Sub Station II Franchise

Sub-style deli sandwich restaurant and catering

Dominic Ruffalo and his two brothers, Charlie and John, opened the first Sub Station restaurant in Sumter, South Carolina, in 1975. Former owners and operators of a successful New Jersey restaurant, the Ruffalo brothers saw such great success with their new venture that they launched the first Sub Station II franchise in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1976. Thirteen more stores opened by the end of 1977. The privately held company has locations throughout South Carolina and in other states.

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How much does it cost to open a Sub Station II Franchise?

The estimated investment required to open a Sub Station II Franchise is between $75,000-$150,000. There is an initial franchise fee of $10,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the Sub Station II name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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The first Sub Station restaurant was opened on Broad Street in Sumter, SC, in May of 1975 by Dominic (Don) Ruffalo and his brothers Charlie & John. They brought with them a wealth of experience and knowledge in the restaurant business. For years their family owned and operated one of the largest, ol...

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When did the first Sub Station II open? 1975
When did Sub Station II start Franchising? 1976

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2003 79 0 0 1
2002 83 0 0 1
2001 0 0 0 0
2000 82 0 0 2
1999 88 0 0 1
Year U.S.A.
2003 79
2002 83
2001 0
2000 82
1999 88
Year Canada
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
1999 0
Year International
2003 0
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
1999 0
Year Corporate
2003 1
2002 1
2001 0
2000 2
1999 1

United States: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia,

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

Third Party Financing Source(s): leasing companies

Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, Regional advertising

25% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (85% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Sub Station II 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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    Sub Station II

    Sub Station II

    Sub Station II
    P.O. Drawer 2260
    Sumter, SC


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