The Subway brand has announced the opening of its first UK store in partnership with Ireland’s leading independent forecourt retailer, Applegreen. The store has opened in one of Applegreen’s leading service station locations in Uckfield, East Sussex.

There are currently more than 1,600 Subway stores in the UK and Ireland, over 300 of which are open or in development in non-traditional locations, such as on forecourt sites or within convenience stores.

Uckfield is not only the first site in the UK to host a Subway store in partnership with Applegreen, it is also the launch of the new Applegreen brand design in the UK. This new site will service the busy town of Uckfield as well as the many commuters travelling onto London and Brighton. 

Trevor Haynes, area development manager, Sunway UK and Ireland, commented: “Since announcing its partnership earlier this year, the Subway brand has opened a successful store in Gorey, County Wexford. Today is the launch of the first UK Subway store in partnership with Applegreen. This is a very exciting time for the Subway brand, with a great deal of demand for Subway stores on forecourts and within convenience stores in the UK and Ireland.”

Adrian Grimes, head of food for Applegreen, said: “The opening of the first UK Subway store and the launch of the new Applegreen brand design in the UK is an exciting step for the Applegreen and the Subway brand partnership. Applegreen is well known for providing good value, high-quality food and coffee on the go. The Applegreen Food Team is constantly looking for innovative solutions to help our busy customers through their day. Therefore, with its convenient, fresh approach, a Subway store is a natural complement to our existing forecourt offer.”