Patel, a former multi-unit franchisee who left the system in 2015 to pursue other fast-casual restaurant ventures, signed the multi-unit deal after experiencing the potential in Quiznos, a beloved and highly recognized brand under REGO Restaurant Group. With this agreement comes exclusivity for restaurant development in key markets across the region. Tucson-based Patel brings significant industry expertise, including hands-on experience collaborating with operators and ownership and a keen eye for the guest experience which requires adjustments that reflect evolving consumer behaviors, such as increased demand for mobile ordering and payment.
“Quiznos is an iconic brand that remains an innovator in the fast casual sandwich category, and I truly believe – with everything the brand is doing differently, from its menu to their new franchisee-first model – that Quiznos can return to the top 10 in the QSR category,” said Patel. “I’m ready to jump back in, putting my industry passion, knowledge and expertise towards the betterment of the brand and the local business community, ultimately bringing Quiznos to new guests and longtime fans alike.”
Many of the new restaurants will be modular Qube restaurants, stemming from the partnership between REGO Restaurant Group, parent company to Quiznos, and BCubed Manufacturing LLC, a Michigan-based manufacturing company that makes high quality, free-standing drive-thru restaurants designed for flexibility and efficiency. At least one Qube location will be near the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.
“Since we announced our exclusive partnership with BCubed Manufacturing, interest and enthusiasm for the modular, free-standing Qube restaurant has been tremendous,” said Tim Casey, CEO of Quiznos. “We are excited for what this means for the future of the Quiznos brand, our fans, and the strong unit-economic potential for our franchisees.”
Part of a seven-year build schedule, three sites are slated to be built in the first and second year each, and the remaining locations over the last five years of the agreement.
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