The story of the Subway brand started more than 50 years ago when Dr. Peter Buck, a nuclear physicist, changed the life of a college student with a few simple words, “Let’s open a submarine sandwich shop.”
It was Peter Buck that gave college freshman Fred DeLuca the idea to open a submarine sandwich shop to help pay his tuition. Peter provided an initial investment of $1000, and a business relationship was forged that would change the landscape of the fast food industry and the lives of thousands.
The partners opened their first restaurant in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where they served fresh, affordable, made to order sandwiches. The popularity of the sandwiches and the brand continued to grow over the decades but one thing remained the same and that was their core values and principles:
a) Always provide exceptional service to your valued guests;
b) Provide the highest quality menu items at a price everyone can afford and enjoy; and
c) Keep operating costs low and ensure you have great systems in place and never stop improving.
These early principles continue to serve as the foundation for Subway restaurants around the world.
Why Choose SUBWAY?
Aside from being a proven business with a low start-up cost, SUBWAY® is continually ranked the #1 Franchise*. Find out how SUBWAY® is the right fit for you.
When you own a SUBWAY® restaurant, you’re part of the world’s largest restaurant chain and one of its most recognized brands, and you’ll get the support and experience that comes with it. Be part of a winning brand that keeps customers coming back for delicious meals made just the way they want.
SUBWAY® is the undisputed leader in fast, healthy food. Our easy-to-prepare sandwiches are made to order right in front of the customer, precisely the way they want - using freshly baked breads, select sauces and a variety of delicious toppings.
Investments: $147,050 – $320,700
Franchise fee: $15,000
Royalty fee: 8%
Minimum Cash: $30,000
Net Worth: $80,000
Training and Support
You'll receive world-class training even before you make your first sandwich.
Our Support Network
When you join the SUBWAY® family, you’ll get world-class support before you even make your first sandwich and well beyond. Our franchise support system features:
Field support, and much more!
I’m interested in owning my own SUBWAY® restaurant. How do I get started?
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.
Is financing available?
We offer an equipment leasing program and also work with companies that help secure financing for new franchisees.
How do I find a perfect location?
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.
Who will build my location?
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.
I am eager to get started. How long does the opening process typically take?
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.
Where do I order my food from?
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.
We never sell your information or share it with anyone other than the companies from which you have requested information.
Good place to get subway. My food is always great and the ingredients they use are pretty fresh m. I am happy with there service.
Great location for a subway, right off the 280 and there's plenty of parking.
Fast and friendly service with great sandwiches (compared to other Subway locations I've been to).
Have not had any complaints so far from my trips to this Subway! Definitely recommend.
I just want to thank the owner of this Subway franchise who is a very kind-hearted man. Basically, after I mentioned to him that I was picking up a meatball marinara sandwich for my wife who is craving, he guessed right on the dot that she was pregnant.
As a kind gesture, he gave me a chocolate chip cookie for my wife. Who does that? Apparently this nice gentleman. I Want To Praise Him and thank him for his kindness. Also, his shop is clean and his food is incredible. Thank you, sir for your g...enerosity. Both my wife and future baby will be stopping in to support your franchise.Show all
I come here often enough as I live next door, everyone is really friendly. I just wanted to give a shout out to Ayla and Seema (hopefully that's spelled correctly), I was the customer who called at 9:00 to check if they close at 10:00 and arrived at like 9:40 to request 5 sandwiches.
They were super friendly and helpful. Ayla was attentive and kind, she predominantly helped us, but Seema helped jump in as more customers came in to keep things flowing smoothly before they had to close up. I ju...st wanted to give some recognition for these girls staying upbeat and friendly. Both really making sure they got the orders right and not just throwing stuff on in frustration because it's almost closing or something and we put them out. Thanks! Also it'd be nice if there's a way we can tip on a card and the people helping out can retrieve that. Show all
Being that 6th Street is virtually my work cafeteria and I'm on a limited time frame on my lunch hour, this subway is easy for me to get to when I don't want to spend more than $9.
I've been here more times than I can count over the last three years. It's open 24/7 which is great. But at lunchtime on a weekday, it's jammed. I deal with it out of necessity! Yes: The tables outside are gross and there are homeless loitering around so I refuse to eat there and wouldn't recommend it.
However..., I've never had a problem with my orders or the staff. They HAVE to hustle with the volume of clients and have it down to a science. They'll get sandwiches started by calling out to the next customer even if they aren't at the front if the line. Everyone knows their station and crank out sandwiches like it's a well-oiled machine. I give the Staff props for effort since they're so busy and the public is tough to work with (speaking from experience). I just wish Subway had a rewards app because I would bank it!Show all
This is my very first review! Well let me begin with this Subway restaurant , it's has an amazing customer service. The employees are very nice and always in a positive attitude.
The sandwiches are always made fresh and ready to eat or take out - I have been shopping at this subway restaurant a little over a year and so far everything is great.
The restaurant is always clean and free of any distractions. The employees let the homeless people hang out there and don't seem seem to be bother as... long as everything stays calm. I would recommend this subway location.Show all
Pretty good!!! The sandwiches are fresh and the girls know how to really throw one together.
Will continue going to this one!!
If a fast, tasty and economical sandwich is on your radar, Subway is it.
The carved turkey sandwich was great.
Tuna sandwich was delicious, I really enjoyed it right before a hard night of work begins.
Quality subs for a good price. Always get good service no matter what. Meatball is favorite.
Clean (cleanest Subway I've ever been to), friendly staff. They greeted everyone that walked in the door. Sandwich was your typical Subway sandwich. No complaints. A+ on cleanliness and friendliness.
I added this business to simply give it a great review because I love this Subway. It just recently opened in College park on campus drive. The people here are sooo nice! They actually have workers with customer service skills. They won't give you an attitude if you ask for more of anything (e.g. more spinach, lettuce). It is convenient for me because it is located right next to Parking Lot 1. Definitely beats walking to Stamp and dealing with rude workers! Love this subway!
Been here a couple of times. Usually get fast and friendly service. Sometimes there's a line but they're not slow. Quick and efficient. Open 24 hours for convenience.
I order the oven roasted chicken with pepper jack cheese and all the veggies. All the food looks fresh and not bad.
This is a great subway with excellent employees and great service. Its very clean and provides great sandwiches and excellent cookies! The prices are good, much better then any other restaurants around the area. The meats are fresh, the bread is fresh, and the cookies are fresh! If you want a good sandwich for a good price come here!
I go there to get chips or a drink sometimes or just to go with a friend it's nice neat and clean. Every staff there is friendly and it's close to my school. Hi...ghly recommend.Show all