Footlong and fancy free...
WITH a shaky start 10 years ago after a break and enter in their first few days of business, Warwick’s Subway has run smoothly since as owners Ron and Belinda Christie prepare to walk proudly out the doors.
The Christies will hand over the keys to Bec Van Bennekom tomorrow who has been practice manager at Warwick Town and Country Vets for five years.
“I’ve got a brother who has been with Subway for 10 years and five years as an owner. He has three stores in Brisbane and I thought it would be a good business opportunity,” Mrs Van Bennekom said.
She has plenty of experience in the hospitality industry starting when she was 18 years old in Brisbane followed by a stint on Hayman Island and has completed a Diploma in Hospitality Management.
“I am excited to start... I needed a new challenge in life,” Mrs Van Bennekom said.
The Christies are ready to move on where they will take time off and visit their son Tim, who is in Ireland, and work out what is next for them.
“It has taken a lot of work to get it going – it’s been really good,” Mrs Christie said.
They wanted to highlight and thank a few long standing employees like Tammy Sutton, Penny Darlow, Stuart Lang, Michelle Nolan and Jaimi-Lee Worssell.
They have experienced a lot of changes over a decade and remembered the days when Subway only had two types of bread instead of the current five.