Subway's franchises certainly give you a proven brand, plus you can feel good about offering your customers healthier food than places that start with an M. This is a particularly good option if you want to own/operate a restaurant overseas.
Subway offers subway sandwiches of all varieties as a healthier alternative to fatty fast foods that's still quick. There are currently 23251 Subway Restaurants in 80 countries.
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Subway is looking both for new franchisees and for real estate for current franchisees. You can also sign up to be an Area Developer developing and supporting a certain number of Subways in a given geographical area (current options for this are every continent save Antartica and North and South America.
The franchise fee for a U.S. Subway is $12,500. (International fees, equipment costs, and financing vary). Support includes site selection, restaurant design, equipment ordering, other training and then ongoing support.
There's an 8% royalty and a 4.5% fee into the advertising fund (in the U.S.).
Subway's international presence is growing and offers the broadest franchise potential currently.