Quiznos has signed a deal to expand its presence inside Hess Express convenience stores to 53 Florida locations, including 40 in the Tampa Bay area, by the end of this year.
The move came after a five store test in the bay area. Part of the appeal was Quiznos new breakfast menu with five items priced under $5. Hess, which will staff the venture, already shares its convenience store space in many locations with the likes of Dunkin Donuts, Godfather's Pizza and Blimpie.
The nation's second largest sub-sandwich chain with 4,000 locations, Quiznos paid $206 million in cash, future debt forgiveness and supply discounts last fall to settle a franchisee revolt after about 1,000 stores closed between 2007 and 2009.