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Mar 8, 2011 10:08 AM

Subway Surpasses McDonalds

From the Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...

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  1. I remember a few years ago when Dad pointed out that Subway was the fastest growing franchise in an article from WSJ. The conversation was in relation to Curves, where I'm a member - at the time, it was second or third. Actually, it could have been any time in the last 8 years that the article came out.

    1. I wonder who is bigger in dollar value of food served?

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        1. re: Tripeler

          Subways are dirt cheap to open and run, relatively speaking. And they'd sell a franchise right next door to another Subway franchise, if someone was dumb enough to try it, so I'm not surprised the number of stores has ballooned. And while a McDonald's franchisee can get rich, a Subway franchisee would need a lot of locations to hit the same level of profit.

          1. re: ferret

            Agreed, the price of admission for a Subway franchise is probably a fraction of the million+ it takes to be a McDonalds franchisee.

      1. I always felt Subway was way over priced, but you do get much healthier options if you choose wisely.