There was a survey of several hundred owners performed by a Subway owners association that showed the average store profit is in the $28,000 per year range. Any loans taken to purchase the store (ave. store cost to build is in the $200K range) needs to be subtracted from this number. I own 6 stores and these numbers seems to bear out. There is tremendous freedom and variation among areas with some local "development agents" being helpful, and some are downright terrible. These regional agents are under contract with Subway and they purchase the territory to develop. Subway pushes them hard for increased store density, causing the average revenue in many areas to fall. Subway and the agents work on a straight percentage of revenue, not profit, so they would rather get more money from 2 side by side stores performing poorly than from one doing well store.