Subway has set out ambitious plans to increase the number of stores in the UK and Ireland to 2,000 over the next three years, with non-traditional locations such as forecourts leading the growth.

There are currently more than 1,500 Subway stores in the UK and Ireland, which is almost a five-fold increase on the 2004 store count. With 36,000 stores worldwide the UK and Ireland is the largest market outside North America.