The partnership between Subway and forecourt operator Euro Garages is to set to grow to more than 200 stores by the end of 2018.

As well as forecourts the collaboration has seen Subways open in convenience stores, hospitals, transport hubs, universities and colleges.

The 161st opening of the partnership was at Eastville Park in Bristol - the first off high street location in the UK to carry the new Subway Fresh Forward branding.

Sue Pasco, regional development agent for the Subway brand in the region, said: “We are very excited to be opening another store with Euro Garages. We opened our first store featuring the new-look design back in August and the reaction from customers has been really positive.”

Euro Garages has a further two Subways scheduled to open by the end of the year and plans to open a further 40 by the end of 2018. The forecourt operator has also opened two Subway franchises in the Netherlands and is working on a plan to rollout additional stores across the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

Ahmed Kazi, group head of operations at Euro Garages, said: “We’re excited to open the first non-traditional Subway® store to feature the new-look design. Partnering with the Subway® brand enhances our offering for our customers and we look forward to continuing our relationship with the brand, with the opening of new sites in 2018.”

Justin Goes, regional director Europe Subway International B.V, said: “The opening of this latest non-traditional store in the UK and Ireland is a fantastic achievement and reflects the hard work of the Subway® brand’s Development Agents in tandem with partners such as Euro Garages. Non-traditional development has been an area of growth for the Subway® brand in recent years, and, in line with our ambitious plans to increase our store count to 3,000 by 2020, creating 5,000 new jobs, we expect further growth in this area.”