MILFORD, CONN. — Subway said it will open an additional 2,500 outlets and create 25,000 more jobs by the end of 2012. Subway in 2011 opened more than 2,400 restaurants worldwide, including 1,100 new locations in the United States and Canada, and created approximately 24,000 new food service jobs.

“Although we have become the world’s largest restaurant chain this past year, it’s more about the opportunities than the numbers,” said Don Fertman, chief development officer. “With each new Subway restaurant that opens, there is an entrepreneur that wants to own and operate his own small business and provide great food, exceptional customer service and job opportunities in his or her community.”

He continued, “From reducing sodium content across the menu and fortifying the bread with calcium and vitamin D, to opening locations in airports, college campuses, high schools, health clubs and hospitals, and one made entirely out of recycled material, it’s clear that we continue to work on staying ahead of the curve as we continue to grow.”