How much is it to buy a franchise in subway - Lets say you were lucky enough to get a great location and you store does k/week (the area i am in has several stores that do this and much more in sales so it is very possible), well you should be making in excess of 0k per year. Over its history it has been plagued at different times with franchisee dissatisfaction, litigation, claims that the length of its sandwiches are exaggerated, and among other issues has frequently been mentioned in legislative battles dealing with federal and state regulations targeted at franchising. ? well, technically there are franchisees in places where starbucks is unable to lease space, like inside a grocery store; but all the stores on all the corners you`re talking about are owned and operated by starbucks. For veterans, subway waives the franchise fee if the franchise is opened on a military/government location, or 50% off the franchise fee if the franchise is opened on a non-government location but with government financing.