Why Subway

Why Subway?

  • Low Franchise Fee. A one-time $15,000 fee purchases a twenty year agreement renewable for an additional twenty years with no additional fees.
  • Local Training and Support. Every SUBWAY® restaurant has a trained Business Consultant who provides operational support and compliance evaluations to help you run a profitable restaurant. Our Business Consultants help you establish a training module for your staff.
  • Franchisee Training. Two weeks at SUBWAY® restaurants’ corporate training facility in Milford, CT provides you with the foundation of knowledge and the operational experience to run your restaurant to SUBWAY® standards.
  • Simple Operation. SUBWAY® restaurants’ operations manual spells it out clearly and simply. There is no cooking, no use of grills and no fryers.
  • University of Subway. Free online training is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The course curriculum meets operational, financial, management and marketing needs.
  • Independent Purchasing Council (IPC). IPC is a corporation owned and run by SUBWAY® franchisees. It was established to approve and monitor SUBWAY® gold standard vendors and to utilize the buying power of more than 42,000 locations. All products used by SUBWAY® franchisees including food, equipment and insurance must meet the criteria IPC establishes.
  • Subway Real Estate, LLC (SRELLC). SRELLC negotiates and signs all the master leases for every SUBWAY® location. The Development Team works with SRELLC to identify and secure new locations and facilitate the lease negotiation process. Franchisees benefit from the experience and long term vision of SRELLC. A site review process protects our franchisees with established site viability parameters. Our franchisees sign a sub-lease with SRELLC under the same terms as the master lease and pay rent directly to the landlord each month.
  • Advertising Power. The SUBWAY® Franchise Advertising Fund Trust (SFAFT) is another corporation owned and run by SUBWAY® franchisees. SFAFT oversees national, regional and local advertising dollars with input and voting power from every franchisee. We currently advertise on television 52 weeks a year. SFAFT also sponsors community events and national sporting events.
  • Development Agents. Our franchisees benefit from the experience and support from four offices across North America with more than 2000 open and operating SUBWAY® restaurants. Together they lead the Development Team to support our franchisees.
  • Environmental Responsibility. SUBWAY® continues to develop new ways to keep our restaurants green and limit our environmental impact. From light bulbs to cleaning products to reusable 'Kids Pak' meal bags, SUBWAY® works with our franchisees to incorporate recycled material, maintain energy efficient restaurants and reduce waste.