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It was an impressive win for Merrychef who beat competition from SUBWAY® suppliers across the business including food products and services, in addition to other catering equipment specialists, to walk away with the prize.


The “Product of the Year” award was announced and presented at the SUBWAY® Vendor Awards which took place at the first ever SUBWAY Franchisee Convention at the East Midlands Exhibition Centre, Nottingham and was attended by franchisees from 1400 sites in UK and Ireland.  


The Vendor Awards give the opportunity to recognise and acknowledge suppliers that go the extra mile in delivering excellent products, fantastic service and outstanding quality to the SUBWAY system.


Talking about the decision, Steve Fitzsimmons, EIPC purchasing manager for Subway, said:


“Merrychef’s accelerated cooking technology® has become a critical part of the SUBWAY store equipment package and the 402S is vital for delivering the entire menu offer.


“The 402S provides franchisees with an additional equipment choice and the oven’s stability and performance supports the ongoing success of the toasted sandwich programme.

“From the earliest store trials to integration within the equipment consolidation programme, Merrychef has provided responsive and creative support to the SUBWAY operations team in developing and evolving the oven to meet franchisee requirements.”