Subway has officially opened its second headquarters location in Miami, the company said on Wednesday, giving the quick-service restaurant chain a set of offices in a growing corporate center in one of the nation’s fastest growing states.
The office is in Miami’s Waterford Business District and will be located at “1000 Sub Way,” a new street name designated by Miami-Dade County. The company in a statement said that the space reflects its new image and is designed to “advance the brand’s multi-year transformation journey.”
The location of the offices is also near Subway’s Independent Purchasing Cooperative, which oversees the brand’s supply chain. “The strategic placement of our new office opens the door for an even stronger integration” with the cooperative, CEO John Chidsey said in a statement.
“From its flourishing business climate to its rich cultural heritage, Miami is an ideal location for our business to continue to evolve as part of our ongoing transformation journey.”
The office features an open layout. There is an innovation center, the first one in Subway’s history, along with a mock restaurant. There is a spacious cafeteria, multiple collaborative spaces and a fitness center.
Subway is the building’s largest tenant, occupying 2.5 floors in the building. The office will be home to 150 Miami-based Subway employees and includes consumer-facing functions and its Latin America regional office staff.
The architecture firm HLW led the design of the new space. “The location, amenities and workspaces make the new headquarters an ideal setup for innovation and collaboration,” Bill Ekstrom, Subway’s director of business services, said in a statement.
The headquarters is also near Miami's airport.
Subway said it will continue to have a strong presence in Connecticut., where it has been located for five decades. Last year, Subway announced plans to move that headquarters to a new space in Shelton, Conn. All functions from its current space in Milford will move there next year.
The opening of the second headquarters comes as Subway is looking to sell itself two years after the death of cofounder Peter Buck. The company is working with advisers on a sale, which could value the chain at as much as $10 billion.
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