The SUBWAY® brand opens new store at University Hospital Southampton

26 May 2016

Marks ninth store to open as part of the SUBWAY® brand's corporate partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland

The SUBWAY® brand and Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services provider, are pleased to announce the opening of a new SUBWAY® store at University Hospital Southampton.

The SUBWAY® store located in University Hospital Southampton, offers patients and visitors freshly prepared Subs, flatbreads and Salads. The partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland underpins the SUBWAY® brand's commitment to providing nutritious, fresh and convenient food options. It is a committed partner to the UK Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal and the only Quick Service Restaurant to have endorsed eight nutrition-related pledges.

The store, which opened last month, marks the ninth SUBWAY® store that is part of the brand's partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland. Eight stores are already in operation in Compass Group UK & Ireland managed hospitals and universities throughout the UK, including Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, Middlesex University and The University of Derby.

Compass Group UK & Ireland is a leading provider of food and a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure facilities and in remote environments. With the increasing demand of the food-to-go sector, Compass Group UK & Ireland has introduced a range of grab-and-go offers to meet consumer needs.

Compass Group UK & Ireland joins a number of other leading corporations, including convenience stores and forecourt operators, to partner with the SUBWAY® brand and open stores in non-traditional locations. There are currently more than 650 SUBWAY® stores open in non-traditional locations, such as within convenience stores, forecourt sites, hospitals, universities or transport hubs. The SUBWAY® brand remains the world’s largest specialist sandwich provider with more than 44,000 stores worldwide, including more than 2,300 stores in the UK and Ireland.

Greg Madigan, Area Development Manager for the SUBWAY® brand in the UK and Ireland, said: “The SUBWAY® brand partnership with Compass Group UK & Ireland is going from strength to strength. It is great to see the new store open at University Hospital Southampton, increasing Compass Group's number of SUBWAY® stores and further growing our portfolio of stores in healthcare environments. Non-traditional locations are a key area of growth for the SUBWAY® brand - the simple operations involved in running a store and the convenience offer make it a perfect fit for these style locations."

Steve Cenci, Managing Director of Healthcare at Compass Group UK & Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to bring a SUBWAY® store to University Hospital Southampton as part of our commitment to bring leading facilities to patients, staff and visitors at the hospital. Our feedback has shown that people welcome the familiarity of brands in a healthcare setting. Having a partner that is signed up to the UK’s Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal and is delivering on the eight nutrition related pledges, ensures we are able to bring healthy choices to our customers.”

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