de la marca podrán disfrutar de un restaurante espacioso, confortable y con una opción de un menú muy completa. Las instalaciones tienen una extensión de 212 m², distribuidos en dos niveles y espacio para 74 personas sentadas.

En la construcción y desarrollo de este nuevo espacio, la empresa invirtió un monto aproximado a los US$350.000 y se destaca su diseño innovador y acogedor para sus clientes.

Tanto el restaurante como el autoservicio estarán abiertos los siete días de la semana, con un horario de 11:00 am a 10:00 pm. Además, para la operación del mismo se contrató a 15 personas.

“Esta nueva apertura nos permitirá brindar productos memorables y de muy alta calidad a nuestros consumidores. Aquí nuestros seguidores se podrán deleitar con nuestro menú mediterráneo con recetas inspiradas por chefs y sabores que sorprenden a quienes nos prefieren”, agrega Tinoco.

Durante este 2015, QSR Internacional -empresa que opera y franquicia KFC, Quiznos, Teriyaki y SmashBurger-, tiene preparado un fuerte plan de inversión y expansión para sus marcas. La meta será finalizar el año con 33 restaurantes Quiznos en todo el territorio nacional.

 

Source: http://www.vidayexito.net/estilo-de-vida/quiznos-inaugura-su-primer-local-con-autoservicio/

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19 and counting in Latin America

QSR International, master franchisee for Quiznos in Latin America, announced the opening of its nineteenth Quiznos restaurant in Venezuela. This restaurant is located in the Centro Comercial Los Aviadores in Municipio Libertador, in Maracay, Venezuela. It is operated by Sub Q Corporation and is the nineteenth of 50 units planned for Venezuela.

 

via QSR, http://www.qsrweb.com/news/handels-wendys-and-quiznos-expand-footprints/

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Quiznos, Texas Tech provide opportunities to autistic students

A newly-opened Quiznos sandwich shop on Texas Tech‘s campus will provide more than just food: it will provide valuable work experience to young adults on the autism spectrum.

The corporation partnered with the College of Education’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research to bring the shop to the campus. The school’s Hospitality Services staffers will manage the restaurant, but most of the line employees will be Burkhart students, all of whom fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

After Janice Magness, the director of the Burkhart Center’s Transition Academy, approached Hospitality Services to build a coffee shop in the new building — which would give students a place to work where faculty could be close by and help as needed — the idea expanded.

Hospitality Services managing director Kirk Rodriguez wanted to provide something more expansive than a coffee shop, since it would only provide very limited work experience. He then reached out to Quiznos, which already has a store on campus, and the corporate leadership liked the concept as well.

“This new Quiznos demonstrates the continued partnership and a commitment to education between Hospitality Services and the Burkhart Center,” Rodriguez said. “This outlet will not only serve the campus community, but will also provide individuals with autism the needed skills to better themselves in a real-world working environment.”

The restaurant is the latest addition to the Burkhart Center’s building, which opened in November 2013 and is filled with classrooms, offices, a gym, a model apartment and observation rooms. For seven hours each day, the building is home to young adults who have autism spectrum disorder.

The Burkhart Center was established in 2005 and is named for Jim and Jere Lynn Burkhart, who have made significant contributions to the establishment and mission of the center. The Transition Academy, the center’s flagship program, is for 18- to 30-year-olds who have graduated from high school. Students learn job, life and social skills, with the goal of learning to live and work independently.

 

via Autism Speaks, http://www.autismspeaks.org/news/news-item/quiznos-restaurant-employ-students-autism

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Quiznos opens location at Texas Tech University

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) — The newly opened Quiznos Sub Sandwich Restaurant at Texas Tech University is more than just a quick lunch stop. It represents a unique partnership between a higher education institution and a corporation and is aimed at providing work experience for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Texas Tech officials cut the ribbon on the new sandwich shop late Monday morning, which is now officially open. The College of Education’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Research collaborated with Texas Tech’s Hospitality Services and Quiznos to bring the sandwich shop to the Burkhart Center building at 18th Street and Flint Avenue on the Texas Tech campus. Hospitality Services staffers will manage the restaurant, but most of the line employees will be Burkhart students, all of whom fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.

Janice Magness, the director of the Burkhart Center’s Transition Academy, said she wanted to include a coffee shop in the new building, which would give students a place to work where faculty and coaches could be close by and help as needed. When she approached Hospitality Services about the idea, it got bigger.

Hospitality Services managing director Kirk Rodriguez said after talking with Magness, they wanted to provide something more expansive than a coffee shop, because the coffee shop would only provide very limited work experience to the students and also would make turning a profit, or at least breaking even, difficult. At that point he reached out to Quiznos, which already had a store on campus, and the corporate leadership liked the concept as well.

After a bid process, construction began on the new restaurant. More than a year later, it’s ready to go.

“This new Quiznos demonstrates the continued partnership and a commitment to education between Hospitality Services and the Burkhart Center,” Rodriguez said. “This outlet will not only serve the campus community, but will also provide individuals with autism the needed skills to better themselves in a real-world working environment.”

Students are already doing internships at Goodwill, the Student Union, the Garrison Center and a few other places in Lubbock and on campus. This is the first food service employer and is a good option for those students who want to work in restaurants after graduation, Magness said.

“We are honored to work alongside the Burkhart Center and Texas Tech University to launch this unique and important program,” Quiznos Chief Development Officer Kenneth Cutshaw said. “The new Quiznos location will not only serve as a real-world learning lab for Burkhart Center students but will also continue to nurture the Lubbock community and those who live and work here.”

The restaurant is the latest addition to the Burkhart Center’s building, which opened in November 2013 and is full of classrooms, offices, a gym, a model apartment and observation rooms. For seven hours each day, the building is home to a dozen young adults who have autism spectrum disorder. They are students in the Transition Academy, a premier center in the region for research, education and assistance for families affected by autism.

The Burkhart Center was established in 2005 and is named for Jim and Jere Lynn Burkhart, who have made significant contributions to the establishment and mission of the center. The Transition Academy, the center’s flagship program, is for 18- to 30-year-olds who have graduated from high school. Students learn job, life and social skills; the goal is to help students live and work independently.

This Quiznos will accept dining plans and is the first Quiznos on campus to serve breakfast. It is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

(Press release from Texas Tech University)