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Investment Level $100,001 ~ $200,000

Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck opened the first SUBWAY® restaurant in the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, in the summer of 1965. The company was later incorporated in the name of Doctor’s Associates Inc.

The SUBWAY® franchise is the largest restaurant chain in North America and is poised to become the l argest restaurant chain in the world. The SUBWAY® franchise system places a focus on making great sandwiches. In fact, it is so great, that many SUBWAY® customers have become franchise owners simply because they believe in the product.

Exceptional growth

With the SUBWAY® franchise system’s outstanding support structure and operational history, it’s no surprise that its growth continues to break global records.

The SUBWAY® franchise was ranked the number-one global franchise among franchises with worldwide operations in the 2010 Franchise 500® issue of Entrepreneur® magazine, based on research and analysis of those franchises having worldwide operations.

The SUBWAY® business goal is to be the number one restaurant/ store chain in both consumer ranking and location count in every market i t serves.

In most years, about 70% of new franchises are purchases by existing owners.




The SUBWAY® décor integrates the look of natural building materials - brick, clay, stone - into the stores and conveys to customers that SUBWAY® locations are warm and inviting family dining destinations.

Great food

SUBWAY® Sandwich Artists™ begin making customers’ sandwiches on a varied selection of daily baked gourmet breads. With the option of many ingredients, the sandwiches are customized with an array of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and lastly topped off with unique select sauces.

In addition, many food flavors are brought out by toasting the sandwiches to perfection, just the way a customer wants.

Products you will be proud to serve

The SUBWAY® franchise offers your customers many great options to eat a fresh meal, fast. Think about your customer base and all the potential consumers who patronize your business. Wouldn’t the quality of the SUBWAY® products appeal to those consumers?


Caring about the health of customers shows with the SUBWAY FRESH FIT™ menu that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and is trans fat free.


Before you open:

  • Training
    You and your designee or manager will take part in our i ntensive two-week program.
  • Restaurant/Store design You will be provided with floor plans for your specific location.
  • Site selection
    You will be assisted in evaluating the location for your business.
  • Equipment ordering
    You will receive guidance on ordering your equipment package for timely delivery.

After you open:

  • Operations manual
    SUBWAY® restaurants’ in-depth manual covers a full range of topics important to running your business.
  • Field support
    Your local representative will help you get started and provide ongoing operational evaluations.
  • Franchisee services
    A Coordinator will serve as your main contact person, who is just a phone call or e-mail away.
  • R&D
    SUBWAY® franchise executive chef, baking specialists, staff nutritionist, and product development team continually strive to make our excellent food even better.
  • Continuing education Regular newsletters, e-mails and voice-mails, DVDs and additional learning tools are also available.

Location performance

Generally, the most important factors for performance are the location of the franchise and how well it is run. Because these key factors are unknown, Doctor’s Associates Inc. cannot predict your results.

In fact, to eliminate possible misunderstandings, the company has a policy that no employee or agent can provide you with projections as to potential sales, earnings and profitability.

The best way to get this information is to complete an application. After your application is received, you will receive a disclosure document and contact information of our franchisees. These franchisees will be able to answer your specific questions.


Franchise World Headquarters is proud of the excellent support systems available to SUBWAY® franchisees. Ongoing support is provided before and after you open your store. As soon as you join the SUBWAY® team, you’ll have access to help to get you started. Once open, systems are in place to help you operate your location effectively.

Eat Fresh Live Green

The SUBWAY® chain constantly strives to make SUBWAY® restaurants and operations more environmentally and socially Responsible. This is achieved by conducting business in a way that creates profit for franchisees while minimizing the impact the business has on the environment and to improve the lives of SUBWAY® customers, employees, franchisees, vendors and global communities.

Did you know . . .

The SUBWAY® company works on sustainable initiatives to improve the entire world-wide organization with a focus on energy efficiency, water and resource conservation, and waste reduction, as well as continuing to focus on food quality and food safety.

In the US, the sustainable initiatives undertaken by the SUBWAY® brand together with vendors have eliminated 122,112 metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the last 3 years. Since August 2006, SUBWAY® restaurants with low-flow sink aerators have saved 41 million gallons of water annually.

To reduce the environmental footprint of the waste stream, the SUBWAY® chain is committed to eliminating unnecessary packaging. SUBWAY® restaurants use napkins, gift cards, take-out menus, towels, tissues, sandwich wrap, paper hot cups, and salad containers that contain recycled content.

SUBWAY® headquarters continues to work with suppliers to improve the nutritional content of the food served. All artificial trans fats from core products have been eliminated. In the US, the milk and yogurt offered are 100% hormone free and the chicken and turkey are antibiotic and hormone free.


The next steps


Simply complete the application included in this brochure and mail, or fax it to Franchise Sales, at Franchise World Headquarters, LLC. A disclosure document will be sent to you that includes more information about the franchisor. To speed up the process, you can also complete the application online at


Talk to our franchise owners to learn more about us. Ask them why they chose the SUBWAY® franchise. Visit the locations, enjoy the great food and imagine what it would be like to join our terrific team.


Join the team
It’s as easy as that. Once you have finished your investigation and have secured approval to become a SUBWAY® franchise owner, don’t wait. There’s a world of opportunity waiting for you once you make your decision. We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Franchise Capital Requirements

The SUBWAY® franchise has some of the lowest start-up costs in the industry. Your complete investment will depend on your location, size, and the extent of renovations required. There are traditional and non-traditional locations for SUBWAY® franchises. A traditional restaurant is one you see in a shopping center or on the street corner. A non-traditional restaurant is a store located in an airport, hospital, truck stop, college, bus terminal, or other sites associated with another business. The non-traditional locations are usually owned by existing franchisees that have proven to be very successful with the SUBWAY® system. If you own a location such as a convenience store, or any nontraditional site, you may have the opportunity to buy a franchise for that location. Capital requirements for your area can be found online at

The estimated costs to the right, represent a wide range of possible locations throughout the world. Remember that costs will vary in relation to the physical size of the restaurant. A lower cost restaurant is one that would require fewer leasehold improvements, less seating and fewer equipment expenditures. Moderate and higher costs restaurants may require extensive interior renovations, extensive seating and additional equipment.

If you are purchasing a franchise for a location opportunity, such as a non-traditional, or school lunch program location, the listed capital requirements may vary and could be substantially lower depending upon the necessary equipment you must acquire or changes in leasehold improvements you must make.

Also note that the figures listed do not include extensive exterior renovations.

Jun 16, 2011


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