The SUBWAY restaurant chain, the worldâ€™s largest submarine sandwich franchise, today named Abdul Rahman Almutairi of Qurtuba of Kuwait as the recipient of its 2010 Franchisee of the Year award for multi-unit owners from the chainâ€™s international developed markets.
The award, given away during the companyâ€™s recent convention in Chicago, US, recognizes Almutairiâ€™s accomplishment in building sales and increasing profitability while achieving excellent store evaluations.
Selected from among the chainâ€™s more than 4,000 international franchisees, Almutairi said: â€œThis is a big accomplishment for me. It recognizes the hard work and improvements I have made over the years in dealing with customers, employees and colleagues in a more effective and professional way.â€
Born and raised in Kuwait, Almutairi first discovered the SUBWAY brand as an Architectural Engineering student attending the University of Texas. He soon turned a regular and upon returning home after his education abroad, he considered diversifying his business interests and was eventually responsible for bringing the SUBWAY concept to Kuwait in 2001.