The Sterling College Business Department will open a Quiznos restaurant on Monday, March 30. However, this isn't your regular franchise opening. It is a unique partnership between the Sterling College Business Department and Quiznos as a hands-on teaching experience for business majors.
This grand opening will be the culmination of several semesters of hard work put in by Sterling College business students as well as potentially provide a "new model of franchising that may be usable in other colleges and universities across the country," says Sterling College Business Professor Tim Thorpe.
The new Quiznos will open for business at 10 a.m. with a special grand opening ceremony at 12:15 p.m. The ceremony will include remarks by Quiznos Executive Vice President of Operations, Bob Schmied, Kansas State Representative Bob Bethel, Sterling College President Dr. Paul Maurer, Sterling Mayor Kim Witt, Chamber of Commerce member Ben Marshall, and Sterling College Business Chair Dr. Kevin Hill.
Sterling College's Business Department strives to make real-life application a core of its curriculum, and the opening of Quiznos has been a long-term project with the goal of allowing business students to put theory into practice. Two teams of business students researched potential fran