Oct. 22 marked the opening of the new Burger King and Subway at 944 University Blvd.
“We tore down the old building and started fresh with this one,” said Sharon Sabine, Burger King managing director.
New businesses take a risk on opening their doors. One challenge to operating a business in a college town is that employees sometimes leave town at the end of each semester.
“We know how it goes, so we work around the college schedule,” said Indra Landon, general manager at Burger King. “If you can work mornings, afternoons, or just evenings, we’re willing to work with that.”
Management at the new Burger King does not see this as a problem.
The building houses Burger King, Subway and an ABC Fine Wine & Spirits.
These shops are paired with the Conoco gas station.
This Subway is the fourth in the city.
“I know this will be the fourth or fifth Subway in town, but we felt that Subway and Burger King really complement each other,” said Gary Moore, the store owner. “Some people want a hamburger; some people want a turkey sandwich. This way, you can do both.”
Moore said that both Subway and Burger King are good options for those customers who are concerned about eating healthy.
“You can eat healthy at Burger King,” Moore said. “We’ve got lots of healthy options on our menu.”
All things considered, Moore said he is not worried about the store.
“We’re pumped to open,” Moore said. “We expect the summer months to be our biggest, but we’re not worried about the rest of