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Subway Franchise Review

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When you own a SUBWAY® restaurant, you’re part of the world’s largest restaurant chain and one of its most recognized brands.

How much does a Subway franchise cost?

Subway has a franchise fee of up to $15,000, with a total initial investment range of $139,550 to $342,400.

  • Initial Franchise Fee: $15,000
  • Total Investment: $139,550 to $342,400
  • Working Capital: $12,000 to $42,000
  • Royalty Fee: 8.0%

The initial cost of a franchise includes several fees -- Unlock this franchise to better understand the costs such as training and territory fees.

How much does a Subway franchise make?

Franchise revenue depends on a wide range of factors, as does profit. How much money you can make from any franchise depends on a number of specific factors such as franchise location, labor costs, commercial lease rates and a number of other factors. Unlock this franchise for franchise-specific data and insight.

How many franchise locations do they have?

As of the 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document, there are 23802 franchised Subway locations in the USA.

Are there any Subway franchise opportunities near me?

Based on 2020 FDD data, Subway has franchise locations in 50 states. The largest region is the South with 9469 franchise locations.

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Last Reviewed: 2020

Subway is graded based on our most recent research.

Subway Franchise Stats

Total Investment
$139,550 - $342,400
Franchise Fee
$15,000
Franchise Agreement
Initial Term
20 Years
Renewal Term
20 Years
Franchisee Outlet Growth
2010
23928
2019
23802
Ongoing Fees
Royalty
8.0%
Ad Fees
4.5%
# of Franchised Outlets
23802

Additional Questions

Do they provide any initial training and opening assistance?

Yes, they have an initial training program of 92 hours. This includes 54 hours of classroom training, 33 hours of on-the-job training, and 5 hours of online training. In their FDD they outline who’s in charge of the training. Unlock to find out more.

Online 5
On-the-Job 33
Classroom 54
Total 92

Do they offer Territory Rights?

Subway does NOT offer territory protections.

Do they have computer and technology support in place?

Yes. Subway offers comprehensive support for franchisees. Unlock this franchise to find out more details.

When did they begin franchising?

They began franchising in 1967. The average Subs, Sandwiches, Soups and Salads franchise began franchising in 2004.

Do they offer financing support?

Yes, you can also click here to fill out our affordability calculator and understand your financing options.
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