Sandwich retailer Subway has opened a store at Jennings Kia dealership in Stockton, Teesside.

The initiative follows in the footsteps of the Skipton Ford dealership in North Yorkshire, which became the UK’s first car dealership to open a Subway last November. The new Stockton Subway store is owned by franchisee and managing director of Jennings Motor Group (JMG), Nas Khan.

JMG, which employs 470 staff, has dealerships located across Teesside and the north east, and a Harley-Davidson branch in Leeds.

Khan said; “We are delighted to launch the new Subway store at our Kia dealership in Stockton, which is also creating nine jobs for local people.”

More than 500 stores

There are now more than 500 Subway stores open in non-traditional locations, including within convenience stores, petrol station forecourts, universities and hospitals.

Greg Madigan, area development manager for Subway, said: “Non-traditional locations are a key area of growth for the Subway brand in the UK and Ireland. The simple operations that are involved in running a Subway franchise and the convenience offer make it a perfect fit for these style locations ­ in this case for dealership customers and those visiting the store.”