Quiznos to open first PH restaurant next week

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 18 2012 06:07 PM | Updated as of Sep 19 2012 10:52 PM

Quiznos is known for its toasted sub sandwiches. Photo from the Facebook page of Quiznos Philippines

MANILA, Philippines -- The American restaurant chain Quiznos is finally opening in the Philippines.

On Tuesday, Quiznos Philippines sent out invitations for the grand launch of its first restaurant in the country on September 25 at the Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City.

Another outlet is already being constructed in Greenbelt 3 in Makati City.

The Denver, Colorado-based restaurant chain first announced in January this year that it has selected the ACA Group as its master franchisee to launch Quiznos in the Philippines.

“We are excited to work with the ACA Group, and know that the strong Quiznos brand and premium recipes will expand their market in the Philippines,” Lee Vala, international chief development officer for Quiznos, said in a statement, announcing the partnership.

The ACA Group also holds the master franchising rights for US-based Johnny Rockets, and was recently recognized as the brand’s international franchisee of the year.

Quiznos is known for its toasted sub sandwiches, soups and salads. Among its signature sub creations are the Double Cheese Steak, Black Angus on Rosemary Parmesan and Prime Rib & Peppercorn sandwiches.

Quiznos said there are plans to open more than 35 locations in the Philippines depending on the results of the first restaurant.

“Quiznos’ unique toasted recipes really appeal to the Filipino palate, and we are confident local consumers will embrace Quiznos as they have embraced other major American brands,” Dr. Amable Aguiluz, CEO of the ACA Group, said in the statement.

“With the strength of the Quiznos brand, we know Filipino consumers will come out in droves to experience Quiznos’ chef-inspired tastes and world-class service and operations. We are searching for an amazing first location for our banner store in Manila, as we want to create a huge impact with this great American brand,” he added.

Quiznos has master franchisees in nearly 25 countries and territories. Quiznos said it expects to open more than 400 international locations by 2020.