Subway Salutes Veterans By Waiving Franchise Fee

We thought the $5 footlong was a good deal, but Subway is giving a sweet deal for military veterans who want to run their own sandwich shops.

The Milford-based sandwich giant will waive the $15,000 franchise fee for any honorably discharged veteran who opens a Subway restaurant on a government or military installation.

This is the company’s part in making it easier for veterans to adjust to civilian life or to help them become business owners.

The company is also extending an offer to vets who open a Subway restaurant at any non-military or non-government location, but cutting the fee in half.

"This is our way to honor the brave men and women who have served our country over the years by providing a viable option for their post-military careers," Don Fertman, Chief Development Officer for Subway, said in a news release. "Veterans have put themselves in harm's way while defending our nation. We cannot thank them enough.”

Fertman appeared on CBS’ “Undercover Boss” in November. When he learned visited a Subway in a church, he said the company was interested in adding more untraditional locations.

Subway has more than 250 military locations around the world, including one at West Point Military Academy, in New York.


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