Subway opens first UK store in partnership with Applegreen
Subway has opened its first UK store in partnership with Ireland’s leading independent forecourt retailer, Applegreen. The store opened in one of Applegreen’s leading service station locations, Uckfield, East Sussex.
As the world’s largest specialist sandwich provider, Subway currently has more than 1,600 stores in the UK and Ireland, over 300 of which are open, or in development, in non-traditional locations such as on forecourt sites or within convenience stores.
Uckfield is not only the first site in the UK to host a Subway store in partnership with Applegreen, it is also the launch of the new Applegreen brand design in the UK. This new site will service the busy town of Uckfield as well as the many commuters travelling into London and Brighton.
Trevor Haynes, area development manager, Subway and Ireland, commented: “This is a very exciting time for our brand, with a great deal of demand for our stores on forecourts and within convenience stores in the UK and Ireland.”
Adrian Grimes, head of food for Applegreen said: “The opening of our first UK Subway store and the launch of the New Applegreen brand design in the UK is an exciting step for the Applegreen and the Subway brand partnership.
“Applegreen is well-known for providing good value, high quality food and coffee on the go. The Applegreen food team is constantly looking for innovative solutions to help our busy customers through their day. Therefore, with its convenient, fresh approach, a Subway store is a natural complement to our existing forecourt offer.”
Subway has more than 38,000 locations in 100 countries.