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Quiznos Looks To Convenience Stores

One month after getting new owners and a $150-million cash injection, Quiznos is turning its focus toward growing its holdings. Brian Belmont, Quiznos' chief development officer, said the company plans to open 80 to 100 new domestic units this year, along with another 80 locations in convenience stores and other non- traditional locations. Last year, the chain, which has 2,300 U.S. locations, and 650 international stores, opened 176 locations, including about 70 convenience store units.

"We're growing for tomorrow," Belmont said. "I'd be ecstatic if we opened 100 restaurants in 2012.” Quiznos is also looking to offer more operational field support to its franchisees this year, he said, as well as contribute to a "good, thoughtful" national media campaign.

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