What are the Subway Career Paths?

New to Subway or looking to take your career to the next level? You’re in luck! We’re here to help you find out what kind of opportunities are available at Subway. There are many different ways that you can work with us, and we want you to know about them all so you can choose which one is right for you.

The Subway Career Paths are a set of guidelines that the company provides to their employees so they can know what the next step in their career could be.

The first step is to get a job at Subway. This is not difficult because you can apply online or go to one of the many locations and apply in person. Once you are hired, you will start as a sandwich artist and work your way up from there.

Once you have been with Subway for at least six months, you can start taking classes that will help you move up in the company such as management or restaurant operations.



As a franchisee, you are the owner of a Subway franchise. This is the most common way to become an owner-operator. In order to be considered, you need to have:

  • $750,000 in liquid assets
  • $250,000 in personal and business debt (not including mortgage)
  • A net worth of at least $1 million

In addition to these assets, you will have to spend time reviewing and preparing your business plan with help from professional advisors. You’ll also need patience—it can take up to 10 years before your store starts making money! To make it worth all this effort and investment, you must be skilled at running a business.

Co-Branded Concept Operator

A co-branded concept operator is a Subway franchisee who also owns and operates a Subway store. This means they have the benefit of being their own boss, while also earning money by providing the brand with marketing materials like posters or signs. These materials can be used in that person’s own store as well as any other Subway locations in their area.

Co-branded concept operators earn additional revenue for each product sold through their location’s branded menu, with no risk of lost sales from having to pay rent to another company. This can help them become more successful than most franchisees because they don’t have to worry about paying back loans or investing in new equipment—they simply own everything outright!

Area Development Agent

Area Development Agents (ADAs) are responsible for developing new markets for the company. This means they are responsible for identifying potential new franchisees, co-branded concept operators, and development agents.

Area Development Agents need to be skilled at overcoming objections and educating potential candidates on the benefits of Subway as a business opportunity. They must also have strong people skills to work with both existing and prospective franchisees in order to effectively sell Subway as an opportunity.

Development Agent

To become a Development Agent, you must currently be an employee at Subway and have the following qualifications:

  • 2 years as a crew member
  • 1 year as a crew trainer
  • 1 year as shift leader
  • 1 year as assistant manager

Subway Regional Sales Director

The Subway Regional Sales Director position is the second-highest level of management, directly below the Vice President. These directors are responsible for overseeing marketing and sales activities at their locations, as well as ensuring that corporate goals are met.

In addition to being able to perform all other duties of a general manager at Subway, Directors must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the restaurant industry, 2 years in a management position (with supervisory experience), and 2 years in a sales and marketing position (with supervisory experience).

These are some of the progression paths at Subway.

Subway restaurants offer several different career paths for their employees. The most common is the franchisee path, which means that you are part of a team that owns and operates one or more Subway stores under the Subway brand name.

This is the best option if you want to make a steady living as an owner-operator of a business. The other two options include becoming an area developer (or AD) and working at corporate headquarters in Milford, Connecticut.

An area development agent (AD) works with other franchisees to help them open new stores in specific geographic areas and helps manage day-to-day operations of existing ones. ADs also conduct market research and suggest ways to improve sales at existing locations by researching customer feedback via surveys, social media posts, etc.,

which helps them achieve long term growth goals within their territory by increasing customer satisfaction levels while lowering operating costs through efficiency improvements across all aspects of running each individual business unit within their assigned portfolio companies’ territories—from marketing efforts down through staffing decisions made by store managers themselves!


To sum up, there are many different paths to take at Subway and you do not have to limit yourself to just one. What matters most is that you keep moving forward and are ready for the next step when it comes along!