Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell today announced that the state has “entered into a sweeping, long-term concession agreement to transform all 23 (highway) service plazas with more restaurant choices and stores and upgraded comfort facilities.”
The state Department of Transportation struck the 35-year deal with Doctors Associates/Paul Landino (DAI) which represent the Subway sandwich chain.
Subway will rest control of many of Connecticut’s rest stops from McDonald’s, which has serviced travelers since 1985 – the year McDonald’s added salads to its menu, four years after the McRib was sold nationwide and six years after the introduction of the chicken nugget. Yes, it’s been a loooooong time.
And now residents and those passing through the state can look forward to eating Subway sandwiches for 35 years.
Just imagine. It’s the year 2044. You’re flying your solar-powered ship into one of these Subways, ordering a futuristic meatball grinder in pill form from a holographic employee and heading back to the hover lot, passing a man who looks like an aged Subway spokesman Jared Fogel who keeps shouting “It’s people. It’s made out of peoooople!!!”
And yes, I-95 in lower Fairfield County will still be a commuter’s nightmare.