Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Sword in the Stone is a novel by T. H. White, published in 1938, initially as a stand-alone work but now the first part of a tetralogy The Once and Future King. A fantasy of the boyhood of King Arthur, it is a sui generis work which combines elements of legend, history, fantasy and comedy. Walt Disney Productions adapted the story to an animated film, and the BBC adapted it to radio.
Quiznos is a franchised fast-food restaurant brand based in Denver, Colorado, which specializes in offering toasted subs, although they may be served untoasted at the customer's request. It is the second-largest submarine sandwich shop chain in North America, afterSubway.
There are over 4,000 Quiznos shops located in the United States, 300 in Canada, and 100 more scattered across the world, in Brazil,Mexico, Central America, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, The Philippines, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Singapore, Venezuela and the Middle East. In the Middle East, Quiznos has outlets in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain,Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. Quiznos plans to open 15 of its sandwich shops in Kuwait under a master franchise deal. The chain also said it plans to expand to locations in over 40 countries and territories, including Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Central and South America, by 2012.
Between 2007 and 2009, 1,000 Quiznos stores closed. They are now attempting new strategies to grow the chain back.