Subway Restaurant Franchise

Franchising Subway Restaurant


Founded: 1965
Franchising since: 1974

In 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family friend Peter Buck opened Pete’s Super Submarines in Bridgeport, Connecticut. With a loan from Buck for only $1,000, DeLuca hoped the tiny sandwich shop would earn enough to put him through college. After struggling through the first few years, the founders changed the company’s name to Subway and began franchising in 1974. Offering a fresh, healthy alternative to fast-food restaurants, Subway has franchises throughout the United States and in several countries, with locations in traditional and nontraditional sites alike.

Where Seeking Franchisees

In the U.S. Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North carolina, North dakota, New hampshire, New jersey, New mexico, Nevada, New york, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode island, South carolina, South dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United states, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West virginia, Wyoming

Outside the U.S.:

Special Programs

Subway supports numerous community organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Girl Scouts of America and the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Costs and Fees

Total investment: $78.6K-238.3K
Franchise fee: $15K
Ongoing royalty fee: 8%
Term of agreement: 20 years, renewable

International Representatives will be glad to answer any questions you may have about SUBWAY® franchising. You may contact them at the following numbers:

  • In US & Canada  (Toll Free) 1.800.888.4848
  • In Australia  (Toll Free)   001.800.630.355
  • All Areas: 203-877-4281
  • Fax: 203-876-6688



Subway Systems Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Sue Sim (Soo Pheng)
77 Kampong Bahru Rd

Phone: +65-6227-2557
Fax: +65-6227-7239

All Other Areas

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