The estimated cost of opening a Subway franchise in the United States is between $116,000 and $263,000, according to Subway as of 2015. This includes the set franchise fee of $15,000 as well as the estimated cost of the necessary equipment and real estate for the franchise.
Subway offers financial assistance to people looking to set up a new restaurant franchise. Some options include equipment leasing for new stores and financing of up to $10,000 of the franchise fee through the Subway minority loan program. The first type of financial assistance is available to all new franchises, while the second is available to first-time franchise holders only.