Subway Continues to Expand

Advertising Age reports that while Starbucks is closing stores and McDonald’s is focusing its expansion efforts abroad, Subway, by far the largest fast-food chain, with 22,000 U.S. locations, is adding 800 this year. Don Fertman, director-development for the sandwich shops, said there’s now about one Subway for every 13,800 people in the U.S., although some …

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Tedy Bruschi is back in the Middle of Papa Ginos Ads.

Papa Gino’s is launching another ad campaign featuring New England Patriots Linebacker Tedy Bruschi. The new “Papa Time” campaign, created by Boston ad shop Connelly & Partners, highlights Papa Gino’s pizza, fast delivery and overall convenience. The television ads will begin airing in late-July in the Boston and Providence markets, where the Dedham, Mass.-based pizza …

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Small Business Administration updates SOP for the first time since 1999

The following Information has been provided by NEFA Member Barbara Arena, CIT Small Business Lending Corporation, 781-294-2244 barbara.arena@cit.com www.cit.com Since January 29, 1999, the SBA has updated its Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) via various policy notices. Over the past several months, the SBA staff took on a massive project, attempting to incorporate over 7 years …

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