Branches of Subway, one of the world’s largest fast food chains, have warned of ingredient shortages because of the disruption faced by businesses since the Brexit transition phase ended a month ago.
Outlets of the chain, which has a turnover of more than £7 billion, have displayed a notice stating: “Due to the impact that Brexit is having on [the] supply of food, some of our fresh ingredients may not be available today.”
The sign has appeared in takeaway stores or on delivery apps for branches including Brentwood, Essex; St Helens, Merseyside; and Stoke-on-Trent. The chain’s British headquarters is understood to have paid for and distributed the notice to hundreds of locations last year amid uncertainty over Brexit’s impact.
One franchise-holder, who spoke on condition