Doctor Associates LLC is the franchisor. The company offers to the franchisee the right to establish and operate retail locations that serve foot-long, six-inch flatbread specialty sandwiches, salad, and other food. Extra options to the franchise: non-traditional locations, parks (national or theme), airport, military bases, satellite/community development program locations, co-brand locations.
Training Overview: All franchisees after signing the Franchise Agreement must complete our Worldwide Training program (two-week long). After purchasing a franchise and before attending the training, the franchisor may require franchisees to work at an existing restaurant in their area for a minimum of 40 hours.
There are few requirements for successful completion of a training program:
- 100% attendance
- at least 80% grade on all obligatory online and in-store parts of program
- average 80% on in-class quizzes.
Training center located in Milford, Connecticut. Subway restaurant for on-the-job training site located nearby in Connecticut. Classroom work will take about 54 hours, on-the-job training - about 33. There also will be 2-3 hours of homework every day. Franchisees will be informed about new required courses.
Territory Granted: We don’t have any exclusive territory under the Franchise Agreement or any related agreements. We may grant limited exclusivity rights to territory under the Exclusive Area Development Program.
Obligations and Restrictions: Franchisees must successfully complete the training program, even if they will not personally supervise their restaurant unless it is permitted otherwise. We strongly recommend to devote time to the franchised business, nevertheless, you have an employee manager to run the restaurant. A restaurant must operate in strict compliance with all required standards, procedures, methods, specifications, policies of the Subway system in the Operations Manual and other writing issues.
Term of Agreement and Renewal: The franchise duration is 20 years, except for satellite restaurants and the school lunch program. If either party won’t choose to terminate, the franchise will automatically renew for the next 20 years except for satellite restaurants and the school lunch program. If franchisees violate requirements, the franchisor has the right to refuse renewal.
Financial Assistance: We offer a leasing program for equipment. We consider the equipment lease as a true lease, not a financing lease. Equipment leases five years long. under its minority loan program for qualified franchisees purchasing their first franchise at the full $15,000 franchise fee, we offer finance $10,000 of the initial franchise fee. These loan terms and purposes are negotiable. The franchisor has the right to unilaterally change or eliminate these loan programs and equipment leasing programs. Subway system franchisees have the right for expedited and streamlined SBA loan processing through the SBA’s Franchise Registry Program.