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Subway switching all venues to an all-Keurig coffee service

Sandwich chain making all venues Keurig -centric.
Sandwich chain making all venues Keurig -centric.

If you like Keurig coffee and you like Subway, you'll be happy to read this Tuesday announcement from the fast-food giant. The sandwich chain is about to make that brand available at all of its Upstate New York venues as well as all other of its 25,500 U.S. venues.

Subway is partnering with Keurig Green Mountain Inc. to bring thousands of the company’s single-serve coffee and tea brewers to its franchised shops, according to an announcement made by the company. At the moment, more than half the Subways in the U.S. and Canada have adopted a Keurig system.

Subway, which began selling breakfast in 2010, used the Seattle’s Best as its first brand, but has been transitioning to Keurig. Officials for Keurig said the system would help Subway franchisees simplify coffee brewing during breakfast hours and in dayparts with less demand, as well as reduce waste and cleanup.

Keurig’s K150 Series system is that company’s first small- or medium-capacity brewer to be certified for food service use by the National Sanitation Foundation. Keurig Green Mountain, formerly called Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, is a publicly traded brand of coffee based in Waterbury, Vermont. Keurig is a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., and sells many of their coffee varieties as K-Cups. The company offers over 100 different coffee selections, including certified organic, Fair Trade Certified, estate, specialty blends and flavored coffees that sell under the company's and Newman’s Own Organics brands.