Milton Subway restaurant
adds to Sheths regional empire
opening brings a
welcome choice for local dining
(December 2010) The recent opening of the
Subway Sandwich Shop in Milton Ky., added an additional stop to Ankit
Andy Sheths already active schedule. The owner of
nine other Subways, Sheth takes franchise ownership in stride.
The Milton Subway, which opened Aug. 4, is located inside the Fast Lane
BP building on Hwy. 421 North.
by Laura Goodwin
Subway Sandwich Shop
store owner Andy Sheth owns
10 franchises throughout the area.
Before remodeling and occupying the present locality,
Sheth said he was already looking to open a restaurant in the Milton
area, especially with access to a high traffic area. He never thought
that he would be occupying the current location, since it was already
occupied by the previous convenience store business. We were approached
by the new BP store owners when they opened their station, said
Sheth saw the need for a different type of eatery in the small town.
The people of Milton dont have many (food) choices. They
otherwise have to go somewhere else, like Madison.
Milton Mayor Denny Jackson said he was pleased to see Milton growing
to fit the changing needs of its residents. Subway is going to
be a good fit for Milton.
Aside from the newest location, Sheth also owns Subway stores in Madison,
Hanover and Vevay in Indiana; and Bedford, Owenton, Simpsonville and
Louisville in Kentucky. He started his life as an entrepreneur 12 years
ago, upon purchasing his first franchise. Subway was particularly appealing
to him because of the low start-up investment costs and the healthy
No one can beat the quality offered by Subway. They are the only
fast food restaurant that bakes fresh bread daily. Quality
can be controlled in the store, making it an easy operation to run.
Sheth mentioned that there are many healthy choices for consumers in
Subway stores. Virtually no greasy foods. Most fast food is unhealthy.
You have to pay for unhealthy habits in the long run with health care
costs and doctors visits.
The economical value is also a reason that Subways are popular with
consumers. Subway has maintained their value with $5 footlong
sandwiches, more so than other fast food. Many popular fast food
chains offer value meals in the $5 to $7 range, but with high calorie
super sized food items.
Aside from being a successful multi-business owner, Sheth is also geared
toward giving back to the local communities where his stores
are located. He donated $4,000 in 2009 to organizations such as sports
teams, show choirs and bands. In 2010, he has already donated more than
$3,500; however, Sheth reports that he hopes to reach the $5,000 goal
for community donations before year end.
When asked about his concerns about the upcoming Milton-Madison Bridge
construction and how it would affect traffic flow to his business, Sheth
was not worried. He said he is confident that the Subway will help keep
Milton residents content with their current food choices, as well as
keeping the other town businesses thriving. He added that perhaps the
bridge construction workers will stop by and eat there as well.
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