Subway appoints Steve Rafferty to SVP, Development North America post

Quick-serve chain hires Dunkin’ Brands executive to lead unit growth

Subway Restaurants appointed Steve Rafferty to the role of SVP, Development for North America, charged with business development strategy at the sandwich chain. He will support Subway’s development teams and chart the quick-serve’s growth strategy moving forward.

“Steve has the deep experience to successfully lead teams to achieve new franchise recruitment, unit growth, and new market entry goals,” said Trevor Haynes, president of Subway, North America. “His wealth of knowledge, along with his focus on franchisee profitability, make him an ideal leader for Team Subway.”


Rafferty holds over three decades of franchise experience in business development. Previous roles include Yum Brands, Burger King, and PepsiCo. Most recently, he worked at Dunkin’ Brands, holding the role of Senior Director of US Business Development.

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Prior to his 9-year tenure at Dunkin’ Brands, Rafferty held the roles of vice president of Franchise & Business Development and vice president of Business Development at Burger King.


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