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Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.

Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

Marble Slab, MaggieMoo's merge

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery will join forces as a single brand to become the second largest super-premium ice cream concept in the United States.

Norcross-based GFG Management LLC, which owns the two chains, said the new concept will take the Marble Slab Creamery name and will include elements of both Marble Slab Creamery and MaggieMoo's including both brands' most popular flavors and ice cream products such as MaggieMoo's MaggieMia's Ice Cream Pizza and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream Cupcakes.

Marble Slab Creameries will begin remodeling to a new brand design that includes a more playful, contemporary environment the companies said.