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Quiznos expands unit growth in convenience stores

Quiznos expands unit growth in convenience stores

Partnership with Vermont-based convenience store operator will add 40 outlets to sandwich chain’s portfolio

In an ongoing strategy to put Quiznos locations in convenience stores, the sandwich chain franchisor said Thursday it is partnering with the Champlain Farms chain in Vermont.

Under the agreement, Quiznos outlets will be added to about 40 Champlain Farms gas and convenience store locations, which are located throughout Vermont in high-traffic areas, such as near college and university campuses, interstate exits and tourist destinations.

The first phase will include 10 units of the fast-casual restaurant, the first of which is scheduled to open next month, Quiznos said.

“As a locally-owned company, Champlain Farms brings unparalleled insight into the region and the local convenience customer,” Shultz Hartgrove, senior vice president of convenience and non-traditional development for Quiznos, said in a statement. “This local expertise, combined with exceptional operations, made Champlain Farms the ideal partner to extend our convenience store offering and best meet regional needs in the Northeast.”

Quiznos has been building its convenience store presence in recent years. This year, the chain has already added more than 200 convenience store outlets. Recent partnerships include the Hess Gas and Go chain in Florida, and MAPCO in Southern states.

Quiznos convenience store locations feature a menu tailored to round-the-clock dayparts, including its signature sandwiches and hot breakfast items for on-the-go dining.

Dave Simendinger, president of Champlain Farms, said in a statement that Quiznos’ brand recognition and menu will attract the convenience store chain’s customers.

“The Quiznos brand and distinctive, flavorful menu was a perfect fit for our foodservice needs,” he said. “We are proud of our commitment to quality and sought a strong quick-service partner to complement our strong convenience stores.”

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