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SUBWAY Franchise
A great opportunity in a healthier food concept -- low start-up, simple operations, strong support.

Cash Required: $15,000
Investment Range: $92,000 to $315,000
Business Type: Franchise
SBA: Yes
Financing: 3rd Party

Be part of a winning team with the #1 franchise*

Be part of a winning team by owning a SUBWAY® franchise.Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck opened the first SUBWAY® restaurant in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, in the summer of 1965. They later incorporated in the name of Doctor's Associates Inc. The SUBWAY® chain is the largest restaurant chain in the world with more locations than any other restaurant.

Each SUBWAY® location is focused on making great sandwiches. In fact, it is so great, that many SUBWAY® customers have become franchise owners simply because they believe in the product.

Exceptional growth

SUBWAY® is #1 on the 2011 AllBusiness AllStar Franchises list.Since its founding, the SUBWAY® franchise system has experienced phenomenal growth and has become the #1 Quick Service Restaurant chain in the world.

In most years, about 70% of new franchises are purchases by existing owners.

Products you will be proud to serve

The SUBWAY® franchise offers your customers many great options to eat a fresh meal, fast. Think about your customer base and all the potential consumers who patronize your business. Wouldn't the quality of the SUBWAY® products appeal to those consumers?

The nutritional value of their food is very important to the SUBWAY® franchise.SUBWAY FRESH FIT™ Menu**

The nutritional value of our food is very important. The SUBWAY FRESH FIT™ menu is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and is trans-fat free.

The franchisee is responsible for:

  • Initial franchise fee
  • Finding locations
  • Leasehold improvements and equipment
  • Hiring employees and operating restaurants
  • Paying 8% royalty to the company and a fee into the advertising fund

The company provides:

  • Access to formulas and operational systems
  • Store design and equipment ordering guidance
  • Training program
  • Operations manual
  • Representative on-site during opening
  • Periodic evaluations and ongoing support
  • Informative publications

Before you open:

  • Training: You and your designee or manager will take part in our intensive two-week program.
  • Restaurant/Store design: You will be provided with floor plans for your specific location.
  • Site selection: You will be assisted in evaluating the location for your business.
  • Equipment ordering: You will receive guidance on ordering your equipment package for timely delivery.

SUBWAY® is the most popular fast food franchise according to a Zagat survey.After you open:

  • Operations manual: SUBWAY® restaurants' in-depth manual covers a full range of topics important to running your business.
  • Field support: Your local representative will help you get started and provide ongoing operational evaluations.
  • Franchisee services: A Coordinator will serve as your main contact person, who is just a phone call or e-mail away.
  • R&D: SUBWAY® franchise executive chef, baking specialists, staff nutritionist, and product development team continually strive to make our excellent food even better.
  • Continuing education: Regular newsletters, e-mails and voicemails, DVDs and additional learning tools are also available.


Franchise World Headquarters, LLC is proud of the excellent support systems available to SUBWAY® franchisees. Ongoing support is provided before and after you open your store. As soon as you join the SUBWAY® team, you'll have access to help to get you started. Once open, systems are in place to help you operate your location effectively.

SUBWAY® Eat Fresh Live Green

The SUBWAY® brand is committed to making SUBWAY® restaurants and operations as environmentally and socially responsible as possible. The brand strives to conduct business in a way that creates profit for franchisees while minimizing the impact the business has on the environment and improving the lives of SUBWAY® customers, employees, franchisees, vendors and communities worldwide.

Franchise Capital Requirements

The SUBWAY® franchise has some of the lowest startup costs in the food industry.The SUBWAY® franchise has some of the lowest start-up costs in the industry. Your complete investment will depend on your location, size, and the extent of renovations required. There are traditional and nontraditional locations for SUBWAY® franchises.

A traditional restaurant is one you see in a shopping center or on the street corner. A non-traditional restaurant is a store located in an airport, hospital, truck stop, college, bus terminal, or other sites associated with another business. The non-traditional locations are usually owned by existing franchisees that have proven to be very successful with the SUBWAY® system. If you own a location such as a convenience store, or any non-traditional site, you may have the opportunity to buy a franchise for that location.

A lower cost restaurant is one that would require fewer leasehold improvements, less seating and fewer equipment expenditures. Moderate and higher costs restaurants may require extensive interior renovations, extensive seating and additional equipment.

Subway is currently looking to expand worldwide. There are existing stores for sale in the United States and limited locations for new stores. * * **

**SUBWAY FRESH FIT™ menu is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
*SUBWAY® is the #1 restaurant chain in total restaurant count with more locations than anyone else in the Quick Service Restaurant industry.

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