Leslie Patton at Bloomberg writes:

[Subway], which has more than 26,600 U.S. locations, has room to add 7,000 to 8,000 more domestic eateries, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Fred DeLuca said today.

“Maybe it will take 10 years or so,” he said in a telephone interview. “If we do a good job building consumer demand, that number might change and be higher.”

DeLuca also disclosed that Subway has started testing hummus as a sandwich topping as it seeks to maintain its appeal among health-conscious consumers.

I do not hide my hatred of Subway under a bushel. I share my hatred of Subway with the world. Subway is garbage food masquerading as a healthy fast food choice. An America with 36,600 Subways is an America with the complexion of sad, pasty lunch meat, an America whose front lawn is the color of wilted iceberg lettuce, an America with all the spice and flavor of Subway mayonnaise. If you live in a city, you can do better than Subway. Walk one block further and you'll find a better sandwich. Ask a friend for their favorite lunch place. Look harder. Do better. I know you can do better.

And I guarantee you that Subway hummus will be disgusting, sweaty, flavorless beige paste. Everything they touch turns to shit.