Tubby's Sub Shop

The Tubby's Sub Shop franchise is a family-owned and operate sub business that prides itself on great customer service.  The sub franchise was founded by Richard Paganes in 1968 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Since the brand began franchising in 1978, it has expanded to more than 60 locations across the midwest and southeast of the U.S. Customers can't get enough of Tubby's subs, such as the deli-style sub and grilled sub. As a franchisee, you will benefit from the sub franchise's amazing culture, which values team work and being involved in the community. You will participate in charitable events and appreciate that Tubby's supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association and ALS Foundation.  

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Tubby's Sub Shop


Tubby's Sub Shop Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


In terms of high margin items that a food franchise can sell, subs are on the top of that list. If opening a sub franchise interests you, then look no further than the Tubby's Sub Shop franchise. In addition to selling subs, Tubby's is a family-owned and operate business that prides itself on providing great customer service. The sub franchise was founded in 1968 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, by Richard Paganes. The franchise began franchising a decade later in 1978. Since that time, the Tubby's Sub Shop has expanded to more than 60 locations throughout the southeast and the midwest of the U.S. As a franchise owner, you will appreciate the sub franchise's amazing culture and commitment to the community. Many franchisees will like that Tubby's has been involved in partnerships with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and ALS Foundation.  
You will also appreciate the great support and training that the franchise will provide you. From the beginning, franchise owners can expect a great training program that takes place at the corporate headquarters before the grand opening of your location. The training program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction and provides you with everything you need to know about the business. This including hiring, managing HR and sales, inventory, and more. Franchise owners can also expect grand opening and site selection support, marketing and advertising tools, and ongoing support for the rest of your time with the franchise. The initial investment for one location ranges between $137,500 - $313,000. The total investment for a three pack deal is between $525,000 - $939,000. 

Company Details

Headquarters: Roseville, MI
Founded: 1768
First franchise: 1978
Canada: No
International: No 
B2B: No
Absentee: Yes
Home-based/mobile: No
Exclusive territory: No

Support and Training Offered By Tubby's Sub Shop

From the beginning, franchise owners can expect a great training program that takes place at the corporate headquarters before the grand opening of your location. The training program is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction and provides you with everything you need to know about the business. This including hiring, managing HR and sales, inventory, and more. Franchise owners can also expect grand opening and site selection support, marketing and advertising tools, and ongoing support for the rest of your time with the franchise. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Tubby's Sub Shop Franchise.

What does a Tubby's Sub Shop Franchise Cost?

Tubby's Sub Shop franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Requirement: $75,000
Initial Franchise Fee: $25,000 - $39,500
Net Worth Requirement: $75,000
Royalty Fee: 4-6%
Initial Investment: One Location: $137,500 - $313,000
Total investment 3 Pack: $525,000 - $939,000
Third-Party Financing Options: Yes

Is Tubby's Sub Shop a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Tubby's Sub Shop is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Tubby's Sub Shop a Home Based franchise?

No. Tubby's Sub Shop is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Tubby's Sub Shop Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Tubby's Sub Shop franchisees make. Tubby's Sub Shop offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Tubby's Sub Shop Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Tubby's Sub Shop franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Tubby's Sub Shop Looking for International franchisees?

No. Tubby's Sub Shop franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Tubby's Sub Shop's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Tubby's Sub Shop Franchises for Sale

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