Finding Subway franchises for sale on the resale market is not an easy task. Often the sellers will simply sell internally to another franchisee rather than listing the business with someone like the restaurant brokers at We Sell Restaurants. Subway is the largest single-brand restaurant chain and the largest restaurant operator in the world. It's no wonder our Subway franchises for sale are customer favorites.
When Subway franchises for sale come onto the market, they are highly sought after businesses. A resale unit with existing cash flow and sales is a great option versus building out a new unit and starting from scratch. The Subway FDD or franchise disclosure document indicates the total investment for a new store is estimated at $116,000 to $263,000 in the United States and $102,000 to $234,000 in Canada. That is to cost to open the store without any existing sales or cash flow.
The brand launched in 1965 when founder Fred DeLuca was searching for a way to pay for medical school. A family friend suggested he open a “submarine” or sub shop. Since that time, Subway has become known as one of the fastest growing franchises in the world, with 44,692 restaurants in 111 countries and territories as of March 14, 2016. The United States alone has 27,058 outlets.
One great aspect of Subway franchises for sale is the world class training offered to all new buyers. All new franchisees attend a two week training course at the World Headquarters, or one of the many training centers around the world. Once training is complete, on-going support comes in many forms, including local development offices, e-learning training courses, a weekly newsletter and much more.
The national press ranks Subway highly as well with Entrepreneur magazine placing it consistently on their Top 500 Franchises list. It ranked #2 in 2012. It also ranked #2 on the "Fastest Growing Franchise" and "Global Franchise" lists. In 2010, Subway eclipsed McDonald's as the largest fast food chain worldwide, with 33,749 restaurants – 1,012 more than McDonald's.