This is a continuing weekly series that highlights members of the Anadarko Chamber of Commerce. You can see last week’s member story by clicking here.
This interview was conducted with Dawn Mammedaty manager, of Subway. The Anadarko franchise is owned by John Heffernan.
Dawn Mammedaty, Manager (Right)
How long have you been in business?
Subway has been here for a long time, I’ve personally been with the company for 16 years. I remember this space used to be a Mexican restaurant and I think a beauty parlor at one time.
In your words describe your business:
I think that overall we encourage healthy eating. We offer an opportunity for our customers to get waited on in a timely manner. Most people may not know that we do offer catering, online ordering, and even breakfast! We are open at 7:00 am during the week.
What is your biggest challenge as a business owner?
We like to hire high school age kids and give them their first job and give them that opportunity to learn the value of a dollar. However, teaching them work responsibility is a very important job. It can be tough to train workers who are good employees but then they move on to bigger and better things.
What is the most rewarding part about your job?
I love seeing people that are happy. It is great seeing our repeat customers that keep coming back. I’ve also seen people that choose to eat healthy and see the progress that they make in their fitness journey.
If you had a magic wand to fix anything in your business, what would you do?
For the business I would get a bigger facility with a drive-thru! I think a lot of people would appreciate that, or even expand to delivery because a lot of working folks only have a limited amount of time for lunch.
Why is it important to join the Anadarko Chamber?
It is important to be involved so that way you are able to stay connected to what is going on in the city. You will know what the upcoming events are going to be. It will also help promote your business.
Anything you would like to share with our audience?
I would say thank you for coming in and patronizing us. Without our customers we would not have our business. Coming up in November there will be a carved turkey with cranberry mustard sauce special. You can find coupons on our website www.subway.com. We are located at 733 E. Petree Rd in Anadarko and are open Monday – Wednesday from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. You can get more information about our specials by calling 405-247-3300.