Subway® Franchise

At Subway®, we want everyone to have access to nutritious and better-for-you food options. So, we bring innovations, transparency, and quality control to the table.

To buy a franchise with Subway®, you'll need to have at least $40,000 in liquid capital and a minimum net worth of $80,000. Subway® charges a franchise fee of $15,000.


Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Doctor's Associates, Inc.
Total Units: 43,000+
Year Founded: 1965
Franchising Since: 1974
Home Office: Milford, CT
Training: Available
Locations Available: See Below*
Franchise Costs

Franchise Costs

Financing: Via 3rd party
Liquid Capital Required: $40,000
Net Worth Required: $80,000
Total Investment: $150,050 – $328,700
Franchise Fee: $15,000
Royalty Type:
Vetern Discount:

*Subway® is currently accepting inquiries from the following locations: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Values & History

The story of the Subway® brand started more than 50 years ago when nuclear physicist Dr. Peter Buck changed the life of a college student, Fred DeLuca, with a few simple words: "Let's open a submarine sandwich shop."

The partners opened their first restaurant in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where they served fresh, affordable, made to order sandwiches. The popularity of the sandwiches and the brand continued to grow over the decades, but their core values and principles remained the same:

  • Always provide exceptional service to your valued guests;
  • Provide the highest quality menu items at a price everyone can afford and enjoy; and
  • Keep operating costs low and ensure you have great systems in place and never stop improving.
These early principles continue to serve as the foundation for Subway restaurants around the world.

Industry Performance

Market Demand & Advantage

Today, the SUBWAY® brand is the world's largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 40,000 locations around the world.

We've become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meal options that the whole family can enjoy. From the beginning, Fred has had a clear vision for the future of the SUBWAY® brand.

As we continue to grow, we are guided by his passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, sandwiches made-to-order right in front of them.

It's a new day for Subway®. Get in on the ground floor of our next chapter. From cutting-edge restaurant redesigns to amped-up advertising spend, there's never been a better time to be your own boss.

Training & Support

We provide resources including consumer outreach for our franchise owners.

You'll receive world-class training even before you make your first sandwich.

We make it easy for you to expand ownership from one to several restaurants.

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We seek out people who:

  • Have strong leadership skills
  • Are self-driven and self-sufficient
  • Are committed
  • Are strategic
  • Are goal getters
  • Have high ethical standards

Purchasing a Subway® Franchise

Franchise Fee: $150,050 - $328,700. Net Worth Required: $80,000. Total Investment: $150,050 - $310,000. Liquid Capital Required: $40,000.

Subway® franchise owners possess an entrepreneurial spirit and are committed to building a successful business. If you're a hard worker, are disciplined, and understand the art and science of being a confident leader, let us help make your dream of business ownership a reality.

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About @WORK Group