Subway restaurant coming to Camp Zama
Stars and Stripes March 13, 2006
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is bringing a Subway restaurant to Camp Zama, Japan, this summer.
Officials plan to clear space in the food court for the fast-food franchise, according to Dwight Marcus, the Camp Zama Exchange’s general manager. A specific date for the grand opening hasn’t been determined, but he said it could happen in early July.
“We’re happy to bring another brand name to the community,” Marcus said. “We’ve got Burger King and Popeyes. Now we’ll have Subway.”
Currently the nearest base to Zama with a Subway restaurant is Atsugi Naval Air Facility, about a 45-minute drive away.
AAFES will debut another store at nearby Yokota Air Base this summer.
Marcus said the Camp Zama locale could generate sales of $75,000 a month.
“That’s what we’re predicting. We have high hopes,” he added.
“It’s giving the people another choice,” he said. “The more choices we can bring in, the happier our soldiers and family members will be at Zama.”
Marcus said the Subway arrival is part of an overall “image upgrade” for the Zama Post Exchange.