Best Sub and Sandwich Franchises
Opening one of the sub and sandwich franchises can be a great way for you to take advantage of the many franchise opportunities that are available. Providing people with an alternative to hamburgers and other fast foods can enable you to get established in business fast.
Here are some of the top franchises you can find in the realm of subs and sandwiches.
If you are looking for franchise food business opportunities then you certainly do not want to overlook Subway. Subway is considered by Entrepreneur.com to be the best franchise opportunity of them all in 2009 – including non-food categories. Subway makes great sub sandwiches and cookies and is a name recognized in 91 countries, which could give you a great way to get started in an international franchise opportunity – if you want one. Currently there are 31,775 restaurants.
In order to get started with a Subway sandwich franchise, there will be a low fee of $15,000. You will need to have a personal net worth of $30,000 to $90,000, and it will cost between $78,600 and $238,300 to get a Subway store open. Finance help is available for the fee and the cost of equipment. In the US, training is a two week session at the main office in Milford, CT. Owners may own more than one store, but absentee ownership is not permitted.
Quiznos Sub is listed in the Entrepreneur.com’s list of best franchises for 2009. It is number 50 in the list of 500. The restaurant offers a wide variety of subs and sandwiches, soups and salads, kid’s menus and they do catering, too. They started offering Quiznos franchises in 1983 and now have more than 4,500 franchised restaurants in the US and another 580 in other countries. In order to get started, you will need to come up with a fee of $5,000 to $25,000, and have a personal net worth of $125,000. Opening your store will cost somewhere between $24,100 and $241,800. Kiosks are available. Training takes one week at their headquarters in Denver, CO and three weeks at a regional location.
Store owners may own more than one store and they are not required to participate in the daily operation.
Jimmy John’s Franchises
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich Shops make great sandwiches out of fresh ingredients, and real ones, too. Bread is baked right in the store. They started offering franchise business opportunities in 1993 and now have more than 840 stores in the US – which is more than double from 2006. You will need to pay a fee of $35,000 to get started, and you need to have a personal net worth of $300,000. It will cost between $304,000 and $420,500 to get your first store opened. Exclusive territories are available. Owners can own more than one store and they are required to participate in the store. General managers need seven weeks of training at the main office in Champaign, IL, and assistant managers will need three.
The Firehouse Subs restaurant is listed as number 90 on Entrepreneur.com’s best franchise opportunities for 2009. It specializes in serving sandwiches that are steamed to release the best flavors possible. They also serve chili and salads, and platters for groups. Firehouse Subs has doubled in the number of franchises it has since 2005, which brings it to around 335. To get started, you will need to pay a fee of about $20,000, and have between $70,000 and $100,000 in personal net worth. It will cost between $221,000 and $464,700 to get your store opened for business. Owners are required to participate in the store’s operations, and exclusive territories are available.
Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs
When you are looking for pizza and subs, then Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs is the place to go. Everything is oven-roasted, and they are large. They bake their own breads every day for the ultimate taste. They also serve chicken wings and salads, too. Howie’s started offering franchises in 1982 and now have 575 stores in the US. There is a $15,000 franchise fee, and you will need to have a net worth of $150,000. Total cost to get your new store open will be between $121,000 and $433,000. Multiple stores may be owned and exclusive territories are available. Owners must actively participate in the store’s operation. Training takes place in a 4 week session in the main office in Madison Heights, MI.