Thursday, January 7, 2010

Subway Opens Its Doors

by John Severance

SOCORRO – Subway is back.
The home of the $5 Footlong made its grand opening Wednesday Jan. 6, taking up residence on California Street right in front of Wal-Mart.
Mike Kapp and wife Rhonda, who live in Ruidoso, will run the restaurant known for its sandwiches. They hired 13 employees locally and the manager will be Adam Paz of Socorro, who previously was a manager at Arbys.
“We had close to 40 applicants,” Rhonda said. “They trained at our Ruidoso locations.”
In 2005, the Kapps moved to Ruidoso to retire after spending 27 years running McDonald’s franchises.
But the Kapps still had the restaurant bug.
They got back into the business, owning three Subways in Ruidoso.
“I took the first year off,” Mike said. “But I really needed something to do so we decided to buy a franchise in Ruidoso.”
In April of last year, the Kapps were approached about acquiring a Subway in Socorro.
Eight months later, the Subway in Socorro was a reality.
It opened at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
“We are really excited,” Rhonda said. “You can be a lot more hands-on with Subways. We are always looking another challenge and opportunity and the pieces fell into place.
We like to be in these smaller communities.”
By noon Wednesday, the line was out the door on Wednesday but the estimated wait time for a sandwich was just 15 minutes.
Rhonda said they will continue to have the $5 footlongs and a daily $2.99 six-inch sandwich special.

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