Published: 04 Feb 2016

SUBWAY® store opens within Jennings Kia dealership in Teesside

Multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group has embarked on a new business venture, following the opening of a new SUBWAY® store within the company’s Kia dealership.

Located on Concorde Way in Stockton, the new state-of-the-art store is owned by SUBWAY® franchisee and managing director of Jennings Motor Group, Nas Khan.

This is the latest expansion and investment plan for the region’s longest established motor dealer group, which currently employs 470 staff at Kia, Ford, Ford Direct, Mazda, SEAT and Mitsubishi dealerships located across Teesside and the North East, in addition to a Harley-Davidson branch based in Leeds.

Nas Khan, managing director of Jennings Motor Group, said; “We are delighted to launch the new SUBWAY® store at our Kia dealership in Stockton, which is also creating nine jobs for local people.

“It is the perfect venue and indeed location for such a successful brand and will be a great complement to our dealership.”

In addition to catering for the busy dealership’s customers and staff, local people, businesses and passing trade will also benefit from the SUBWAY® brand’s range of globally recognised nutritious culinary delights including Subs, salads and flatbreads.

The SUBWAY® brand is the world’s largest specialist sandwich provider and development in non-traditional locations is one of the brand’s major strategic focuses.  There are now over 500 SUBWAY® stores open in non-traditional locations, including within convenience stores, petrol station forecourts, universities and hospitals.

The new SUBWAY® store at the Jennings Kia dealership is only the second of its kind.  It follows in the footsteps of the UK’s first car dealership store, which opened at the Skipton Ford dealership in North Yorkshire in November 2015.

Greg Madigan, Area Development Manager for SUBWAY® UK and Ireland, added; “Non-traditional locations are a key area of growth for the SUBWAY® brand in the UK and Ireland.  The simple operations that are involved in running a SUBWAY® franchise and the convenience offer makes it a perfect fit for these style locations, in this case for dealership customers and those visiting the store.”

26-year-old Natasha Khan, daughter of Nas Khan, will be managing the new Stockton SUBWAY® store. From the age of 16, ambitious Natasha, who has a degree in Clinical Sciences and is currently working towards a second degree in Automotive Retail Management, has been gaining valuable experience and knowledge working within the majority of departments and branches across the motor dealer group. 

Natasha will be responsible for the day-to-day running and supervising of the new store, in addition to overseeing a nine-strong team, ensuring that food safety, product preparation and cleanliness are maintained at all times, as well as ensuring the highest level of customer service is constantly delivered.

The Jennings Kia dealership, which is ranked as one of the biggest in Britain for Kia Motors, officially opened for business in 2013 and consists of a 25-new car showroom, an exterior display that caters for up to 150 vehicles and a service and parts department.

The new SUBWAY® store on Concorde Way in Stockton is open 7am-9pm Monday to Thursday, 7am-10pm Friday and Saturday and 7am-7pm on Sunday.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings on 0333 414 9750.

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