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Franchising FAQs

Joining the SUBWAY team gives you the great opportunity to own your own business, but not just any business, a proven business with a low investment, simple operations, flexible floor plans, national and local support, national and regional advertising, a two week training program, ongoing learning for our owners and their staff, store development assistance, design support; lease negotiations, construction guidance and much, much more.

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SUBWAY Franchisees pay 12.5% every week (gross sales minus the sales tax); 8% goes toward the franchise royalties and 4.5% goes towards advertising.

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In addition to the initial franchise fee, each location is different and the initial investment varies depending on restaurant size, build out costs, location, etc. For a better idea of the capital requirements, click here.

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Our employees, salespeople, or Development Agents are not permitted to furnish any oral or written information concerning actual or potential sales. Actual results vary from restaurant to restaurant and we cannot estimate the results of any particular franchise. We encourage you to call SUBWAY restaurant's large number of multi-unit owners to learn first hand why they decided to acquire additional franchises.

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A Development Agent is a local, on-site representative of the SUBWAY concept. Your DA will be your primary contact in your local area and will be able to provide local support not only throughout the application process but continued support as you operate your restaurant.

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To find out if you are qualified to become a Development Agent, click here. For more information contact Crystal Babcock at babcock_c@subway.com

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Your local Development office will direct you to take a two part test, focusing on English and Math, which takes approximately one hour to complete. All newcomers to the SUBWAY system are required to complete the test.

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We require all franchisees to order food from an approved food distributor. This ensures that all SUBWAY restaurants have the best quality food while allowing maximum savings. SUBWAY has an Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC). IPC is a franchisee-owned and operated purchasing cooperative that negotiates the lowest costs for goods and services while maintaining quality, standards and ensuring the best value for SUBWAY franchisees.

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For a complete list of current exchange rates, click here.

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You can find an existing restaurant that is for sale using our map of restaurants for sale. For further information regarding your area of interest, contact your area sales manager.

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