Subway has announced it plans to reopen as many restaurants as possible in Canada, beginning this month, with new safety measures in place due to COVID-19.
With provinces relaxing coronavirus restrictions soon, Subway Canada says it will debut “enhanced cleaning procedures, such as hourly restaurant cleanings, especially in high-touch areas such as door handles and credit card terminals,” while also equip employees with masks and have plexiglass installed at checkouts.
Social distancing guidelines will be mandated for customers and employees, while staff will undergo wellness checks at the beginning of shifts. Subway says it will have “reinforced stringent health and food safety standards, like wearing single-use gloves when making sandwiches, required handwashing several times throughout each shift, and individually wrapping and sealing all subs.”
Also new will be expanded contactless ordering options within the Subway mobile app, with select locations to debut curbside pickup “in the coming weeks.”
“Many things have changed in the past weeks and months, but as we reopen our doors Canadians can rely on their local Subway for quality meals prepared fresh,” said Cristina Wells, Country Director, Subway Canada, in a statement. “Subway is committed to ensuring we exceed customer expectations to give them peace of mind during this transition period.”
The sandwich chain will also launch a new Under $5 Menu at participating locations, offering select classics such as Cold Cut Combo, Meatball Marinara, Veggie Delite six-inch sandwich, and Egg & Bacon English Muffin for under five dollars.