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SUBWAY® Franchise FAQ

We’d love to have you join our team! You’ll be part of a group of more than 21,000 SUBWAY® franchisees who share your entrepreneurial spirit.

Joining the SUBWAY® team gives you the great opportunity to own your own business- but not just any business: an established global brand with a proven operating system already in place.

It’s easy to get started. Your first step is to complete the Application for Additional Information.

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In the United States and Canada, the franchise fee is $15,000. In countries outside of North America the initial franchise fee ranges from $10,000 - $15,000 (USD).

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The total investment is an estimated $116,000 to $263,000 in the United States and $102,000 to $234,000 in Canada.

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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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We offer an equipment leasing program and also work with companies that help secure financing for new franchisees. For more information about our approved financing companies, please review our finance programs chart.

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Of course; all of our new franchisees attend a two week training course at our World Headquarters, or one of our many training centers around the world. Once training is complete, on-going support comes in many forms, including local development offices, e-learning training courses, a weekly newsletter and much more.

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Once you are a franchisee, our Site Selection team will educate you on the site selection process and how to find locations. Your local Development Agent will make a recommendation on whether a location should be approved or not, and with the assistance of the Field Representative and home office Leasing Department, you will negotiate the economics of the lease with the landlord. Our objective will always be to secure the best possible location for a reasonable rent.

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While you will work with a local contractor that you hire, our Store Design team will provide detailed blueprints that not only meets our specifications, but provides you with a beautiful and functional restaurant.

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While every case is different, the typical length of time between the time you sign the Franchise Agreement, we approve your location, and you open your business, is between 2 and 12 months.

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The franchisee-owned and operated purchasing cooperative (Independent Purchasing Cooperative) negotiates the lowest costs for food and services, while maintaining quality, standards, and ensuring the best value for SUBWAY® franchisees.

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The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) will describe in detail how the SUBWAY® franchise relationship operates and will specify how the company is organized. It will also contain franchisee contact information so that you can contact our owners to get the information needed for your research. Once you complete an Application for Additional Information, we will forward it to you.

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Development Agents are franchise brokers assigned to geographical areas. They oversee franchise sales, site selection, training and operational assistance for franchisees. Development Agents also make recommendations as to whether a prospective franchisee in their territory should be granted a franchise.

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As we continue our expansion, there are always new opportunities. Completing an Application for Additional Information is the first step in the process in learning about these new opportunities. For further information regarding your area of interest, contact your area sales manager.

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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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There are more SUBWAY® restaurants in the world than any other restaurant chain, making us a leader in the global development of the quick service restaurant industry. Review our full list of the countries we have restaurants in.

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We have a number of PDF versions of the SUBWAY® brochure for various regions of the world.

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If you have additional questions or would like to talk to a sales representative, you can contact one of our franchise sales managers.

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