High street sandwich giant Subway aims to have 350 stores within convenience stores and petrol and forecourt locations by the end of 2015.
There are currently 150 stores open within Spar c-stores across the UK with a further 50 in construction. The stores are nationwide including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast and the Republic of Ireland.
The Subway brand plans to have 350 in total, which will span companies including Euro Garages, Applegreen, Sodexo, Blakemore Retail and Welcome Break. As well as these, there are stores in other non-traditional locations such as within hospitals, airports and parks. Subway chose not to disclose information on the next openings.
A spokesperson said: “Non-traditional development continues to be a key area of focus for the Subway brand – we experienced a significant level of growth in 2014, which we are looking to replicate in 2015."
A non-traditional location refers to sites such as on forecourt sites, within convenience stores, universities and hospitals. Partnerships with organisations including Welcome Break, Euro Garages, Applegreen and Sodexo have already helped the brand to open more than 450 non-traditional locations in the UK and Ireland.