The Subway in the bottom of Lenoir Dining Hall has left the station.
Later this month, you can look out for the new Freshens Smoothie & Healthy Bowl where the Subway once was located. This past year, Subway closed 500 of their U.S. stores. Like many Subway restaurants throughout the U.S., sales at the Subway located in the Bottom of Lenoir lagged in 2018, said Kelly Sizemore, marketing coordinator for Carolina Dining Services.
Sizemore said that the BOL Subway saw the same declining revenues that Subway locations across the country are facing as new, more modern chains present newfound competition, citing an article from Bloomberg.
In the last two years, a Freshens Smoothie & Healthy Bowl concept had larger sales than Subway. They showed a 17 percent increase in sales over the past two years, while Subway sales declined by 2 percent, Sizemore said.
“Every other concept in Bottom of Lenoir food court except Subway experienced double-digit sales growth over the two-year period ended June 2018, with the entire Bottom of Lenoir food court sales growing 24 percent over that period,” Sizemore said in an email.