South of England's first Subway drive-thru opens

18 June 2019

Subway’s first drive-thru site in the south of England has opened at a new development in Swindon.

Conveniently located underneath a Travelodge hotel, which makes up part of the new development, the new drive-thru Subway provides drivers and hotel residents easy access to a wide selection of great value Subs, Salads and wraps.

As well as a drive-thru, the Subway store provides seating for 32 and features Subway’s Fresh Forward design, offering guests an enhanced brand experience, a bright new colour palette and clean lines. The new store has also generated employment for the local community, creating 10 new jobs (full and part-time).  

The new store on Barnfield Close in Swindon is owned by franchise owners, Steve and Sue Pasco. The duo currently own 15 Subway stores in Bristol and surrounding areas and are also Business Development Agents for Subway in the Bristol and West region. Business Development Agents have specific experience in opening and developing Subway franchises and offer support and assistance to franchise owners with everything from site selection, leasing, operations and much more. 

Sue Pasco, Subway franchise owner and Business Development Agent, said: “We’re delighted to have opened our first drive-thru store and also the first for Subway in the south of England! The store is in a great location, situated on a busy main road and close to a retail park – perfect for hungry shoppers and passers-by to stop in for a quick and convenient meal or snack. Being right next-door to a Travelodge also opens up another customer base, and with our menu ranging from breakfast to dinner, hotel guests can enjoy a huge choice and variety without compromising on taste and value.”

The store marks Subway’s sixth drive-thru site to open in the UK and Ireland, with existing drive-thrus located in Rochdale, Salford, Wakefield, Guisborough and Belfast. 

Colin Hughes, Country Director for Subway UK and Ireland, commented: “Subway is always looking for great locations to open new stores. Drive-thru sites open up new possibilities for our guests, in that they don’t even need to leave the comfort of their own car to enjoy our wide product range. Guests will also be able to take advantage of our exciting new products and deals, such as our new Vegan Sub and Salad and Ultimate Cheesy Garlic Bread, giving our guests amazing value and more choice at all times of the day.”  

With more than 2,500 Subway stores open across the UK and Ireland and over 43,000 stores in over 110 countries, Subway is the world’s largest sandwich franchise.

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