Subway: is this franchise a good or a bad investment?
Hello. My name is Jack Findaro. I’m the finance director of Visa franchise, and one of the founders of the firm. Today, I’d like to give a quick summary on our analysis of the Subway franchise investment opportunity. For many clients from around the world that have inquired about Subway and whether it’s a good or bad franchise investment, and something that’ll qualify them for an E-2, or L-1, or EB-5 investor visa.
Our opinion is quite definitively that it is a bad investment decision, a bad franchise to invest in the U.S. at this time. And there’s a number of reasons for this. A brief summary is that Subway was founded in 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut by Fred DeLuca and Peter Buck. Since then, Subway has become one of the largest franchises in the world, in terms of the number of units with over 44,000 units worldwide.
It’s one of the most valuable privately held franchises in the world. So a lot of people see that it’s everywhere, they’re familiar with the brand, and I think it’s something they wanna invest in. But we found a number of issues after doing our research as we’ve had a number of clients ask about this opportunity.