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How to qualify

Subway® franchise owners possess an entrepreneurial spirit and are committed to building a successful business. If you're a hard worker, are disciplined and understand the art and science of being a confident leader, let us help make your dream of business ownership a reality.

Becoming a franchise owner

From application to opening day

Apply, Meet, Approval, Site Selection, Make It Official, Learn and Open
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Subway Franchise Seminar: Before You Open

Do you have what it takes?

Use this checklist to see if you have the values and qualities needed to own a Subway® Restaurant

Leadership Skills

Can you model strong work ethic?

Will you inspire your team to work together?


Are you also self-driven and self-sufficient?

Can you resolve issues on your own within a set of guidelines and rules?


Are you ready to be involved in the day-to-day operations?

Do you like to spend time interacting with guests and employees?


Can you assess a situation and make a decision independently?

Do you take measured risks with confidence?

Goal Getter

Are you interested in building something to pass on to your family?

Could you envision yourself opening more than one Subway® Restaurant?

High Standards

Do you have a personal code of ethics?

In your opinion, is the guest always right?

Subway Franchise Seminar: Opening & Beyond

*Average time to opening is about 7 months.