"In the multitude of counselors there is safety"
Anyone looking to open up a franchise needs one very important thing: check your emotions at the door.
You need not be deluded with "fact" thrown around on the internet. Seek professional advice.
I am a franchise owner in the western, NY area. Got lucky with my first store and was thinking about expanding quickly by buying an existing location. Rather than think I knew all the answers because I hit one home run, I contacted Fayaz and got some serious straight advice.
Not only did I get advice about the stores I was thinking about purchasing, but I got a lot of extra tips about the system as well that helped me significantly.
It's not free, but it is a good value.
Jaybo, you should really get some professional advice. I spoke with Fayaz Karim over at mrfranchiseman.com and he is goldmine of FACTS about owning a subway.
If you are planning to do something stupid, he'll tell you. If you are about to hit a good opportunity, he'll tell you that too and give you confidence you are making the right decision.
I am a current Subway Franchise owner, and he has probably already saved me $1,000's with his advice and probably a few headaches avoided as well.