Subway now has its lowest number of US restaurants since 2005, according to Restaurant Business.

The company reportedly closed 571 restaurants in 2022 and operates more than 20,000 nationwide.

Subway has been seeking a sale for months.

Subway closed 571 US locations in 2022, and the number of Subway restaurants in the country fell to 20,576, the lowest total since 2005, according to a report from Restaurant Business, which cites the sandwich chain’s latest franchise disclosure document.

It said Subway’s store-closing rate in 2022 was the lowest in six years.

As recently as 2015, there were more than 27,000 Subway stores in the US, the Washington Post reported. But more than 6,500 Subway restaurants have closed since 2016, or nearly one of every four restaurants in the country, according to Restaurant Business.

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