Have oven, will bake.
Subway announced that it will be introducing pizzas to the menu at nearly two-thirds of its more than 20,000 restaurants later this year. A sandwich shop serving up personal-size pan pizzas? It's not all that absurd. Even Panera
Making it possible at Subway is the company's move to add TurboChef
Like Panera's move, Subway adding pizzas is a way to draw in a larger dinner crowd. Contrary to popular belief, this isn't likely to disrupt business at Domino's
The one company that probably stands to gain the most from the potential success of baked pizzas at Subway would be TurboChef itself. The company has been on a roll lately (no pun intended). The Subway account is a huge deal, but so is the more recent move by Starbucks
Things could get interesting as things start to heat up -- this time the pun is clearly intended -- for TurboChef.
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