Nearly seven years after the first Subway Café opened as a test in Alexandria, Va., it is coming to the metro.
The company plans a mid-April opening for its first area location at 11011 Antioch Road, just north of Hayward’s Pit Bar B Que at College Boulevard and Antioch in Overland Park.
Esquire magazine has described the Subway Cafés as Subway’s yuppie stepbrother. The cafes feature leatherette chairs and two order lines - one for sandwiches and one for drinks and pastries.
They have all of Subway’s menu favorites, but also espressos, lattes, mochas, cappuccinos, chai options, hot cocoa, tea and some frozen drink options, as well as pastries.
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So customers won’t have to go to Subway for their sandwiches and another outlet for their premium drinks.
Subway also plans to open traditional Subway shops in the Cleaver II Blvd Shoppes at 47th and Troost, and in 39Rainbow, at 39th and Rainbow in Kansas City, Kan., both scheduled for late April or early May openings. Another Subway is scheduled to open in Lenexa City Center in early May.
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