Subway celebrates 30th with 15th Guam shop

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Thirty years ago, Subway opened its first restaurant on Guam in Yigo. On Monday, Subway Guam opened its 15th restaurant on the island at its newest Yigo location along Chalan Pale Ramon Haya.

Subway celebrates 30th with 15th Guam shop

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the new Subway restaurant in Yigo on Monday morning. According to Managing Director Marcos Fong, the restaurant is 95% finished and should be open by next week. From left, Yigo Mayor Rudy Matanane, Sen. Joe S. San Agustin, Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio, Fong, Sen. Jim Moylan and Assistant General Manager Scott Frias. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

Managing Director Marcos Fong said in September 1989, there were less than 5,000 Subway restaurants worldwide. Today the brand has more than 40,000 restaurants around the globe.

“This will be the 15th location that we have on Guam. The people of Guam have been really good to us and we’ve been really, really fortunate,” said Fong during a special 30th celebration event at the new Yigo restaurant. “We’re looking to more opportunities to grow.”

Subway celebrates 30th with 15th Guam shop

Marcos Fong, managing director of Subway restaurants, makes remarks during the 30th year anniversary kickoff at its new and 15th location in Yigo on Monday morning. The restaurant will open to the public soon. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

Fong said he’s watched as health trends have changed over the years. “The definition of healthy has changed. We’re glad to evolve with that change,” said Fong.

The new restaurant features Subway’s new fresh look and color elements aimed to create an enjoyable ambiance for Subway customers who dine.

Subway celebrates 30th with 15th Guam shop

30 YEARS: Subway Guam celebrates 30 years and shows its new location in Yigo on Monday morning. It will open to the public soon. The company's Managing Director Marcos Fong, left, estimates that the new Subway in Yigo will have 10 employees to staff the new location. Lt. Gov. Joshua Tenorio, Yigo Mayor Rudy Matanane and some of Guam's senators attended the opening. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

The Yigo restaurant is set to open to the public later this month.

Subway celebrates 30th with 15th Guam shop

The new Subway restaurant is located at the Mobil Yigo North Service Station. This will be the 15th Subway to open, on Guam. The restaurant will open to the public in about a week. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

“On behalf of our 120 sandwich artists, managers, supervisors and everybody on Subway Guam’s team, thank you for 30 years and we’re looking forward to another 30 plus years with the community of Guam,” Fong stated.

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