Subway Imagines a Future With 100,000 Sandwich Shops

People stand in line at a Subway fast-food restaurant at the AlphaOne shopping mall in Amritsar, India Photograph by Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Subway is already the largest fast-food chain by store count, with 39,500 restaurants worldwide. But that’s nothing compared with its expansion plans in the coming years, as the sandwich maker projects adding more than 10,000 new stores by 2017 and openly discusses the prospect of getting to 100,000 by 2030.

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