The SUBWAY® brand is pleased to announce it has opened its 750th store in a non-traditional location in the UK and Ireland at an East of England Co-op store in Norwich.
Non-traditional stores are located in off-high street sites, such as petrol forecourts, convenience stores, hospitals, transport hubs, universities and colleges.
The new SUBWAY® store, located on Earlham Green Lane in Norwich, has created 11 new jobs and will offer customers a wide range of Subs, flatbreads, salads and drinks. East of England Co-op now has ten SUBWAY® stores open in the region, creating more than 90 jobs for local residents, with further development planned for next year.
As the world’s largest specialist sandwich provider, the SUBWAY® brand currently has over 2,300 stores in the UK and Ireland, 750 of which are now open in non-traditional locations.
Bob and Liam Dalgarno, Regional Development Agents for the SUBWAY® brand in the region worked with the East of England Co-op on the opening of the milestone store. Liam commented: “We have been working closely with East of England Co-op over recent months. We are very excited to be opening another store in the partnership, particularly as it also marks the 750th non-traditional SUBWAY® store in the UK and Ireland.”
Peter Dowding, Country Director, SUBWAY® UK and Ireland, added: “The opening of the 750th non-traditional store in the UK and Ireland is a fantastic achievement. It reflects the hard work of the SUBWAY® brand's Development Agents and our strong corporate partnerships that we have forged with companies, such as East of England Co-op. Non-traditional development has been a great area of growth for the SUBWAY® brand over recent years, and we expect further growth into 2017 and beyond.”
Brendan Smith, Head of Retail Operations for the East of England Co-op, said: “We’re excited that our store at Earlham Green Lane marks a milestone for the SUBWAY® brand, and has enabled us to create more jobs for local people. Partnering with the SUBWAY® brand has enhanced our offering to customers, and we look forward to exploring further opportunities in the New Year.”