Jos Richardson & Son has celebrated a £1.1m refurbishment with an open day at the re-opening of its BP forecourt, Spar convenience store and Subway at York Road Garage, Escrick, between Selby and York in North Yorkshire.

The official cutting of the ribbon was performed by Charles Forbes Adam, owner of Escrick Park Estate and the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, who announced that the newly refurbished garage was officially open for business.

Customers were treated to free Costa coffees and free car washes and more than £500 of free fuel was given away to winners on the day. A reduction of the price of fuel by 3ppl for the day also proved popular. A jazz band, a magician and a juggler added to the party atmosphere.

Joseph Richardson, managing director of Jos Richardson & Son, said: “We wanted to put on an event to showcase the new site and all of the fantastic facilities we can now offer, like our brand new state of the art car wash, the Costa coffee machines and the new Subway.

“We are delighted that so many of our regulars have returned to the store and that we are seeing new faces every day. We also want to thank our loyal customers for their patience during the redevelopment and for coming back to us”

The new Subway store offered customers a free 6-inch sub with every drink bought between 7am and 3pm and in that time they made over 400 sandwiches. Jane Richardson, director responsible for the Subway, said: “We were nonstop on Friday, with queues to the door for most of the day but the team did a great job of serving customers quickly and everyone had a lot of fun, we hope that customers will have had a good experience and come again.”

York Road Garage was bought by Jos Richardson & Son in 2011, and was closed in April 2015 for a £1.1m refurbishment. The company has five service stations all with Spar convenience stores.