With over 2,500 stores in the UK and Ireland and more than 44,000 stores in over 110 countries, the Subway brand is now the largest quick service food outlet in the world.
Food & Beverage, Fast Food, Retail
The low investment, simple operation and unparalleled support make a Subway® franchise an attractive proposition for entrepreneurs across the world - and the franchise is currently seeking new franchisees.
The Subway® brand has its origins with Fred DeLuca, president and co-founder, who has led the company’s development since he started his first shop in Bridgeport, Connecticut during the summer of 1965 with a $1,000 loan from family friend Dr Peter Buck. The entrepreneurial pair set themselves an initial target of 32 stores within 10 years and, in an effort to reach their goal, decided the best way to expand the business was to begin franchising and give others the opportunity to succeed in their own business venture. The first Subway® franchise opened in the US in 1974, changing the way the brand did business and creating a highly attractive franchise option with universal appeal.
The concept is to keep franchisee investment low, the operation simple and offer customers fresh, great tasting food. There is no need for grills and fryers in a Subway® store and because of the simplicity of the operation there is an adaptable approach to the physical layout of the outlets.
Subway® franchisees benefit from operating in a tried and tested system with great training and a solid support structure. There are 20 regional development offices in the UK and Ireland, which assist and mentor all franchisees with site selection, leasing, design, construction, hands-on training, purchasing, operations, advertising and local store marketing. In addition, the head office for the Subway® brand in the UK and Ireland is based in Cambridge, with a local team of support staff focused on operations, leasing, R&D, customer service, training and franchisee services.
This high level of training and support is available to franchisees and their staff, regardless of how long they have been involved in the business. In addition to face to face training, the brand also runs the University of Subway® - a well established online training programme coordinated by the worldwide headquarters in Connecticut, USA. Offering over 700 online courses for store staff and managers, the university has delivered training for over 5.5 million participants.
The Subway® brand has a combined support system and robust operations process in place, playing a vital role behind the success of its stores worldwide. Unique benefits include:
The key attributes of a successful franchisee are well known:
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