How Subway's sale will affect the sandwich market

A Deeper Dive: Michael Goldberg, CEO of Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, joins the podcast to talk about his chain’s growth strategy, including its use of second-generation restaurants, including closed Subways.

How will Subway’s sale change the sandwich business?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast “A Deeper Dive” features Michael Goldberg, the CEO of the 100-unit California chain Ike’s Love and Sandwiches.

Goldberg, who has been with the chain for more than four years, discusses a wide variety of topics. He discusses Ike’s history and its plans for growth. He also talks about the surge in sales for the chain’s catering program, and some of the steps the company is taking to meet that demand.

He also talks about the restaurants’ return on investment and why Ike’s loves corporate locations. The chain prefers opening in second-generation locations, including closed Subway restaurants.

That leads into a discussion on the overall sandwich market and the recently announced sale of Subway to Roark Capital. Goldberg has some interesting things to say about that sale and Subway’s impact on his chain and the market.

We’re talking sandwiches on the podcast this week, so check it out.

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