- # of U.S. locations: 26,880
- Total Investment: $116,000 – $263,000
- Franchise Fee: $15,000
- Royalty Fee: 8% of gross sales
- Advertising Fee: 4.5% of gross sales
- Net Worth Requirement: $80,000 – $310,000
- Liquid Capital Requirement: $30,000 – $90,000
Subway is the number one (#1) Quick Service Restaurant chain in the world. Most recently, about 70% of new franchises are purchases by existing owners.
The SUBWAY® décor integrates the look of natural building materials – brick, clay, stone – into the stores and conveys to customers that SUBWAY® locations are warm and inviting family dining destinations.
SUBWAY® “Sandwich Artists” create customers’ sandwiches on a varied selection of daily baked gourmet breads. With the option of many ingredients, the sandwiches are customized with an array of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and lastly topped off with unique select sauces. In addition, many food flavors are brought out by toasting the sandwiches to perfection, just the way a customer wants.
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 world-wide.
SUBWAY® restaurants offer a variety of “better for you” menu items. The SUBWAY® brand is committed to continually improving the nutritional content of the food served. All artificial trans fats have been eliminated from core products. The sodium content has been reduced by 28% for low fat sandwiches and by 15% for all lunch and dinner subs. In the US, the bread is fortified with calcium and vitamin D, and chicken and turkey are antibiotic and hormone-free.
The Franchisee Is Responsible For:
Initial franchise fee
Leasehold improvements and equipment
Hiring employees and operating restaurants
Paying 8% royalty to the company and a fee into the advertising fund
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.
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 voice-mails, DVDs and additional learning tools are also available.