Subway Franchise

Submarine sandwich restaurant chain

In 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family companion Peter Buck opened Pete's Super Submarines in Bridgeport, Connecticut. With a credit from Buck for just $1,000, DeLuca trusted the modest sandwich shop would procure enough to put him through school. In the wake of battling through the initial couple of years, the organizers changed the organization's name to Subway and started diversifying in 1974. Offering a new, solid contrasting option to fast-food eateries, Subway has establishments all through the United States and in a few nations, with areas in customary and nontraditional locales alike.

In contrast with different rivals in the fast food industry, where franchisees need to pay millions, - for example, McDonald's ($1-2 million) and KFC ($1.3-2.5 million), investors in Subway need to pay just a portion of that.

The total investment is an estimated $150,050 - $328,700 in the United States and $102,000 to $234,000 in Canada.
Veteran Incentives  Franchise fee waived if opening on a
military/government location; 50% off franchise fee if opening on
non-government location but receiving government financing
Top Canadian Franchises   
#2 on Canada's top franchises 2020.
#107 in Franchise 500 for 2020.

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How much does it cost to open a Subway Franchise?

The investment required to open a Subway Franchise is between $139,550-$342,400. There is an initial franchise fee of $15,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Subway name.

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    20 years
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When did the first Subway open? 1965
When did Subway start Franchising? 1974

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment Yes Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

On-The-Job Training: 33 hours
Classroom Training: 62 hours
Additional Training: Training available in Australia, China, Germany, India, Montreal, Canada & Miami

Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

65% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8-12

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Subway Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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