Subway restaurants has appointed Chef Paul Fabre to its culinary and innovation team, naming him Senior Vice President of Culinary and Innovation.
Fabre, who brings seasoned culinary expertise and QSR experience to Subway, is tasked with “menu improvement and innovation and the introduction of new and craveable offerings,” the brand said in a release.
Fabre brings more than two decades of experience in the quick-service, fast-casual restaurant industry, having previously worked with well-known brands including Papa John’s, BJ’s Restaurants., Trader Vic’s, and Bloomin’ Brands.
“I am thrilled to come on board to such an iconic brand and am looking forward to working with the Subway team to create new favorites for our fans,” said Fabre. “Culinary innovation is my passion and our guests can expect to see new and craveable items hitting restaurants soon.”
Most recently Fabre served as Senior Vice President of Menu Strategy and Product Innovation at Papa John’s, where he drove menu innovation and brand loyalty by executing new strategies including putting an emphasis on food quality and new product innovation while elevating the culinary experience.
During his time at Papa John’s, he was also co-Chair of the Operations & Product Sub Committee where he drove alignment on upcoming promotions, products and initiatives with franchise communities.
“Paul brings years of deep experience across the industry,” said Subway CMO Carrie Walsh. “As a company obsessed with our guests, we’re rethinking the entire brand experience at Subway.
“That means not only honoring some of the fan favorites on our menu, but offering new and better culinary experiences and flavors that our guests crave. Chef Paul’s role is all about bringing innovation to our menu that complements the other bold moves we’re making across the brand.”
Subway, which is best known for its sandwich menu, has more than 20,000 locations around the world.