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Anybody operating Subway franchise?

Discussion in 'Franchising' started by Taskin, Jan 5, 2013.

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    Taskin

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    Hi all,

    In this forum is there anybody operating a Subway franchise? I'm thinking of buying a Subway franchise in Bristol region. Therefore i'm looking forward to read about experiences of people operating or once operated Subway franchise.

    Thanks
     
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    theangrydog

    theangrydog Domaining & Web Development

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    A friend a mine has 3 subways in Glasgow best thing she has ever done,
    She borrowed the money for her first one, with 2 years she paid that back and bought another two cash, maybe she was lucky who knows, but I've not heard anything bad about them.
     
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    thelegalstop

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    I think that Subway got a prise for its franchise. I could be wrong though. I have not tried that, however it is good you are researching ways to start your own business. If you need any help with the documents - contracts, agreements etc., do not hesitate to contact us:)
     
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    Techboy

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    Hi David,

    Please can you ask your Subway friend if she would like to be interviewed by me (over e-mail) about how she started out and is getting on with the franchise?

    I own www.platejobs.com and A Recipe Website for Cooks and Food Bloggers | GetMeCooking. I would post the interview on www.platejobs.com and would be happy to reference/promote her 3 shops.

    If happy to do so, she can contact me via http://www.platejobs.com/contact.

    Thanks.

    Paul
     
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    shaneparkins

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    From what I've heard is that it's hit and miss with Subway - I looked into getting one a couple of years ago, wish I did, it was cheaper but there are horror stories out there.
     
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    JoebeeKenobi

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    I don't run a Subway myself but as someone who has been involved in the franchise industry for over 10 years I haven't heard that much bad press about them. There are also the biggest restaurant franchise with more outlets worldwide than even McDonalds. Franchise systems that do not have a solid profitable business model in my experience do not tend to last all that long.

    Joel
     
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    Truemanbrown

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    Before you buy the franchise, you should be made aware of a recent tax ruling which affects you directly.
     
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    Mark Taylor

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    Hi Taskin,

    I'm a massive subway fan and hope you do well if you go ahead, but...

    I know it's a cliche to say that retail all comes down to location, but I think you need to be very precise in your selection here...

    I know a number in Glasgow and got to know some of the staff quite well. One in particular is opposite a busy retail park on a busy road but (I am informed) has never made any money. Whilst there was an apparent logic to the choice of location - near Sainsbury's, M&S, Boots, etc... it seems people just don't cross the road to go in! It's amazing how many of our decisions are impulsive!

    I also think it's critical to stick to the formula - the outlet in question has quite a few out of stocks and the customer areas is poorly maintained - this starts to switch off regular customers.

    Hope I'm not sounding doom and gloom but just wanted to share my views on this.

    Best wishes,

    M.
     
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    FreelanceScribbler

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    Well, it's not like you can order online or anything.

    That said, there's nothing to stop you promoting your shop with a 'lunchtime sandwich service' where an office can order Subway sandwiches en masse for their staff :yes:
     
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    Teddybo

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    Hi all,

    Is there any updates on these Suway franchises?
     
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    Maevla

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    Hi Teddybo - what info are you looking for?
     
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    Anwar Hashim

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    Hi I just joined this forum, I am a non resident Indian, with about 35 years experience in catering. Hotel school graduate, running food outlets like Cafeterias and Dining Rooms. No Business experience. Want to invest in a food franchise in Uk ( I do not live in Uk). Looking at something like Mac or Subway. Any advice on this matter ??
     
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    Naveed Ul-Hassnan

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    Hi Hashim, I am also looking to invest in Subway and live in UK but do not have food business experience. Can we plan to invest somewhere together? Thanks
     
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    jeffnev

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    I believe Subway do now offer delivery through take-away services like Just Eat? That could be a boost to the potential to franchise?
     
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    geegee

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    i am a subway franchisee selling my store. pm if you are looking to buy one in east mindlands
     
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    Karunesh

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    Hi
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    Where about is your subway
     
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    geegee

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    northampton
     
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    paulgreen007

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    geegee, I'd like to talk to you. I can't DM you as I've only just joined. Can you DM me please
     
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    geegee

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    just sent you a message, not sure if it will hence my post here.... you want to know about subway or want to buy one? google subway northampton nn1 4ae and ring after 6pm if you want to talk about buying this sub
     
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    paulgreen007

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    Thank you, have just dropped you an email
     

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