The Subway brand has opened its 1,800th store in the UK and Ireland. 

The newest premises are located in Euro Garages Eye Green Service Station, in Peterborough on the A47.

This opening will create 10 new jobs, and is just one of 77 stores to open already this year in the UK.

Mike Charest, assistant regional director for Subway Europe said: “The opening of the 1,800th Subway store in the UK and Ireland is a huge achievement. In 2013, we opened 150 stores across the UK and Ireland. This fantastic level of growth is continuing this year, reflecting the strong entrepreneurial spirit of Subway franchisees and our corporate partners.

He added: “We are constantly looking for new franchisees to open more stores around the UK and Ireland. The simple operations that are involved in running a Subway franchise and the convenient, portable product offers make it a perfect fit for a variety of locations.”

The Subway brand started in Connecticut, USA in 1965, and has now reached a total of 42,000 stores worldwide, according to the company.

Euro Garages wants to continue to invest in Subway, and plans to do so with 100 Subway stores by 2016, creating around 700 new jobs.  

Ilyas Munshi, commercial director from Euro Garages, added: “Reaching the 1,800 store milestone is clear demonstration of the popularity and, more importantly, the acceptance of the Subway brand by the both franchisees and consumers. For us, Subway is an important brand partner as we actively secure more locations and invest in our existing 180 forecourt estate across the UK.”