Subway, the largest fast food chain in the world, is currently expanding in central and southern Europe, and its Head of Development for Central and Eastern Europe, Martin Princ, says that the chain plans to do business again in Croatia.
“As in other central and eastern European countries, we want to open restaurants first in the larger Croatian cities. We are interested in for example Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Split, Pula, Zadar, Omiš or Osijek. We are currently negotiating with the first entrepreneurs who have shown interest in getting a franchise licence,” said Princ, adding that the plan is to open at least 22 Subway restaurants in Croatian cities with more than 50,000 people.
Princ says that a potential franchise owner would need to invest around 145,000 euros to obtain a Subway restaurant.
Subway operated in Croatia once before in the early 2000’s, but shut down operations a few years later. Princ says that apart from Croatia, there are plans to open restaurants in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.