NYC Subways to add delivery

NEW YORK Subway restaurants in lower Manhattan will add delivery service beginning Feb. 20, according to a vendor that indicated its services could be offered by the chain nationwide.

Among the franchisees adding the service is Jonathan Feld, chairman of Subways Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, said UDS Group Inc., which said it is providing the chain’s order-placement phone line, 1-888-Sub-To-Go. The vendor said the placement is part of a “rollout,” but did not say what areas might be added next, or how many stores are participating in the New York launch. However, it noted that the 1-888-Sub-To-Go is a nationwide toll-free number.

Last year, UDS disclosed that Subway would test delivery, but the chain declined to comment at that time.

The company said that more than 1 million people live in lower Manhattan.

Subway is the world’s largest restaurant chain, with 28,500 franchised stores operating in 86 nations.