Subway UK has announced that it has expanded store beverage offerings to provide customer's a broader range of low-calorie options.

Including Britvic and PepsiCo beverages, Subway noted that the design of its new drinks fountains and fridge displays has encouraged customers to switch to low or no sugar options. This has led to increasing sales of brands such as Pepsi Max or Diet Pepsi over full-sugar cola.

Subway's UK and Ireland country director Peter Dowding said: “The partnership with PepsiCo and Britvic has enabled us to offer our customers healthier drink options without compromising on quality or taste, reinforcing the strong healthier-for-you food-on-the-go credentials the brand already has in place.

“It further demonstrates our commitment to providing a better food environment and choice to our customers whilst aiding franchisees in building better businesses.”

"The partnership with PepsiCo and Britvic has enabled us to offer our customers healthier drink options."

Besides Pepsi, Subway stores now offers 7Up Free as a dispensed option instead of full sugar Lemon Lime carbonated soft drinks, Britvic’s low sugar Orange Tango instead of full sugar orange juice, and Britvic’s no added sugar Robinsons squash to the dispense options.

PepsiCo's beverages UK general manager Mark Elwell said: “With a shared ambition and singular focus on encouraging healthier consumption habits, we have partnered with the Subway brand to harness the expertise and innovation of our no sugar brands Pepsi MAX and 7Up Free to encourage people to switch from full sugar to low / no sugar beverage alternatives.

“We strongly believe there are still further significant opportunities for PepsiCo and Britvic to do in nudging Subway stores’ consumers to make healthier choices both through product and dispense innovations and bespoke and powerful Pepsi MAX marketing campaigns.”