Applegreen opens its 80th Subway sandwich store

Applegreen, a leading petrol forecourt retailer with over 250 sites in the UK and Ireland, has opened its 80th Subway store in Balbriggan, Republic of Ireland.

The sandwich store within Applegreen’s forecourt at Millfield Shopping Centre features Subway’s new Fresh Forward décor with customer-focused touches, such as digital menu boards and free-to-use charging ports.

Applegreen opened its first Subway store in Gorey, Republic of Ireland in 2013, followed by its first store in the UK. The company now has 49 Subway’s in the Republic of Ireland, 26 in England and five in Northern Ireland.

Justin Goes, regional director Europe at Subway International, said: “We are delighted to have reached the milestone with Applegreen. Non-traditional development has been a key factor to Subway’s growth in the UK and Ireland through our partnerships with the likes of Applegreen. It is great to see there are still many opportunities for further stores at its locations, and we look forward to working together to open many more in the future.”

Aaron Duggan, head of food for Applegreen, added: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership and know our customers look to us for value and choice in fresh food and having a well-known brand, such as Subway, offers customers just that.”

Subway says that it supports the UK Government’s public health responsibility deal and has endorsed eight of the nutrition-related pledges. The company adds that it has reduced salt, eliminated artificial trans fats, displays energy information on menu boards, cut calories across its product range and increased fruit and vegetables as part of a balanced diet.

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