Subway opens at LFCC campus

Cameron Bowers, 19, of Winchester, eats a sandwich inside the new Subway at Lord Fairfax Community College on Wednesday. Rich Cooley/Daily

A new Subway opened on the Lord Fairfax Community College campus on Jan. 25 in the Student Union building at the Middletown Campus.

Leslie Kelley, Lord Fairfax Community College communications specialist, said Subway is open to the public as well as to students.

“Business has been very steady by serving LFCC students and staff, and those visiting our campus for training and professional development,” she said, “We’ve had some community members patronize the restaurant, but anticipate more to follow once they hear about its opening.”

The restaurant is owned by the LFCC Educational Foundation, which also owns and financed the $9 million Student Union building that opened in January 2014.

“It’s a natural fit for them to own the Subway franchise, which is housed in that building,” she said, adding that the College Board and the LFCC Foundation both approved the decision to purchase the franchise.

Net profits from the college’s Subway will be used to support the LFCC Foundation.

“The money will be used to help pay down the debt on the Student Union Building and support the scholarship program,” she said.

Since the college owns the Subway, rather than leasing the space, LFCC has more control over business decisions and job opportunities.

“Approximately half of our Subway employees are current LFCC students,” she said.

Anyone in the community can eat at the restaurant and Subway’s catering services are available to campus departments and external groups who rent the college’s facilities for special events or meetings.

Subway is the main food service on campus, she added, but there are also vending machines and food kiosks at the college.

Nearby Subway franchises are in Strasburg, Stephens City and Kernstown.

The Subway menu offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours of operation are from 7 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. March 3.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com