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Sandwich Franchises

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Investments

$147,050 – $320,700

Franchise fee

$15,000

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. Subway has franchises throughout the United States and in 98 countries, with locations in traditional and nontraditional sites alike.
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Investments

$225,250 – $532,417

Franchise fee

$35,000

Friends is a neighborhood grill & bar. We are locally owned and operated by Ray Stanjevich and Suzanne Cartwright, with locations in the Atlanta suburbs of Dacula, Dawsonville, Suwanee, Buford and Winder.
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Investments

$956,500 – $4,275,000

Franchise fee

$75,000

The first Hooters Restaurant opened in Clearwater, Florida, in 1983. The company, known for its Hooters Girls waitresses, began franchising in 1986. The beach-theme restaurants feature sports displayed on flat-screen TVs and a menu offering seafood, sandwiches, burgers, salads, chicken wings and alcohol.
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Investments

$1,351,733 – $2,162,900

Franchise fee

$50,000 - $56,500

It’s time for a franchise model that completely redefines the market place. One that offers a business model no one has done with such success and market potential.
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Investments

$365,000 – $1,097,900

Franchise fee

$25,000

John and Bonny opened the first Ritter’s Frozen Custard shoppe in Franklin, Indiana, in 1989. Today, under the TRUFOODS family of brands, Ritter’s Frozen Custard is headquartered in New York City, NY with shoppes all across the Midwest, Florida and Texas.
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Investments

$191,000 – $535,000

Franchise fee

$30,000

In 2010, Jimmy and Gus Shamieh led the Shamieh family in opening the first location in Berkeley, California. Working the store from open to close, the Shamieh family started serving happiness one ice cream sandwich at a time.
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Investments

$165,700 – $296,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

When the original PrimoHoagies opened in South Philadelphia, it seemed as if there was a hoagie shop on every street corner. PrimoHoagies knew that they needed to differentiate themselves from the competition and to emphasize the authentic Italian style of the hoagie, which is how it was originated.
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Investments

$498,089 – $592,190

Franchise fee

$30,000

Saladworks was founded in Cherry Hill, N.J., in 1986 and began franchising in 1992. The franchise's menu features signature salad recipes along with a create-your-own-salad option, as well as soups and sandwiches.
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Investments

$310,750 – $497,500

Franchise fee

$35,000

We are a family-owned restaurant that caters to both local and seasonal guests, serving only the freshest seafood and the best wings in South Florida. Each unit offers dine-in or carryout services, which complements our entire menu. The Thirsty Turtle has carved out a niche designed to provide great food to customers in a fun, family-friendly environment.
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Investments

$408,500 – $821,500

Franchise fee

$35,000

After three years of research and product development, Hans and April Hess opened the first Elevation Burger in 2005. The menu features hamburgers made with organic beef, french fries cooked in olive oil, shakes and malts. Restaurants use energy efficient equipment and recycled and recyclable materials and are typically LEED certified.
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Investments

$89,000 – $571,000

Nardelli's Grinder Shoppe began in 1922 as a family business. They have perfected their recipes over the years, but have kept the emphasis on family.
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Investments

$121,733 – $471,283

Wrap City was founded in 2015 in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The original restaurant has since become a staple of the community and, based on its initial introduction, Wrap City is now launching a Franchise program.
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Investments

$150,000 – $200,000

Franchise fee

$10,000

Since 1984, Atlanta-based Philly Connection restaurants have been perfecting the Cheesesteak sandwich.
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Investments

$250,000 – $350,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

The Goose Feathers Café Franchise: Build a Strong Financial Future along with the Lifestyle you have Always Wanted.
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Investments

$145,000 – $345,000

Franchise fee

$30,000

Besides Lobster Rolls exactly like you-d find in Maine (Buttered-toasted Rolls with fresh Steamed Lobster tossed in a little mayo), we have your favorite deli sandwich.
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Investments

$4,365,575 – $830,500

Franchise fee

$40,000

Every taste has a tale and ours is adventure through artisanal, handcrafted cheeses from dairy farms from all around the world. Our guests bite into flavorful sandwiches and fresh salads and sip up savory soups and divine drinks. We are a European-style bistro and cheese market that brings the taste of tradition. Come share your story and be a part of ours at The Cheese Course.
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Investments

$270,699 – $596,850

Franchise fee

$45,000

TMAD provides a cooler, healthier, and more fulfilling alternative to the usual fast food experience of burgers, subs, and pizzas.
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Investments

$107,000 – $313,000

Franchise fee

$20,000

Silver Mine Subs offers the freshest and finest hot and cold submarine sandwiches, wraps, salads, sides, soups, and chili this side of the mine. There is no grillin or fryin.
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Investments

$151,500 – $342,500

Franchise fee

$25,000 - $50,000

It all started in 1975 at King Plaza Deli in Daly City, California. King Plaza was a regular hang out for Frank and his friends. Through his personality and sharp wit, Frank was able to negotiate his first job, at the deli, cleaning tables and sweeping floors for $3.00 a day, at the age of eight. He continued to move up the ranks eventually working each and every position in the deli. Frank demonstrated his commitment to the job staying with King Plaza until he started high school at the age of fourteen.
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Investments

$148,250 – $561,000

Franchise fee

$35,000

The Steak Escape was established in Columbus, Ohio, in 1982 by Ken Smith and Mark Turner. One year later, Escape Enterprise Ltd. was formed, and Steak Escape started franchising mall sites, as well as locations in college campuses, airports and sports arenas. The privately held company specializes in genuine Philadelphia cheesesteaks and operates in more than 30 states as well as overseas.
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Investments

$164,600 – $270,000

Franchise fee

$3,000

Who doesn’t like macaroni and cheese? Often listed as one of the most sought-after and popular comfort foods in the world, macaroni and cheese appeals to everyone. Our chef-inspired beginnings launched the I Heart Mac & Cheese concept in South Florida in 2015.
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Investments

$386,700 – $694,700

Franchise fee

$30,000

In 1980, Mike and Fouly Frangos turned their passion for food and service into a high quality fast food restaurant in downtown Cleveland. Mike focused on serving people with a smile and serving them quickly. Fouly focused on making sure the recipes were exceptional and the presentation of the food was extraordinary.
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Investments

$1,997,700 – $3,750,500

Franchise fee

$40,000

After moving from Buffalo, New York, to Kent, Ohio, friends James Disbrow and Scott Lowery couldn't find a restaurant that served the Buffalo-style chicken wings they still craved, so they decided to open their own. Their first sports bar, originally named Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck (or BW-3), opened in Columbus, Ohio, in 1982. The company began franchising in 1991. In addition to wings and 14 signature sauces, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants offer a full menu including salads, sandwiches, burgers and ribs.
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Investments

$217,500 – $369,100

Franchise fee

20000-25000

Teapioca Lounge first opened its doors in 2010 in the Austin, TX area. Knowing the deliciousness of bubble teas, and thinking they could make something new of an old favorite by incorporating other thirst-quenching concoctions and a fun yet homelike atmosphere, made it a no-brainer. Our vision is to create an atmosphere where people of all ages can enjoy, not only a wide array of refreshments, but also feel at home enjoying the company of new and old friends.
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Investments

$156,650 – $260,400

Franchise fee

$20,000

David and Rosalind Katz wanted to start a shoe store, but didn't have the funds to purchase inventory let alone start an entire business. Instead of giving up, the Katzes moved to plan B, opening a sandwich shop in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs in 1980.
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TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Tasty? Check. Quick to cook? Check. Hearty and healthy? Check! Can you guess what it is? That sub sandwiches. Sandwiches will always have a place in people's hearts and stomachs, no matter how food preferences change. A sandwich can contain just about anything and is easily customized: this made it easy to meet the demand for healthier options and specialized diets while still providing brand-building novelties and traditional favorites. 

The sandwich franchising traditionally has been dominated by individuals and families, unlike many big burger chains that are run by investment firms. 

In this top, we'll look at some of the best franchises for sale specialized in sandwiches. Unquestionably, the largest sandwich franchise in the world is Subway. But there are so many other options out there: from organic and environment-friendly franchises or Greek gyros to traditional Philly cheesesteaks.

1. Subway 

  • Founded: 1965
  • Franchising since: 1974
  • Initial investment: $147,050 – $320,700
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 8%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $80,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $30,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Subway is one of the most globally known franchises with over 50 years history. Franchise restaurants  serve famous foot-long, six-inch flatbread specialty sandwiches, salad, and other food. Franchisees can choose traditional locations for their restaurant or non-traditional locations like airports, military bases or co-brand locations.

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2. Arby's

  • Founded: 1964
  • Franchising since: 1965
  • Initial investment:  $314,550 – $1,844,200
  • Initial franchise fee: $6,250 - $37,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $500,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Before Forrest and Leroy Raffel opened their first restaurant named Arby's ('R.B.' stands for Raffel Brothers), they were food-service consultants. They used knowledge and experience to create an efficient business model. For 45 years, the franchise system grew to more than 3,700 restaurants across the USA. The restaurants feature famous roast beef sandwiches and complementary side items and desserts, milkshakes, meals for kids, and light choices. Preferably, candidates must have previous success as multi-unit catering and retail operators. If candidates are not experienced, qualified restaurant operators, they must complete an extensive training program.

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3. Burger King

  • Founded: 1956
  • Franchising since: 1956
  • Initial investment: $323,100 – $3,076,600
  • Initial franchise fee: $15,000– $50,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4,5% of monthly gross sales
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,500,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

 Burger King is a worldwide chain of hamburger fast-food restaurants. Franchise restaurants also offer a limited menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner products. The franchisor currently has different types of franchise ownership: Individual (or Owner/Operator) and Entity. For franchisees available three locations and facility types: Institutional Locations, Traditional Burger King Restaurant facilities, and Non-Traditional Burger King facilities. 

The company is looking for multi-unit operators with extensive restaurant experience. 

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4. Firehouse Subs

  • Founded: 2004
  • Franchising since: 2005
  • Initial investment: $94,783 – $1,090,366
  • Initial franchise fee: $20,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $80,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Brothers Chris and Robin Sorensen founded the company in Jacksonville, Florida, back in 1994. Both brothers are former firefighters, and that fact is reflected in the name and authentic firefighting décor of each location. Firehouse Subs serve hot and cold subs and salads. The process of opening your restaurant takes about six to 12 months. Besides, the company is socially responsible: they started a Foundation to improve the life-saving capabilities of local heroes and their communities.

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5. Jersey Mike's Subs

  • Founded: 1956
  • Franchising since: 1987
  • Initial investment: $178,523 – $746,342
  • Initial franchise fee: $18,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6,5% 
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Since he was a teenager, the founder of the franchise Peter Cancro, has been in the sub sandwich business. At 17, he bought the original Jersey Mike's location that had been operating on the Jersey Shore since 1956. The franchise uses original recipes and quality standards: premium quality meat and cheese, fresh vegetables. The following qualities: a positive attitude about business, confidence, and care about the local community are must-haves for franchisees.

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6. McAlister's Deli

  • Founded: 1989
  • Franchising since: 1994
  • Initial investment: $762,000 – $2,028,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: up to 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $1,500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $762,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

In 1989, Don Newcomb opened McAlister's Deli at the converted gas station in Oxford, Mississippi. The franchise, known for its Southern charm and generous portions, serves sandwiches, salads, stuffed baked potatoes, spuds, famous sweet tea. The ideal candidate interested in developing 2-10 locations over a 3-7 year, have prior restaurant business experience, and exemplifying genuine hospitality.

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7. Pita Pit Inc.

  • Founded: 1995
  • Franchising since: 1997
  • Initial investment: $197,638 – $410,277
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5-6%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $75,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Pita Pit is a Canadian franchise founded by Nelson Lang and John Sotiriadis. Their idea was to create a healthy and quick alternative to fast food. The franchise restaurants offer Lebanese-style pita sandwiches, each freshly made and customized using grilled quality lean meats, cheeses, fresh vegetables, exotic toppings, and signature sauces. The franchise model is simple and scalable, which allows franchisees to achieve success regardless of whether the store location is in a mall food-court or a free-standing building with a drive-thru.

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8. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Inc.

  • Founded: 1976
  • Franchising since: 1991
  • Initial investment: $350,000 – $815,288
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000 - $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6-7%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Lois and Alan Margolet decided to open a sandwich shop, where they will use signature sandwich recipes. In 1976, it was opened and was named after their grandfather Philip Capriotti. The franchise was sold to a former Las Vegas area franchisee, Ashley Morris. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is known for exceptional returns, which are achieved by tasty, high-quality food in an attractive setting. The franchise partners should have a high level of business acumen, understand the customer experience, and be brand ambassadors.

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9. Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

  • Founded: 2003
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment: $203,000 – $495,250
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $150,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches is a brainchild of Jeff Sinelli, who is also the founder of Genghis Grill franchise. The franchise restaurants serve custom-made sandwiches (customers can choose size, bread, cheese, spreads, vegetables), chips, cookies, and milkshakes. The franchisor has detailed guidelines for real estate selection; the typical store size is 500 to 1,500 square feet.

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10. Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches

  • Founded: 1983
  • Franchising since: 1993
  • Initial investment: $329,500 – $557,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6% 
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000  
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $80,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Jimmy John Liautaud started his business when he was just 19 years old with limited equipment, without a posted menu or an outdoor sign. Ten years later, he owned several stores and started franchising.  Nowadays, the company has over 2,700 units. Nowadays, franchise restaurants offer deli sandwiches that are made in 30 seconds fresh to order and beverages. Ambitious, multi-unit owners are welcome to join the franchise.

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11. Penn Station East Coast Subs

  • Founded: 1985
  • Franchising since:1987
  • Initial investment: $290,984 – $594,478
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: up to 8%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

In 1985 Jeff Osterfeld opened his second restaurant Penn Station in which a star of the menu was Philly cheesesteaks. Currently, the franchise menu offers Grilled East Coast Style submarine sandwiches, fresh-cut fries, and hand-squeezed lemonade. The franchisor is looking for experienced multi-divisional operators to help expand the market and will provide comprehensive support covering all aspects of the business.

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12. Togo's

  • Founded: 1971
  • Franchising since: 1977
  • Initial investment: $274,000 – $508,700
  • Initial franchise fee:  $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Togo's was born as Mike Cobler’s want for an alternative to cafeteria food. He opened a small sandwich shop at San Jose State University in Northern California. His fellow students loved big, fresh, meaty sandwiches, and almost immediately, lines were forming out the door. The franchise serves iconic sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups. The location requires a small space between 1,200 and 1,400 square feet. The franchisor must be involved in the business and manage the restaurant himself, so management experience in the restaurant business is preferred.

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13. Schlotzsky's

  • Founded: 1971
  • Franchising since: 1976
  • Initial investment: $503,814 – $787,984
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: up to 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $250,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Today, the restaurant network founded by Don and Dolores Dissman in 1971 is a subsidiary of Focus Brands. Besides meat, light and specialty sandwiches, the franchise restaurants offer salads, pizza and soups at an affordable price in a quirky and fun atmosphere. The franchisor also provides co-branding opportunities with Cinnabon.

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14. Cousins Subs

  • Founded: 1972
  • Franchising since: 1985
  • Initial investment: $182,200 – $632,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000 
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Nothing compares with food that we enjoyed growing up, so Bill Specht decided to bring those flavors to his new home - Milwaukee. With the help of his cousin, Jim Sheppard, and their wives, the first Cousins Subs opened his doors in 1972. Today franchise still uses the same secret bread recipe for sandwiches but added to the menu new items: salads, soups, sides and desserts. The franchisor is interested in multi-unit growth in new markets and provides special programs for multi-store operators.

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15. Burger 21

  • Founded: 2010
  • Franchising since: 2011
  • Initial investment: $428,247 – $1,085,164
  • Initial franchise fee: $27,000 - $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $600,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $250,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

The founders are obsessed with burgers, so they created a franchise that will change the way people think about fast-casual burger restaurants. Burger 21 got its name from a menu featuring 21 chef-inspired burgers with premium ingredients like marshmallow sauce, pickled cucumbers, and toasted brioche buns. Franchisees will benefit from a personal Franchise Business Consultant, who will assist with strategic planning, financial analysis, operations evaluations. 

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16. Culver 

  • Founded: 1984
  • Franchising since: 1988
  • Initial investment: $1,815,000 – $4,273,000
  • Initial franchise fee:  $55,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:$350,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

In 1984 Second-generation restaurateur Craig Culver opened his own restaurant Culver's Frozen Custard, with the menu inspired by the founder's family. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, dinners, frozen custard desserts, beverages. Culver’s restaurants have on-site consumption,  drive-thru, carryout options. The franchise owner-operators engaged in their business daily and committed to founding principles of hospitality, quality, freshness.

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17. Potbelly Sandwich Shop

  • Founded: 1977
  • Franchising since: 2009
  • Initial investment: $564,050 – $782,700
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $500,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $200,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Potbelly Sandwich Shop was initially an antique shop in Chicago held by Peter Hastings and his wife. In 1977, the couple started serving sandwiches to their customers. Little by little, the antique shop turned into the popular neighborhood lunchtime getaway with live music. Entrepreneur Bryant Keil bought the shop in 1996 and started the franchise keeping the unique feel. The franchise model is a two-person team of owner and operator. The candidates must be team players, have solid business experience, and qualifications in finances.  

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18. Five Guys

  • Founded: 1986
  • Franchising since: 2002
  • Initial investment:$152,600 – $360,300
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $150,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Five Guys was founded in 1986 by The Murrell family: Janie and Jerry Murrel and their sons, Jim, Matt, Chad, and Ben. The company started franchising in 2003 and already has over 1,500 locations open worldwide. The franchise offers hand-formed burgers and French fries. Typically, restaurants, sized 2,000 and 3,000 square feet, are located in shopping centers, sports arenas, airports, university campuses. 

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19. Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs

  • Founded: 1989
  • Franchising since: 1991
  • Initial investment: $211,432 – $431,843
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $350,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Established in 1989 by Joe Bisogno, Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs serves fresh subs, signature house-baked bread and pasta. Ideal Goodcents Owner has successful business and management experience, enthusiasm to follow a proven system, passion for the restaurant industry. The franchise restaurants are also deeply integrated into the social life of local communities: they host events for charity organizations and donate to schools, shelters. 

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20. Hardee's

  • Founded: 1960
  • Franchising since: 1962
  • Initial investment: $1,431,500 – $1,949,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000 - $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $300,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Wilber Hardee opened a walk-up restaurant with no dining room and a limited menu and at once became a success. He got the first franchisee five months later. CKE Restaurants Inc. purchased Hardee's in 1997. The franchise menu focused on burgers with beef and chicken. Multi-unit agreements are preferred, but one- or two-unit options are also on the table. The franchisor will share mapping, competition, and demographic data with the franchisee and assist with real estate and local store marketing strategies.

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21. Wayback Burgers

  • Founded: 1991
  • Franchising since: 2006
  • Initial investment: $209,000 – $524,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

The franchise restaurants specialize in hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese dogs, salads, and hand-dipped milkshakes. Wayback Burgers also offer breakfasts, Beer & Wine, and delivery. Franchisees can open nontraditional locations such as Mobile Food Carts, Food Courts, Military Bases, or stadiums. 

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22. Wendy's

  • Founded: 1969
  • Franchising since: 
  • Initial investment:  $292,500 – $3,644,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

A  worldwide chain of over 6,600 restaurants was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas and named after his daughter’s nickname Wendy's. A quick-service restaurant known for its chili also offers hamburgers and chicken sandwiches. Franchisees receive training & on-going support. The company is pursuing prospective franchisees with extensive restaurant experience and interested in multi-unit ownership. 

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23. MOOYAH 

  • Founded: 2007
  • Initial investment: $412,750 – $620,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Mooyah’s is a creation of industry veterans Todd Istre and Rich Hicks. Nowadays, the franchise expanded both across the country and internationally. The foundation of the concept is a menu with three core products: that allows delivering customizable food at lower costs. The restaurants serve traditional hamburgers and turkey burgers, veggie burgers, french fries, and shakes. The company is looking for people-oriented with leadership experience candidates.

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24. Quaker Steak & Lube

  • Founded: 1974
  • Franchising since: 1997
  • Initial investment: $473,500 – $4,106,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000 - $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 5%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $3,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $500,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Quaker Steak & Lube has a unique motorsports-themed decoration as a result of founders wanting to preserve the culture of old gas stations. The franchise menu includes sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken wings, steaks, sandwiches, salads, desserts. 

Requirements for franchise owners are a restaurant or operational experience, a strong understanding of local marketing, passion for guest service and care about the local community.

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25. Elevation Burger

  • Founded: 2005
  • Franchising since: 2008
  • Initial investment:$408,500 – $821,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $2,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $600,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Elevation Burger offers not only an organic menu that features hamburgers, french fries cooked in olive oil, shakes, and malts; every aspect of their business is eco-friendly. The franchise uses recyclable materials and energy-efficient equipment. Because restaurants have a small 1,200 to 2,200 square feet footprint, Elevation Burger can easily fit in a location with high traffic and high visibility locations. 

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26. Lennys Grill & Subs

  • Founded: 1998
  • Franchising since:
  • Initial investment: $88,216 – $396,146
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $400,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

 Lennys Grill & Subs franchise is famous for its signature Philly cheesesteaks, grilled sandwiches, deli sandwiches, and salads. The company offers a proven operating system, assistance with real estate and construction and ongoing support. Besides single-unit ownership, opportunities for multi-unit development are also at disposal.

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27. Charleys Philly Steaks

  • Founded: 1986
  • Franchising since: 1991
  • Initial investment:  $225,581 – $532,172
  • Initial franchise fee: $24,500
  • Ongoing royalty fee:  6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Charleys Philly that grew from the sandwich shop on the campus of The Ohio State University now has over 300 locations in the United States and globally. The franchise serves made-to-order grilled steak, chicken sandwiches, fries, salads, lemonades. 

Candidates must have experience in managing people, developing/implementing marketing programs, and P&L responsibility as well. 

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28. Erbert & Gerbert's Sandwich Shop

  • Founded: 1987
  • Franchising since: 1992
  • Initial investment: $191,014 – $381,535
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $80,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Erbert & Gerbert Sandwich Shops offer sandwiches, wraps, and soups complimented by private-label chips, cookies, and pickles. The menu has Gluten-friendly, vegetarian, and lite-n-fit options. Thanks to extensive training and support, to become franchisee no previous experience needed. The franchisor provides  site selection and construction, finance consultation, grand opening, marketing, ongoing operational support.

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29. Great Steak

  • Founded: 1982
  • Initial investment: $150,900 – $519,050

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

In the beginning, Great Steak has been serving Philadelphia Cheesesteak sandwiches, now they added to the menu chicken and baked Idaho potatoes. The franchisor's operating system and industry experience enable it to keep operating costs low. The traditional locations for the restaurants are in a shopping mall, strip center, or similar venues. Non-traditional locations offer a limited menu in marketplaces such as an airport, amusement park, sports or entertainment venue, train station, etc.

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30. Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

  • Founded: 1998
  • Franchising since: 2002
  • Initial investment: $176,500 – $338,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4%
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $100,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

The brainchild of Scott Jennings, known as Cheba Hut Toasted Subs, became the first marijuana-themed sandwich “joint”. The franchise offers sandwiches, signature salads, and a special local menu unique for each territory made using locally sourced fresh ingredients. The franchise has a relaxed culture with no suits and ties but still result-oriented and competitive. A desire to own multiple stores and a strong business background will be beneficial.

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31. Tom & Chee

  • Founded: 2009
  • Franchising since: 2012
  • Initial investment: $402,200 – $835,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $40,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $850,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $500,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Tom & Chee, the grilled cheese melt franchise, became iconic and rapidly expanded after being seen on the hit television show Shark Tank and numerous other shows. The menu specializes in  grilled cheese sandwich combinations, daily soups, fresh salads. 

The franchise subsidiary to GSR Brands that have 50 years experience in franchising. GSR Brands’ team significantly improved  the proven Tom & Chee franchise model to make it more efficient and profitable. 

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32. Miami Grill 

  • Founded: 1991
  • Initial investment: $267,000 – $488,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $30,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Miami Grill’s menu includes a wide range of high-quality made-to-order meals, from cheesesteaks and burgers to wings and salads, beer and wine. The franchise has a well-known name and celebrity brand power, with Armando Christian “Pitbull” Perez as a key equity partner. There are several reasons to become a Miami Grill franchise owner: collective buying power,  proven systems and techniques, and flexible store layouts.

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33. Blimpie Subs & Salads

  • Founded: 1964
  • Franchising since: 1970
  • Initial investment: $139,780 – $403,450
  • Initial franchise fee: $11,900 - $19,900
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement: $250,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $50,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

The international franchise has grown from a single location in Hoboken, New Jersey, founded by Anthony Conza and two friends. Now franchise owned by Kahala Brands. The franchise restaurants offer subs, wraps, salads and soups and can be located everywhere: malls, colleges, sports arenas, hospitals. The franchisor has concepts from a full-sized traditional restaurant to a streamlined Blimpie Express location, making it simple to integrate a Blimpie into just any community.

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34. Shoney's

  • Founded: 1947
  • Initial investment:$200,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $200,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

With almost 75 years in the business, Shoney’s now includes plenty of old favorites and new meals such as sandwiches, burgers, eggs and pancakes for breakfast, and even steak and seafood.

The franchise owner must have solid experience in the retail business and be ready to open multiple units. 

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35. Tim Hortons

  • Founded: 1964
  • Franchising since: 1965
  • Initial investment: $48,450 – $1,690,300
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 4.5% to 6% of Gross Sales

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 in Canada, now, the company has over  4,000 locations across the U.S and worldwide. The restaurants sell sandwiches, baked goods, soups, coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages.

The franchise has two main options: full-service restaurants and custom-built kiosks for non-traditional venues. 

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36. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

  • Founded: 2002
  • Franchising since: 2004
  • Initial investment:$592,810 – $1,999,117
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee:4.5% 
  • Net-Worth Requirement:  $850,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement:  $250,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

In 2002, the first Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers was opened in Wichita, Kansas, by restaurateur Scott Redler and brothers Bill & Randy Simon. The franchise location serves as its name implies steakburgers and frozen custard in a retro-designed interior. The franchisor has long-term relationships with vendors. Comprehensive training that includes everything from food prep to hospitality will be provided for all franchisees.

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37. Smashburger 

  • Founded: 2007
  • Franchising since: 2008
  • Initial investment: $80,000
  • Initial franchise fee: from $20,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Tom Ryan, who has worked for industry giants like McDonald's and Pizza Hut for over two decades, decided to start his own restaurant business. In 2007, Smashburger opened doors to the customers offering burgers with a variety of bun and topping choices, chicken and veggie burgers, sides and shakes. To be financially capable and experience in the restaurant realm are the main criteria for candidates.

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38. PrimoHoagies 

  • Founded: 2002
  • Franchising since: 2002
  • Initial investment:$165,700 – $296,000
  • Initial franchise fee: $35,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:   $300,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $70,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

The franchise specializes in Italian hoagies that are made with top-quality meats, cheeses on award-winning bread. PrimoHoagies sandwich shop concept demands a small footprint, giving investors more flexibility. Management and relationship experience makes a perfect franchisee for single or multi-unit development. 

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39. Tubby's Sub Shop Inc.

  • Founded: 1968
  • Franchising since: 1978
  • Initial investment: $80,000
  • Initial franchise fee: from $20,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

21-years-old Richard Paganes opened Tubby’s Sub Shop in 1968 in the Detroit suburb and it quickly became a famous place thanks to unique flavor and generous portions of its submarine sandwiches. The first franchise spop opened ten years later, two years after the first drive-through appeared. The company has proactive public relations to maintain a highly visible positive public image and  participates in various community events. The franchise must be ready to develop three to five stores within the first two years. 

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40. The Gyro Shack

  • Founded: 2009
  • Franchising since: 2016
  • Initial investment: $161,100 – $477,500
  • Initial franchise fee: $25,000
  • Ongoing royalty fee: 6%
  • Net-Worth Requirement:   $1,000,000
  • Liquid Cash Requirement: $250,000

TOP-40 Sandwich and Subs franchises in USA 2021

Before Gus Zaharioudakis opened the Gyro Shack, he studied chefs to improve his culinary skills and learn how to combine different flavors. As a result, the franchise menu is based on lovingly crafted recipes of authentic gyros with homemade hummus, tzatziki, spicy green sauce, veggie patties, and fresh vegetables. 

Drive-thru is a standard franchise model. The franchisor offers single and multi-unit options and requires that franchisees have at least five years of experience in restaurant management or ownership.

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