Sub sandwich shop latest addition to Cobalt Central shops

Workers at Cobalt Park in North Tyneside are being offered a cut above from a new Quiznos Sub sandwich restaurant claiming to be the home of the toasted sub sandwich.

The franchise which is the first of its kind in the North has opened its doors on the Cobalt Central retail parade. The shop is set to become a focal meeting point for the workforce and local residents alike.

Quiznos will offer a flavourful chef-inspired menu, including toasted subs, flatbread pizzas , salads and wraps. Quiznos prides itself on its premium meats and cheeses toasted to bring out the flavour, the perfect menu for every lunchtime.

The restaurant was officially opened on Friday 18th December by North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn.

Welcoming the café, Norma Redfearn said: “I am delighted to see another unit opening for business on Cobalt Park. It is great to know that a US brand has chosen this location. I would like to wish Quiznos every success with their new venture and congratulate Cobalt Park on filling another business unit at Cobalt Central.”

The diverse tenant line-up at Cobalt Central includes a 4,000 sq ft Tesco express store which anchors the central parade of shops, Greggs, Chisholm’s bookmakers, Spud & Lettuce, Quantum Elite Legal Professional Services & Cobalt Business Exchange Central serviced offices on the first floor.

Ricky Sehgal, Quiznos Owner Manager said “My inspiration for bringing Quiznos from Denver Colorado to Cobalt was to provide something different with an affordable and delicious menu for the hungry hordes at Cobalt.

“It’s a great global brand to bring to the park, currently in 43 countries, Quiznos have been sandwich-toasting fanatics since 1989 when it opened its first store. Everything gets toasted and every order is made to order whilst you wait.

“Cobalt Park is the perfect location for us and the support we have received from Highbridge and the Cobalt management team has been fantastic from initial discussions and setting up to site wide communications to the workforce. We will be working closely together in the future to ensure that we’re providing a service that is tailored to the needs of the workforce, the feedback through the site team will be invaluable for us to perfect our offering.”

Lynn Cramman, Business Development manager said “Due to the outstanding success of the scheme further developments to cater for the obvious demand from food and beverage operators are being considered.

“Over the last 16 years Highbridge Business Park, developers of Cobalt Business, have developed the scrub lands in the centre of the borough into a thriving hub for the local community. I am delighted with what we have achieved here over the years the park is in its element right now.”

Adrian Hill, Director of Highbridge – developers of Cobalt, said: “Cobalt has a workforce of 14,000 employees, that retail catchment, together with the surrounding residential areas, has proved to be highly attractive to the nation’s retailers. We are delighted to have secured the range and quality of retailers now successfully trading within Cobalt Central. The development is a great addition to Cobalt and adds significantly to the attractiveness of the overall development.

“It is a testament the scale and quality of Cobalt as a business destination that we have been able to attract such a range of retailers to Cobalt Central.”

With 14,000 staff on site Cobalt has created thousands of new jobs in the region and a bustling community, the park has over 1.86 sq ft premium office space available and excellent BREAM ratings. Eco credentials of the park are further boosted by sympathetic development to enhance the natural environment now with over 200 resident species, Highbridge reserve 40% of their space for natural environments.

Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside is a development by Highbridge Business Park Ltd. Cobalt is the largest office park in the UK, a thriving development set within acres of carefully landscaped environment. With a 15 minute bus link to central Newcastle and the A19 link direct to the A1(M) North & South, Cobalt Business Park offers an unrivalled mix of amenity and accessibility.

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