Following the partnership established by the American chain of restaurants with Iulius Group, owned by Romanian businessman Iulian Dascalu (photo), Subway will open a 80 sqm unit within Iulius Mall in Cluj-Napoca, according to a statement of the commercial center.
The unit will be opened in the spring of this year, being the first unit launched by the American chain in Western Romania. Though, the first unit to be launched by Subway will be in Eastern Romania, at Iasi, where Subway will open a restaurant within the commercial compound Palas Iasi, to be launched in April this year. For Romania, the Americans from Subway have plans to open eight restaurants in Romania in 2012. Palas Mall, will have a leasable area of 47,500 sqm and will include 132 shops, food court with 1,300 seats,Village Cinemas with 9 rooms and one VMAX, cafes, international restaurants, supermarket Auchan, children's play areas and various entertainment opportunities.Subway restaurant will be positioned at the entry into Palas Mall and will occupy an area of 90 square meters, according to a press release of Iulius Group. Founded in 1965, in Connecticut, USA, Subway now has over 36,000 restaurants in 98 countries, the largest chain of fast food restaurants in the world.