The Subway brand and Euro Garages have announced plans to open a further 69 outlets across the group’s existing 120-site forecourt estate by 2016. The companies say the expansion drive will create around 700 new jobs especially in areas of high unemployment. The new stores will bring the total number of Euro Garages sites with a Subway store to 100.

Euro Garages already owns and operates over 30 Subway stores across the UK and has seen significant success with the brand. Having successfully acquired 45 forecourt sites from Esso back in January, Euro Garages will also target these locations as part of its on-going expansion plans across the North East, Yorkshire and the North West.

Ilyas Munshi, commercial director, Euro Garages, said: "We are committed to working with the Subway brand to complete the necessary site investment, excited about the job creation opportunities and providing training and skills development as well as providing customers with food that is great-tasting and made the way they want it real choice!"

Trevor Haynes, Subway UK and Ireland’s area development manager, commented: "Working with companies such as Euro Garages, Subway can take a collaborative approach that delivers a flexible business model and real partner benefits, including increased footfall."