Subway UK & Ireland managing director Nigel Doughty has left the business, MCA understands.

Doughy was with the US quick service sandwich chain for around three-and-a-half years, leading vision and strategy for the business unit, and overseeing around 2,500 restaurants.

He was previously with Middle East foodservice group Alshaya for ten years, and was MD at Paul UK for four years.

It is not clear if Subway has appointed a replacement for his role.

MCA understands Hicham Ghazal is managing director for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region and has been overseeing the UK&I unit.

Carrie Walsh is president of EMEA and sits on the leadership team.

Last month, the brand rolled out next generation interactive self-serve kiosks across the UK, Finland and Germany with tech partner Vita Mojo.

In addition, Subway is rolling out a new app with mobile ordering, and is relaunching its loyalty program, Subway Rewards.

At the end of May 2024, it was reported Subway had sold $3.35bn (£2.63bn) of asset-backed bonds to help fund its buyout by Roark Capital.

Subway will use the cash to pay down some of the $5.4bn debt banks extended to finance the takeover by leveraged buyout firm Roark.

Roark completed its $9bn acquisition of Subway earlier this year.