More than 150 Subway employees, including more than 100 that were employed at the company's headquarters in Milford, have been laid off on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for Subway said coronavirus has forced the company to accelerate a restructuring plan that they had already been preparing.
The spokesperson also said they have "reduced the size of our global workforce by approximately 150 employees, including a little more than 100 people at our Milford, CT headquarters." Some staff has also been re-assigned, he added.
The company added that "a reduction in workforce is never an easy decision, especially during these unprecedented times."